Following our previous post on the USA yield curve inversion, we are going to evaluate the situation in other countries, starting with France. We can observe similar pattern on the recent interest rates for which there is an inversion, the long term rates are lower than the short term rates. However, we were not (yet) able to get historical data for all horizon. “Banque de France” is not releasing such information as of today.
It’s summer 2019, the so called “yield curve” inversion is on the news, a great (as usual) nytimes inforgraphics is explaining what is at stake, to make it short, it’s about prediction of economic future. The objective of these posts is to propose alternatives to these visuals and to extend to other countries such as France. As per NY Times, in A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve :
We have a project aiming at Air Quality Predictions (see other posts on the same topic) from past air quality data and weather conditions. In a previous post we have downloaded air quality data for Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenyang and Paris. In this post we will get the associated weather data using web scrapping. There are several options for weather report website providing historical hourly data for weather station :
Winter 2016 - For the first time ever, the city of Shanghai (and probably of Nanjing) entered the year of the monkey with a very quiet night. For safety and environmental reasons, the usual fireworks and firecrackers hysteria was forbidden downtown by the local government. (read the full story This is a very big cultural change which was implemented very strictly. Fireworks and other noisy traditional firecrackers are used for important events in China, such as weddings, opening of shops or companies and lunar new year celebrations.