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The fall in the oil price is the biggest thing to happen for six months

The fall in the oil price is the biggest thing to happen for six months | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The fall in the oil price is big. It is big in terms of the raw numbers, a decline on the Brent reference price from above $115 (£74) a barrel as recently as June, to below $73 on Friday.
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It could be time to prick the housing bubble - Telegraph

It could be time to prick the housing bubble - Telegraph | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Bank of England must find a way of slowing demand without bringing the economic recovery to a halt
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US job creation stronger in October

US job creation stronger in October | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The US economy added a better-than-expected 204,000 jobs in October, despite the 16-day shutdown of some government services last month.
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India's rice revolution – audio slideshow

India's rice revolution – audio slideshow | Macroeconomics | 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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Mr Peel's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:37 AM

An example of a Supply Side Policy (or development) that is boosting rice yields in India. The method, developed in Madagascar, may just help revolutionise the industry and lead to much cheaper costs of production in the long term. 

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UK unemployment rate drops to 7.7%

UK unemployment rate drops to 7.7% | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The rate of unemployment, which is closely watched by the Bank of England, drops to 7.7% between May and July.
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Alexandra Lewis's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:01 PM

I'm glad to learn that less women are part time workers than men however it is clear that England still has a long way to go to recover

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UK GDP growth limited to 1% in longer term, economists warn

UK GDP growth limited to 1% in longer term, economists warn | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
IEA paper predicts a post-crisis era of sluggish growth, tempering recent good economic news stories
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Global shares boosted by China rate cut

Global shares boosted by China rate cut | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Chinese central bank hopes heavily indebted borrowers will spend more now that borrowing costs are lower
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Shanghai Raises Home Down-Payment Requirement as Prices Jump

Shanghai Raises Home Down-Payment Requirement as Prices Jump | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Shanghai raised the minimum down payment required for buyers of a second home to 70 percent from 60 percent as house prices in China’s financial hub surge.
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China's debt addiction

Until five years ago China's economy relied remarkably little on debt. But China lost its debt inhibition in late 2008 when the global financial crisis erupt...

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Mr Peel's curator insight, September 9, 2013 6:29 AM

An interesting video from the FT - are the levels of debt getting too out of control?

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News Analysis: China's economic growth slower but healthier - Xinhua | English.news.cn

News Analysis: China's economic growth slower but healthier - Xinhua | English.news.cn | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
China's economic growth of 7.7 percent in the first quarter fell short of market expectation, triggering jitters in the global markets.
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EU Immigration Contributes £60bn To UK Economy, CEBR Study - Huffington Post UK

EU Immigration Contributes £60bn To UK Economy, CEBR Study - Huffington Post UK | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
EU Immigration Contributes £60bn To UK Economy, CEBR Study Huffington Post UK Charles Davis, CEBR Head of Macroeconomics, said: “Non-UK EU-born workers earned £39bn in total in 2012, bringing a wealth of skills and experience to the UK workforce...
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Bank of England governor reiterates pledge on low interest rates

Bank of England governor reiterates pledge on low interest rates | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Mark Carney leaves door open for fresh stimulus measures if Britain's 'fledgling recovery' is threatened - but sterling rises against the dollar and 10-year gilts rise after the speech

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