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a circular economy

The current world economy is dependent on cheap easily available resources and fossil energy. It generates waste and eats into the supply of finite resources which causes increases in prices. 134 more words

Sustainability

China's growth just hit a 5-year low, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy

BEIJING – China’s economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3% last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders’ plans for a controlled slowdown. 706 more words

Investing

New fear factor for investors: Disappointing corporate earnings

As if investors didn’t have enough to worry about, corporate earnings are now becoming a fear factor.

A spate of disappointing results in the past week have added to market volatility as traders grow concerned that the weak global economy is hitting corporate bottom lines. 456 more words

Investing

Ebola & the World Economy: Should We Be Worried?

The Ebola virus used to seem like something far off in the wilds of Africa. But what began as a few isolated incidents over the past 40 years has recently spread across multiple countries in West Africa, killing over 4,500 people to date. 482 more words

Economy

World economy so damaged it may need permanent QE

Source: The Telegraph, by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Combined tightening by the United States and China has done its worst. Global liquidity is evaporating.

What looked liked a gentle tap on the brakes by the two monetary superpowers has proved too much for a fragile world economy, still locked in “secular stagnation”. 186 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

IT’S STARTING: RUSSIANS AND CHINESE ARE DITCHING THE DOLLAR AND EUROPEANS ARE USING RENMINBI IN THEIR RESERVES

Image Credits: peasap, Flickr
At present, US dollar accounts for roughly 61% of the world’s foreign exchange reserves.

It’s still a safe bet for most, not because the currency is actually strong, but because so many others are already so reliant on it. 144 more words

Government

Amazon - the global digital East India Company of the 21st century?

My trade union is engaged in a long term fight against Amazon for half-way tolerable pay and working conditions in its distribution centres in Germany.  Basic stuff like trade union representation or even a works council, reasonable breaks, being paid for the time spent while standing in line for security checks. 897 more words

Workers' Rights