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Why are people spending less this Christmas?

Why are people spending less this Christmas? | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Brexit uncertainty and rising prices in shops are influencing consumers' shopping habits in the run-up to Christmas.

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Is the US heading for a recession?

Is the US heading for a recession? | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Investors are worried a recession might be about to hit the US, so do they have reason to be concerned?

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France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The French president says the anger of "yellow vest" protesters is "deep and in many ways legitimate".

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Pound drops to 2017 lows after government contempt vote

Pound drops to 2017 lows after government contempt vote | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Sterling briefly hits 20-month lows after MPs find the government in contempt of Parliament.

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UK house price rise 'slowest for six years'

UK house price rise 'slowest for six years' | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Prices rise 0.3% from a year earlier, with the average home now valued at £224,578, the Halifax says.

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UK economy slows as car sales fall

UK economy slows as car sales fall | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to October, latest official figures show.

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Bank warns no-deal could see UK sink into recession

Bank warns no-deal could see UK sink into recession | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The Bank of England warns the pound could plummet 25% and the economy shrink 8% in a no-deal scenario.

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Minimum wage rises 'hit profits, not jobs'

Minimum wage rises 'hit profits, not jobs' | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Prices have risen in some sectors but fears of job losses have been unfounded, a report says.
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Brexit: Any form makes UK poorer, suggests Treasury analysis

Brexit: Any form makes UK poorer, suggests Treasury analysis | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Treasury analysis suggests no-deal would be significantly worse for the economy than leaving under May's plan.
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Keynesian economy: What does it really mean? - BBC Ideas

Keynesian economy: What does it really mean? - BBC Ideas | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Watch the "What if economists were like dentists?" video at BBC Ideas. Explore other related content via our curated "An A-Z of -isms" playlist.

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Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth

Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Rising protectionism could threaten exports and the growth outlook for the world's third largest economy.

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German economy contracts for first time since 2015

German economy contracts for first time since 2015 | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Europe's largest economy contracted from July to September, its first decline in three years.

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Pound's rollercoaster ride continues

Pound's rollercoaster ride continues | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The pound sinks in volatile trading after reports that a Brexit deal was near were downplayed.

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Brexit gloom to hit housing market into 2019, says RICS

Brexit gloom to hit housing market into 2019, says RICS | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Brexit uncertainty is expected to hit the property market over the next three months, surveyors say.

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Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote

Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Sterling sheds some of its earlier gains after leadership confidence vote result is revealed.

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Wages rise at fastest pace for decade

Wages rise at fastest pace for decade | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Unemployment goes up by 20,000 between August and October to a total figure of 1.38 million.

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UK economic growth 'stalls' as service sector slides

UK economic growth 'stalls' as service sector slides | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Growth in the UK's key services sector hits its lowest level since July 2016, prompting fears of stagnation.

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November shopper footfall 'worst since recession'

November shopper footfall 'worst since recession' | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The Black Friday effect is driving more shopping online for a longer period, retail researchers say.

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'Subdued' demand from house buyers

'Subdued' demand from house buyers | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Analysts say Brexit uncertainty is also making buyers cautious, as house prices rise by 1.9% in a year.
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London dominates UK jobs growth over past decade

London dominates UK jobs growth over past decade | Macro economics | Scoop.it
But the north-east of England saw the lowest percentage increase in new jobs, analysis shows.
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Brexit: What is an economic forecast?

Brexit: What is an economic forecast? | Macro economics | Scoop.it
The government will publish a series of forecasts on Brexit, so how do they work?
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Government borrowing worse than expected in October

Government borrowing worse than expected in October | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The government borrowed £8.8bn in October, but the year-to-date deficit is the lowest for 13 years.

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UK retail sales hit by mild autumn

UK retail sales hit by mild autumn | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Analysts say the worse than expected 0.5% fall in sales suggests shoppers are cutting back spending.

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High score, low pay: why the gig economy loves gamification | Business | The Guardian

High score, low pay: why the gig economy loves gamification | Business | The Guardian | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The long read: Using ratings, competitions and bonuses to incentivise workers isn’t new – but as I found when I became a Lyft driver, the gig economy is taking it to another level

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UK inflation holds steady at 2.4% in October

UK inflation holds steady at 2.4% in October | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Falls in the cost of food and clothing are offset by rising utility bills and petrol prices.

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