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Hazardous loan wavers in India

Bloomberg: India’s Most Powerful Banker Warns of Loan Waiver Hazards Article published: Sep 11, 2014 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Section 1, Microeconomics Chairman of the State Bank of India (the largest lender of India, not to be confused with the Reserve Bank of India [...]

By | 2017-08-23T11:03:18+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Micro|Comments Off on Hazardous loan wavers in India

Nobel Laureate Krugman on Scottish independence

New York Times: Scots, What the Heck? and its follow-up: Scotland and the Euro Omen Articles published: Sep 7 and 8, 2014 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Section 3, International Economics In just one week, on Sep 18, 2014 Scotland will hold a referendum about their [...]

By | 2017-08-23T11:03:31+00:00 September 11th, 2014|International Economics|Comments Off on Nobel Laureate Krugman on Scottish independence

Is the Fed going to raise interest rates any time soon?

Time: How the Fed Will React to Today’s Surprising Jobs News Article published: Sep 5, 2014 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Section 2, Macroeconomics It turns out that there have been less jobs created in August in the US than the average of the 6 months [...]

By | 2017-08-23T11:03:41+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Macro|Comments Off on Is the Fed going to raise interest rates any time soon?

A threat of deflation in Europe

Reuters: Hollande, Draghi agree on threat of deflation: official Article published: Sep 1, 2014 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Section 2, Macroeconomics As deflation is threatening Europe, Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) calls for expansionary fiscal policy over contractionary measures, having [...]

By | 2017-08-23T11:03:55+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Macro|Comments Off on A threat of deflation in Europe

E-cigarette – causing negative or positive externalities?

BBC: 'Ban E-cigarette use indoors,' says WHO Article published: Aug 26, 2014 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Section 1, Microeconomics While it is pretty obvious that cigarettes cause negative externalities of consumption, what about e-cigarettes? An interesting article if you are into market failure, health regulations, [...]

By | 2017-08-23T11:04:09+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Micro|Comments Off on E-cigarette – causing negative or positive externalities?

Putin’s Economic Model

Businessweek: Putin's Economic Model Showing Strain as Russia Is Cut Off From Global Finance Article published: Jun 27, 2014 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Section 3, International economics Russia is slowly "cut off from global finance." Or is it? Well, Europe is careful with sanctions as it [...]

By | 2017-08-23T11:04:25+00:00 August 31st, 2014|International Economics|Comments Off on Putin’s Economic Model

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