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Weekly 5 News Review - 7th October


This week's edition of the Weekly 5 recaps some important economics stories of the past week. If you are an A-Level Business student these topics will help prepare you for the Global Business section of the course.

The main stories, as chosen by our team this week:

  • Japan - We take a look at the recent increase in Japan's sales tax in the context of an economy that has battled deflation over the past decade.
  • Tesco - After the announcement that the Tesco CEO will stand down at the end of the year, we assess how effective he has been in turning around the company's fortunes.
  • US-EU Trade War - We take look at the recent trade dispute between the United States and the European Union (EU).
  • National Living Wage Pledge - We report on the planned policy approach from the Conservative Party in relation to boosting the National Living Wage to £10.50/hr.
  • Saudi Arabia Tourism - We take a look at a recent policy initiative from the Kingdom to increase the number of tourists  to the country each year.

Alongside these stories you will also discover some additional features such as:

  • UK Economy at a Glance - Summarises the state of some of the UK economy's most important performance metrics.
  • Economy of the Week - A look at the story of how China re-invented its economy to become the second largest economy in the world.
  • Chart of the Week - We look at a chart that reports on the dramatic weekly decline in the value of the FTSE 100 Index.
  • Concept of the Week - We discuss the key knowledge requirements of trade tariffs in light of the story of the trade dispute between the United States and the European Union. 
  • Challenge Zone - Five questions that challenge readers to use the information and data in the newsletter to practice technique. 

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Stay tuned for further editions of the Weekly 5 released weekly during term time!

Weekly 5 News Review - 11th October
Weekly 5 News Review - 27th September


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