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Q&A: Royal Mail privatisation

Q&A: Royal Mail privatisation | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
The government intends to privatise Royal Mail though a flotation on the London Stock Exchange "in the coming weeks".

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Matt Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:34 AM

Great example to use.

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Mergers: World's largest airline created

Mergers: World's largest airline created | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it

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Matt Smith's curator insight, December 10, 2013 2:18 AM

Great example of a Merger here. Lots of economic theory here. Read and use.

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

Contestability: EasyFood: Stelios goes from the check-ins to checkouts | Year 13 AQA Economics | 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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Japan asks help from World Trade Organization over Seoul's fish ban

Japan asks help from World Trade Organization over Seoul's fish ban | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
The Japanese government has resorted to asking the World Trade Organization (WTO) to sort out the problem over the import ban imposed by South Korea over marine products near the damaged Fukushima ...
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It seems here that South Korea is using the Fukushima disaster in Japan as an excuse to ban imports of marine products around that area, due to the alleged contaminated water in the Pacific Ocean. Is South Korea genuinely concerned about the safety of these marine products? Since there is little evidence suggesting the products are contaminated, many suggest it is just a ploy to protect South Korean producers.

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Mr Jones's curator insight, October 29, 2013 11:36 AM

Interesting tha the WTO may not have the power to influence the South Korean decision but are nevertheless being used tactically by the Japanese government.

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The gated globe

The gated globe | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
FIVE YEARS AGO George W. Bush gathered the leaders of the largest rich and developing countries in Washington for the first summit of the G20. In the face of the...
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A very good article about protectionism and how countries have been pikcing and choosing who to trade with since the financial crash, instead of completely embracing the benefits of globalisation. 

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Mr Jones's curator insight, October 29, 2013 11:48 AM

Great overview of globalisation post 2008.  Not a surprise that governments continuing to intervene in a way that they judge will bring them benefits in the long term.  Is there anything like a truly 'free market approach' in the real world?

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UK confirmed as leading European destination for foreign direct investment - Press releases - GOV.UK

UK confirmed as leading European destination for foreign direct investment - Press releases - GOV.UK | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
Investment figures show the UK has continued to strengthen its position as the leading European destination for foreign direct investment.

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Mr Jones's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:28 PM

Government promoting investment and trade opportunities in the global economy

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Why the UK is a great place to locate and expand your business

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helps UK-based exporters succeed globally and assists overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK

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Mr Jones's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:35 PM

UKTI tells the world why UK is attractive as an FDI option

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UK confirmed as leading European destination for foreign direct investment - Press releases - GOV.UK

UK confirmed as leading European destination for foreign direct investment - Press releases - GOV.UK | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
Investment figures show the UK has continued to strengthen its position as the leading European destination for foreign direct investment.

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Mr Jones's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:28 PM

Government promoting investment and trade opportunities in the global economy

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How Many Shares In UK Firms Are Foreign-Owned?

How Many Shares In UK Firms Are Foreign-Owned? | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
More than half (53.2%) of shares in listed UK firms are now owned by foreign investors for the first time on record.

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Jade Foster's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:01 AM

More than half of shares in listed UK firms are owned by foreign investors - growing confidence for UK businesses. Attracting foreign investment is critical to our economic success.

Mr Jones's curator insight, September 26, 2013 10:27 AM

Clearly a large stock of foreign owned assets/businesses now imply plenty of flows of FDI/Portfolio investment in the past. The slideslow shows Quataris now own/comtrol the Olympic Village and 30% of Sainsbury's. Wonder what makes the UK an attactive destination for inward FDI?

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China acknowledges 'cancer villages'

China acknowledges 'cancer villages' | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
China's environment ministry appears to have acknowledged the existence of so-called "cancer villages", after years of public speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas.
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And here's another one for Joe! If only there was some gov't regulation to stop thousands dying of cancer, ey?

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Wood Group Kenny awarded Amberjack Jack/St. Malo oil export pipeline detailed design

Wood Group Kenny awarded Amberjack Jack/St. Malo oil export pipeline detailed design | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it

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Mr Jones's curator insight, September 24, 2013 11:02 AM

Service sector export earnings.

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Samsung overtakes Apple on mobile web use

Samsung overtakes Apple on mobile web use | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
The world's largest smartphone manufacturer now also accounts for the most mobile web usage, claims a report that also puts Google Chrome ahead of Internet Explorer in America.    

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Tom Cooper's curator insight, July 10, 2013 4:39 PM

monopoly power shifting?

Mr Jones's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:48 AM

Some good concentration ratio anlysis on markets connected to mobile phones and intermet use. Tom is quite right to think about monopoly power/barrier to entry issues

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After 170 years of labour market change, now only 1% of workers are in agriculture

After 170 years of labour market change, now only 1% of workers are in agriculture | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it

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Two new fracking sites announced

Two new fracking sites announced | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
Cuadrilla, one of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's shale gas resources, announces two new exploration sites in Lancashire.
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Govt Intervention: Bill changes to 'simplify' energy

Govt Intervention: Bill changes to 'simplify' energy | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it

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BBC Radio 4 - MINT: The Next Economic Giants, Indonesia - Commodity Curse

BBC Radio 4 - MINT: The Next Economic Giants, Indonesia - Commodity Curse | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
Jim O'Neill asks if Indonesia can break its old reliance on exporting raw materials.
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great podcast on the next economic giants, the MINTs

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Mr Jones's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:58 AM

Mints to follow Brics?

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Lib Dems: PM panicking over energy

Lib Dems: PM panicking over energy | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats accuse David Cameron of making a "panicky U-turn" after he announces a review of green energy taxes, but the PM says the move will drive down bills.
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The issue of rising energy bills is becoming a significant problem for the coalition government. Although Cameron's proposed scrap of green levies may be harmful to future generations, Miliband's price freeze also poses problems, with many suggesting energy companies will put prices up significantly before the freeze. Its an issue that needs to be resolved if Britain is to maintain her reputation of attracting FDI.

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UK to relax visa rules for Chinese

UK to relax visa rules for Chinese | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
The UK government will relax visa rules for Chinese nationals coming to the UK, Chancellor George Osborne announces during his China trade trip.
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George Osborne relaxing the Visa rules for Chinese people to come into the UK, in the hope of attracting FDI

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Shanghai's free trade zone launched

Shanghai's free trade zone launched | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it

“ What are the benefits of Shanghai's free trade zone and what threat does it pose to trade in Hong Hong?”


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UK map for investors

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helps UK-based exporters succeed globally and assists overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK

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Mr Jones's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:32 PM

Nice interactive which covers structural aspects of the UK economy including export and FDI patterns

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Spliffs and butts

Spliffs and butts | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
IN 1952, Donald Macintosh Johnson, later the Conservative MP for Carlisle, published a study entitled “Indian Hemp: A Social Menace”. Even small doses of the...
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A tricky situation for the UK govt- would legalising cannabis reduce or increase consumption?

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China Leads In Foreign Direct Investment

China Leads In Foreign Direct Investment | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
As consumption increases in China, more and more foreign enterprises are looking to gain a foothold in the country's vast, and expanding, domestic market.
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An indicator that China is the leading economic force. Companies want to invest in China to expand their firms, leading to more money coming into the Chinese economy.

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NatalieRanoszek's comment, September 26, 2013 9:04 AM
How does this impact the uk economy?
Steve Hutchinson's comment, September 26, 2013 1:39 PM
Jade: the long run impact of FDI in China is an higher growth in GDP, as companies expand and therefore produce more goods and services for that economy to enjoy. Is this what China and the rest of the world really want?
Steve Hutchinson's comment, September 26, 2013 1:40 PM
Natalie: its interesting that British companies are investing directly into China, as we saw with Berwins. This is potentially beneficial for the UK current account as money flows back into the British economy.
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Chinese firm in $2bn Uganda oil deal

Chinese firm in $2bn Uganda oil deal | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
China's state-owned oil firm China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) wins a $2bn (£1.3bn) contract to develop a Uganda oil field.
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Foreign Direct Investment, a good sign for Uganda's capital account as China invests money in new oil field.

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McLaren roars into China luxury auto market

McLaren roars into China luxury auto market | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it

“ Britain's McLaren opened its first car dealership in mainland China on Thursday, hoping to sell the country's wealthy elite its Formula One-inspired vehicles for up to $2.1 million apiece.”


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An example of a British export- high quality products where Britain has the comparative advantage

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Unit 3 Micro: Richard Branson on Lessons from Virgin Cola

Unit 3 Micro: Richard Branson on Lessons from Virgin Cola | Year 13 AQA Economics | Scoop.it
Virgin Cola was set up during the early 1990s and after a hugely successful launch sales started to out-strip established mega brands such as Coca Cola.

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Mr Jones's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:54 AM

Mr Branson suggests it's easier to enter some markets compared with others. Challenge to make your product sufficiently different to those of your competitors