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Problems of Deflation: Japan consumer prices drop continues

Problems of Deflation: Japan consumer prices drop continues | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Japan's consumer prices dip for the third straight month, underlining the challenge faced by policymakers as they try to stoke inflation.
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Supply Side Policy: Welfare-to-work scheme 'is failing'

Supply Side Policy: Welfare-to-work scheme 'is failing' | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
The government's multi-billion-pound programme to help the long-term unemployed back into work is branded "extremely poor" by MPs.

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More pain, less gain

More pain, less gain | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
IN HAPPIER days before the euro crisis, one government in Lisbon rebranded the Algarve as the Allgarve, hoping to appeal to English-speaking tourists. Now a...
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Brave new words

Brave new words | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
FOR four years rich-world central banks have done their best to rejuvenate economies with conventional and unconventional monetary policy. Now, with short-term...
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Circular Flow of Income- courtesy of the ONS

Circular Flow of Income- courtesy of the ONS | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Having just taught the circular flow of income to my year 12 Economists, the Office for National Statistics come along with a brilliant tool I can use to revise this topic- but it would work equally well as part of an introductory lesson..
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Use this to revise the circular flow... may be making an appearance in class sometime soon!

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Taking Europe's pulse

Taking Europe's pulse | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Our interactive overview of GDP, debt and jobs Europe’s economies CurrencyEconomyGDP per personUnemploymentYouth unemploymentDebtPublic debtBudget balancePrimary...
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Good to know the state of the European economy

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Housing market shows revival signs

Housing market shows revival signs | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
The UK housing market is showing signs of its first significant revival since the credit crunch nearly six years ago.
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A useful macro indicator?

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George Osborne in pledge to help world's poor fight tax abuse

George Osborne in pledge to help world's poor fight tax abuse | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Chancellor reaffirms promise on aid and pledges to join forces with the developing world to help beat 'corporate cheats'
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What is a currency war and are we heading for one?

What is a currency war and are we heading for one? | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
As the Finance Ministers of the 20 biggest economies meet in Moscow, a discussion about the valuation of currencies is likely to he high on the agenda.
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UK inflation basket: ebooks in, champagne out

UK inflation basket: ebooks in, champagne out | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Office for National Statistics notes recent increases in the number of people reading books digitally as it adds ebooks to the new basket of goods

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The latest changes to the basket of goods and services that are used when compiling the UK consumer price index

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A* Evaluation: Who has lost most from austerity?

A* Evaluation: Who has lost most from austerity? | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Which groups have been hit hardest by the changes in tax and benefits that have been announced by the government?
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A* Evaluation: How relevant is The WTO?

A* Evaluation: How relevant is The WTO? | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
THE World Trade Organisation’s general council will skip the plume of smoke when it chooses its new director-general in May. But what it would give for just a...
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Taking Europe's pulse

Taking Europe's pulse | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Our interactive overview of GDP, debt and jobs Europe’s economies CurrencyEconomyGDP per personUnemploymentYouth unemploymentDebtPublic debtBudget balancePrimary...
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Indicators of growth? Quality of life? Development?

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Productivity is Europe’s ultimate problem - FT.com

Productivity is Europe’s ultimate problem - FT.com | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
It is now widely accepted that managing the eurozone crisis requires “more Europe”.
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Markets rally, but investors look beyond the Brics

Markets rally, but investors look beyond the Brics | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
It has been a strong month for global markets, but investors are starting to look beyond the Bric economies for growth.
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New powerhouses of growth? Leading to development?

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India's rice revolution – audio slideshow

India's rice revolution – audio slideshow | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
A ground-breaking method of cultivation, developed in Madagascar, is boosting rice yields and changing lives for farmers in India
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Impact on sustainable development?

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G20 agrees to avoid currency wars - FT.com

G20 agrees to avoid currency wars - FT.com | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
G20 nations agreed not to target their exchange rates in search of a competitive edge but the tensions that led to talk of a “currency war” remain. “We will refrain from competitive devaluation.
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Zhang Monan | Breaking China's investment addiction - Livemint

Zhang Monan | Breaking China's investment addiction - Livemint | Macroeconomics - Unit 2 and Unit 4 | Scoop.it
BDlive Zhang Monan | Breaking China's investment addiction Livemint According to the World Bank, in the 30 years after Deng Xiaoping initiated economic reform, investment accounted for 6-8 percentage points of the country's 9.8% average annual...
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