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Indonesia to reimpose food price controls - FT.com

Indonesia to reimpose food price controls - FT.com | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Indonesia is planning to rebuild a powerful food price-setting body that was dismantled in the wake of the Asian financial crisis amid allegations it was corrupt, inefficient and abused its monopoly power.
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iPad Mini Prices Drop in Vietnam - Tech in Asia

iPad Mini Prices Drop in Vietnam - Tech in Asia | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Contrary to what some analysts are seeing in the US, the iPad Mini isn’t doing too well in Vietnam.
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Venezuelan Government to Control Rent Prices | venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelan Government to Control Rent Prices | venezuelanalysis.com | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it

The Venezuelan government has announced new controls on the prices of housing rents, while prices of medicines are also currently under review.

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UK triples subsidies for renewable energy

UK triples subsidies for renewable energy | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Britain will triple subsidies for low-carbon power generation by 2020 after its coalition government this week forged a compromise over how to fund wind farms without harming the future of gas-fired power.
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Thailand - Who is really benefitting from rice subsidies? - The Nation

Thailand - Who is really benefitting from rice subsidies? - The Nation | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Who is really benefitting from rice subsidies?
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Helium prices balloon as supplies run out - FT.com

Helium prices balloon as supplies run out - FT.com | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
A global shortage of helium, the lighter-than-air gas, has put a stop to the sale of inflatable Mickey Mouse heads at Disneyland in Tokyo, threatened parades during the US Thanksgiving holiday and disrupted university research.
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World food prices up 10% in July

World food prices up 10% in July | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
The World Bank warns that a "historic" jump in the cost of key food crops, such as wheat and corn, will increase pressure on the world's poorest.
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Go nuts for the holidays; pecan prices lower

Go nuts for the holidays; pecan prices lower | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Zedan said consumers who paid $10-$12 a pound for pecan halves at the store last year should be paying $8-$10 for the same pound this holiday season.
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Heavy rains, poor quality hit Cameroon cocoa price

Heavy rains, poor quality hit Cameroon cocoa price | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cocoa farmgate prices in Cameroon's main growing regions slipped by as much as 19 percent in November as heavy rains lowered bean quality and damaged roads hindering access to trading...
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China to overtake US as Apple's biggest market - Telegraph

China to overtake US as Apple's biggest market  - Telegraph | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
China is set to overtake America as Apple’s biggest market, the chief executive of the technology giant has claimed.
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What determinants of demand are driving demand for Apple products in China?

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'Toughest year' for dairy farms

'Toughest year' for dairy farms | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Downpours and a dismal summer push up costs and push down milk production on UK dairy farms.
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David Cameron plans minimum alcohol price in England - Telegraph

David Cameron plans minimum alcohol price in England - Telegraph | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Drinkers will pay a minimum price for alcohol under plans instigated by David Cameron to tackle a growing health crisis, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
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India Brings More Drugs Under Price Controls

India Brings More Drugs Under Price Controls | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
India's cabinet approved a policy to bring more generic drugs under price control, going ahead with a plan that has faced stiff resistance from local and foreign pharmaceutical companies.
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Brazil admits tight hold over exchange rate - FT.com

Brazil admits tight hold over exchange rate - FT.com | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Guido Mantega, Brazil’s finance minister, has admitted the government is closely controlling the level of its exchange rate, breaking with an earlier policy of allowing the market to determine the optimal level of its currency, the real.
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Nigerian president yields on fuel subsidy - FT.com

Nigerian president yields on fuel subsidy - FT.com | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Nigeria’s trade unions called off a nationwide strike on Monday after the government cut fuel prices by nearly a third and promised to tackle corruption in the oil sector.
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Soggy weather prompts bumper crop of Christmas trees - Telegraph

Soggy weather prompts bumper crop of Christmas trees - Telegraph | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Disappointing summer weather has produced one of the best Christmas tree crops for decades, but the festive cheer doesn't extend to holly and mistletoe which are in short supply.
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Feast your eyes on prices that are reasonable for the big meal

Feast your eyes on prices that are reasonable for the big meal | Microeconomics - Markets in action | Scoop.it
Americans will pay an average of $49.48 for a 16-pound turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and nine other Thanksgiving dinner staples, the American Farm Bureau Federation has estimated.
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