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Jaguar Land Rover continues UK export success

Jaguar Land Rover continues UK export success | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
Car manufacturer announces fifth year of growth and 5% increase in pre-tax profits, with 80% of vehicles sold abroad
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UK’s current account deficit is worrying – and Osborne has no strategy to fix it

UK’s current account deficit is worrying – and Osborne has no strategy to fix it | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
Larry Elliott: The chancellor has pledged to cut the budget deficit, but lacks a plan for dealing with Britain’s other deficit now at 6% of GDP
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Great Customs Union example:Latam "gang of four" scrap tariffs

Great Customs Union example:Latam "gang of four" scrap tariffs | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
Four countries in Latin America - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru - have agreed to scrap most of the tariffs on trade between their four countries.
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UK exporters look to America

UK exporters look to America | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
Amid all the talk of Brazil and China, British companies are targeting the wealthy millions in the world's largest economy
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Quality article ow itch lots of examples of UK exporters selling to countries outside the EU. ome good figures in here as well.

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What is the World Trade Organisation? - Telegraph

What is the World Trade Organisation? - Telegraph | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it

Brazil's Roberto Azevedo has beaten Mexican veteran Herminio Blanco in the race to become the new leader of the World Trade Organization, according to reports. Here, we take closer look at what the WTO does.


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sir linden's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:06 AM

16) Globalisation - WTO

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The J-Curve effect: Japan posts trade deficit for eighth month

The J-Curve effect: Japan posts trade deficit for eighth month | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it

Japan posts a trade deficit for the eighth straight month, underlining the challenge the new government faces in spurring on the country's economy.


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Good example of the J curve Effect.

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A* Evaluation: How relevant is The WTO?

A* Evaluation: How relevant is The WTO? | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
THE World Trade Organisation’s general council will skip the plume of smoke when it chooses its new director-general in May. But what it would give for just a...
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Examples and Types of Protectionism

Examples and Types of Protectionism | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
Examples of modern day protectionism, including tariffs, non-tariff barriers, domestic subsidies. Including examples from EU, US, and Latin America.
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Tons of great examples here. Essential reading. Add to your notes.

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UK doubles exports to BRICS since crisis

UK doubles exports to BRICS since crisis | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
British companies have more than doubled their exports to the fastest growing emerging nations since before the crisis in a bid to cash in on the rapid expansion in the developing world.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, February 18, 2013 5:22 AM

Much discussion recently about some of the reasons why a strong export-led recovery has (thus far) failed to materialise. But this report is more optimistic and points to a surge in exports to BRIC nations and also the fruits of foreign direct investment in fast-growing countries. How big is the size of the export multplier effect?

Cranbrook Economics's curator insight, February 22, 2013 1:21 PM

Year 13 - Very relevant for Edexcel Unit 4; Trade Liberalisation and Trade growth. Have a read. Remember knowledge of case studies is important for this unit. 

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George Osborne outlines export lending plan on Brazil trip - Telegraph

George Osborne outlines export lending plan on Brazil trip - Telegraph | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
On first day of a trade trip to Brazil, Chancellor George Osborne said he was an “unabashed salesman for the best of British”
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Marist Economics's curator insight, June 7, 2014 5:18 AM

Benefits of trade: Rebalancing the UK economy towards more export led growth

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Great Evaluation: We’re no longer the world’s largest financial services exporter

Great Evaluation: We’re no longer the world’s largest financial services exporter | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
ECONOMIC growth is humming away at an annual rate of nearly 3 per cent, inflation is bang on target and the government’s deficit is falli
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Protectionism: China launches EU wine dumping probe

Protectionism: China launches EU wine dumping probe | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
China launches an anti-dumping probe against wine imported from the European Union (EU), a day after EU levied duties on Chinese solar panels.
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Lots of great examples in here. Essential reading.

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Problems of a strong Currency: Ford to shut Australian production

Problems of a strong Currency: Ford to shut Australian production | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
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Lots off great economics in this. Remember the negative multiplier.

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Protectionism. Great Example: EU China solar panel trade war looms

Protectionism. Great Example: EU China solar panel trade war looms | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
The European Commission is on the verge of a trade war with China over the import of solar panels.
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First 3 paragraphs say it all.

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sir linden's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:07 AM

-16) Globalisation - Protectionism 

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A* Evaluation: It's trade or bust for Britain

A* Evaluation: It's trade or bust for Britain | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
Why the British government's ability to avoid a financial crisis depends on the British Chambers of Commerce being correct that there is a proper recovery under way in exports of UK goods and services...
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Take your time reading this. Quality evaluation here. All about the supply side.

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Japan posts deficit for eighth month

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Japan posts a trade deficit for the eighth straight month, underlining the challenge the new government faces in spurring on the country's economy.
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Good evaluation. Depreciation of a currency does not always increase exports.

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India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries

India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
Cameron has spent the week in India discussing trade relations with Britain. What are India's main exports and imports, and who are its key trading partners?
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Great data here. Use it.

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economicshelp's curator insight, March 4, 2013 4:43 AM

Some say future of global economy is - India and China so interesting to see detail on Indian economy.

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Evaluation: Solar panel duty on Chinese imports 'could cost UK billions'

Evaluation: Solar panel duty on Chinese imports 'could cost UK billions' | #Econ4 Trade | Scoop.it
The UK could lose thousands of jobs in the solar industry if the EU imposes tariffs on panels from China, report says
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Great evaluation here. Possible impact on UK jobs if tariffs are imposed on Solar Panels. Read it.

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