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Eurozone youth unemployment rate stands at 23.7% or 19 million people

Eurozone youth unemployment rate stands at 23.7% or 19 million people | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
Last week, new employment data in Europe was published and reported that the eurozone’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.8 percent in the month of March. According to Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, close to 19 million people remain unemployed in the 18-nation eurozone and the jobless rate has remained about the same for the …
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Labour Market: UK Minimum Wage does not Cost Jobs

Labour Market: UK Minimum Wage does not Cost Jobs | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
The introduction of a national minimum wage does not lead to job losses. That is the central finding of research by Peter Dolton and Michael Stops, to be presented at the Royal Economic Society’s 2014 conference..
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Brazil raises interest rate to 9%

Brazil raises interest rate to 9% | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
Brazil raises its benchmark interest rate to 9% from 8.5% in a further attempt to rein in inflation.
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Japanese economy worse than forecast

Japanese economy worse than forecast | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
Japan's economy has shrunk for the third straight quarter, underlining the challenges the new government faces in reviving growth.
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Why has it happened? When did it start and when may it end? How has it lasted so long and how have politicians tried to solve it? What would you suggest? Who is affected?

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Spain's economy shrinks again and remains deep in recession

Spain's economy shrinks again and remains deep in recession | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
GDP contraction of 0.7% raises doubts of government-heralded recovery as hard-up consumers continue to cut back spending
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US consumer inflation rises on higher food, rental housing costs

US consumer inflation rises on higher food, rental housing costs | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
US consumer prices firmed a bit in March in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend has run its course.
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Will mining save or ruin Greenland?

Will mining save or ruin Greenland? | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
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Is Greenland still developing? Who will win & lose from new mining?

 

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US economy losing 'up to a $1bn a week' after jobless benefits cut

US economy losing 'up to a $1bn a week' after jobless benefits cut | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
• Harvard economist warns of 'fiscally irresponsible' decision • Benefits for long-term unemployed allowed to expire last week
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Why is the number so high? The unemployed spend most of their money on goods and services, increasing the multiplier effect.

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King upgrades growth forecasts

King upgrades growth forecasts | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
The Bank of England has upgraded its economic growth forecast and said that inflation should fall faster than previously predicted.
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Aquino: There are jobs but no applicants

Aquino: There are jobs but no applicants | IB Section 2 Macro | Scoop.it
Hounded by criticism that economic growth has not resulted in jobs, President Aquino said on Tuesday that jobs have always been available, but that job applicants have not been able to provide the skills required for employment.
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