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AQA Economics Unit 4
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J curve effect: Japan's trade deficit quadruples in March

J curve effect: Japan's trade deficit quadruples in March | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Japan's trade deficit quadrupled last month compared to March 2013, as export growth slows and energy imports continue to rise.
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Bank of England reveals concern about strength of sterling

Bank of England reveals concern about strength of sterling | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Charlie Bean, one of the Bank's deputy governors, says further appreciation in pound value would be unwelcome
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What's happening with the £?

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Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population) | Data | Map

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Where people earning under $1.25 A DAY live

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WTO - Statistics - Trade and tariff indicators

WTO - Statistics - Trade and tariff indicators
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See who are members of the WTO

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Why?: India cuts duties on cars and phones

Why?: India cuts duties on cars and phones | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram cuts indirect taxes on cars and mobile phones in an attempt to boost economic growth.
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Factcheck: Is the UK trading at its biggest loss for decades? | Full Fact

Factcheck: Is the UK trading at its biggest loss for decades? | Full Fact | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate.
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What's happened to the UK Current Account? The figures

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Trade Deficit In December Lowest In 17 Months

Trade Deficit In December Lowest In 17 Months | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Fewer orders for foreign-made aircraft help reduce the balance of trade in December, to a 17-month low.
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So what has Europe ever done for you?

So what has Europe ever done for you? | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
A cap on mobile roaming chargesThanks to the EU Roaming Regulation, in force since 2007, when you travel across Europe your mobile phone bill is much lower. The maximum an operator can charge is €0.24
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Japan close to escaping deflation

Japan close to escaping deflation | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Japanese consumer prices rise at the fastest pace in five years, showing government policies to end its deflation problem may be taking effect.
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Eurozone: three countries have debt-to-income ratios of more than 300%

Eurozone: three countries have debt-to-income ratios of more than 300% | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
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Retaliation for protectionism: France criticises Chinese wine probe

Retaliation for protectionism: France criticises Chinese wine probe | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
The French government calls a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union "inappropriate and reprehensible".
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sir linden's curator insight, January 25, 12:53 PM

Globalisation

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Expert markets: UK monthly exports to China hit £1bn for first time

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The Hat of Generalisation - How Reading a Blog Can Improve Your Exam Grade

The Hat of Generalisation - How Reading a Blog Can Improve Your Exam Grade | #ECON4 | Scoop.it

In my classroom last year, I introduced the ‘Hat of Generalisation’, helpfully made by @adamwilkie95 and @jtphaynes .It was two feet high, made of light blue cardboard, with a white bobble on the top and a daisy chain chinstrap.

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Mark Cleaver's curator insight, June 6, 2013 4:40 AM

A stunningly clear explanation of how to gain credit for evaluation.

Highly recommended reading for all students (although I'm not sure I'll be making a 'hat of generalisation'!)

andrewtytkoECON's curator insight, January 2, 3:20 AM

It depends.......

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The accelerator effect and the time lag with unemployment: Manufacturers plan recruitment boom as recovery becomes more entrenched

The accelerator effect and the time lag with unemployment: Manufacturers plan recruitment boom as recovery becomes more entrenched | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Survey shows improving economic conditions in eurozone and rising customer demand fuelling optimism in sector
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Impact on the UK economy: Eurozone business growth accelerated in February, PMI survey says

Impact on the UK economy: Eurozone business growth accelerated in February, PMI survey says | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Business growth in the eurozone accelerated last month to its fastest pace since June 2011, a survey suggests.
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Believe the hype in hyperinflation

Believe the hype in hyperinflation | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Extremely high price increases are not produced by central bankers but are the result of a total failure of the political system Despite fringe commentators shrieking about imminent hyperinflation,...
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Some extra info on hyperinflation

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Removal of tariffs: Free trade deal with South Korea will help Australian beef producers

Removal of tariffs: Free trade deal with South Korea will help Australian beef producers | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Trade minister says deal will phase out South Korea’s 40% tariff on beef and 75% of tariffs on South Korean cars will be axed
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Globalisation - Tariffs  

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The Ukraine currency blame game

The Ukraine currency blame game | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
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More currency problems to read about

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Reasons for increased in globalisation: Onboard huge container ship

Reasons for increased in globalisation: Onboard huge container ship | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
The BBC visits a huge container ship taking goods between China and Britain.
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Falling currency values, due to lack of demand for the currency: Ghana limits dollar transactions

Falling currency values, due to lack of demand for the currency: Ghana limits dollar transactions | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Ghana defends its decision to limit foreign exchange withdrawals in a bid to halt the slide in its currency the cedi.
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Worldometers - real time world statistics

Worldometers - real time world statistics | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.
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Some interesting statistics here

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The benefits of being in the EU: Nissan's Ghosn warns UK over EU exit

The benefits of being in the EU: Nissan's Ghosn warns UK over EU exit | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
Nissan chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, tells the BBC that if the UK were to leave the European Union his company would "reconsider" its future investment in Britain.
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Causes of recessions, downsides of QE: Cheap credit has inflated the markets, and we could be in for a crash landing

Causes of recessions, downsides of QE: Cheap credit has inflated the markets, and we could be in for a crash landing | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
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Evaluation on different points of view: 9 reasons Keynesians aren't winning the argument – and what to do about it | Phillip Inman

Evaluation on different points of view: 9 reasons Keynesians aren't winning the argument – and what to do about it | Phillip Inman | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
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Hornby to repatriate Airfix manufacturing from China and India

Hornby to repatriate Airfix manufacturing from China and India | #ECON4 | Scoop.it
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