Uk Economy

6689 WordsMar 23, 201127 Pages
Business Environment Assignment#2 The UK Economy Done by: Saira The economy of the United Kingdom is the world's sixth-largest national economy measured by both nominal GDP and purchasing power parity (PPP). The UK has the third-largest national economy in Europe measured by nominal GDP (after Germany and France) and the second-largest measured by PPP (after Germany). Its GDP per capita is ranked the 20th highest in the world in nominal terms and the 17th highest in PPP terms. The UK is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the European Union, the G7, the G8, the G20, the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Bank,…show more content…
| 8. The Political agenda. | There is also a political agenda to European bank (the European System of Central Banks -ESCB), the complete removal of national control over monetary policy and the partial removal of control over fiscal policy. Individual nation states will lose sovereignty (i.e. the ability to control their own affairs). It will be a considerble step down the road towards political union. There are many in the EU who faviour economica dn political union and they are very much in facour ot EMU. There are also many who wish to keep national sovereignty and are strugging to prevent EMU, whatever its merits might be, from going ahead. | 9. Inflation | From the mid-1980s onwards, there were a number of economists and politicians who argued that, for the UK at least, EMU provided the best way forward to achieve low inflation rates throughout the EU. During the first half of the 1980s high inflation countries, such as France and Italy were forced to adopt policies which reduced their inflation rates to something approximating the German inflation rates to something approximating the German inflation rate. If they had not done this, the franc and the lira would have had to be periodically devalued, negating the fixed exchange rate advantages of the system. Effectively, the German central bank, the Bundesbank, set inflation targets and therefore monetary targets for the rest of the EU. At the time, there was much
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