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March 26, 2018

The UK's largest six energy suppliers have been told that they risk ultimate failure within 5 years unless they do more to embrace the switch amongst consumers to smart meters that better enable them to monitor their energy usage and to therefore cut consumption.  With...

March 21, 2018

Inflation's slight fall to 2.7% yesterday was perhaps not a major surprise given the indications of lower levels of consumer spending on the high street and the recent flurry of high-profile business failures.  The decrease certainly eases the pressure on the Bank of E...

March 12, 2018

With the recent signing in Chile of a trade agreement between several Asia-Pacific nations, is this an indication of where the UK's economic future lies?  Australia have already indicated their desire for the UK to become a signatory to the agreement but with the notic...

March 9, 2018

The Bank of England's Governor, Mark Carney has warned about the dangers of over-fishing in what is a fantastic article to illustrate the economic concepts of quotas, protectionism and The Tragedy of the Commons.  With global fish stocks running perilously low, and our...

March 8, 2018

With Chinese influence rapidly spreading throughout the Western World, a great article from the Economist considers how Xi Jinping's recent announcement that he would assume the status of a dictator with the possibility of ruling for life, might be only the start of an...

March 5, 2018

Sky News have launched a new series of articles about wealth and inequality in the UK that is essential reading for any economist.  The findings of their research indicate that London is a capital of enormous divides between the rich and poor.  Looking at the issue of...

March 5, 2018

 A senior Tory peer has advocated targeting wealthy baby boomers with new taxes in an attempt to limit the growing levels of inequality within UK society.  With the failure of Labour's so-called 'Mansion Tax' and other initiatives in recent years, does this latest idea...

March 4, 2018

As an avid follower of  Jim and Geoff Riley and their website Tutor2U ever since they first started changing the landscape of business and economics teaching, their decision to exclude TeachingBusiness from posting an article about the UK housing market and instead to...

March 3, 2018

With US President Donald Trump advocating further trade sanctions against trading partners such as China and the EU in an effort to protect American interests, does this signal an end to 'free trade' and a return to protectionism.  A great BBC article considers some of...

February 28, 2018

The US has decided to impose a higher tariff duty on Chinese aluminium in what is likely to be seen as a move to protect American manufacturing in the face of intense pressure from cheap Chinese imports.  With trade talks between the two superpowers on-going, this is p...

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