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'Hard' Brexit offers '£135bn annual boost' to economy - BBC News

'Hard' Brexit offers '£135bn annual boost' to economy - BBC News | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
But opponents say the proposal to unilaterally ditch tariffs and barriers is "economic suicide".
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When will hybrids and electric cars take over? - CNN Video

When will hybrids and electric cars take over? - CNN Video | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Automakers unveil new vehicles with some kind of electric propulsion each year, but greener cars still have a long way to go to dominate the market.
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Could robots put an end to maddening customer service calls?

Could robots put an end to maddening customer service calls? | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
As artificial intelligence allows machines to talk more and more like humans, companies are increasingly turning to robots to answer calls from their customers
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Science Explains Why You Can't Stop Eating Potato Chips

Science Explains Why You Can't Stop Eating Potato Chips | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
In a new nutrition study, salt made people eat 11% more food and calories and seems to drive the excessive consumption of fat
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South Korea tourism hit by China ban - BBC News

South Korea tourism hit by China ban - BBC News | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Arrivals predicted to fall by millions after Beijing's ban on tour groups starts to bite.
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First Venice and Barcelona: now anti-tourism marches spread across Europe

First Venice and Barcelona: now anti-tourism marches spread across Europe | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Demos in San Sebastián and crackdowns in Rome and Dubrovnik as locals vent frustration at city-breakers and cruise ships
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Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year | John Abraham

Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year | John Abraham | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
John Abraham: A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels
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The Global Economy by GDP

The Global Economy by GDP | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
According to the latest data on global GDP released by the World Bank this February, the U.S. still is the world's biggest economy – by far. As shown by this Voronoi diagram, the United States (24.3%) generates almost a quarter of global GDP and is almost 10 percentage points ahead of China (14.8%), in second place, and more than 18 percentage points ahead of Japan (4.5%) on three.
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Switzerland’s First-World Problem: What to Do With $750 Billion

Switzerland’s First-World Problem: What to Do With $750 Billion | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
The Swiss central bank’s $750 billion in foreign-currency reserves has sparked a lively debate over how the money should be invested.
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Should America’s Tech Giants Be Broken Up?

Should America’s Tech Giants Be Broken Up? | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook may be contributing to the U.S. economy’s most persistent ailments.
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Spanish economy back to pre-crisis size - BBC News

Spanish economy back to pre-crisis size - BBC News | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Spain's economy grew 0.9% in the second quarter on higher exports and household spending.
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This map shows where your food really comes from – and it might surprise you

This map shows where your food really comes from – and it might surprise you | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
This map reveals where some of the world's most consumed crops originated from.
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Revealed: how British American Tobacco exploited war zones to sell cigarettes

Revealed: how British American Tobacco exploited war zones to sell cigarettes | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Documents show how the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company pursued growth and profit amid instability in African and Middle East countries
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Umbrella-sharing startup loses nearly all of its 300,000 umbrellas in a matter of weeks

Umbrella-sharing startup loses nearly all of its 300,000 umbrellas in a matter of weeks | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
With bike-sharing companies like Mobike becoming incredibly successful in Chinese cities,
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The South Faces a Summer With Fewer Peaches

The South Faces a Summer With Fewer Peaches | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
A double punch of unseasonably warm winter weather and an ill-timed freeze has devastated crops in Georgia and South Carolina.
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Global Monetary Policy Tracker

Global Monetary Policy Tracker | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
CFR’s Global Monetary Policy Tracker compiles data from 54 countries around the world to highlight significant global trends in monetary policy. Who is tightening policy? Who is loosening policy? And what is the policy stance of the world as a whole?
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The Credit Crunch a Decade On - Some Big Numbers | tutor2u Economics

The Credit Crunch a Decade On - Some Big Numbers | tutor2u Economics | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Here is a really snazzy graphic that might be used in lessons when teaching the background to and the aftermath of the credit crunch which started in earnest…
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The death of the internal combustion engine

The death of the internal combustion engine | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organise the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July.
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Cars for cheese - why a free trade deal may not be free - BBC News

Cars for cheese - why a free trade deal may not be free - BBC News | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
A free trade agreement does not normally mean the removal of all taxes, quotas and barriers.
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Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
This chart captures the rise in inequality better than any other chart that I’ve seen.
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Why Is Sand in Short Supply?

Why Is Sand in Short Supply? | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
The world uses 40 billion tonnes of sand each year to build cities and towns, but global reserves are running low. The Economist finds out why.
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Spain’s Long Economic Nightmare Is Finally Over

Spain’s Long Economic Nightmare Is Finally Over | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
After nearly a decade of economic crisis, Spain is finally growing again, underscoring hopes that the eurozone has reached a healthier place.
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North Korea Economy Shows Surprising Strength

North Korea Economy Shows Surprising Strength | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
North Korea’s economy has reached a level of stability that wouldn’t be possible without substantial intervention from Beijing. New US sanctions should proceed with haste.
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What makes this Kate Spade bag unusual? - BBC News

What makes this Kate Spade bag unusual? - BBC News | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Why a high-end fashion brand chose a land-locked country in Africa to make some of its handbags.
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