EzyEconomics Weekly 5 - 5th April
It's the last Friday before the Easter holidays so what better way to round off the spring term by taking a look at the Weekly 5. If anyone is unfamiliar with this regular feature it aims to provide you with a short summary of some of the most significant and interesting stories of the week across and within economies around the world. This helps keep you up to date with the news, whilst at the same time provide you with examples of economic theories and policies in action in the real world.
This week's top 5 Economics stories, as chosen by our EzyEconomics team:
Slump in Property Market - House prices in england have fallen at the start of 2019, we analyse the economics of the UK housing market.
India's Agricultural Sector - India's national elections are looming, we take at the issues surrounding India's agricultural sector.
LIBOR Rate Rigging - We put into context the rate rigging scandal that unfolded in banks during the 2000s.
UK Services Slowdown - Sentiment in the services sector contracted this week prompting fears of an oncoming recession. We take a look at how these surveys are compiled and how they relate to economic theory.
National Price Hike Day - The first day of April is the traditional day in which businesses hike their prices, we apply the concept of price rises to elasticity.
For each topic, we have designed a question to help your students use the skills they have developed in class and apply them to real-world situations.
Stay tuned for further editions of the Weekly 5 released on Friday's during term time!