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Indian Economic Law

If you want to do business in India, it is important to recognize some essential economic laws in India. These include laws framed as early as 1872 (which are still applicable) as well as those framed [more…]

The Big Definitions in Economics

When studying any subject, a key first step is to learn the lingo. Here are definitions for three of the most important words in economics: [more…]

Macroeconomics and Government Policy

Economists use gross domestic product (GDP) to keep track of how an economy is doing. GDP measures the value of all final goods and services produced in an economy in a given period of time, usually a [more…]

Types of Industries by Economic Definition

To help them to make sense of industries in which firms are interacting, economists group industries into three basic structures. These three structures are as follows: [more…]

Market Failures from an Economic Perspective

Several prerequisites must be fulfilled before perfect competition and free markets can work properly and generate the socially optimal output level. Several common problems include the following: [more…]

Economics For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Economics is the science that studies how people and societies make decisions that allow them to get the most out of their limited resources. Because every country, every business, and every person deals [more…]

Linking Macroeconomics and Government Policy

Macroeconomics studies national economies, concentrating on economic growth and how to prevent and ameliorate recessions. Governments fight recessions and encourage growth using monetary policy and fiscal [more…]

Economics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

People have to make choices because of scarcity, the fact that they don’t have enough resources to satisfy all their wants. Economics studies how people allocate resources among alternative uses. Macroeconomics [more…]

Why the Euro Was Created

The Euro is not just a currency, it’s an expression of a political ideal. Many of the chief architects of the Euro — such as the former EU commission presidents Jacque Delores and Jacques Santer; French [more…]

The Trouble with Asking Weak Economies to Leave the Euro

The debate over whether Greece in particular but also the other countries in particular debt crisis (Portugal, Ireland, and Spain) should leave the Euro has been raging for the past year or so and this [more…]

Dangerous Levels of Euro Debt: Portugal, Ireland, Greece, & Spain

Some Eurozone members have bigger debt problems than others. Some countries, like Germany or the Netherlands, have relatively low debts, while Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain owe a lot more money. [more…]

The Euro Crisis Bailout Fund

Over the past year, the Eurozone crisis has grown worse because investors have become increasingly spooked by the possibility that some Eurozone governments may not be able to repay their debt. As a result [more…]

How Britain Avoided the Euro Crisis

In 2005, the British announced that they were not planning to enter into the Euro at that time. This followed months of heated debate in the British Parliament over whether Britain should join or not. [more…]

The Euro Debt Crisis and Its Impact on the World

Britain may be in the front line of the Euro crisis, but it is not the only country affected. The Eurozone is a massive market for businesses from the United States, China, India, Japan, Russia and the [more…]

The Euro Debt Crisis: Debt Default

It’s begins with D and it’s the word that bankers, business people, and politicians dread hearing — it’s default. Like an individual, country’s can go bankrupt too. They can turn around to their creditors [more…]

The Euro Debt Crisis: Possible Scenarios for the Eurozone's Future

Some financial analysts think the Eurozone should stay like it is, with 17 member nations. But many believe that countries with such different sized economies [more…]

The European Debt Crisis: Ways that Leaving the Euro Could Help Weak Economies

Some members of the Eurozone (Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain) are in a vicious circle of recession, government spending cuts, and not being able to persuade international investors to buy their debt [more…]

Protecting Your Finances from the European Debt Crisis

With all the financial instability in the world, it's no surprise that almost everyone is worried about their own investments and assets. How can you protect your financial position while the Eurozone [more…]

Ten Things You Should Know about the Euro Crisis

The Euro crisis is a complex tale of politics and economics. Potentially, the fate of millions of jobs, life savings, and even some European democracies could hang on what will happen over the coming months [more…]

The Euro Crisis and Government Debt

The future of the Euro is intrinsically linked to whether or not the government debt of member states gets under control. If the investors feel that levels of debt are being tackled, then they will be [more…]

The Greeks Have Voted, So What's Next for the Eurozone?

The Greek election result means Greece is likely to stay in the Eurozone, for now, anyway. Far from being over, the Euro crisis rumbles on.

At the very last minute, staring into the abyss, it seems the [more…]

The Microstructure Approach: New Details on Exchange Rates in the Short-Run

When it comes to exchange rate determination, keep an eye on research about Microstructure of Foreign Exchange Markets.This is a relatively new approach to exchange rate determination in the short-run. [more…]

How Foreign Exchange Swaps Work

The name swap suggests an exchange of similar items. Foreign exchange swaps then should imply the exchange of currencies, which is exactly what they are. In a foreign exchange swap, one party [more…]

The Challenges of Creating a Common Currency

The introduction of the euro in 1999 may have been the most interesting event in international finance for a long time. It doesn’t happen every day that a number of countries give up their own currency [more…]

Top Ten Traded Currencies of the World

Considering time differences around the world, chances are that you can trade currencies 24 hours a work-day in the American, European, or Asian markets. There are more than 190 countries in the world [more…]

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