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Currency war could cause lasting damage to world economy

Currency war could cause lasting damage to world economy | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Mohamed el-Erian: In order for some currencies to depreciate, others must appreciate - here is where things get interesting, complex, and potentially dangerous

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low currency means more competitvely priced exports.. Boost GDP!

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:00 AM

A hugely important article for A2 macro students. Currency wars threaten trade and wider macro stability as more and more countries seek to actively intervene in foreign exchange markets either to cause a currency depreciation or prevent an appreciation. Lots here that will help critical evaluation on currency questions. 

Cranbrook Economics's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:29 PM

Hopefully this will refresh you year 13's into thinking about Exchange Rates and Currency issues from our pre-Unit 3 studies in September. Remember how significant Exchange Rates are to a countries trade balance (X-M) and how a country, if it wished and operated a Managed Exchange Rate, could intervene to make it exports artificially more compeitive. Have a read!!!

Graham Watson's curator insight, January 28, 2013 3:54 PM

An essential article to help you understand the nature of global trade and the influence of exchange rates on trade. The whole question of exchange rate manipulation is examined as are the dire consequences of a trade war.

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India cuts rates to spur growth

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India cuts its main interest rate for the second time in three months as it looks to revive its sluggish economic growth.

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Fotheringham's curator insight, March 19, 2013 4:06 AM

Growth.  Always growth...

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Best Companies to Work For Perks

Best Companies to Work For Perks | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Red-carpet rollouts, generous death benefits and pet-friendly workspaces abound on our Best Companies list. See who has the most perfect perks.

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tutor2u's curator insight, January 20, 2013 5:13 AM

Some good examples of non-financial motivational methods here - creative perks!

Debbie Gordon's comment, February 11, 2013 5:32 PM
also great for BUSS4 culture - apply Handy's Classes of Culture
Mr Harper's curator insight, August 21, 1:48 PM

Non-financial motivation ideas.

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India cuts rates to spur growth

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India cuts its main interest rate for the second time in three months as it looks to revive its sluggish economic growth.

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Fotheringham's curator insight, March 19, 2013 4:06 AM

Growth.  Always growth...

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Behind the Brands | Oxfam GB

Behind the Brands | Oxfam GB | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
We've spent the past 18 months researching how the world's biggest food firms do business - and the bottom line is they all need to do much better.
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Check out the unethical behaviour and sign up!

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Corporate tax avoidance - legal, but unethical?

Global multinationals like Starbucks, Amazon and Google have faced intensive pressure in recent months for their perceived tax avoidance activities. Why has this become such a big issue?
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19 countries contribute to a cup of coffee from Starbucks...

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Starbucks Newsroom: Starbucks Strengthens China Commitment with Opening of 100th Store in Beijing; Elevating Coffee and Partner Experience

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Emerging market entry..

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Facebook looks to emerging markets to boost users to 1bn

Facebook looks to emerging markets to boost users to 1bn | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
By Tim Bradshaw in Cannes Facebook is the world’s largest social network and a growth phenomenon the likes of which has not been seen in the US and Europe since the emergence of Google.
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Brazil economy loses ground again

Brazil economy loses ground again | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Brazil overtook the UK a year ago to become the world's sixth-largest economy, but the two are set to change places again, economists warn.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, December 26, 2012 5:23 PM

Brazil's growth rate is slowing down, their currency is depreciating (good for exports) but investment remains low and the country is not achieving the minimum growth needed for another step change in extreme poverty levels. Good background here for students who like to keep up to date with what is happening in the BRIC economies

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Corporate Culture Mindset | Visual.ly

Corporate Culture Mindset | Visual.ly | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
This infographic takes a look at the corporate culture of some very popular companies.
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how culture differs in various corporations

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A-Level Business's curator insight, February 10, 2013 2:09 PM

A great graphic look at various corporate cultures...

Richard Smith's curator insight, February 14, 2013 6:44 AM

Scroll down to find some nice little nuggets on Google

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Food price increases lag house costs

Food price increases lag house costs | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
If food prices had risen as quickly as house prices over the past 40 years, we would now be paying more than £50 for a chicken, a charity says.
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the impact of inflation!

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Currency war could cause lasting damage to world economy

Currency war could cause lasting damage to world economy | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Mohamed el-Erian: In order for some currencies to depreciate, others must appreciate - here is where things get interesting, complex, and potentially dangerous

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Cranbrook Economics's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:29 PM

Hopefully this will refresh you year 13's into thinking about Exchange Rates and Currency issues from our pre-Unit 3 studies in September. Remember how significant Exchange Rates are to a countries trade balance (X-M) and how a country, if it wished and operated a Managed Exchange Rate, could intervene to make it exports artificially more compeitive. Have a read!!!

Graham Watson's curator insight, January 28, 2013 3:54 PM

An essential article to help you understand the nature of global trade and the influence of exchange rates on trade. The whole question of exchange rate manipulation is examined as are the dire consequences of a trade war.

Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment's curator insight, February 24, 2013 10:41 AM

low currency means more competitvely priced exports.. Boost GDP!

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BUSS4 Section B January 2013 Exam Questions

The January 2013 sitting of BUSS4 has now taken place and it was interesting to see the focus and nature of the three essay options for Section B. I have provided them below.
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could you answer these?

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Google 'to buy WhatsApp for $1bn' - Telegraph

Google 'to buy WhatsApp for $1bn' - Telegraph | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Search giant Google is reportedly in negotations to buy popular messaging service WhatsApp for $1bn.

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How John Lewis found fashion and became never knowingly underdressed

How John Lewis found fashion and became never knowingly underdressed | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Clothing boss Peter Ruis tells Sarah Butler how the chain known for good sense and slippers became the fashionistas' darling

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Any use George?

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How John Lewis found fashion and became never knowingly underdressed

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Clothing boss Peter Ruis tells Sarah Butler how the chain known for good sense and slippers became the fashionistas' darling

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BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Business Daily

BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Business Daily | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Examining the big issues facing the global economy, Business Daily demystifies the world of money. From giant industries...
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Do businesses have a role to play than just profit?

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CSR and Starbucks - Meet their Chief Community Officer

An interesting, though obviously positive perspective here on Starbucks' approach to corporate social responsibility in urban America. CEO Howard Schultz also features - as you might expect..
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Revision Presentation - Globalisation & Business

This streamed revision presentation examines some of the key issues of globalisation in the context of business studies.
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globalisation SWOT...

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The Pound ‘falls in value’ - what does this mean for firms?

The Pound ‘falls in value’ - what does this mean for firms? | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
The value of the pound - or the exchange rate - is back in the news.  It looks as though enough international investors have sold £££s that its value has fallen quite sharply.  Here are some reminders of what this means, and some helpful reading...
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Do you know what SPICED stands for? and how that affects AD and real GDP

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World is 'obsessed with growth'

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Asian economic growth stands out in comparison to many countries, but some critics are concerned about the focus on growth alone.

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Currency war could cause lasting damage to world economy

Currency war could cause lasting damage to world economy | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Mohamed el-Erian: In order for some currencies to depreciate, others must appreciate - here is where things get interesting, complex, and potentially dangerous

Via Geoff Riley
Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment's insight:

low currency means more competitvely priced exports.. Boost GDP!

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:00 AM

A hugely important article for A2 macro students. Currency wars threaten trade and wider macro stability as more and more countries seek to actively intervene in foreign exchange markets either to cause a currency depreciation or prevent an appreciation. Lots here that will help critical evaluation on currency questions. 

Cranbrook Economics's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:29 PM

Hopefully this will refresh you year 13's into thinking about Exchange Rates and Currency issues from our pre-Unit 3 studies in September. Remember how significant Exchange Rates are to a countries trade balance (X-M) and how a country, if it wished and operated a Managed Exchange Rate, could intervene to make it exports artificially more compeitive. Have a read!!!

Graham Watson's curator insight, January 28, 2013 3:54 PM

An essential article to help you understand the nature of global trade and the influence of exchange rates on trade. The whole question of exchange rate manipulation is examined as are the dire consequences of a trade war.

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Isa savers frustrated by low rates

Isa savers frustrated by low rates | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
With just two months to go to the end of the tax year, could the traditional bonanza among savings providers about Isas be a damp squib?
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How interest rates affect the economy

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Amazon unpacked - FT.com

Amazon unpacked - FT.com | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Between a sooty power station and a brown canal on the edge of a small English town, there is a building that seems as if it should be somewhere else. An enormous long blue box, it looks like a smear of summer sky on the damp industrial landscape.

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Amazon coins v trillion-dollar coins

Amazon coins v trillion-dollar coins | Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment | Scoop.it
AMAZON has decided to create some currency out of thin air, which, as we all know from reading sober financial commentators the world over (especially in...
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amazon embracing technology

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