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​Oxbridge Economics: China’s currency – where does it go from here?

​Oxbridge Economics: China’s currency – where does it go from here? | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
China’s track record on using its currency as a tool for manipulating its international competitiveness has been well documented, especially during the period of 1995-2005, where it was pegged at 8.28 RMB to the USD.
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Brazil slams brakes to curb inflation, risking hot money tsunami - Telegraph

Brazil slams brakes to curb inflation, risking hot money tsunami - Telegraph | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
Brazil has raised interest rates sharply, following China, India and host of countries across the emerging world in acting to curb inflation and counter the flood of dollar liquidity from the US.
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Implications of Brazil's removal of tax of foreign capital inflows » Market Realist

Implications of Brazil's removal of tax of foreign capital inflows » Market Realist | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
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China and Brazil sign currency deal

China and Brazil sign currency deal | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
China and Brazil sign a $30bn (£20bn) currency swap deal, which they say will safeguard against any future global financial crisis.
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GGN- China Sells $34.2bn of US Treasury Bonds

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Currencies in the News - Two Videos

Currencies in the News - Two Videos | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
Movements in the external value of currencies have direct and indirect effects on plenty of macroeconomic variables such as inflation, exports, output, profits and - ultimately - jobs.
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A Hip Hop Take on Currency Wars

A Hip Hop Take on Currency Wars | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
A hat tip to Brian Rafferty for spotting this super hip hop take on the unspoken currency war between the United States and China. Check out the US-Sino Currency Battle!.
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Why is the Yen appreciating?

Why is the Yen appreciating? | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
BBC Business News has an excellent report and supporting video which assesses why the Yen has strengthened following the sad disasters besetting Japan. An example of how financial flows impact on exchange rate volatility.
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Unit 4 Macro: USA edges closer to naming China as a “Currency Manipulator”

Unit 4 Macro: USA edges closer to naming China as a “Currency Manipulator” | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
The U.S came closer to finally calling the Chinese a currency manipulator and retaliating in the new round of protectionism fears. A good summary of the key issues here..
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Unit 2 Macro: Revision on Interest Rates and the Exchange Rate

Unit 2 Macro: Revision on Interest Rates and the Exchange Rate | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
The exchange rate measures the external value of sterling in terms of how much of another currency it can buy. E.g. in July 2011 £1 would buy you $1.65 and Euro 1.17.
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Unit 4 Macro: Should the UK return to the Gold Standard?

Unit 4 Macro: Should the UK return to the Gold Standard? | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
A summer hat tip to Alan Fearnley for spotting this excellent teaching resource from the BBC. A recent Radio 4 Analysis programme was devoted to the issue of a return to the Gold Standard (a fixed exchange rate system).
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Unit 4 Macro: Financing Trade - Renminbi Rising

Unit 4 Macro: Financing Trade - Renminbi Rising | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
The Chinese renminbi is not yet as recognisable as the US dollar or the Euro but with China's continued growth and rising influence as a major global economic power, their domestic currency is becoming more widely used when settling accounts in...
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Why should a fall in output lead to a fall in the exchange rate?

Why should a fall in output lead to a fall in the exchange rate? | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
This article gives the opportunity for some neat cause-and-effect analysis. The cause is data from the ONS which shows that manufacturing output fell by 1.5% in January, following a 0.9% rise in December.
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The Determinants of Exchange Rates and Managed Exchange Rate Systems

The Determinants of Exchange Rates and Managed Exchange Rate Systems | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
This video lecture walks students through a few scenarios that could lead to a change in a country's exchange rate and introduces the concept of a managed exchange rate system. Japan and the US are used as an example.
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Homework - following today's lesson about Managed Exchange Rates

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Good revision of exchange rate determination and the mechanics of a managed exchange rate.

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Brazil unveils $60bn currency move

Brazil unveils $60bn currency move | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
Brazil's central bank commits $60bn to prop up the currency, as the real nears a five-year low against the US dollar.
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WW3 Countdown | China Moves Against The Dollar

China has just made several moves against the U.S. dollar, and currency wars with the U.S. have a way of turning into real wars. ----- Follow us on Facebook:...
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American-Chinese Debt Loop

Learn more: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=m5xu4r0szaA How the Chinese buying of American debt leads to lower interest rates
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Extension work - watch this video to understand the interdependent relationship between China and the USA

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Currency War - why and what effect is it having?

Currency War - why and what effect is it having? | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
This is a great article that starts to open up some of the issues at stake with regard to the solutions to balance of payments deficits and surpluses.  It also provides an excellent basis for beginning to evaluate the potential solutions.  Currency...
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Mo Tanweer on Global Currency Wars

Mo Tanweer on Global Currency Wars | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
I would have to travel a long way to hear a better and more incisive talk than Mo’s talk at Fulham on Monday about the economics of currency wars. His students are lucky indeed to have such a gifted and authoritative communicator in their classroom!
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Pacific Peso Reaches 29 Year High!

Pacific Peso Reaches 29 Year High! | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
For a currency that used to have the tag of the “Pacific Peso”, these are heady days for the Australian dollar. The external value of the dollar has reached a 29-year high as the Aussie dollar continues to appreciate on the global currency markets.
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Unit 4 Macro: Floating and Managed Floating Exchange Rates

Unit 4 Macro: Floating and Managed Floating Exchange Rates | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
Distinguish between a fixed and a managed floating exchange rate system.
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Unit 2 Macro: Exchange Rates Glossary

Unit 2 Macro: Exchange Rates Glossary | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
A short glossary covering concepts relevant to exchange rate economics.
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Unit 4 Macro: China’s Foreign Currency Reserves

Unit 4 Macro: China’s Foreign Currency Reserves | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
The rise in foreign currency reserves is largely the result of China’s enormous trade surpluses but also the consequence of intervention in currency markets by the Chinese central bank.
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Unit 4 Macro: The Dutch Disease

Unit 4 Macro: The Dutch Disease | Exchange rates | Scoop.it
Dutch Disease was first coined in 1977 by The Economist in reference to the decline in the manufacturing sector in the Netherlands after the discovery of a large natural gas field in 1959.
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