What We Read Today 27 March 2014

March 27th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

  • IMF rushes through $15bn Ukraine bailout (Peter Spiegel and Neil Buckley, Financial Times) The bailout is being made to bolster foreign exchange reserves which have fallen to barely two months' import cover. This week Ukraine government officials said they expected the economy to contract by at least 3% this year.

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  • These Solar Panels Love Cloudy Days (Katie Marks, networx) Photovoltaic cells made from organic photoconductors (rather than the usual silicon based materials) are actually more efficient on cloudy days than sunny. They also have physical properties that make them adaptable for use on windows, siding, roofing and other structural elements of a residence (or business for that matter). However, there is nothing commercially available yet while "kinks' are worked out. Maybe 2019? How many times have you heard about the next great thing that would be here in just five years? And how many as you still waiting for?
  • The Planet’s Best Stealth Fighter Isn’t Made in America (Bill Sweetman, The Daily Beast) Sweden is building a new stealth jet that moves beyond some of the problems with the U.S. F-35, a design now 30 years old and still not "flying". The new Swedish plane will have engines from the U.S. and other components from the UK, Ialy and Brazil.

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