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George Osborne outlines export lending plan on Brazil trip - Telegraph

George Osborne outlines export lending plan on Brazil trip - Telegraph | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
On first day of a trade trip to Brazil, Chancellor George Osborne said he was an “unabashed salesman for the best of British”
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Benefits of trade: Rebalancing the UK economy towards more export led growth

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The European Debt Crisis Visualized - YouTube

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- At the heart of the European debt crisis is the euro, the currency that tied together 18 countries in an intimate manner. So when one ...
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Informative video highlighting why and how the Eurozone Debt Crisis came into being. Understandable and insightful!

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Two Hugely Awkward Budget Graphs Osborne Would Rather You Didn't See

Two Hugely Awkward Budget Graphs Osborne Would Rather You Didn't See | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
George Osborne admitted in his Budget that "we still don't export enough", telling MPs of his commitment to change that after four years. "I want the message to go out that we are backing our exporters – so that wherever you are around the world you can’t fail to see: Made in Britain," he told MPs.
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Is Britain, in reality, capable to boost exports at a competitive level? There is a lot of progress to be made.

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Budget 2014: George Osborne's tax cut dilemma

Budget 2014: George Osborne's tax cut dilemma | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
The economy is improving but the chancellor cannot afford to be too generous on budget day – and political concerns over the 2015 election also play a part
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Is Britain on the road to recovery?

Is Britain on the road to recovery? | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
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Incredibly helpful and summative insight into the recovery of the British economy.

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Major step in preventing type 2 diabetes

Major step in preventing type 2 diabetes | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, both Harvard affiliates, have identified mutations in a gene that can reduce the risk of individuals developing type 2 diabetes. If a drug can be developed that mimics the protective effect of these mutations, it could open up new ways of preventing this devastating disease.
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Progress is powerful.

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Stomach-churning images show the shocking truth about Indonesian snake slaughterhouses

Stomach-churning images show the shocking truth about Indonesian snake slaughterhouses | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
These stomach-churning images show the dark truth about how some of the most desirable fashion products in the world are made.
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Greed will be sure to kill us all.

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Will China shake the world again?

Will China shake the world again? | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
China’s growth in recent years has been generated by a dangerous lending and investing splurge. My new BBC2 film investigates whether a crash is looming that will shake the world.
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This is a highly recommened article written by Robert Preston which explains China's debt-fuelled growth over the past few years, as the rest of the world were striving to battle recession. However, this report also warns of a potential economic downturn that may well be waiting to occur in the near future as "toxic investment" led by a shadow banking system and corruption amongst members in authority has produced UNSUSTAINABLE growth. The threat of a considerable slowdown demands an urgent requirement for re-balancing the economy.

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Tough choice for India manufacturing

Tough choice for India manufacturing | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it

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This short video explains how an increase in interest rates in India has slowed down economic growth over the past two years, as less people are able and willing to borrow money either for consumption (by households) or investment (by firms). However, the argument for raising interest rates is a valid one. The rise is necessary to help lower inflation, in order for prices of goods and services to decrease, all in the hope to improve consumer welfare. It's a tricky balancing act for this economic giant.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:37 PM

Impact of Higher Interest rates.

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This World: How China Fooled the World - with Robert Peston

This World: How China Fooled the World - with Robert Peston | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
Robert Peston investigates how economic giant China could actually be in trouble.
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An incredibly insightful and highly recommended programme led by Robert Preston which highlights very well the substantial success of the Chinese economy over the past five years or so, yet the potential threat of an economic downturn it carries as debt-fuelled growth persists in the nation and corruption amongst powerful members in authority continues to create considerable inequality in the distribution of income and wealth. Is this economic giant truly in for trouble? 

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Regulation: Big Six Energy Firms Face Gas Profits Probe

Regulation: Big Six Energy Firms Face Gas Profits Probe | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
The Energy Secretary believes every household could save £40 a year if profit margins for gas were a similar level to electricity.

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Growing number paying 40% income tax rate - Full Fact

Growing number paying 40% income tax rate - Full Fact | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
Full Fact Live: factchecking in brief from Full Fact and elsewhere.
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Osborne Close To Landmark China Banking Deal

Osborne Close To Landmark China Banking Deal | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
The Chancellor is close to a deal to launch a City-based clearing bank for trades in the Chinese currency, Sky News understands.
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Interesting.

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UK Budget 2014 date, predictions and how to watch live

UK Budget 2014 date, predictions and how to watch live | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
Everything you should know about George Osborne’s upcoming speech
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What does China own in Britain?

What does China own in Britain? | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
China has a lot of money to invest, but how much of it comes into Britain and what is it spent on?
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CBI tells chancellor: do more to boost trade and rebalance economy

CBI tells chancellor: do more to boost trade and rebalance economy | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
Before George Osborne's budget, business lobby group says UK remains too dependent on consumer demand
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The UK needs large scale investment to increase considerably, if it truly wants the economy to be fully and securely trekking on the road to recovery. Consumer-led growth is simply not sufficient. With an extensive injection (of investement) into the economy, productive capacity will be likely to improve. Thinking long-term is crucial.

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Opinion: End Illegal Wildlife Trafficking on World Wildlife Day

Opinion: End Illegal Wildlife Trafficking on World Wildlife Day | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
U.S. officials call for a crackdown on the illegal trade in wildlife, and for everyone to help.
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Ruthless. We must put an end to such brutality.

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CHINA ECONOMY: The domino effect | Emerging Markets

CHINA ECONOMY: The domino effect | Emerging Markets | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
As China’s economy rebalances, emerging markets brace for the impact. For some, the change could be beneficial
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George Osborne's economic 'recovery' is built on sand

George Osborne's economic 'recovery' is built on sand | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
Will Hutton: Half the jobs growth was driven by self-employment – redundant workers making an uncertain living as sole traders
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Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl eat further into major supermarkets' market share

Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl eat further into major supermarkets' market share | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
Growth was led by discounters Aldi and Lidl, with sales up 32% and 17.2% respectively – while sales at independent frozen foods store Farm Foods rose 43.9%

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With competitive ruin looming, energy policy needs a brand new start - Telegraph

With competitive ruin looming, energy policy needs a brand new start - Telegraph | Economics and other World Affairs | Scoop.it
It’s only right and proper that politicians should have their say but to be treating energy providers as a political football when there is already an independent investigation by regulators going on is extraordinarily irresponsible
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