Category Archives: Economics

Which country has the biggest economy? – Economist

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IMF casts gloomy cloud – FT

The outlook for the global economy has darkened, according to the International Monetary Fund. Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, and Ferdinando Giugliano, global economy news editor, discuss why IMF forecasts are now so negative. For more video content from the … Continue reading

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Germany recession fears – FT

Germany’s industrial output suffered its biggest monthly drop in five years, stoking fears it could fall into recession. Stefan Wagstyl, chief Germany correspondent, reports on whether concerns about Europe’s biggest economy are warranted. For more video content from the Financial … Continue reading

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The price of textbooks – Economist

A textbook case of price-gougingWhy university books in America are so expensive – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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Did the system work? – FT

US FT Alphaville editor Cardiff Garcia speaks with author Daniel Drezner about his book and theory that the global governence institutions prevented another great depression. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not … Continue reading

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Where the US economy is headed – FT

Cardiff Garcia, US Alphaville editor, talks to James Sweeney, chief economist at Credit Suisse investment bank, about the outlook for the US economy, monetary policy and asset markets. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here … Continue reading

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Can carry trade carry on? – FT

The carry trade – borrowing cheaply in developed countries to deposit at high rates in the emerging world – works brilliantly, until suddenly it doesn’t. David Bloom, of HSBC, tells FT investment editor James Mackintosh the risks are mounting. For … Continue reading

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The week explained – Economist

INSTABILITY in Iraq, the acquittal of Rebekah Brooks and the sanctity of smartphones are three important stories that made the news this week. Our correspondents explain. – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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The Amartya Sen Lecture 2014 – LSE

Christine Lagarde is managing director at the International Monetary Fund. She was appointed in July 2011. A national of France, she was previously France’s finance minister from June 2007, and had also served as France’s minister for foreign trade. – … Continue reading

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How a single principle of physics governs nature and society – TedX

Victor Niederhoffer calls this The Most Stimulating Video About Markets I Have Seen in Years.  Hat tip Daily Speculations. Adrian Bejan is most recently the author of “Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, … Continue reading

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