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Episode 499: Richard Nixon, Kimchi And The First Clothing Factory In Bangladesh

Episode 499: Richard Nixon, Kimchi And The First Clothing Factory In Bangladesh | CLSG Economics: International Economics | Scoop.it
"We asked ourselves, 'What the hell do we want?'" Answer: "We need employment. We need dollars."
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a way in which protectionism can lead to more globalisation! 

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Sri Lanka, China to close free-trade deal - Business News | The Star Online

Sri Lanka, China to close free-trade deal - Business News | The Star Online | CLSG Economics: International Economics | Scoop.it
Sri Lanka, China to close free-trade deal
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Possible copycat from the EU - USA trade deal?

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The Global Economy Is Counting On A U.S./Europe Trade Deal

The Global Economy Is Counting On A U.S./Europe Trade Deal | CLSG Economics: International Economics | Scoop.it
International leaders get serious about trade, and not a moment too soon.
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The gated globe

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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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Contrary to what we said in class, the WTO seems to have stopped overt protectionism but countries have started to become more subtle in how they use subsidies etc. which means that there is currently a lot of protectionism due to the great recession

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UK economy expanding faster than first thought, GDP revision shows

UK economy expanding faster than first thought, GDP revision shows | CLSG Economics: International Economics | Scoop.it
ONS raises second-quarter growth estimate from 0.6% to 0.7% – the strongest figures since the Olympic boost

Via Nina Markovic
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The hype about this revised growth seems out of proportion when you step back and realise that it is still only 0.7% growth

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Nina Markovic's comment, August 28, 2013 9:38 AM
Nina Markovic's insight:
Despite this long overdue growth , for the lives of " ordinary people things are getting harder."