(Updated on 09/07/2016)




  • Man sells British countryside air to China (February 16, 2016) - a lesson plan with audio
    "An English entrepreneur has started a booming business from selling bottled, British countryside air to Chinese consumers."





  • The year in business: 2011

  • Global economy - a file

  • JP Morgan explains the euro crisis with lego - 6 September 2011
    Read the key :
    "The toreador in a floppy hat, and the F1 driver with his helmet, represent Spain, Italy and the rest of the Euro Periphery..."


  • Minnesota budget row shuts public services - 2 July 2011
    "The US state of Minnesota has shut down all non-essential public services because of a row over the state budget...
    The impasse has parallels with the budget dispute between President Barack Obama and the US Congress."



  • India's richest man Mukesh Ambani moves into £630m home - 27 storeys high - 14 October 2010
    "It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one studio, a ballroom, guestrooms and a range of lounges and a 50 seater cinema...
    an elevated garden... three helicopter pads... underground parking for 160 cars...  600 staff...
    The 53 year-old tycoon is not only the richest man in India but the fourth richest man in the world."

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  • The internet billionaire rich list - Who has profited from the web's biggest sites?
    "The internet has created some of the world's youngest billionaires, possibly in the shortest possible time scale, ever.
    The richest are Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the pair who set up Google in the late 1990s. They went from PhD students to (paper) billionaires in about five years."


  • American Presidents on dollar bills


  • Muhammad Yunus - "Banker of the poor" - Nobel Peace Prize 2006


  • What is a dollar worth?
    Example : "What would an item or service purchased in 19?? be worth in 2005 dollars?..."
    (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
  • Daily life in the UK:
    Accommodation - Entertainment - Money - Post - Shopping - Telephone - Computer - Sport