Sharp fall in eurozone economy

May 15, 2009

BBC reports on fall in the eurozone economy.

The economies of the 16 countries that make up the eurozone declined by 2.5% in the first three months of 2009, the EU’s statistics agency Eurostat said.

This 2.5% decline will impact on consumer spending as people perceive that their jobs may be at risk. This could cause further falls in the economy over the next year.

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Fred-sizing the economy

May 7, 2009

Nice item from the BBC on explaining the economy by making it “fred-size”.

The size of Britain’s economy can be hard to get your head around – but what if you were to shrink it to human scale? Michael Blastland introduces Fred – a one man British economy.

More on the business environment and the economy.