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Hammond’s £19bn bill to 'end austerity'

Hammond’s £19bn bill to 'end austerity' | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says austerity is not over and the chancellor will face increasing borrowing and taxes.

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Hammond: Any Budget tax rises 'will be absolute minimum'

Hammond: Any Budget tax rises 'will be absolute minimum' | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The chancellor tells the BBC taxes “may have to rise a little” to pay for £20bn NHS pledge.

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Hot summer gives boost to UK economy

Hot summer gives boost to UK economy | Macro economics | Scoop.it
The UK economy stagnated in August, but grew 0.7% over three months, figures indicate.
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Bank of England in unusual warning about risky business debt

Bank of England in unusual warning about risky business debt | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The central bank says £31bn has been lent this year to firms that are already heavily indebted.

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US jobless rate hits 49-year low of 3.7%

US jobless rate hits 49-year low of 3.7% | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The US jobless rate falls to 3.7% in September, the lowest level since December 1969.

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Private sector debt will likely cause the next… | tutor2u Economics

Private sector debt will likely cause the next… | tutor2u Economics | Macro economics | Scoop.it

This month of course saw the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehmann Brothers, which precipitated one of the only two global financial crises of the past 150 years. The late 2000s and the early 1930s are the only times when capitalism itself has trembled on the edge of the precipice.

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Can Trump really cut the US trade deficit?

Can Trump really cut the US trade deficit? | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The US President hopes the Nafta replacement will help change the trade balance - but it will take years to find out.

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Pound falls after May's Brexit statement

Pound falls after May's Brexit statement | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Sterling's slide deepens after the Prime Minister's comments renew fears of a no-deal Brexit.

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Argentine GDP in steepest fall since 2014

Argentine GDP in steepest fall since 2014 | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The country's economy contracted by 4.2% in the second quarter compared to a year ago.

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China won't devalue yuan to boost exports, says Premier Li

China won't devalue yuan to boost exports, says Premier Li | Macro economics | Scoop.it
China's Premier Li Keqiang says it is essential to uphold principles of free trade and multilateralism.
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Financial Crisis Explained: 4 Short FT Videos | tutor2u Economics

Financial Crisis Explained: 4 Short FT Videos | tutor2u Economics | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Hats off to the Financial Times for producing this series of short videos discussing aspects of the global financial crisis. Superb for new students wanting to bring their historical knowledge up to speed.

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UK growth forecast trimmed by British Chambers of Commerce

UK growth forecast trimmed by British Chambers of Commerce | Macro economics | Scoop.it
The BCC lowers its UK growth forecasts, and says Brexit uncertainty is harming the economy.
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Pound rises on Barnier's Brexit comments

Pound rises on Barnier's Brexit comments | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Sterling rose more than 1% after the EU's chief negotiator said the prospect of a deal was "realistic".

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UK wage growth fastest for nearly 10 years

UK wage growth fastest for nearly 10 years | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Wages rose at an annual pace of 3.1% in the three months to August, official figures show.

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UK will see three years of low growth, says EY Item Club

UK will see three years of low growth, says EY Item Club | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The EY Item Club cuts its UK GDP growth forecasts to 1.3% this year and 1.5% in 2019.

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IMF: 'Dangerous undercurrents' threaten global economy

IMF: 'Dangerous undercurrents' threaten global economy | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The International Monetary Fund says trade tensions and market complacency are increasing threats.

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Productivity perks up in second quarter

Productivity perks up in second quarter | Macro economics | Scoop.it

UK worker's output growth rebounded in the second quarter, but still lags the pre-crisis average.

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What's behind Italy's economic turbulence?

What's behind Italy's economic turbulence? | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The controversy surrounding the Italian government's spending plans has led to more nervousness on the financial markets.

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Chancellor warns over 'stalling' digital tax talks

Chancellor warns over 'stalling' digital tax talks | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The chancellor threatens a new tax on tech firms unless talks to find an international deal speed up.

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Italy's populists agree budget to 'abolish poverty'

Italy's populists agree budget to 'abolish poverty' | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The government agrees a deficit of 2.4% of GDP to finance its spending plans.

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Government borrowing jumps to £6.8bn in August

Government borrowing jumps to £6.8bn in August | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Borrowing rose by more than expected following subdued tax receipts and an increase in spending.

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Pound rises through $1.32 on stronger retail sales

Pound rises through $1.32 on stronger retail sales | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Demand for household goods hit the highest since May 2016 but inflation may dampen spending.

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UK inflation hits six-month high of 2.7%

UK inflation hits six-month high of 2.7% | Macro economics | Scoop.it
The UK inflation rate for August unexpectedly rises to 2.7%, the highest in six months.
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Turkey raises interest rates to 24% in new bid to boost lira

Turkey raises interest rates to 24% in new bid to boost lira | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Central bank makes move after failing to take action in July, sending the lira slightly higher.
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No-deal Brexit would hit UK economy, says IMF

No-deal Brexit would hit UK economy, says IMF | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Leaving the EU without a deal will entail "substantial costs" for the UK economy, the IMF warns.
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