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Influence of Governments

IB DP Geography
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Definition capital
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Aim of this lesson:

  • To examine [consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue] the influence of governments in the transfer of capital.

The term capital suggests financial or physical assets which can generate income, such as property or investments. Capital is one of the factors of production, it is the stock of man-made resources used in the production of goods and services. The other factors of production are land, labour and entrepreneurs.

Money is just a representation of goods or resources - try building a boat on a deserted island with just a pocket full of Euros.

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Option 1

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Option 2

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November 2010 - President Obama visits India

How could such a visit influence the transfer of Capital?
  Barack Obama's India trip set to seal £6bn worth of deals for US [7 November 2010]
  The White House - FACT SHEET: The National Export Initiative: U.S. - India Transactions [6 November 2010]

November 2010 - Largest British delegation to go to China in more than 200 years

How could such a visit influence the transfer of Capital?
  David Cameron leads largest trade delegation to China in 200 years [8 November 2010]
  UK government and business in push for China trade [8 November 2010]

2010 - China's Low-value Currency

How can a government influence capital flows through currency controls?
BBC News
  Who wins from China's export growth? [11 January 2010]
BBC News
  'Almighty argument' over China's currency [6 October 2010]
Geography Review



Explain how the transfer of capital can be influenced by governments. [10 Marks]

The markbands can be found here - you need to look at Paper 3 Part (a).

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