Sunday, July 5, 2009

Blocked in China

I haven't been able to access or update this blog for the past 3 months in China. Before that there was no problem. Now in Taiwan I have found that it still exists and I can access and add blogs again. Obviously China's Great Firewall has been at work. Is this a blanket ban on all Google Blogger accounts? I can't think of anything I've written that would cause any concerns.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rising unemploymnt across Europe

Unemployment across Europe continues to rise but with some marked differences. In the Netherhlands it is just 2.7%, whereas in Spain it is now 15.5%.

The return of the factory occuaption

Faed with rising unemployment and job losses some workers are responding with direct forms of action. Workers in Enfield, North London have occupied their factory to demand improved redundancy terms.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

G20 protests start

As world leaders prepare to meet in London for the G20 summit thousands took to the streets in protest. More in the links below.

Friday, March 27, 2009

House rents and price elasticity

Read the following article about house rents in the UK. Based on the information in the article explain the changes taking place in the rented housing sector and illustrate your answer with a diagram. Assess the casues and the effects of the decrease in rents.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Essay question for year 13 Economics

2. a) The value of world trade has been growing at a faster rate than world GDP. Assess the factors which might explain this trend. (40 marks)

b) Evaluate the disadvantages of further trade liberalisation to the UK or to a country of your choise. (60 marks)

Deadline: Monday 30th March

Monday, March 23, 2009

Consumer Price Index updated

As it is every year the basket of goods and services used to compile the inflation indexes has been updated to reflect changes in spending patterns. The two links above give more details.