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Inflation rate to hit its target!

Upon the news of a fall of inflation rate to UK’s target of 2% for the first time since the November 2009, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “It’s welcome news that inflation is down and on target. As the economy grows and jobs are created this means more security for hard-working people” There are several […]

And it’s the best time of the year… again!

So it’s almost Chirstmas time. We have shopping to do, we have gifts to wrap and we have food ready to be enjoyed! This year I’m off to visit friends in Paris and Germany. I truly can’t wait since Christmas market in Frankfurt is probably the highlight of the trip. So Christmas… what do we […]

American style… We try but…

In the US, we all know of Black Friday, the extraordinary pre-Xmas shopping spree same week as Thanksgiving. It has been the traditional way in America for people to queue the whole night and wait for the shops to open. And this year, we bring it over to Britain… Although, things might not be as […]

Decision Science – Behavioural Economics

This probably is my first post on the psychological side of Economics. I came across this ad in London and kept thinking about it. “If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t ” On July 7th 2005, four bags containing bombs were left on London public transport. They exploded, killing 52 people. Since then, some 250,000 […]

Leaving the EU – an ever ongoing debate

This week, we talk about the debate that has been the out and about for several years – UK leaving the EU. The truth of the matter is there are pros and cons in every decision and of course, there’s no exception in this case. Euro-sceptics are people who think that UK is better off […]

US Shutdown

This is probably the worst and biggest news this year. So this post will be dedicated to try to get you up to speed with what’s going on and how it can affect us. Firstly, these are some backgrounds information: The US government’s fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.  The Republicans control […]

Here Comes a Plastic Bag Tax in England

On the 17th of September, I came across this news and I think in a sense, it affects us all. The introduction of a plastic bag tax will have a positive or negative impact on the environment in England? Shoppers in England will be charged 5p for plastic bags in stores starting in Autumn 2015. […]

Iphone 5S and 5C! That’s what we call brand loyalty

So tonight, iPhone 5S and 5C would be officially on sale in the UK. People have been “checking in” on facebook saying they are waiting on Regents Street, waiting for the special moment (for those who care). I’m not really fanatic about iphone and Apples’ stuffs in general. Yes, I admit, they are very unique […]

So Nokia? What’s left of it?

So, I guess you all have been reading or hearing news about the acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft. For you who haven’t heard anything about this, here’s the summary: Microsoft is buying Nokia’s handset division and the main reason behind this acquisition is of transaction costs, or so they said. One of the manager from […]

The Cola Road

You all might think this is a strange topic headline but I do mean it… “The Cola Road”. We all drink Coke, whether we think it’s healthy or not, we all try it at least once. Some of us are even addicted to it. Coca-cola was invented in 1886. Amazing right? I didn’t even know […]

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