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US-China trade

Tensions raised as tit-for-tat trade dispute escalates. 

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Model agencies collude to fix rates

Regulators find leading model agencies guilty of price fixing.

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Alternative finance

Report on the growth of alternative finance.

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House prices

Question 1

With the help of a diagram:

  1. Explain the likely circumstances in which house prices might fall

  2. Analyse the likely impact of this fall on:

Property owners

First time buyers

Those living in rented accommodation

The rest of the economy

Question 2

House prices
Consider the information contained in the demand and supply schedule for new-build houses, and answer the questions that follow.

500 1000 2400
450 1250 2300
400 1500 2200
350 1750 2100
300 2000 2000
250 2250 1900
200 2500 1800
150 2750 1700
100 3000 1600
  1. What is the current equilibrium price of houses?

  2. What would be the likely effect of the government imposing a maximum price of £200,000?

  3. What is the likely effect on house prices of a fall in interest rates, which increases demand by 10% at each price?

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger

Sainsbury's and Asda confirm merger plans.

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Customs unions

Costs and benefits of customs unions.

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New materials

Multiple choice papers for Paper Three.

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Brexit update

Article 50

What trading options are available to the UK?

Savings ratio

Savings ratio falls to lowest level on record.

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Tax avoidance

Double Irish - and a Dutch Sandwich more..

The OECD presents its final package for reform of international tax rules..more

Bank of England - cuts interest rates to 0.25%..more.

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