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The World in 2016 – According to the Economist

December 27, 2015

Seasonal holiday time, a time with few work e-mails and even less phone calls. A time to reflect, rest, catch up on writing and not the least a time for family. This year my son is visiting New York and other family members are away with different priorities, so I have plenty of time both […]

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Airport Hubs and Growth

December 5, 2015

Connectivity is at the heart of what makes airlines successful. Regional airlines feed to national hubs. International airlines take on and ferry travellers across continents. But how does the success of airlines relate to the success of the places where they base their hubs? The globalised economy and rapidly developing new cities (in particularly in […]

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The Paradox of Sustainable Tourism

August 29, 2015

In this weeks issue of The Economist, there is an article titled “Travelling light” that we would like to recommend. Do read it. The Economist makes the point that travelling by itself is so polluting to the environment, that sustainable tourism does not make sense. To quote the article: “According to the World Tourism Organisation […]

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Long-term Macroeconomic Forecasts – Key Trends to 2050

July 4, 2015

Long-term forecasts and scenarios are vital for businesses that are making strategic business decisions over long time frames, and even though we know they are only approximations, we can learn quite a lot from macroeconomic models. Macroeconomists develop models that explain the relationship between such factors as national income, output, consumption, unemployment, inflation, savings, investment, […]

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Which Country has the Biggest Economy?

October 17, 2014

Time is money. In the video below, The Economist has made an animated info graphic showing the top three economies throughout history. Which country has the biggest economy?

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How the World Population is changing

September 26, 2014

The Economist has published an infograph video showing how the world population has been changing since the 1950s, and how it is predicted to change until 2050. In what way is the planet´s population changing?

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The Size of the Financial Sector

June 26, 2014

The financial sector has become an increasingly important part of GDP. Paris School of Economics and The Economist have published the brief video below, showing development since 1952. The Financial Sectors growth

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World GDP over five years

March 28, 2014

The Economist has published a brief video on how the world economy has developed over the past five years. See below. World GDP

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A History of Financial Crises

January 15, 2014

The Economist has published a fascinating brief video, comparing the severity of the history´s financial crises. Enjoy! Les Miserables

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The Current State of Globalisation

October 15, 2013

The Economist this week (Oct 15 issue) includes a special report on the world economy, where an important conclusion is that the forward march of globalisation has paused since the financial crisis, with nations states and trade unions returning to a more conditional, interventionist and nationalist model. According to The Economist, a simple measure of […]

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The Fiscal Cliff

December 18, 2012

We have written about the United States national debt and how it got so high previously on this blog. Below is a video by the Economist on the consequences, as America moves closer to an economic abyss. The Fiscal Cliff

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Redrawing the map of Europe

June 8, 2010

Imagine a world in which countries could move as easily as people. In the video below by the Economist is a suggestion for a rearranged Europe. Redrawing the map of Europe

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