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Superyacht makers at Monaco Yacht Show buoyant as demand grows

Superyacht makers at Monaco Yacht Show buoyant as demand grows | economics | Scoop.it
Rich put recession behind them as UK manufacturers of luxury yachts report record revenues of £460m
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Demand for Superyachts grow - goods exported from UK (manufactures in UK record revenues of £460m
- The biggest market for superyachts remains the US, followed by Russia and the Middle East. There is a lot talk about exporting to China but this is just talk, China is yet to show interest.

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NatalieRanoszek's comment, September 26, 2013 9:00 AM
interesting story jade, nice insight!
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FDI up 6 per cent to US $10.87 billion in January-June 2013

FDI up 6 per cent to US $10.87 billion in January-June 2013 | economics | Scoop.it
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India increased by 6 per cent year-on-year to US \$ 10.87 billion during the first six months of this year.
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FDI into India increased by 6% - has had a positive impact on existing companies allowing them to invest into physical and human capital but also has led to the creation of new companies, all beneficial to India's economy.

 

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Mortgage approvals down slightly in June

Mortgage approvals down slightly in June | economics | Scoop.it
Bank of England figures show fall back in number of loans approved, but their value increased to £14bn
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it can be said that this small decrease was only expected after the increase in May. I think that the Housing Market activity is still increasing (even considering June's slight dip) the approval numbers recorded are still above the average.

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Czech Republic: car market fell 20% in June hit by economics worsening. - focus2move.com

Czech Republic: car market fell 20% in June hit by economics worsening. - focus2move.com | economics | Scoop.it
Hit by a national GDP declining for five consecutive quarters, the Czech Republic car market in June 2013 heavily dropped losing over 20% from the pre...

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Primark reports 25% sales rise despite no plans for internet presence

Primark reports 25% sales rise despite no plans for internet presence | economics | Scoop.it

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Naz Jahangir's curator insight, January 17, 2013 2:33 PM

Businesses showing that you can succeed on the high street if your business model is right.  Not all retailing has to take place on the internet even in this challenging econimic environment. 

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How Many Shares In UK Firms Are Foreign-Owned?

How Many Shares In UK Firms Are Foreign-Owned? | 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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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.

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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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EADS changes name to Airbus in restructuring - Telegraph

EADS changes name to Airbus in restructuring - Telegraph | economics | Scoop.it
EADS, Europe's aerospace giant, has confirmed plans to reorganise into three divisions and change its name to Airbus, adopting the look and feel of its arch-rival Boeing in a bid to become more competitive.
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By EADS changing their brand name to Airbus will they become more competitive? According to this article profits were up by 23% and revenue up 3% due to the commercial changes. 

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An Economics Lesson for Joe Biden: If the minimum wage tracked inflation, it would be $4.07 per hour.

An Economics Lesson for Joe Biden: If the minimum wage tracked inflation, it would be $4.07 per hour. | economics | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Michael Saltsman says that if the minimum wage tacked inflation, it would be $4.07 per hour. (An Economics Lesson for Joe Biden!
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Primark reports 25% sales rise despite no plans for internet presence

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