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The Bank of England's capital problem

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London property prices are soaring. Can the Bank of England stem a damaging boom and bust, with potentially damaging consequences for the whole UK?
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Is bubbling property really the greatest threat?

Is bubbling property really the greatest threat? | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it
Not everyone at the Bank of England agrees with the governor that bubbling London property is the greatest threat to our sustained recovery
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North/South divide worsening :20 people chase a job in northern cities

North/South divide worsening :20 people chase a job in northern cities | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it
Nine of the top 10 cities for jobs are in the South, while nine of the worst are in the North, said classified ad search engine Adzuna. (RT @Econbanter: #econ1 Brilliant example of Geographical Immobility of Labour.

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Why is Allocative Efficiency where P=MC?

Why is Allocative Efficiency where P=MC? | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it
Used all the time but generally poorly understood - this video reveals exactly why P=MC is the allocatively efficient point of production (basically where demand=supply). (“@COLFESeconomics: #ECON3 you need to know this stuff!

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Kinked Demand Curve: EDF Energy reveals 'unprecedented' sales surge as rivals hit customers with price hikes - Telegraph

Kinked Demand Curve: EDF Energy reveals 'unprecedented' sales surge as rivals hit customers with price hikes - Telegraph | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it

Energy giant EDF Energy has seen a 600pc increase in sales of its fixed price gas and electricity deals in the past fortnight after three of its rivals hit their customers with inflation-busting price hikes.


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Regulatory Capture Example: Minimum Alcohol Pricing: Criticism Over U-Turn

Regulatory Capture Example: Minimum Alcohol Pricing: Criticism Over U-Turn | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it
The Government is accused of "deplorable practices" after meetings with the drinks industry before shelving minimum pricing.

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Minority ethnic workers in UK twice as likely to be unemployed as whites

Minority ethnic workers in UK twice as likely to be unemployed as whites | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it
DWP figures show jobless rate of 45% for young black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi workers with white figure at 19%
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The difficulties of CBA: Can you put a price on the beauty of the natural world?

The difficulties of CBA: Can you put a price on the beauty of the natural world? | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it

George Monbiot: Those who reduce nature to a column of figures play to an agenda that ignores its inherent value – and seeks to destroy it


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Is a UK rate rise good or bad?

Is a UK rate rise good or bad? | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it
Is it good or bad that the UK looks set to be the first of the big rich developed economies to increase the cost of money?
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Royal Mail warns on competition

Royal Mail warns on competition | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it
Royal Mail warns that competition from rivals poses a threat to the fundamental economics of its six day a week letters delivery service.
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Satisficing Business Objectives | Unit 3 Micro:...

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Revision note on satisficing as a business objective (RT @EconomicsALevel: #Econ3 Satisficing Business Objectives | @scoopit http://t.co/lyQWzsmgld via @tutor2u_econ)...

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How much do migrants cost or benefit a nation?

How much do migrants cost or benefit a nation? | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it
Do immigrants contribute more to a nation than they take out? (The debate about immigration.

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Contestability: EasyFood: Stelios goes from the check-ins to checkouts

Contestability: EasyFood: Stelios goes from the check-ins to checkouts | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it
Serial entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is cautiously making plans to enter the budget supermarket sector. By Sean Farrell and Jennifer Rankin

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Privatisation: Royal Mail reports rise in profits

Privatisation: Royal Mail reports rise in profits | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it

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Labour Market: Women in the UK Labour Market

This is a short video covering the key points from the report on women in the labour market in 2013.
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Natural monopoly using SNP for dynamic efficiency: Severn Trent launches new technology to detect water leaks

Natural monopoly using SNP for dynamic efficiency: Severn Trent launches new technology to detect water leaks | AQA Econ3 | Scoop.it

Yesterday, as part of a water industry innovation event, Severn Trent Water and partner Echologics launched the LeakFinderST™, a new piece of technology that can find leaks no other leakage detection equipment can.


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