No-deal Brexit and recession go hand in hand

CNN: UK will plunge into recession if it leaves Europe without a Brexit deal Article published: July 19, 2019 IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (economic growth, recession) The UK's new prime minister, Boris Johnson is determined to carry out Brexit in October, even if he cannot get a better deal from the EU. Brexit without a deal would [...]

By |2019-07-22T21:31:38+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Macro|Comments Off on No-deal Brexit and recession go hand in hand

Better wait with further interest rate hikes?

Reuters: For Fed, sell-off could point to fading Trump stimulus Article published: Oct 23, 2018 IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics  (economic growth, monetary policy) The Fed (Central Bank of the United States) is in the process of increasing interest rates. This is definitely necessary as the U.S. economy is getting close to overheating, expanding "at an annualized [...]

By |2018-11-21T06:14:49+00:00October 24th, 2018|Macro|Comments Off on Better wait with further interest rate hikes?

IMF says that India is no longer the fastest growing economy

CNN Money: India no longer the world's fastest-growing economy: IMF Article published: Jan 16, 2017 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (economic growth) The IMF's World Economic Outlook forecasts that economic growth in India will decline this year, thanks to a "temporary negative consumption shock" caused by the [...]

By |2018-10-25T04:12:37+00:00February 6th, 2017|Macro|Comments Off on IMF says that India is no longer the fastest growing economy

Chinese manufacturing industry contracting for two months in a row

BBC: Chinese manufacturing continues to contract in September Article published: Oct 1, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (AD/AS, economic growth) While the whole world is panicking about the decreasing economic growth of China, the fact that the manufacturing industry has shrank for the 2nd consecutive month [...]

By |2017-08-23T10:50:13+00:00October 2nd, 2015|Macro|Comments Off on Chinese manufacturing industry contracting for two months in a row

World Economic Forum —> World Development Forum: a much needed name change

The Guardian: Never mind growth, Davos delegates – how about a World Development Forum? Article published: Jan 30, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Development Economics (inequality, ending extreme poverty, economic growth vs. economic development) According to the author, Lawrence Haddad, a simple name change would mean [...]

By |2017-08-23T11:16:09+00:00March 22nd, 2015|Development Economics|Comments Off on World Economic Forum —> World Development Forum: a much needed name change

Pay rise demanded by Cameron

CNN Money: UK to business: Pay your workers more! Article published: Feb 10, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics Source of image: Stefan Rousseau, AFP, Getty Images Do you need a little boost with IB Economics? Register for private lessons here. Looking for more articles? Click here. [...]

By |2017-08-23T11:01:29+00:00February 17th, 2015|Macro|Comments Off on Pay rise demanded by Cameron
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