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Exchange Rates Still Matter For Trade Exchange rate movements still have sizable effects on exports and imports, says a new IMF study. IMF economists find that a 10 percent depreciation in a country's currency, adjusted for inflation, boosts net exports by an average 1.5 percent of economic output, mostly within the first year


Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos - Public lectures and events - Channels Other ways to catch-up with LSE's public event podcasts and videos Visit our SoundCloud page or Mixcloud page, subscribe on iTunes or iTunesU, subscribe to our YouTube channel or add this RSS feed to your podcast app. Older public event podcasts and videos In addition to the podcasts listed here a catalogue of more than six hundred public event podcasts and videos dating from 1990 to 2006 can be found in the LSE Digital Library. Forthcoming events See the public events website, or view an RSS feed of forthcoming events, or follow events on Twitter. Everyday Sexism Recorded on: 11 October 2016 Speaker(s): Laura Bates The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information

What are the Implications of Economic Activity on Society? The poor in both, developed and developing countries, are affected in both positive and negative effects of globalisation. The effects in developed countries include the fall in wages, increased unemployment among the low skilled labour force, the training of unskilled and improved their labour productivity, while in developing countries outsourcing and increased trade may have positive impacts on employment, productivity, technology transfer and living standards. Therefore, will increase the quality of life in a place with a good economy, which will have a positive effect on society. In developed countries, the poor enjoy better social safety net, for example in the Uk there are benefit systems, whereas in the developing countries they lack such protection, therefore the place cannot develop as people cannot get out of poverty.

World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) The IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC) has been a pioneer in the field of competitiveness of nations and enterprises for the past 25 years. We are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on world competitiveness by gathering the latest and most relevant data on the subject and by publishing an annual ranking of countries. IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) is reputed as being the worldwide reference point on the competitiveness of nations, ranking and analyzing how an economy manages the totality of its resources and competencies to increase the prosperity of its population. Autumn Statement 2016: What it means for you Image copyright PA The Autumn Statement - the government's second big economic statement of the year - has significant implications for your finances. Philip Hammond described this statement, his first as chancellor, as a plan to ensure the UK economy is "match-fit".

Autumn Statement to include wages and house building announcements Image copyright HoC The UK economy is forecast to be £122bn worse off by 2020 than previously thought, the Autumn Statement shows. Chancellor Philip Hammond also said growth predictions had been cut as a result of the Brexit vote but vowed to make the UK economy "resilient". As widely expected, he unveiled a fuel duty freeze and more cash for housing, transport and digital infrastructure. Labour said the government was "unprepared and ill-equipped" for Brexit and had "no vision". In his Autumn Statement to MPs Mr Hammond said the UK's deficit would no longer be cleared by 2020 - with a target instead of "as early as possible" afterwards. Post-Brexit trade deals 'to create 400,000 jobs' Image copyright Getty Images Nearly 400,000 jobs could be created as a result of post-EU trade deals with other countries, pro-Brexit campaign group Change Britain has claimed. By leaving the EU's customs union, it said, the UK would be free to negotiate deals with the US, India, China, Japan, Canada, Korea and trading blocs in South America and South East Asia. This, it said, would bring an estimated £23bn export boost and 387,580 jobs. But the figures were dismissed as flawed and misleading by opponents.

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