We hope that you had an enjoyable and sun-soaked summer break! Here at EzyEconomics the team have been busy putting together a summary of the latest economics news for you to recap the main stories that have unfolded over the summer. This is a gentle recap document of a broad selection of stories related to many of the main topics and concepts that you will come across throughout your studies of A-Level Economics. For each of the stories featured in the recap document, we have placed an external link taking you to a more detailed report written on this story for further reading if you wish to do so.
In this edition we look at the following stories:
- UK GDP Growth
- UK Real Wage Growth
- CMA Investigation into Supermarket Deals
- HS2 Government Review
- UK Government Spending Pledges
- Global Remittances System
- US Interest Rate Cut
- Argentina Currency Controls
- US-China Trade War
Click on the link here to access the full PDF document
It is important that you familiarise yourself with the key economics stories throughout the course of your studies to ensure that you have application material to bring into the exam when you're discussing a particular topic. To help facilitate this, we produce a weekly document during term time that puts 5 of the most interesting stories under the spotlight and apply some economic theories and concepts to that story to make it relevant for your studies. Stay tuned to this blog page for our regular Weekly 5 document every Friday rounding up the week's stories from the world of economics.