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The economics behind the protests in Hong Kong

The economics behind the protests in Hong Kong | Economics | Scoop.it
The affluent city-state's economy has been reeling this year from the consequences of an anti-corruption campaign in mainland China.

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UK industrial output rises at fastest annual pace since 2011 - BBC News

UK industrial output rises at fastest annual pace since 2011 - BBC News | Economics | Scoop.it
BBC News UK industrial output rises at fastest annual pace since 2011 BBC News Last week, the IMF warned the UK government that accelerating house prices and low productivity posed the greatest threat to the UK's economic recovery, but that there...
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Improving UK productivity still below pre-recession level

Improving UK productivity still below pre-recession level | Economics | Scoop.it
Analysts welcome Office for National Statistics figures showing 0.3% productivity rise but also warn UK must invest in skills

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How sustainable is your smartphone? - interactive

How sustainable is your smartphone? - interactive | Economics | Scoop.it
Smartphones are owned by one in five people and have changed how many of the world's most important industries work – from journalism to farming. But their production carries a cost; using more than 40 elements that are mined with untold environmental and social effects on every inhabited continent on earth. Use our interactive to take a detailed look at positive and negative impacts your smartphone has made on people and planet

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Unit 2 Macro: CPI Basket is Updated (2014)

Unit 2 Macro: CPI Basket is Updated (2014) | Economics | Scoop.it
The basket of goods and services that makes up the products used when calculating changes in the cost of living is periodically updated to reflect shifting patterns of spending by UK households. .

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Changes to the 700 items sampled for the CPI inflation 'basket' so that price inflation can be measured accurately.

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UK employment data: what the economists say

UK employment data: what the economists say | Economics | Scoop.it
'Britain’s jobs market is booming everywhere apart from in most people’s pay packets ...'

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A UK industry driven by foreign firms

A UK industry driven by foreign firms | Economics | Scoop.it
Foreign ownership has helped transform the once-struggling British car industry. So what can other industries learn from this? Newsnight economics correspondent Duncan Weldon reports.

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Global food security: could wheat feed the world?

Global food security: could wheat feed the world? | Economics | Scoop.it
Donors, businesses and research groups have united to pledge to boost wheat yields by 50% in the next 20 years. Rob Dawson explains why and how

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UK posts big current account deficit, household savings down | Reuters

UK posts big current account deficit, household savings down | Reuters | Economics | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's current account deficit was much bigger than expected in the fourth quarter and households ran down savings to keep up their spending, reminders of the need to put the economy

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We need a business investment revolution to kickstart the economy - Telegraph

We need a business investment revolution to kickstart the economy - Telegraph | Economics | Scoop.it
A more competitive exchange rate would make investing in better productivity worthwhile

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