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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3: How Economic and Monetary Union works - European Commission

A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3: How Economic and Monetary Union works - European Commission | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
A general description of how EMU works

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3: Levels of Economic Integration

A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3: Levels of Economic Integration | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3: EU Single Market 20 Years - What is the Single Market

A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3: EU Single Market 20 Years - What is the Single Market | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3-4: Effects of Economic Integration (Trade Creation & Trade Diversion) - MUST WATCH

UK A Level Economics Course Content - The effects of economic integration - analysis and evaluation of trade creation and trade diversion caused by entry to ...

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Six charts summing up the agony and the ecstasy of Britain's recovery - Telegraph

Six charts summing up the agony and the ecstasy of Britain's recovery  - Telegraph | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
2014 was the best year of growth for the UK since 2007. But is it really job done for George Osborne?
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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 5: ▶ Paul Collier on why sub-Saharan Africa is falling behind - MUST watch video

The Trade Trap Sub Saharan Africa does trade help or hurt economic development? With Paul Krugman

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Last task (Homework) Summarise some of the comments in economic terms

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Excellent insight into SSA falling behind the rest of the world.

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Material Extract 5: ▶ Africa Rising Through Regional Integration - YouTube

In Africa, non-tariff trade barriers raise transaction costs and limit the movement of goods, services, people and capital across borders. To further develop...

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How may this hinder development

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A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: The euro. Who can join and when? - European Commission

A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: The euro. Who can join and when? - European Commission | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
A description of eligibility for the euro area

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Excellent easily understood insight into the five convergence criteria necessary before joining the euro(zone).

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A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: Lessons from Latvia (MUST LISTEN - YES LISTEN!)

A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: Lessons from Latvia (MUST LISTEN - YES LISTEN!) | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
Latvia's prime minister gives his verdict on his country's savage austerity measures

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A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: Estonia & Latvia currency peg graph

A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: Estonia & Latvia currency peg graph | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it

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Useful for evaluating the successfulness of the countries pegs against the euro and think about the economics impacts of maintaining the pegs during the crisis. Also think about the economic impacts of NOT maintaining the peg too.

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A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2 & 3: Estonian exceptionalism (The Economist) MUST READ

A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2 & 3: Estonian exceptionalism (The Economist) MUST READ | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion.

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A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: IMF Executive Board Approves €1.68 Billion (US$2.35 Billion) Stand-By Arrangement for Latvia

A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: IMF Executive Board Approves €1.68 Billion (US$2.35 Billion) Stand-By Arrangement for Latvia | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3-4: A Comparison of the European Union and ASEAN


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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3: The European Union - A Customs Union


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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 3-4: A Comparison of the European Union and ASEAN


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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 2: Competitiveness - MUST READ

A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 2: Competitiveness - MUST READ | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
Competitiveness is the ability of an economy to compete fairly and successfully in markets for internationally traded goods and services that allows for rising

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Unit 4 Macro: FDI in Africa

Unit 4 Macro: FDI in Africa | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
Revision blog on the economics of foreign direct investment in Africa with a special focus on investment from China and other BRIC countries.
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What are the pros and cons of FDI in Africa (see revision notes and watch you tube clip on FDI)

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 5: Education gender inequality stats

A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 5: Education gender inequality stats | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
IN THIS week's print edition we look at an important issue in development economics: how to reduce the gap between the number of girls and boys being educated...

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How may this help/hinder human development?

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Useful data towards HDI and inequalities between males and female students across the different schooling years.

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 5: FT Video on Kenya's resource surge - YouTube

Kenya's mining industry - historically consisting of just small-scale operations - could be about to face a boost as new-found exploration potential and risi...

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Watch this and conciser the impact on AD/AS and HDI

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 2 & 3: Data on UK output gap post recession

A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 2 & 3: Data on UK output gap post recession | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
Another reminder: the UK is 15% below where it would have been if productivity had grown at 97-08 trend: pic.twitter.com/H1IKXB2k8x

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A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: Baltic brink (MUST READ!)

A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: Baltic brink (MUST READ!) | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
ONE of the more dramatic and controversial financial rescues in modern European history has been taking shape in Latvia over the past three weeks, led by officials...

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Useful data on how Latvia defended it's own currency in an effort to maintain it's peg against the euro and why it had to do it (which is all the more important when you get to reading this)

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A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: What is the IMF?

A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: What is the IMF? | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
The International Monetary Fund touches a raw nerve in many developing countries, and is now doing the same in some European ones.

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Would prefer it if you learnt by heart the paragraphs I gave you, but this is useful too (but only tells you WHAT not WHY!)

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A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 2: Latvia and its Exchange Rate Policy

The Bank of Latvia, the country's central bank, is an independent institution that sets and executes monetary policy, manages the foreign currency and gold reserves, emits cash currency and ensures the functioning of the interbank settlement...

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A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 3: In 2012, Estonian general government sector deficit was 0.3% and the gross debt level was 10.1% of GDP

A2 Macro Pre-Release - Extract 3: In 2012, Estonian general government sector deficit was 0.3% and the gross debt level was 10.1% of GDP | Global Economy 2015 | Scoop.it
According to preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2012 the Estonian general government sector deficit was 0.3 and the gross debt level was 10.1 of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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