Archive for July 12, 2012

The UK’s Trading Partners

The world is changing and with Europe in disarray, it’s interesting to see where the UK’s main exports markets are.  Make no mistake, Europe is biggest export market for the UK without doubt.  But the latest figures show some interesting developments on where the global economy is moving!

 

There’s a change coming and this graphic illustrates it perfectly – look at the biggest growth areas.  India and surprisingly Russia are looking as though they will become very important markets for the British economy.  Our biggest trading partners the Americans are showing very slow growth.  It looks like in a few years the biggest export markets for Britain are going to be completely different.

IT’s one of the problems I have with the European Union, the world is not that small anymore.  Of course it’s great to liberalise trade and reduce barriers in the European Union but the rest of the world is on the whole doing much better than Europe.  Look at the top products we sell, the biggest ones like metals, minerals and nuclear reactors are exactly the sort of products that the fast growing developing countries will need. Your not going to sell many nuclear products in Europe where many countries are replaing with alternative energy sources.

There are also developing areas within the UK economy that are not listed on this picture, for one the rise of businesses based on the internet.  It can be surprisingly difficult to deal with trade partners situated in different areas.  I tried to do business with a company in Australia, but was unable to access many of the corporate and banking sites I needed to.  Fortunately someone pointed me in the directions of some instructions which explained that I needed an Australian proxy server to access them.  Here’s a useful article about Smart DNS and methods for accessing sites that are restricted by location – http://www.theninjaproxy.org/ninja/change-ip-address-region-free-smart-dns/

These are the sort of barriers that damage trade though, often the result of commercial protectionism that seek only to defend profits of a single company at the expense of an entire economy.

The Presence Of 3rd World debt – financial crisis

Currently our world is facing crises with regards to financial. Aligned with this 3rd World debt – financial crisis something has to do with the governments, loans, lenders, banks and the agreement between parties which is easily spotted by the banks using their advanced BI management tools. Debtors should have to understand the mechanism of the debt accumulation ahead of doing such things. The debt crisis and loan defaults have been a constant feature of the global economy, the present size of the world debt problem overwhelms the minds of everybody. It is clear that the countries in the Third World are in an inherently disadvantageous position and even armed with BI management tools and business intelligence software, the banks are helpless to prevent this. However had more of the larger banks been using software such as BI Management Tools, this crisis might have been prevented altogether.

Let’s not pretend that third world debt is about wise investment of borrowed money in order to develop a country’s economy more quickly. If it were so, the countries which borrowed the most would be the ones doing well. Without getting into statistics, I’ll just point out that debt is more often hurting these economies than helping them.

To suggest that countries should renounce their debt may sound too radical at first, but not once you understand the nature of international debt. With the way of helping to develop a country’s resources, the World Bank or various governments loan money to a third world government. Lenders usually don’t want just to make interest, but also to develop something that will benefit them, like oil or lumber resources they need. Also, it is commonly expected that companies from the lending countries will get large contracts for various development projects or software projects such as BI management tools or business intelligence systems like the ones listed here at Business Software Systems, a site dealing with business software and economy.

On the one hand many people are concerned that those responsible for the financial problems are the ones being skipped out, while on the other hand, a global financial meltdown will affect the livelihoods of almost everyone in an increasingly inter-connected world. The problem could have been avoided, if ideologues supporting the current economics models weren’t so vocal, influential and inconsiderate of others’ viewpoints and concerns. There were countries remained on the fence of default until unity of multiple maturities and inadequate availability of new finance caused a capital reversal.

It concludes that the failure of the loans signifies miscalculations on both transaction and distortions in the lending process itself; hence the debt crisis deserved mutual cooperation of the lenders and the borrowers. However, the closure of all financial markets to defaulting economies misleads cooperative resolution and, in fact, brought on the crisis. It emphasizes that developing country economies are fatally not functional with long standing ills that are only concealed by capital inflows; hence unilateral action of lenders in halting the supply of finance while demanding repayments opens a liquidity gap resulting in consistent economic contraction which could have been spotted using BI management tools or similar analytics software.

There is really a need to think such an idea to recover these crises. The main priority to resolve this particular crisis is that the monetary authorities and governments should take an action to prevent the crisis from spreading further and to restore confidence in the global financial system. In this case, both macroeconomic and microeconomic policies may also play their roles in negating the adverse effects of the financial crisis. As economies slow along with falling price levels, central banks may lower their official policy rates.