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AQA AS Level Economics Unit 2
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High inflation 'cost UK GDP £10bn'

High inflation 'cost UK GDP £10bn' | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
High inflation has cost the UK economy £10bn over the last three years, says an influential report, and has now become a "permanent fixture".
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Eurozone inflation at three-year low

Eurozone inflation at three-year low | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Official figures show inflation in the 17-strong eurozone bloc has fallen to an average of 1.2% - a three-year low.
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Spain unemployment hits record high

Spain unemployment hits record high | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Unemployment has risen once again in Spain to another new record of more than six million, 27.2% of the workforce.
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UK avoids triple-dip recession with better-than-expected 0.3% GDP growth

UK avoids triple-dip recession with better-than-expected 0.3% GDP growth | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
George Osborne says growth is evidence the coalition's policies are helping to 'build an economy fit for the future' George Osborne has welcomed news that Britain's economy expanded by a stronger-than-expected 0.3% in the first quarter of 2013,...
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Britain returns to growth in first quarter – live

Britain returns to growth in first quarter – live | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Latest GDP data shows Britain's economy returned to growth in the first three months of 2013Graeme Wearden
    
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Eurozone crisis live: Spanish jobless total hits five million; Cyprus bailout talks resume

Eurozone crisis live: Spanish jobless total hits five million; Cyprus bailout talks resume | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Spanish downturn sends unemployment up another 1.2% in February, as eurogroup ministers prepare to discuss Italy, Portugal and IrelandGraeme Wearden
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Multiplier in Action: Coastal path brings in £16m boost

Multiplier in Action: Coastal path brings in £16m boost | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Wales Coastal Path attracted nearly three million visitors and was worth an estimated £16m to the Welsh economy over twelve months, a report claims.
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Reasons for Growth in Globalisation: How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans

Reasons for Growth in Globalisation: How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove Malcom McLean, a small-town truck driver, to invent the shipping container.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, February 8, 2013 7:34 AM

Lovely video about the invention of containerisation. Added some questions at the end for you to do!

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Great video...

 

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Govt Spending needed to boost economy: Economy will not recover until 2014, says thinktank

Govt Spending needed to boost economy: Economy will not recover until 2014, says thinktank | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
National Institute of Economic and Social Research predicts poor growth this year unless state tries to stimulate spending
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Evaluation: Austerity:George Osborne has one effective growth tool left: cutting taxes.

Evaluation: Austerity:George Osborne has one effective growth tool left: cutting taxes. | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
'Where’s the fiscal austerity?” many have asked, with data on the public finances showing an apparently very different story from the one the Government likes to project.
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Isa savers frustrated by low rates

Isa savers frustrated by low rates | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
With just two months to go to the end of the tax year, could the traditional bonanza among savings providers about Isas be a damp squib?
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Borrowing 'to overshoot by £64bn'

Borrowing 'to overshoot by £64bn' | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
UK borrowing is likely to be £64bn higher in 2014-15 than forecast in 2010, says a closely watched report, thanks to a weaker-than-expected economy.
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More than 6,000 hospital beds lost

More than 6,000 hospital beds lost | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
More than 6,000 hospital beds have been closed since the Coalition came to power in the last election, at a time when accident and emergency departments are struggling to cope with a rise in the number of patients.    ...
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Small business lending plan extended

Small business lending plan extended | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Bank of England announces plans to expand a lending scheme designed to help businesses and households.
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ONS: UK economy has grown by 0.3 per cent

ONS: UK economy has grown by 0.3 per cent | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Office for National Statistics announces Britain's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.3 per cent during the first quarter, avoiding a triple-dip recession.    
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Relief for Osborne as UK budget deficit narrows

Relief for Osborne as UK budget deficit narrows | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Government spared further embarrassment by better-than-expected public finances for 2012 Chancellor George Osborne was "spared blushes" thanks to a slightly better-than-expected outturn for last year's public finances, economists said, after...
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E-books added to inflation basket

E-books added to inflation basket | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
E-books have been added to the basket of goods used to calculate the UK's rate of inflation, but champagne loses its fizz.
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Vince Cable contradicts Osborne in call for more borrowing to ease bottlenecks

Vince Cable contradicts Osborne in call for more borrowing to ease bottlenecks | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Business secretary recommends using low interest rates to raise 'crucial' public investment in weakest parts of economy Vince Cable has become the first cabinet minister to question George Osborne's "plan A" economic strategy by suggesting that the...
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Where does the UK export to?: A great graphic.

Where does the UK export to?: A great graphic. | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Which products does the UK export, and where does it export them to? Read on to find out
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Youth Unemployment: Spain young jobless rate hits 55%

Youth Unemployment: Spain young jobless rate hits 55% | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Spain's unemployment rate jumped to a record 26% in the last three months of 2012, with the rate for young people out of work topping 55%.

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Nearly one in three of the Euro Zone's unemployed live in Spain - a deep fault-line that has complex causes and represents a huge policy challenge

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What policies are needed for growth?: Will the UK's latest GDP figures affect economic policy? - video

Economics correspondent Phillip Inman discusses the figures and the pressure now on chancellor George Osborne to consider a 'plan B' to stimulate growth

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Matt Smith's curator insight, February 9, 2013 3:41 AM

A nice 2 minute video outlining the policy options to stimulate economic growth.

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UK economy 'may need more stimulus'

UK economy 'may need more stimulus' | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Bank of England should stand ready to pump more money into the economy if necessary, the OECD says.
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Osborne backs bank break-up powers

Osborne backs bank break-up powers | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Banks will be broken-up if they fail to follow new rules to ring-fence risky investment operations from High Street operations, the Chancellor is set to announce.
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UK economy 'may need more stimulus'

UK economy 'may need more stimulus' | KES Stratford Year 12 Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Bank of England should stand ready to pump more money into the economy if necessary, the OECD says.
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