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India announces interest rate hike

India announces interest rate hike | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
India's new central bank governor raises key interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point in an attempt to curb inflation.
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Confidence of small-businesses at three-year high in FSB report - FT.com

Confidence of small-businesses at three-year high in FSB report - FT.com | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Small business confidence has hit its highest level for at least three years, according to figures published by the UK’s largest employers’ group by membership.
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Chinese house prices continue rising

Chinese house prices continue rising | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Property prices in China rose for an eighth straight month in August, despite government efforts to cool the market.
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Osborne says no house price boom

Osborne says no house price boom | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne says there is no housing boom in the UK but adds that authorities are "alert to the risk".
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Japan gets $116bn stimulus boost

Japan gets $116bn stimulus boost | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Japanese government approves a fresh 10.3 trillion yen ($116bn; £72bn) stimulus package in an attempt to spur a revival in its economy.
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Fiscal policy in action?

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Chinese trade surge fans optimism

Chinese trade surge fans optimism | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
China reports better-than-expected trade data, adding to hopes that growth in the world's second-largest economy may be on the rebound.
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Why are we so concerned about China's economic performance?

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German exports in sharp decline

German exports in sharp decline | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
German exports fell sharply in November, hit by the economic weakness in the eurozone, official figures show.
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Battle over plan to cap benefits

Battle over plan to cap benefits | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The government says it is unfair for benefits to rise at a faster rate than wages, but Labour opposes plans to cap rises to 1%, ahead of a key Commons vote.
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Fiscal consolidation or a supply side policy?

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UK unemployment falls by 82,000

UK unemployment falls by 82,000 | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The number of people out of work fell by 82,000 between August and October, to 2.51 million, official figures have shown.
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US economy 'to expand modestly'

US economy 'to expand modestly' | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The US economy is going to expand modestly in the next few months, according to the latest data from the Conference Board.
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Earnings rise less than inflation

Earnings rise less than inflation | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The average annual earnings of full-time workers in the UK rose by 1.4% to £26,500 in the year to April 2012, less than the 3.5% rise in inflation.
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Banana war ends after 20 years

Banana war ends after 20 years | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
A trade dispute between the European Union and 10 Latin American countries is formally ended at the World Trade Organization.
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Central bank to focus on India growth

Central bank to focus on India growth | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Indian central bank is likely to shift focus away from inflation towards growth during 2012, according to its governor.
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The great escape: European migrants fleeing the recession

The great escape: European migrants fleeing the recession | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
As the European economic crisis deepens, more and more people are leaving to seek a better life in emerging economies around the world. We speak to four who have moved abroad
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Unit 2 Macro: Greek Unemployment Reaches 28%

Unit 2 Macro: Greek Unemployment Reaches 28% | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The rate of unemployment in Greece has reached a record of just under 28% of the labour force.
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thoughts?

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Bank upgrades UK growth forecast

Bank upgrades UK growth forecast | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Minutes from the Bank of England's last monetary policy committee meeting show it thinks growth in the third quarter will be stronger than first thought.
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Austerity 'may last until 2020'

Austerity 'may last until 2020' | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Two influential think tanks warn that it would not be surprising if UK austerity measures were still in place in 2020.
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Honda to cut 800 jobs in Swindon

Honda to cut 800 jobs in Swindon | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Honda is planning to cut 800 of the 3,500 jobs at its plants in Swindon, blaming weak demand across Europe.
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What will be the impact for Swindon?

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No change to inflation measure

No change to inflation measure | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The calculation of the retail prices index (RPI) inflation measure will not be changed, the UK statistics body says, avoiding cuts to future pension increases.
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what is the difference between RP and CPI?

 

why did the ONS decide not keep the RPI calculation consistent?

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UK car sales reach four-year high

UK car sales reach four-year high | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
UK new car registrations rose by 5.3% in 2012 to their highest level since 2008, car industry body SMMT says.
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The Fiscal Cliff Explained

A superb short video here from Chris Lockwood at the Economist which explains the background to the Fiscal Cliff and the policy options being considered. .
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Tax avoidance 'costs UK billions'

Tax avoidance 'costs UK billions' | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The inability of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to properly curb aggressive tax avoidance schemes is costing billions of pounds, a watchdog says.
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UK public sector borrowing rises

UK public sector borrowing rises | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The government borrowed a worse-than-expected £8.6bn in October, reducing the chances the UK will hit its deficit reduction target, figures show.
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For richer, for poorer

For richer, for poorer | Mr Steed's - Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
IN 1889, AT the height of America’s first Gilded Age, George Vanderbilt II, grandson of the original railway magnate, set out to build a country estate in the Blue...
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