Economics articles

Essays on topical issues, latest developments in UK and global economies, and answers to readers questions


Sectors of the economy

Posted on 19 December

The three main sectors of the economy are: Primary sector – extraction of raw materials – mining, fishing and agriculture. more »

Private label brands

Posted on 18 December

Private label brands (or own brand labels) are products sold by a retailer with its own packing, but manufactured by more »

Cigarette tax and smoking rates

Posted on 17 December

In the UK, smoking rates have fallen significantly in the past 40 years. A combination of factors have led to more »

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