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New Zealand Dollar News: New Zealand Dollar dropped before Federal Reserve minutes. - Forex News|Currency News|Daily Forex News Updates|Forexholder com

New Zealand Dollar News: New Zealand Dollar dropped before Federal Reserve minutes. - Forex News|Currency News|Daily Forex News Updates|Forexholder com | Economics | Scoop.it
New Zealand Dollar News: The New Zealand currency dropped in trading session before the US FED minutes to its newest meeting regarding policy, and as steps by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to control home lending and weigh of feeble emerging...

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Karrie Kozokar- 

This article talks about how the NZD dropped as the US government decided to shut down due to lack of funding. The US economy plays a large role in the world and affects all of the of other nations directly or indirectly. The New Zealand dollar depreciated to the US dollar by approximately fifty cents over the duration of 24 hours, previously not changing. The prediction of the US government cause the NZD to start depreciating prior to the US government shutting down. Because this happened we decided to short sell the NZD against the USD because we predicted that when the US government had to make a decision to raise the debt ceiling or have a credit default the value of the NZD would once again depreciate in comparison to the USD.

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Japanese growth slower than expected

Japanese growth slower than expected | Economics | Scoop.it
Japan's economy expands at a slower pace than most analysts expected in the second quarter.

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If the Japanese economy doesn't grow as fast as expected, or at a slower rate than the US economy, that could lead to great losses for our group who invested in the USD/JPY currency.

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Industry outlines risks of Swiss-EU breakdown.- swissinfo

Industry outlines risks of Swiss-EU breakdown.- swissinfo | Economics | Scoop.it
Switzerland’s manufacturing and science industries have again urged negotiators to patch up differences with the European Union, warning of grave risks to the Swiss economy if the current impasse cannot be resolved.
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If the Swiss economy does in fact crash, that means a loss in income for our group who invested in the USD/CHF. 

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US dollar wobbles as Federal Reserve tapering expectations pushed back - Bayoubuzz

US dollar wobbles as Federal Reserve tapering expectations pushed back - Bayoubuzz | Economics | Scoop.it
US dollar wobbles as Federal Reserve tapering expectations pushed back Bayoubuzz The dollar was mired near an 8-month low against a basket of currencies on Monday on growing expectations the US Federal Reserve will have to delay scaling back its...
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This article explains the effects of the government shutdown and tapering of a variety of foriegn currencies, including the USD/JPY: a trade our hedgefund currently has opened. We have maintained this position (of buying 100,000 units) since early/mid September and have seen considerable paper losses; however, with the shutdown now over and discussions of possible tapering of QE, this could change. Our strategy at the moment is to just maintain this position and wait until we at least break-even before closing. 

 

~ Danielle Schmidt

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Swedish Foundation sees fees on raw materials can create circular economy | A Very Beautiful Place

Swedish Foundation sees fees on raw materials can create circular economy | A Very Beautiful Place | Economics | Scoop.it

Just released, the latest version of the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation’s White paper presents in detail how nations can usher in the zero emission, no waste society using a special fee mechanism on raw materials.


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If Sweden uses more alternative resources that could boost their economy, that would be good for those who invested in buying the USD/SEK.

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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, June 23, 2013 10:39 AM

This is a brilliantly simple way to account for the cost of consuming non-renewable resources, thus strongly encouraging their reduction, and increasing the value of recycling. And it does it in a fair way that rewards all people equally, especially those who choose to consume less of the non-renewable resources.

Daniel LaLiberte's comment, June 23, 2013 11:34 AM
They also deal with emissions: "An emission fee is placed on introduction of a potentially polluting substance into the commercial system, preferably at import or extraction. The fee is raised until the substance is under control." Putting fees on emissions is necessary because cheaper sources of the same resource would otherwise tend to be exploited first. E.g. fossil fuels are easier to exploit than CO2 emissions. We could simply raise the fee on the resources until it is cheaper to recycle the emissions, but for some "waste", it may be hard to find any buyer at any price.
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Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic]

Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic] | Economics | Scoop.it
This Infographic displays oil consumptions and gross domestic product, by year and country.

It summarizes and offers a comparison of annual oil consumption and gross domestic product per capita (in dollars) for USA, China, France, Gernany, India, Japan and Russia...


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Electric Car's comment, February 26, 2013 4:17 AM
No problem :)
Clara Dunphy's curator insight, January 30, 2014 2:44 PM

China is still main consumer of oil

Mr Jones's curator insight, January 31, 2014 4:55 AM

Excellent spot by Clara. Oil provides a great link for us between the Econ1 and Econ2 parts of the course