British pound appreciates as Boris Johnson wins UK election

The Wall Street Journal: British Pound Surges as Johnson’s Conservatives Win U.K. Election Article published: Dec 13, 2019 IB Economics syllabus: International economics (exchange rates) "The pound surged to its highest level since May 2018, hitting $1.3515." This is due to the fact that the Conservatives, led by Boris Johnson, have won the election in the UK [...]

By |2019-12-18T12:56:48+00:00December 18th, 2019|International Economics|Comments Off on British pound appreciates as Boris Johnson wins UK election

EU introduces tariffs on Chinese steel road wheels

Bloomberg: China Hit by EU Tariffs as High as 66% Article published: Oct 10, 2019 IB Economics syllabus: International economics (protectionism, tariffs) This is a superb article for an international economics IA. The EU steel road wheel producers accused their Chinese competitors of dumping (selling below their costs of production). Chinese producers are able to sell at [...]

By |2019-10-24T07:22:09+00:00October 24th, 2019|International Economics|Comments Off on EU introduces tariffs on Chinese steel road wheels

British Pound hits the lowest level in 3 years against the dollar

BBC: Pound hits three-year dollar low in Brexit turmoil Article published: Sep 2, 2019 IB Economics syllabus: International economics (exchange rates) No-deal Brexit is becoming a likely scenario for the United Kingdom to leave the EU and if it becomes reality, only one thing will be certain: uncertainty. But, as the article mentions, "[c]urrencies, as a rule, [...]

By |2019-09-03T09:24:27+00:00September 3rd, 2019|International Economics|Comments Off on British Pound hits the lowest level in 3 years against the dollar

Tariffs increased on Chinese imports in US

Bloomberg: U.S., China Lack Deal But Avoid Rupture After Tariff Hike Article published: May 10, 2019 IB Economics syllabus: International economics (international trade, protectionism, tariffs) NOTE: This article is a little bit long, make sure that you (1) fit it into two pages and (2) that you highlight the parts that you are commenting on. Why is [...]

By |2019-05-10T20:09:55+00:00May 10th, 2019|International Economics|Comments Off on Tariffs increased on Chinese imports in US
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