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10 Minute Crossword Activity to set either for AS or A2 students

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Perfect weather and a bumper wheat crop – impact on the market

Sunday, September 07, 2014

BHP Billiton announces plans for a demerger

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shifting Terms of Trade for Latin America

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Development Economics: Mozambique eyes commodities boom

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Guinea and Rio Tinto Agree Investment Deal that might Double GDP

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: African Exports to China - Benefits and Costs

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

F585 Pre-Release Resources (and F583, F582 & F581 too)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

How Coal Shortages Might Impact Indian Growth

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unit 3 Micro: Merger of Chiquita and Fyffes

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

30 Years since the Start of the Miners’ Strike

Monday, March 10, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Is Norway suffering from Dutch Disease?

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Building a Future for Chocolate

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Strategies to promote development - the coffee industry in Vietnam

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia - the ‘dominant producer’ in the world’s oil market

Friday, January 24, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Producer and Consumer Subsidies

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Volatile Prices and Buffer Stock Schemes

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Cocoa Prices Surging Again!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Falling Coffee Prices - Farmers Switch to Oranges

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Natural Resource Curse - Updated Presentation

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Factors of Production at Work in Mining

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The burden imposed by the UK’s “green” energy policy

Friday, August 09, 2013

GM foods will be vital in feeding the future world

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The future is shale!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Climate Change in Africa Will Hit the Poor the Hardest

Monday, August 05, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Coffee Prices and Profits Fall for Growers

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Perspectives on the BRICS Slowdown

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Occupational Mobility from Mines to ..... Mines

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Carbon Trading Scheme In Crisis

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Woodhorn - Celebrating Coal Community and Creativity

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Economics at the Movies - Promised Land

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Major tea exporters consider a new cartel

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

econoMAX - Banana Wars are finally over!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Land Grabs and Development

Friday, January 18, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: The Rise of Resource Nationalism

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chocolate Passion - Grown in St Lucia, Made in Cambridge

Friday, November 09, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Micro Finance, Fair Trade and Development

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: What Is a Natural Resource Curse?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Primary Export Dependence

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Difficult Times for UK Farmers

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Helium Shortage might be a Party Pooper

Monday, August 27, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Kenya invests in geothermal energy

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Dambisa Moyo - Winner Take All

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Russian Government and Falling Oil Prices

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Rice Prices

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Economics of Cocoa Prices

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Elasticity of Demand (for Rice)

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: The Collapsing Price of Carbon

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Producer Cartels

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Brazilian coffee buffer stock hit by falling prices

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Inequality - The Rise of Fuel Poverty

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Breaking Down the Cost of Gas

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Unit 2 Macro: Might Oil Prices Bring another Recession?

Unit 2 Macro: The Dash for Gas in Mozambique

Friday, February 17, 2012

Economics at the Movies - Foods that Make Billions

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Biomass Subsidies and Timber Prices

Friday, December 30, 2011

Unit 1 Micro: Supply Shortages Drive Peanut Prices Higher

Thursday, December 29, 2011

European Economics: Resources on the CAP

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Unit 4 Macro: Prospects for the African Economy

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Economics of Deforestation

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Futures trading explained in 1 minute

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Unit 1 Micro: Economists attack food price speculation

Monday, October 24, 2011

Unit 4 Macro: World Food Day

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Can the “invisible hand” solve Africa’s poverty?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Some more ‘creative’ economics props…

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Zondle Game: 10 Question Quiz about OPEC

Monday, July 11, 2011

AS Micro: Fears over a century of hunger

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Evan Davis ‘Made in Britain’ - and a new trade data tool to play with

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AQA ECON4 Context

Monday, June 20, 2011

UK economy - as seen by the Bank of England

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

AS Micro: What´s really behind the oil price rise?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AS Micro: Rising Global Food Prices

Monday, May 02, 2011

AS Micro: The volatile price of crude oil

Saturday, April 09, 2011

International Economic Indicators

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

AS Macro Key Term: Bubble

Monday, April 04, 2011

AS Micro Revision: Banana Prices

Friday, April 01, 2011

OPEC oil revenues set to surge above $1 trillion in 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chinese slowdown planned

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Economics Q&A: What factors help to explain rising food prices?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday Talks! African development

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

5 Fresh Links: Reforming the EU Common Agricultural Policy

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Economics Q&A: How might rising food prices affect food retailers and manufacturers in the UK?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

China limits rare earth exports

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Watch out for the £7 chocolate bar!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Potash - a battle for grey dust that has become gold dust

Thursday, August 26, 2010

AS Macro: Extreme weather hits Russian economic growth

Presentation - Wheat Prices in 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Cocoa Economics

Friday, July 30, 2010

Broker spends $520m in a drunken stupor and moves the global oil price

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Ethiopia’s electronic market place

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Australia divided on a mining super-tax

Friday, June 04, 2010

Is the UK coal industry turning a corner?

Monday, May 24, 2010

AS Economics Revision - Stocks and Prices

Saturday, May 22, 2010

FT Graphic on China’s Overseas Investments

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Brazil looks to diversify

Monday, March 08, 2010

New House of Commons research report on carbon trading

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Metal prices on the rise again

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Focus on the BRICs

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Revision Presentation - The World Oil Market

Monday, January 11, 2010

Impact of global recession on developing countries

Friday, December 18, 2009

Price Volatility in Markets - Teacher Presentation

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gold price brings prospectors to the Highlands

Friday, November 13, 2009

Peak Gold

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Global food prices and the terms of trade

Monday, October 26, 2009

Peak oil theory and economic implications

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Soaring cocoa prices as supply fails to keep pace with demand

Speculators and Exceptions to the Law of Demand

Friday, October 23, 2009

Interactive Guide - the Gold Price Timeline

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fair Trade given new push by government grant

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FT graphic - Currency fluctuations

Banana Price War Must Hit Growers

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ageing North Sea Gas fields increase import dependency

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Olive Oil Producers Suffer from Falling Prices

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Big Question looks at peak oil theory

Monday, September 07, 2009

Imbalance between supply and demand drives sugar prices to 28 year high

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Government Failure: Thai Rice Buffer Stock

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rogue Oil Traders

Sunday, July 05, 2009

The Tragedy of the Commons on film

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Revision - Stagflation

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rio Tinto and Nippon Steel agree big cut in iron ore prices

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Australia delays carbon trading because of recession

Monday, May 04, 2009

Indian Shipping Stocks

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Green Shoots?

Economics of energy - over a barrel

Monday, December 22, 2008

OPEC’s biggest cut

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Crude oil prices and rig counts

Friday, December 12, 2008

Economics of fishing

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Collapsing Crude and Prices at the Pumps

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A great example of how to get fingers burned trading in oil

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sharp fall in commodity prices

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Drax feels the heat of rising carbon prices

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Light at the end of the pipeline?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Oil sands - an enviromental catastrophe?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Stabilisers?

Gasoline prices and taxation

Oil at $500 a barrel - not a flight of fancy

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Shipping freight and derived demand

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Commodity prices and vertical integration

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Will food prices start to fall?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

OPEC-style cartel for the rice industry?

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Revision: Stocks and Prices

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Chart of the Day: China’s imports of primary goods

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Revision: OPEC

Monday, April 07, 2008

Reuters special reports on Agflation

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Revision: Commodity Prices and Economic Effects

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Gold glitters over $1000

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Malthus’ Revenge?

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Higher prices brewing for coffee


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