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Globalization

Globalization | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
Thanks to my colleague, Chris Ewart who introduced me to this brilliant satirical animation to get students to start thinking about the effects of globalisation..
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Unit 4 Macro: Celebrating (?) Ten Years of Euro Notes and Coins

Unit 4 Macro: Celebrating (?) Ten Years of Euro Notes and Coins | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
The European Central Bank has just released a special six minute video celebrating the first ten years of the euro banknotes and coins!
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Spain unemployment hits record high

Spain unemployment hits record high | The Global Economy | 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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Implications foe Exports? Impact on EU as a  whole?

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Analysis: BBC Bulgaria-Romania polls

Analysis: BBC Bulgaria-Romania polls | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
BBC Newsnight's Sanchia Berg gives her analysis of the surveys conducted by the programme in Romania and Bulgaria to try to assess the impact that the easing of EU work restrictions at the end of 2013 are likely to have.
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Influx of Immigrants?

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EU enlargement: The next eight

EU enlargement: The next eight | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
Guide to the countries waiting in the wings to join the European Union club.
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Background on possible Enlargement countries

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Q&A: The eurozone's banking union

Q&A: The eurozone's banking union | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
The eurozone is gearing up to strengthen its banking sector by introducing a more unified set of rules and protections.
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More Euro stuff

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Peace finally breaks over bananas

Peace finally breaks over bananas | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
The BBC's Malcolm Borthwick reflects on the end of the Banana trade war between Caribbean and Central American producers.
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An example of Preferential Trading and Trade Disputes

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Nations join to form 'tea cartel'

Nations join to form 'tea cartel' | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
The world's biggest producers of tea agree to join forces in Sri Lanka, raising the prospect of a cartel controlling the price of the popular drink.
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UK and the EU: Better off out or in?

UK and the EU: Better off out or in? | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
With Europe at a crossroads and growing calls for an in/out referendum, what would be the impact on daily life in Britain?
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Excellent background for Unit 4

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Unit 4 Macro: Sources of Comparative Advantage

Comparative advantage is a dynamic concept meaning that it can and does change over time. For a country, the following factors are important in determining the relative unit costs of production:.
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To support your theory notes on Comparative Advantage.

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A Very European Christmas - great 10 minute comedy on the Euro Crisis!

She's German. He's Greek. Now it's Christmas. Watch, enjoy, share. Tell us what you think and what you can spot. The official sequel to A Very European Break...

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Greece is ill and it's spreading but is a break up still on the cards? 

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EU in trade deal with Singapore

EU in trade deal with Singapore | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
The EU and Singapore clinch a free-trade agreement - the second between the 27-nation bloc and a major Asian trading partner.
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Links with arguments for Free Trade..

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Spain's unemployment heads to 5 million as banks ready for cash - Washington Post

Spain's unemployment heads to 5 million as banks ready for cash - Washington Post | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
Spain's unemployment heads to 5 million as banks ready for cashWashington PostMADRID — The number of people officially registered as unemployed in Spain has edged up toward 5 million as the country's recession shows few signs of abating and its...
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Four good short videos on the Euro

Four good short videos on the Euro | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
All from the BBC - I used them today in an afternoon lesson and they brought out some good discussion points. Here are four useful and interesting short video clips on aspects of the single currency.
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Unit 4 Macro: Video Resources on the Euro Crisis

Unit 4 Macro: Video Resources on the Euro Crisis | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
Here is a selection of news video resources that I have been using when teaching the economics (and politics) of the Euro Zone crisis.
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Q&A: End of Bulgaria and Romania work restrictions

Q&A: End of Bulgaria and Romania work restrictions | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
At the end of 2013, temporary work restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians who come to the UK are being lifted. Why are the restrictions expiring and what is the government planning to do?
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Peers in EU enlargement warning

Peers in EU enlargement warning | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
The European Union should be more careful to ensure countries respect human rights and democracy before they join the EU, a group of peers says.
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More on EU Enlargement

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Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks

Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
Eurozone finance ministers agree a deal on a bailout for Cyprus to prevent its banking system collapsing, but the island faces deep recession.
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More Euorozone Crisis...

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Unit 4 Macro: The UK Economy and the Euro

Unit 4 Macro: The UK Economy and the Euro | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
Mark Austen considers whether the UK economy has on balance benefited from being outside of the Euro Area in recent years.
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Some pre reading for our work on Europe

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PM pledges in/out referendum on EU

PM pledges in/out referendum on EU | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
David Cameron says the British people must "have their say" as he promises a vote on the country's future in the EU if the Conservatives win the election.
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A referendum on Europe. The way forward?

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Unit 4 Macro: Enlarging the EU

Here are some links to video resources on prospects for further enlargement of the European Union single market..
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Video clips on EU Enlargement

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Unit 4 Macro: The World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Revision notes and resources on the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
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This will prove very useful when we look at Trade. Thank you to Mr Riley!

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Deeper eurozone union 'agreed'

Deeper eurozone union 'agreed' | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
EU leaders have agreed on a roadmap for eurozone integration beyond the deal on centralised banking supervision, Germany's Chancellor Merkel says.
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Links with our work on the European Union

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China reports strong economy data

China reports strong economy data | The Global Economy | Scoop.it
China's economic growth rate may be gathering pace again, as the government releases strong industrial output and retail sales figures.
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