This week's Weekly 5 brings you the following stories:
1. The Gig Economy
2. HS2 problems
3. The chicken market
4. US Yield Curves
5. The UK housing market
Welcome to this week's EzyBusiness Weekly 5.
This week we're looking at the following stories:
1. Sports Direct's Mike Ashley under the microscope
2. Ted Baker's "awkward hugging policy"
3. Financial turbulence for Thomas Cook
4. Larger businesses making late payments to smaller businesses
5. The end of the pager
Welcome to this week's Business Weekly 5
This week, the topics we're covering are:
1. The UK pub industry
2. General Motors budget cuts
3. A look at ticket reseller Viagogo
4. Primark and fast fashion
5. Black Friday trends and figures
Welcome to this week's Weekly 5.
This week, we're focussing on the following stories:
1. Brexit forecasting
2. The Bank of England stress tests
3. The ups and downs of Bitcoin values
4. The Audit market
5. The climate change report
Today's Weekly 5 covers some of the top Business stories in the news this week.
We're looking at:
1. IKEA's plans for new format stores
2. Supply chain issues for Apple
3. The demise of Carlos Ghosn
4. WHSmith's international expansion plans
5. Dolce & Gabbana's marketing blunders
This week's Weekly 5 brings you the top stories from the economic world, along with questions and class discussion points to put the stories into context for A-level Economics students.
The stories we have chosen for this issue are:
1. Governor of the Bank of England's warning on a potential no deal Brexit
2. Impact of global migration on the education sector
3. An alternative approach to measuring poverty in the UK
4. Trade tensions between the US and China
5. Impact of the UK sugar tax
This week's Weekly 5 covers the following topics:
1. The rise and fall of oil prices
2. The latest UK economic growth figures
3. The shrinking Japanese economy
4. India's banking problems
5. The IMF position on cryptocurrencies
This week's Weekly 5 looks at the following stories:
1. Struggling airline FlyBe announces it may sell the business
2. The best and worst e-commerce websites announced
3. Amazon's new HQ locations
4. The growth of music streaming service Spotify
5. Dutch food producer's copyright claim rejected
We last brought you an Economics Weekly 5 back in spring, before we kicked off our revision campaign for the summer exam season.
We thought it was high time we brought back this popular feature, so starting from today, The Weekly 5 returns!
Welcome to a new feature on the EzyBusiness blog - The Weekly 5
You might be familiar with this if you follow our Economics blog or social media accounts. We thought it would be a great idea for EzyBusiness to have its own version.
Be sure to get some sleep-in tonight because Tuesday night promises to be a long and eventful one over in the US of A!
The results of the US mid-term elections – US general elections held every four years to decide upon the legislative structure surrounding the incumbent administration - are expected to come in overnight. The mid-term results are hotly anticipated as they are likely to form the first tangible evidence of sentiment and opinion on the progress made by Donald Trump’s administration half-way into his first term of office i.e. has Trumponomics really worked?
I am sure I am not alone in describing the pain, anguish and untold stress of being dragged through one of IKEA’s large factory-sized stores, looking for that one remaining household item to complete the chic décor of the lounge. However, anyone that has had the somewhat unpleasant experience of shopping in IKEA may have realised that it is not always as straightforward as that! I’ve always thought these stores resembled more of something out of a TV game show than a shopping experience, with the only saving grace arriving once you’ve reached the checkpoint: the Swedish meatballs!
On day 30 of the Year 13 Recap we review the material relating to inequality and poverty.
Inequality and poverty are politically charged topics because they relate to the consequences of bad policy decisions and allocative inefficiency.
On day 30 of the Year 13 Recap we discuss the nature of MNCs and evaluate some of the limitations of MNCs becoming larger and more influential in the global economy.
A multinational corporation (MNC) is a firm which conducts activities in different international markets. These companies represent the biggest and most powerful brands in the world.
On day 29 of the Year 13 Recap we review the field of macroeconomics titled development economics.
Development economics is a branch of economics established to evaluate the link between growth and development. This is because standard economic theory, up to that point, had always assumed that higher levels of growth would translate into improved living standards and put a country on a strong development path.
On day 29 of the Year 13 Recap we discuss why and how a firm can change its marketing strategy to aid the effectiveness of international expansion into unknown markets.
When a business expands internationally into a new market the focus is placed on the benefits that this will generate for that firm. However, there are lots of examples of firms in the past that have tried to be too ambitious too quickly and have had to retrench shortly after expansion due to the failings of the move.
On day 28 of the Year 13 Recap we review the concept of economic integration and discuss the different levels in which economic integration can come in.
Economic integration describes how countries take active steps to increase the amount of trade between themselves and the rest of the world. There are lots of competing terms that you need to be comfortable with such as a customs union, free trade agreement and single market.
On day 28 of the Year 13 Recap we assess the motives behind international expansion from an individual firm’s perspective.
Often the focus can be on a firm’s desire to expand internationally to sell a broader customer base that has not been exposed to the firm’s products and services. However, just as tempting for a business is to expand internationally to exploit cost advantages on the production side of the business.
On day 27 of the Year 13 Recap we review the balance of payments and more specifically the solutions that are put forward to correct large trade deficits and surpluses.
A deficit may sound bad and a surplus may sound good, but the reality is that some countries have to run a large surplus to finance the large deficits belonging to other countries. So should we really be as concerned with these trade statistics as we might think?