Unit 1 AS Micro - Competitive Markets
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Snapchat adds money-sending feature

Snapchat adds money-sending feature | Unit 1 AS Micro - Competitive Markets | Scoop.it

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:43 AM

Increasing competition in the mobile money transfer industry is evident here as Snapchat launches Snapcash - will they be able to overcome privacy concerns? 

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After Paym we now have Snapcash. Virtual payments are really taking off.

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East Coast rail winner announced

East Coast rail winner announced | Unit 1 AS Micro - Competitive Markets | Scoop.it

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, November 27, 2014 4:59 AM

This story is an important one covering privatisation and competition policy

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Lower Earnings are driving down the Number of Entrepreneurs - Small Business Trends

Lower Earnings are driving down the Number of Entrepreneurs - Small Business Trends | Unit 1 AS Micro - Competitive Markets | Scoop.it
Sometimes basic economics explains why people make the choices that they do.

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Household water bills up by 3.5%

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Water regulator Ofwat announces that bills in England and Wales will rise by 3.5% over the next year.
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British economy faces threat of lost decade

British economy faces threat of lost decade | Unit 1 AS Micro - Competitive Markets | Scoop.it
A week in which the UK's high street looked to be on course for total collapse has raised fears that we could now be in the middle of a protracted, Japanese-style period of stagnation. Economists want George Osborne to change tack.

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...and now HMV has fallen too. What of the British High Street? And what would you do if you were in power to help stimulate some demand from households around the country.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, January 20, 2013 2:39 PM

Article considers possible changes of target for the Bank of England under the new Governor and alternatives to Osborne's fixation with fiscal austerity and the cherished AAA credit rating. Ambitious for AS macro students, excellent for Unit 4.

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SAP on Growth and Macro Risks - Wall Street Journal

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SAP on Growth and Macro Risks
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SAP on Growth and Macro Risks. SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott talks about the German software giant's growth targets and macro risks with WSJ's Knut Engelmann in Davos at the World Economic Forum.
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What are your thoughts on the importance of innovation in the Macroeconomy? Is the government doing enough to encourage enterprise in Britain or should we be doing more? And if so what.....?

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Google rents record billboard

Google rents record billboard | Unit 1 AS Micro - Competitive Markets | Scoop.it

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, November 20, 2014 2:25 AM

What a great example of non-price competition!

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George Osborne accused of ‘fiddling the figures’ over extra NHS cash

George Osborne accused of ‘fiddling the figures’ over extra NHS cash | Unit 1 AS Micro - Competitive Markets | Scoop.it
George Osborne was today accused of fiddling the figures after it emerged that a third of the Government’s extra investment in the NHS will be money that has already been allocated to the Department of Health.
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11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday - The Atlantic

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday - The Atlantic | Unit 1 AS Micro - Competitive Markets | Scoop.it
(1) It's called "Black Friday" because it's when stores go from being in the red to the black. Black Friday isn't for you. It's for the stores.
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The price mechanism at work....or is it???

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Clegg: Coalition resolute on economy

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The government is "absolutely not going to change course" on reducing the deficit, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has insisted amid fears the economy could re-enter recession.
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is our Coalition Government able to pull us through the tough current economic climate? What do they mean whan they say "restlessly creative" when it comes to Economic Policy? What happens if we're still in this position this time next year?

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UK economy shrinks by 0.3%

UK economy shrinks by 0.3% | Unit 1 AS Micro - Competitive Markets | Scoop.it
The UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the last three months of 2012, further fuelling fears that the economy could re-enter recession.

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Not a bad short video summarising the Macroeconomy in 2012.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, January 26, 2013 1:28 PM

Triple dip comes closer - real GDP did not grow at all in 2012 - is slow grwth the new normal? Huge Pym reports for the BBC.