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Absolutely everything you need to understand what happened to the Swiss franc this week

Absolutely everything you need to understand what happened to the Swiss franc this week | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Everything you always wanted to know about the Swiss franc, but were afraid to ask.
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Great summary of recent events on the foreign exchange markets

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Christmas computer game releases help inflation edge higher

Christmas computer game releases help inflation edge higher | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Economists say inflation may still fall back in coming months and interest rates are set to remain at record low until late 2015
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Another inflation one. Make sure you're able to deal with all the economics it contains.

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This bout of low inflation is good news for British finances - FT.com

This bout of low inflation is good news for British finances - FT.com | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Britain’s inflation rate is falling so fast that the Bank of England frets that the governor will have to pen an open letter explaining the weakness in prices for the first time. The word “deflation” is also climbing rapidly as a Google UK search
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A really good looking article about causes of inflation. Again google the title if the link won't work

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Experts believe improvement in education and health sector required to reap benefit of India's young demography | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Experts believe improvement in education and health sector required to reap benefit of India's young demography | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Experts believe improvement in education and health sector required to reap benefit of India's young demography - Much has been said about India's demographic dividend. As per projections based on government data, the Indian population will have an average age of just 29 years in 2020, younger than both the United States of America and China. However, according to Bino Paul, professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, a significant amount of improvement in the education and health care sector is necessary to realise this demographic potential. "The question is whether we will have a young population with adequate capacity and ability to work in the near future," he said.
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looks at the problems with hdi as a measure

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China to cut cotton import quotas to boost demand for domestic fiber

China to cut cotton import quotas to boost demand for domestic fiber | IB Economics | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - China, the world's top consumer of cotton, will slash its import quotas for 2015 to boost demand for domestic fiber, a senior official said on Monday, driving futures prices in both
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South Korea Plans Tariff of Over 500% on Rice Imports

South Korea Plans Tariff of Over 500% on Rice Imports | IB Economics | Scoop.it
South Korea has announced a plan to impose a tariff of up to 513% on rice imports to help protect its farmers, months before the country opens up its rice market to foreign competition.
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Tariff article from this week's lessons

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Inflation dips to 5-year low in August

Inflation dips to 5-year low in August | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Reserve Bank of India rules out rate cut
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A nice story showing the tension between cutting interest rates and keeping inflation low.

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Venezuela's inflation rises to 63.4%

Venezuela's inflation rises to 63.4% | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Venezuela's central bank publishes long-awaited figures showing annual inflation has reached a six-year high at 63.4%, the highest in the region.
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Q&A: what are negative interest rates?

Q&A: what are negative interest rates? | IB Economics | Scoop.it
European Central Bank has cut the interest rate banks receive when they deposit money with the ECB
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BBC News - UK economy

BBC News - UK economy | IB Economics | Scoop.it
BBC special reports: - Get the latest background, news, features, reaction, Q & A, analysis and in-depth coverage, including interactive reports and infographics from BBC News correspondents and experts.
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This bbc page has links to all sorts of economic information. How well is the UK economy doing?

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HMV: Irish staff end pay sit-in

HMV: Irish staff end pay sit-in | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Staff at two HMV shops in the Republic of Ireland have ended their sit-in protests after receiving assurances that they will be paid.
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HMV staff were worried they may not receive wages for hours they had already worked.

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Hugo Swire: New infrastructure investment will mean more jobs and growth in East Devon

Hugo Swire: New infrastructure investment will mean more jobs and growth in East Devon | IB Economics | Scoop.it
East Devon MP Hugo Swire has welcomed the announcement of £2 billion of new investment in South West infrastructure, saying the move will deal with problems on the roads and support jobs and...
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An unusual source but possible scope fior talk about boosting infrastructure a sa supply side policy to a region of the UK

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Eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3%

Eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% | IB Economics | Scoop.it
The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3%, suggesting that deflation remains a threat for the 18-nation bloc.
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Possible deflation in the Eurozone, will QE work?

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Ethiopia issues unfamiliar investor warning over war and famine - FT.com

Ethiopia issues unfamiliar investor warning over war and famine - FT.com | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Every country tapping the global sovereign bond market details the dangers investors face in its prospectus, often in a boilerplate section enumerating possible problems – such as fiscal deficits or taxation issues – that is largely ignored. But the
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If this doesn't work put the title straight in Google. It could be used as either a Macro or Dev Econ article?

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Japanese urge steel quota hike

Japanese urge steel quota hike | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Japanese businessmen have asked Thailand to raise the quota of steel it imported from their country by at least 67% to meet an anticipated demand increase in Thailand's automotive industry.
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UPDATE 2-S.Korea sets rice import tariff at 513 pct from 2015 | Reuters

* Seoul is scrapping import quotas but wants to protectfarmers* Will inform WTO by end-Sept; WTO to review from Oct* Import tariff above 500 pct had been expected* 513 pct tariff will apply to imports
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Russian economy minister calls for looser fiscal policy

Russian economy minister calls for looser fiscal policy | IB Economics | Scoop.it
MOSCOW, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A fiscal rule that preventsRussia from raising government spending reflects old realitiesand should be relaxed, Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayevsaid in a newspaper
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Sterling slips as Scottish vote nears, soft UK inflation could hurt - The Economic Times

Sterling slips as Scottish vote nears, soft UK inflation could hurt - The Economic Times | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Sterling was down 0.3 per cent at $1.6187, having fallen to a 10-month low of $1.6052 last week. The euro was up 0.2 per cent at 79.87 pence.
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One for the next unit maybe?

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ECB in surprise rate cut move to help boost flagging eurozone

ECB in surprise rate cut move to help boost flagging eurozone | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Mario Draghi unveils unexpected plan to buys securities and bonds but stops short of unleashing full QE programme
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Think about the impact of monetary policy as a possible stimulus.

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Euro Bank Set For Negative Interest Rates

Euro Bank Set For Negative Interest Rates | IB Economics | Scoop.it
The European Central Bank is set to charge high street banks for depositing money, in a bid to stave off deflation.
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Snow could put UK in a triple-dip recession

Snow could put UK in a triple-dip recession | IB Economics | Scoop.it
Unprecedented third slump in four years looms as shoppers stay at home and vital transport links grind to a halt
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Seems strange that the snow could cause a recession! Why?

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