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Trump’s view on strong dollar

Reuters: Trump says strong dollar hurting U.S. competitiveness Article published: March 2, 2019 IB Economics syllabus: International economics (central bank policy, exchange rates) Trump is openly against further monetary tightening (raising interest rates) and hints that the strong dollar can reduce export competitiveness: “I want a strong dollar, but I want a dollar that’s great for our country [...]

By | 2019-03-03T13:41:20+00:00 March 3rd, 2019|International Economics|Comments Off on Trump’s view on strong dollar

Amazon and Walmart restricted in India

  CNN Business: India just made life tougher for Amazon and Walmart Article published: December 27, 2018 IB Economics syllabus: International economics (trade barriers, protectionism) In order to cut back the influence of large American firms such as Amazon and Walmart, India is now set to restrict foreign e-commerce companies. This is good news for domestic [...]

By | 2019-01-02T15:57:38+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|International Economics|Comments Off on Amazon and Walmart restricted in India

Tariffs cut on U.S. car imports into China

  CNN Business: China is temporarily slashing tariffs on US auto imports Article published: December 15, 2018 IB Economics syllabus: International economics (protectionism, tariffs) After placing additional tariffs on cars in July, China has now decided to reduce these tariffs on a temporary basis for the next three months. The decision was made in order [...]

By | 2018-12-17T06:02:24+00:00 December 17th, 2018|International Economics|Comments Off on Tariffs cut on U.S. car imports into China

How tariffs can divert trade

Reuters: Shut out of China, U.S. coal exporters find favour in India Article published: Nov 20, 2018 IB Economics syllabus: International economics (protectionism, trade) This article talks about how the higher tariffs in China made American coal producers sell coal in other countries (e.g. India) instead of China. This is a real-life example of trade diversion. [...]

By | 2018-11-26T05:16:42+00:00 November 21st, 2018|International Economics|Comments Off on How tariffs can divert trade

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 and its follow-up: Scotland and the Euro Omen Articles published: Sep 7 and 8, 2014 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Section 3, International Economics In just one week, on Sep 18, 2014 Scotland will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+00:00 September 11th, 2014|International Economics|Comments Off on Nobel Laureate Krugman on Scottish independence

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

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