Tag archive for ‘International economics’
News Brief On Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Saudi Arabia Could Be Bankrupt Within Five Years, IMF Predicts

  Saudi Arabia’s cash reserves are in free-fall and the country could have only five years of financial assets remaining due in large part to the fall in oil prices, according to a report by the International More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Friday, September 11th, 2015

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: China’s Forex Follies

BERKELEY – On August 11, China devalued its currency by 2% and modestly reformed its exchange-rate system. This was no earth-shattering event, but financial markets responded as if a meteorite had struck More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Friday, September 4th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: China Confronts the Market

CAMBRIDGE – China’s current economic woes have largely been viewed through a single lens: the government’s failure to let the market operate. But that perspective has led foreign observers to misinterpret More...

Statista On Friday, August 21st, 2015

Which Country Sends The Most Remittances?

  The world’s migrants tend to send huge amounts of money back home to their families through cross-border money transfers, also called remittances. Business Insider recently shed some light on the More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Bernie Sanders Criticizes Greece’s Creditors

– – As the whole world waits to see what will become of Greece and the entire European Union as the small nation deals with a huge debt crisis, the people of Greece have one champion in the U.S. More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Paul Krugman to Greece: Vote No On Euro Pullout

– – Renowned economist Paul Krugman has called on the Greek people to vote against a proposed plan for their bankrupt nation to pullout of the Euro. He made the call in a blog in the New York Times. A More...

Professor Nouriel Roubini On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

‘Dr. Doom’ Nouriel Roubini: Emerging Markets After the Fed Hikes Rates

The prospect that the US Federal Reserve will start exiting zero policy rates later this year has fueled growing fear of renewed volatility in emerging economies’ currency, bond, and stock markets. The More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Monday, June 29th, 2015

Bloomberg: Shekel Is World’s Worst Currency

– – Bloomberg declared the Israeli Shekel to be the “World’s Worst Currency” after it went on an up and down ride last week. The Shekel had appreciated by 2.1% against the Dollar More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen and Domenico Lombardi: China the Responsible Stakeholder

Come to Asia and you will hear a growing chorus of concern that China is building a sphere of influence in the region. To promote Chinese foreign investment, there is the Asian Infrastructure Investment More...

Stephen Roach On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia Stephen Roach: The Currency Manipulation Charade

As the US Congress grapples with the ever-contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership – President Barack Obama’s signature trade legislation – a major stumbling block looms. On May 22, the Senate avoided it, More...

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