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Subtopic: Current Accounts for Balance of Payments

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  • Balance of Payments, Q4 2013 28-Mar-2014
    The Balance of Payments (BOP) is a key macro-economic indicator as it measures the UK's financial flows with the rest of the world.
  • Balance of Payments, Q3 2013 20-Dec-2013
    The Balance of Payments (BOP) is a key macro-economic indicator as it measures the UK's financial flows with the rest of the world.
  • Explanation beyond exchange rates: trends in UK trade since 2007 22-Aug-2013
    The UK’s trade performance since the onset of the economic downturn has been one of the more curious developments in the UK economy. While the sterling effective exchange rate declined by more than 25% between Q3 2007 and Q1 2009, the balance of trade in goods and services has remained broadly unchanged. This article sets out several possible explanations for the UK’s recent trade performance. Although evaluating the relative importance and impact of these factors is beyond the scope of this article, it provides insights into the domestic and global conditions faced by the UK during and following the depreciation.

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