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The European Union is a symbol of positive economic growth, and has been so for many decades now. The two oil crises of the seventies had put on considerable pressure on the continent to devise an increase in growth, so post-1993 there has been more movement for Europeans, goods, services, payments and capital, and more… » read more

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Self-employment hasn’t managed to successfully lure away a great share of the unemployed population for only somewhere around 14percent of European workers choose this job option. The figures vary however, as you head further into Eastern Europe, whose workforce have possibly been spurred on by dire poverty and war-ravaged locales to go out and make… » read more

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  The textile industry in Bangladesh has been a source of income for the poor for many years now, forming a part its fast growing economy. Textile exports continue to be the primary foreign exchange earnings resource, for this $19 billion-a-year industry employing somewhere around 4mn people, many of which are women. The apparel export… » read more

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  Japan’s trade deficit nearly doubled in July, owing to flowing energy imports and a weaker yen which has made imported goods a lot more expensive than usual. Imports have increased substantially to a 19.6 percent, outpacing a 12.2 percent rise in exports and shifting the trade deficit from ¥944bn in June to the ¥1.02tn… » read more

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The Federal Reserve introduced a new round of quantitative easing in July last year, which to simplify is basically printing money to purchase bonds, and promised to continue purchasing assets until unemployment in America has reduced. Several other central banks have stepped up efforts as well to prevent currencies from rising and all this financial… » read more

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One of the first demonstrations against President François Hollande saw few thousands march peacefully against the strict austerity measures unveiled by the Socialist government. France is the worlds’s fifth-largest economy, with subsided borrowing costs and a continuing modest household debt. Furthermore, a high birth rate coupled up with per hour worked, make French employees rather… » read more

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The Cacerolazos protests, named, after the cooking pots and pans participants hit to draw attention to problems they say are growing in their country, have been brewing in Argentina over government policies for over a month, and it went global yesterday, when clanking pots and pans rang out in a neighbourhood in Miami, Little Buenos… » read more

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