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You've got your Scottish pound - why don't you use it?

You've got your Scottish pound - why don't you use it? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 07 Apr 2014
Campaigners, upset at being excluded from the UK pound, should think of what they might gain by creating their own, argues Alan Shipman in the...

The Crimea adventure exposes Russia's wobbly economy

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Updated 04 Apr 2014
Although Crimea might look like a victory for Vladimir Putin's Russia, a closer look shows an economically exposed nation, says Alan Shipman.

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Economics explains discrimination in the labour market

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Economics explains discrimination in the labour market Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced Level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Jul 2011
Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the ‘glass ceiling’ ageism, racism, etc. This unit will help you look at this problem...

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Introduction to financial services

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Introduction to financial services Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 100 hours Updated 30 Apr 2013 Register by 24 Jul 2013
Explore the historical development of financial services in the UK and examine how the sector is currently structured and regulated.This course is...

Personal investment in an uncertain world

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Personal investment in an uncertain world Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Apr 2013 Register by 09 Apr 2014
Explores some of the concepts that underpin investment planning and examines how investment planning decisions are affected by economic uncertainty...

Running the economy

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Running the economy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Mar 2013 Register by 04 Sep 2013
Learn how to think like an economist and understand the problems of running the national and global economy after the outbreak of a major economic...