Economics

Opportunity Cost Explained

Opportunity cost of a resource is referred to as the value of the next-highest-valued alternative use of that resource. Sounds way too technical, doesn’t it? Let’s try to simplify its meaning with an example. Suppose, at the ice cream parlor, you have to choose between choco chip and black current. If you choose choco chip, …

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Perfect Competition Explained

Perfect competition is a hypothetical market where there is a cut-throat competition, all firms are price-takers and market share has no influence on prices. By the way, make sure you read our recent blog on “Monopoly, Monopsony, Oligopoly and Free Market” to have insightful information on these various forms of market structures Let us have …

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The January Effect Explained

The month of January has an ambiance of new beginnings. As we enter the New Year, we are full of hope and motivation. While laymen worry about getting themselves summer ready, investors have other things to conceive. The straightforward phenomenon of another tax year beginning from January 1st, has led to the existence of the …

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Gold Coast: The Struggles Of Ghana

Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a West-African country. It is a unitary constitutional country with a population of approximately 30 million. Even after several years of independence, Ghana still faces uncountable problems in social, economic, and political spheres. The in depth outlook of pitiable plight of the citizens and marginalized groups will …

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Is Africa The New China?

Over the past 15 years, most African countries have sustained an economic growth with some places reporting an annual growth rate of more than 5% per annum. Service sector is blooming but Africa is still one of the poorest countries of the world. So how will it become the next China? Let’s find out. It …

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How Does The Economy Work?

Introduction   Like the weather, the economy also changes either better or for worse. Universities and colleges around the world are teaching the students about how the economy works. Among these students, some will be future politicians and they will contribute towards their respective country’s economic growth. The economy is the most interesting field to study. …

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What Is Debt Ratio?

Debt Ratio is a financial ratio that indicates the percentage of a company’s assets that are provided via debt. It measures the extent of a company’s leverage. The debt ratio is defined as the ratio of total debt to total assets, expressed as a decimal or percentage. A ratio greater than 1 shows that a …

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What Are Debentures?

A debenture is a medium or long term debt format that large companies use to borrow money at a fixed rate of interest. It is unsecured by collateral and thus it relies on the credit worthiness and reputation of the issuer for support. Both corporations and governments frequently issue debentures to raise capital or funds. …

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