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Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World

Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World | MACRO | Scoop.it
Investigate for yourself the mechanisms of global trade

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nice for a visual on the extent and magnitude of global trade.

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HG Académie de Rennes's curator insight, April 17, 2014 4:00 PM

Ressource numérique interactive mêlant planisphère, routes maritimes, graphiques de l'activité portuaire et vues aériennes des plus grands ports du monde et de leur aménagement notamment pour la conteneurisation du commerce maritime. Une ressource tout à fait exploitable en 4e bien qu'étant en anglais (très peu de texte). On pensera aussi à la classe de terminale et aux DNL anglais.

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, April 28, 2014 1:57 PM

Un excellent site très utile lorsque l'on traite de la mondialisation


Pour aller plus loin

    - Site de l'Isemar (une mine)

    - Des statistiques très utiles

    - Les grands ports d'Asie orientale (conférence d'Yves Boquet, FIG, 2009) 

    - Conférence de Jacques Charlier : compte-rendu (conférence FIG 2013)

    - Le conteneur, une histoire de la mondialisation


FIG : Festival International de Géographie de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges


Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:05 PM

While this might simply seem like a group of ports the more important message conveyed is that in fact that the majority of them are located in East Asia. Gone are the days of the industrial centers of the earth being located in Europe and the Americas. Paired with cheap labor and ease of global transportation many of these East Asian countries are quickly over coming many of the earths previous economic giants. 

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Obama was right: To boost the economy, spread the wealth

Obama was right: To boost the economy, spread the wealth | MACRO | Scoop.it
Two recent reports from the International Monetary Fund – one just out today – make a compelling case that not only is inequality bad for economic growth, but redistributive policies might also actually be good for it.
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interesting piece suggesting that perhaps there is not a conflict between the often opposing macro objectives of equality and growth.  So perhaps Okun's bucket is not so leaky afterall ?

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The UK's widening trade gap is worrying – but hardly a shock

The UK's widening trade gap is worrying – but hardly a shock | MACRO | Scoop.it

In the past, a 25% depreciation in the pound would have led to a narrower trade balance – that hasn't happened this time (The UK's widening trade gap is worrying – but hardly a shock | Larry Elliott http://t.co/n5z2E3ee0f...


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Gunay Latifova's curator insight, November 8, 2013 6:12 PM
This is very similar to what we did for our last piece of homework about aggregate demand
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Interest rates may rise next year, says Bank of England chief economist

Interest rates may rise next year, says Bank of England chief economist | MACRO | Scoop.it
Aim to keep borrowing costs low could be thwarted by stronger than expected growth and unusually weak productivity
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Good for target 2.0

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Special report: The world economy

The forward march of globalisation has paused since the financial crisis, giving way to a more conditional, interventionist and nationalist model. Greg Ip ex...

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Graham Watson's curator insight, October 11, 2013 1:06 PM

This extended Economist clip ties in with this week's Special Briefing on the world economy, which looks at a range of issues from the current health of the economy to all sorts of globalisation, trade and protectionism-related issues.

 

 

It is excellent viewing and well worth a watch...

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Ireland: Dublin boom, Donegal gloom

FT's Ireland correspondent Jamie Smyth reports on the very different economic fortunes of Ireland as it starts to recover: Dublin is booming while 150 miles ...

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Graham Watson's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:39 AM

This FT piece on Ireland's two speed recovery highlights how far Ireland has fallen, and how the recovery has starkly divided the country. Dublin and Cork have already started to make significant progress but rural areas are lagging far behind. This article illustrates the decisions that individuals have had to take to move on and the two-speed pace of recovery. 

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UK inflation rate falls to 2.7%

UK inflation rate falls to 2.7% | MACRO | Scoop.it
UK inflation measured by the consumer prices index fell to 2.7% in August, from July's figure of 2.8%.

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Graham Watson's curator insight, September 17, 2013 6:47 AM

A precipitous drop in inflation - from 2.8% to 2.7% in CPI terms. However, simultaneously, the RPI figure increased from 3.1% to 3.3%. Which do you think is of greater relevance for UK consumers and why? What are the implications of these figures for real incomes?

And whither inflation in future?  

Kiryun Park's curator insight, September 17, 2013 1:49 PM

UK's current inflation rate

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Is a little bit of inflation just what the doctor ordered to keep unemployment down?

Is a little bit of inflation just what the doctor ordered to keep unemployment down? | MACRO | Scoop.it
Did Britain get just what it needed to keep unemployment down--a burst of inflation--at just the right time? And what can the United States learn from that?
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Privatisation plans could mean 155,000 jobs shunted out of public sector

Privatisation plans could mean 155,000 jobs shunted out of public sector | MACRO | Scoop.it
1980s ideological revival continues with coalition pressing ahead with plans to sell off everything from Royal Mail to student loans

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Graham Watson's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:33 AM

Break out the Spandau Ballet, the Duran Duran and so on. The 1980s revival is in full swing as the Coalition embraces privatization. This Guardian article, moots the possiblity of 155,00 public sector workers being transferred to the private sector in the next few months. Is this based on idealism, or pragmatism, as a means of cutting the deficit?

Of course, the largest privatization would be the Post Office, but other areas being considered include UK search and rescue, a tranche of the student loan book, Urenco - the uranium enrichment group and even some aspects of the court system. It will be interesting to see whether lessons have been learned, and public reaction 25 years on.

The music, by the way, is timeless... 

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Yes, Europe really is in the throes of austerity

Yes, Europe really is in the throes of austerity | MACRO | Scoop.it
Larry Summers - and conventional wisdom - say Europe has been experiencing austerity. A Heritage scholar disagrees. So who's right?
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Is Lord Keynes back in Brussels?

The European Union (or at least its periphery) is a big, sick patient that so far has been treated with robust injections of fiscal austerity.
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Good Macro article on the importance of coordination in the EU context

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Can UK economy cope with another shock?

Can UK economy cope with another shock? | MACRO | Scoop.it
How robust is the British economy, and could it withstand another shock?

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Graham Watson's curator insight, May 30, 2013 3:57 AM

A hands-on view of the UK economy as it 'recovers': I like the micro examination of the underlying macroeconomic situation.

I admire the honesty of Philip Miller, the owner of Adventure Island Fun Park in Southend, in outlining the steps he has had to take to keep the park viable. Equally, DeAnne Julius is also downcast about the state of the economy. Further, Nicholas Crafts is also equally concerned about the fact that any future tightening of policy - which he suggests is inevitable - will necessarily stall the recovery at some stage in future.

 

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George Osborne’s convenient spending review | Nida Broughton | Independent Eagle Eye Blogs

George Osborne’s convenient spending review | Nida Broughton | Independent Eagle Eye Blogs | MACRO | Scoop.it
George Osborne did the tour of the newsrooms today, announcing that he is a fifth of the way to finding the £11.5 billion worth of savings he is looking for in the upcoming spending review – including the last-minute cuts to departments announced...
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International Replacement Ratios

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interesting  EU context on replacement ratios.

particularly given the impression in the -right wing?- press that UK benefits system is overly generous

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Eurozone youth unemployment reaches record high of 24.4%

Eurozone youth unemployment reaches record high of 24.4% | MACRO | Scoop.it
With 3.58 million under-25s in the euro area jobless in October, youth unemployment is a scar that shows little sign of healing

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interesting Econ 4 article

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British Gas raises energy prices by 9.2%

British Gas raises energy prices by 9.2% | MACRO | Scoop.it
Centrica move – which follows SSE's price rise last week – will add £107 to the average annual dual-fuel bill with British Gas

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Graham Watson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 12:23 PM

The Guardian on yesterday's decision by Centrica to raise gas prices - I've omitted material about the subsequent Twitter storm, entertaining though coverage of it is. As it is this is a lovely example of oligopoly theory in action - Centrica are following SSE and as the editor-in-chief of Moneysupermarket.com opines:

"It won't stop there. We can expect the other four major providers – EDF, E.ON, npower and Scottish Power – to also announce price hikes over the coming weeks."

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Special report: The world economy

The forward march of globalisation has paused since the financial crisis, giving way to a more conditional, interventionist and nationalist model. Greg Ip ex...

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Graham Watson's curator insight, October 11, 2013 1:06 PM

This extended Economist clip ties in with this week's Special Briefing on the world economy, which looks at a range of issues from the current health of the economy to all sorts of globalisation, trade and protectionism-related issues.

 

 

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UK economy growing at fastest rate in the developed world - Telegraph

UK economy growing at fastest rate in the developed world - Telegraph | MACRO | Scoop.it
Britain’s economy is now growing at one of the fastest rates in the developed world.
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Inflation figures expected to show fall - Telegraph

Inflation figures expected to show fall - Telegraph | MACRO | Scoop.it
Headline inflation in the UK is edging down, official figures are expected to show this week, offering further evidence that the economy is recovering without sparking price rises.

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Graham Watson's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:20 AM

The Telegraph trails the fact that inflation is seen as likely to fall, supporting the view that the economy is recovering, although I'm slightly cautious - Alan Clarke, is a supporter of the Chancellor.

The other issue is that if inflation does fall, what does this imply for the "forward guidance" of the new Governor of the Bank of England. More parsley, less sage?

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Contributions to growth

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THE economic performance of the world’s richest countries has been sluggish. An analysis of the contributions that different areas—consumer spending, investment,...
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Corporate taxes don’t cause recessions. But do they hurt growth?

Corporate taxes don’t cause recessions. But do they hurt growth? | MACRO | Scoop.it
The Economic Policy Institute finds that changes in the corporate tax code don't track changes in growth. But that doesn't mean one doesn't affect the other.
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You thought central bank money printing was at an end? Don't bet on it - Telegraph

You thought central bank money printing was at an end? Don't bet on it - Telegraph | MACRO | Scoop.it
Over the past month, there has been something of a sell-off in sovereign bond markets, leading some to speculate that the era of record low interest rates is drawing to a close.

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Graham Watson's curator insight, June 4, 2013 3:32 AM

An excellent Jeremy Warner piece looking at the unwinding of QE, or not, as the case may be. It highlights the fact that the global economy appears to be hooked  on easy money, as the least 'bad' of the available policy alternatives, defaulting or punishing austerity.

Equally, I think that there are implications for inflation in the medium-term. It is clear that the 2% CPI target that the Bank of England faces is a target in name only. The government is happy to have inflation eroding government debt, and equally happy to gloss over the consequences of inflation for people caught up in 'pay freezes' and so forth.

We live in interesting times - although we have done for nearly 5 years now. I suspect that history will not be kind to the economics profession in future years...

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Taking Europe's pulse

Taking Europe's pulse | MACRO | Scoop.it
Our interactive overview of European GDP, debt and jobs Europe’s economies CurrencyEconomyGDP per personUnemploymentYouth unemploymentDebtPublic debtBudget deficitBudget balanceGrowthLatest GDP...
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Mark Carney: Canada's rock-star banker faces four bars to success - The Guardian

Mark Carney: Canada's rock-star banker faces four bars to success - The Guardian | MACRO | Scoop.it
The Guardian Mark Carney: Canada's rock-star banker faces four bars to success The Guardian King has been careful in recent months to warn of the limits of monetary policy, and in an economy with a bust banking system and households still battling...
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Not Enough Inflation? - Seeking Alpha

Not Enough Inflation? - Seeking Alpha | MACRO | Scoop.it
Not Enough Inflation?
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The gist of the argument of these luminaries of modern macroeconomics is that an increase in the inflation rate, say to 3 to 4 percent, will stimulate the economy in two ways.
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thought provoking piece to challenge the received wisdom that somehow 2% inflation is the absolute perfect target rate

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