Posts Tagged ‘economics’

How Interest Rates Work And Their Effect On The Economy

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Interest rates are one of the most important financial ‘levers’ that central banks have at their disposal. By raising or dropping interest rates central banks have the power to stimulate or tame the economy. Here we will examine interest rates (more…)

Bank of England on Money and Money Creation in the Modern Economy

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Quarterly Bulletin pre-release articles: ‘Money in the modern economy: an introduction’ and ‘Money creation in the modern economy(more…)

UK decision on staying or leaving the EU will be heavily influenced by economic factors and the views of businesses

Friday, February 14th, 2014

According to a new report by TheCityUK, business leaders will be “instrumental” in informing the EU Debate (more…)

Scottish independence – a currency solution

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Writing about the economics of Scottish independence is not for the faint hearted. The last time I did so, I was surprised by the resulting abuse I received via email. Apparently some think this is a deliberate tactic of the yes campaign (more…)

Circular Economy Can Generate $1 Trillion Annually By 2025

Friday, January 24th, 2014

- New report finds that a shift towards a circular economy can generate US$ 500 million in material cost savings, 100,000 new jobs and prevent 100 million tonnes of waste globally within five years (more…)

Co-operative Movement Calls on WEF to put People Ahead of Profit

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Co-operative movement calls on leaders at Davos 
to make sure new social enterprises 
think people first, not profit first (more…)

Bitcoin: The New Gold?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Back in March, a Canadian man listed his house for sale in exchange for Bitcoins—5,362 of them. At the time, the digital currency was exchanging hands at US$73.00, which means the house was available for about $395,000. (more…)

Autumn Statement ignores reality

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Listening to George Osborne today, I was left with the overriding impression that he genuinely believes he has done the right thing for the British economy, and that his efforts are bearing fruit. (more…)

US is holding WTO talks to ransom, say campaigners

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

• Civil society supports G33 ‘right to food’ stance and condemns rich country tactics

• Calls for least developed countries package to be passed immediately (more…)

Can An Ageing Scotland Afford Independence?

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Population ageing over the next 50 years will be a significant challenge for Scotland and the rest of the UK (RUK). According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) population projections, Scotland will age slightly faster than RUK (more…)

Pre-Autumn Statement Comments for the Chancellor

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Everybody has a wish-list for George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in the hope that Christmas will come early for them.

Here’s what some business people had to say on the matter. (more…)

Schroders: Brazil’s Economy Shrinks

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Schroders’ Emerging Markets Economist Craig Botham comments Brazil’s economy shrinking in the third quarter: (more…)