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Double-dip recession revised away

Double-dip recession revised away | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
The UK economy did not enter a double-dip recession last year, revised figures show, but the recession in 2008 was deeper than previously estimated.
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Did we really experience a DOUBLE DIP???

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Sustainable Development - FAQ: Inclusive Green Growth

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World bank on 'green growth'. Can this be achieved???

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Baltic Economies Bounce Back After Early Budget Cuts

Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Eric Coleman reports on the return of economic growth in the Baltic nations after pushing through Europe's toughest defici...
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Latvia recovers from austerity

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The Euro in the Crosshairs: How We Got Here

An animation I created for Bloomberg TV about the Euro Crisis
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Revise the history of the euro from here.

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Taking Europe's pulse

Taking Europe's pulse | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
Our interactive overview of European GDP, debt and jobs Europe’s economies CurrencyEconomyGDP per personUnemploymentYouth unemploymentDebtPublic debtBudget...
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Up to date info requested in class today.

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Austerity: Is the EU changing tack?

Austerity: Is the EU changing tack? | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
Are the European Union's political leaders changing their austerity policies in the face of growing popular opposition in some countries?
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Alternative policies exist!

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Säästva arengu näitajad. Indicators of Sustainable Development - Statistics Estonia

Official statistics on the Estonian environment, population, social life and economy; questionnaires and classifications being used in the production of statistics.
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Comparative measures for sustainability in Estonia.

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ESTONIAN CULTURAL IMPACT!

Homework task

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REMEMBER EUROVISION AND CHEER FOR BIRGIT.

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How Estonia became E-stonia

How Estonia became E-stonia | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
Estonian pupils are taught computer skills from an early age as the internet is seen as symbolic of political independence.
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Useful for discussion of the new economy. Can Estonia build a competitive advantage??

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Central European reforms as a beacon | vox

Central European reforms as a beacon | vox | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
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Learning economic lessons from the Baltic states. Why are Estonia, Latvia nd lithuania growing??

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Eurozone economy still in recession

Eurozone economy still in recession | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
The recession across the 17-nation eurozone has continued into a sixth quarter, official figures show.
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Back to reality for the eurozone. ALTHOUGH Estonia has not dipped into another recession. This may be due to strong economic fundamentals.

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Germany struggles with skilled labor shortage, shrinking population

FT.com | The workforce could shrink by 12 percent by 2030 without remedial action, a study finds.
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Free movement of workers across the EU can be seen as opportunity or threat depending upon the perspective. Will Germany 'pull' workers away from the CEE/ transition economies?

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Tiger, tiger, burning bright: Will the Baltic Tiger develop sustainably? Part I

Tiger, tiger, burning bright: Will the Baltic Tiger develop sustainably? Part I | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
Rapid economic growth is the largest constraint on the sustainable economic, social and environmental development of Estonia as it directly counteracts the first, third and fourth objectives of the...
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Was this written to answer the final exam question??

 

See also http://merchinomics.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/

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How Latvia Recovered From the Crisis

Latvia was hit particularly hard by the global economic crisis. Today, however, it is one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union. How did Lat...
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Recovering outside the eurozone, but pegged through ERM2. Latvia is aligning to join the euro in 2014.

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6 "Meet Latvia" - Economy

To see subtitles just press "CC" button on lower right corner of play bar.
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Turn on the subtitles and learn about export led growthfor Latvia.

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IMF: UK austerity 'drag on growth'

IMF: UK austerity 'drag on growth' | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
The UK's planned austerity measures will be a drag on economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
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IMF is suggesting an alternative macro approach - emphasis on infrastructure. Could this be guidance for other economies????

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Baltic ambition

Baltic ambition | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
VALDIS DOMBROVSKIS is undeterred. In spite of Cyprus, Slovenia and the continuing euro crisis, the prime minister of Latvia wants his country to join the single...
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Latvia is still attracted by the potential benefits.

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Eurozone and US inflation falls

Eurozone and US inflation falls | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
Inflation in both the 17-strong eurozone bloc and the US falls to its lowest level in years.
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Low rates of inflation should add to EU competitiveness but the euro remains relatively strong against  other currencies. The continued recession = falling AD causing further difficulties to the weak economies.

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Turkey’s exporters hit by eurozone slump

Turkey’s exporters hit by eurozone slump | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
Turkish exporters have seen trade with the eurozone slump since the start of the financial crisis. Now they are targeting new customers in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere.
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Non EU countries such as Turkey are feeling the effects of a continued EU recession.

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Estonia | Country profile | Eurovision Song Contest - Malmö 2013

Estonia | Country profile | Eurovision Song Contest - Malmö 2013 | Ponte585 | Scoop.it
The official website of the Eurovision Song Contest (Malmö 2013), featuring the latest news, photos, videos, information about the contestants, the show, the contest's rich history and more.
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A bit of light relief. Will you be cheering Estonia for the Eurovision song contest?? The voting will be very policial / economic this year based on the whole austerity dabate. Listen to the song. What do you think?

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