Friday, 31 August 2012

Twitter Economists

For those of you on twitter here are some people that are worth following:

Tutor2u App

A fantastic new mobile phone app has been released by tutor2u to help you top up your learning on-the-go. Excellent for revision and also plenty of fun too. 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Gold v Paper Money: Which should we trust more?

A popular solution to the financial crisis has been to print more money, but is there another way of fixing our economy? Would the financial system be more stable if each pound, dollar or euro in our pocket was once again backed by gold?

BIC For Her...

Stationery manufacturer BIC has provoked widespread online ridicule after designing a range of pink and purple pens just 'for her'

Christmas Comes Early At Asda

August is not yet over but Christmas has come four months early at Asda, which has opened a string of Santa's grottos at stores across the country. The chain is making the first move on the most lucrative shopping period of the year by offering Christmas savings cards to encourage people to save up for the festive season.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Flat Pack Hotel

Famous flat pack furniture giant Ikea is planning on diversifying and opening up 100 low-cost hotels across Europe. Their aim is to create a 'budget design' with a boutique feel at affordable prices. Lets just hope you don't have to put your bed together before you stay!


McDonalds has been trailing out two fruit smoothies over the past few weeks and is aiming to roll them out nationwide soon to replace the Innocent brand smoothies it used to stock. Will this help McDonalds push for a more healthy image?

World's Toughest Law On Cigarette Packaging

 Alongside the high taxes and regulation placed on cigarettes, Australia now also have the world's toughest law on cigarette packaging to make smoking as unglamorous as possible. 

Friday, 3 August 2012

UK Economy Misses Out On Gold

The gold's maybe flying in for Team GB however the expectations of this Olympic effect boosting the economy have been downgraded as tourists stay away from London due to fears of overcrowding.