Thursday, 23 January 2020

Davos 2020 India: The Investment and Innovation Nation

This Youtube video about India is interesting. India is The Investment & Innovation Nation. A special panel hosted by Shereen Bhan featuring Telangana IT & Industries Minister KT Rama Rao & India Inc.

The economy of India is a developing market economy. It is the world's 5th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 3rd-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Historically, India was amazingly the largest economy in the world for most of the two millennia from 1st until 19th century.

The World Economic Forum in Davos is an annual gathering nicknamed for the ski town it's held in: Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The 4-day conference brings together heads of state, CEOs, and other government and business leaders from around the world for discussions.

Millions in China on lockdown as coronavirus spreads, vaccine is being created

China has closed off 2 cities: Wuhan (武汉市) and Huanggang (黄冈市) with a combined population of more than 18.5 million people. This is an unprecedented effort to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus.

China has put cities under lockdown for those reasons. Travel is restricted for millions of people. The coronavirus crisis is in China. The World Health Organization isn't declaring this a global health emergency. A coronavirus vaccine could be ready for testing this year.

Australia bushfires: Koala victims start to return home

This Youtube video is interesting. Large fires are a problem in Australia right now. With dangerous bushfires threatening their lives, this Australian primary school was transformed into an emergency koala hospital. Now many of the animals are getting ready to go home. It's nice to save as much wildlife as possible.

Japan - The Fading Economy

This is an interesting Youtube video about the history of Japan. It starts off talking about much of Japan being in ruins after the world war. Japan later had one of the greatest economic growths in history.

Japan became the first of the modern Asian countries to experience massive sustained economic growth. Japan had a lot going for it after the end of the war, it was able to rebuild eventually. In the 1960’s, Japan was growing at a rate of 10% a year. For a national economy, this was unheard of at the time.

The economy of Japan is a highly developed free-market economy. It is currently the third-largest in the world by nominal GDP. Japan is a member of the G7.

Jackson Janes on Germany's economy

This Youtube video is interesting. CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo talks to Jackson Janes, senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. to comment on the end of Merkel era and Germany's economic outlook.

The economy of Germany is a highly developed social market economy. The great country has the largest national economy in Europe, the 4th-largest by nominal GDP in the world, and 5th by GDP (PPP).

Germany is rich in timber, lignite, potash and salt. Some minor sources of natural gas are being exploited in the state of Lower Saxony.

Germany is the world's top location for trade fairs. Around 2 thirds of the world's leading trade fairs take place in Germany. The largest annual international trade fairs and congresses are held in several German cities such as Hanover, Frankfurt, Cologne, Leipzig and Düsseldorf.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Igorrr - Very Noise

Very Noise is actually the 3rd track from the album Spirituality and Distortion from Igorrr, released in March 27th 2020 on Metal Blade Records. This video looks pretty cool. Lots of imagination and special effects went into it.

Album: Spirituality and Distortion:

01 - Downgrade Desert
02 - Nervous Waltz
03 - Very Noise
04 - Hollow Tree
05 - Camel Dancefloor
06 - Parpaing
07 - Maximum Musette
08 - Himalaya Massive Ritual
09 - Lost in Introspection
10 - Overweigh Poesy
11 - Paranoid Bulldozer Italiano
12 - Barocco Satani
13 - Polyphonic Rust
14 - Kung-Fu Chèvre

Igorrr is actually Gautier Serre from France (born June 5, 1984). He is better known by his stage name Igorrr. He is a French musician. Under the Igorrr alias, he combines a variety of disparate genres, including black metal, baroque music, breakcore, and trip hop, into a singular sound. Serre is also part of the groups Whourkr and Corpo-Mente. In 2017, the Igorrr project itself became a full band. This was with the addition of vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec and drummer Sylvain Bouvier.

Igorrr uses labels: Ad Noiseam, Metal Blade and Blood Music. The band Website is


Studio albums:

Nostril (2010)
Hallelujah (2012)
Savage Sinusoid (2017)
Spirituality and Distortion (2020)


Poisson Soluble (2006)
Moisissure (2008)


Baroquecore (2010)
Maigre with Ruby My Dear (2014)

with Whourkr:

Demo (2005)
Naät (2007)
Concrete (2008, reiussed 2010)
4247 Snare Drums (2012)
Naät + Concrete (2013, vinyl reissue)

with Corpo-Mente:

Corpo-Mente (2014)

Sunday, 19 January 2020

France Economy - is it on the verge of collapse?

This interesting Youtube video is discussing whether France's economy is on the verge of collapse. It seems that overall the French economy does not have a structural problem. There is some difficulty with controlling wage inflation. The unemployment level is a persistent problem. The video says that French youth unemployment level is specifically a French problem. There are problems in the French economy, such as employment and public debt. France has relatively high public debt.

The economy of France is highly developed and free-market-orientated. It is the world's 7th largest economy by 2019 nominal figures. It is the 3rd largest economy in the European Union after Germany and United Kingdom. France has an interesting diversified economy. The chemical industry is important for France. It helps to develop other manufacturing activities and contributes to economic growth. France's tourism industry is also a major component of the economy.