Know Macroeconomics and Become a Billionaire

Warning! This article is not suitable for a commentary (it's just very interesting). Priceonomics: The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (exchange rates) This is a superb article that explains in detail how a managed exchange rate works in real life (with all its downsides) [...]

By |2018-10-25T04:12:23+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Macro|Comments Off on Know Macroeconomics and Become a Billionaire

Interest rate increase in the U.S.

Forbes: Fed Hikes Rates For Second Time In A Decade, Indicates More To Come In 2017 Article published: Dec 14, 2016 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (monetary policiey, interest rate) For the second time in over 10 years, the Central Bank of the U.S. (known as [...]

By |2018-10-25T04:13:09+00:00February 6th, 2017|Macro|Comments Off on Interest rate increase in the U.S.

ECB keeps increasing the money supply

BBC: ECB extends bond-buying scheme but at slower pace Article published: Dec 8, 2016 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (Monetary policy) At times of low economic growth and very low inflation, Centrtal Banks use expansionary monetary policies to get things going. This includes decreasing interest rates [...]

By |2018-10-25T04:14:01+00:00December 14th, 2016|Macro|Comments Off on ECB keeps increasing the money supply

Ukraine: highest interest rate in 15 years at 30%

Reuters: Ukraine's central bank to lift benchmark rate to 30 pct Article published: Mar 3, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (inflation, monetary policies), International economics (exchange rates, IMF) A great article about the unfortunate circumstances of Ukraine and how the Central Bank and the Govt' [...]

By |2017-08-23T10:57:09+00:00March 8th, 2015|International Economics, Macro|Comments Off on Ukraine: highest interest rate in 15 years at 30%

Australian Central Bank leaves interest rates unchanged

Reuters: Australia's RBA holds rates, leaves door open for cut Article published: Mar 2, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (monetary policies) Although a cut was awaited, the RBA held the rate unchanged, but an expansionary monetary policy might follow. Source of image: Daniel Munoz, Reuters Do you [...]

By |2017-08-23T10:58:17+00:00March 3rd, 2015|Macro|Comments Off on Australian Central Bank leaves interest rates unchanged

Bank of England may rise the interest rates in the future

The Guardian: Britons should not fear rise in interest rates when they come, says BoE member Article published: Feb 24, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics If inflation raises in the future the Bank of England will be quick to respond by increasing the interest rates. [...]

By |2017-08-23T11:00:36+00:00February 25th, 2015|Macro|Comments Off on Bank of England may rise the interest rates in the future

Swiss National Bank discontinues minimum exchange rate

Business Insider: The Swiss Franc Is Rocketing Upwards Article published: Jan 15, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: International Economics Press release of the Swiss National Bank can be read here. Source of image: Business Insider Do you need a little boost with IB Economics? [...]

By |2017-08-23T11:02:54+00:00January 15th, 2015|International Economics|Comments Off on Swiss National Bank discontinues minimum exchange rate

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+00:00September 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+00:00September 8th, 2014|Macro|Comments Off on Is the Fed going to raise interest rates any time soon?

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+00:00August 31st, 2014|International Economics|Comments Off on Putin’s Economic Model
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