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Joko Widodo and Indonesia’s Economy: Brighter Future Ahead?

Joko Widodo and Indonesia’s Economy: Brighter Future Ahead?

By Jeffrey Fung ’17 Joko Widodo has a huge task ahead of him. As the newest president of Indonesia, he is going to be held responsible for the mission to… Read more »

Rising Tides or a Bigger Boat?: An Analysis of the US Dollar

Rising Tides or a Bigger Boat?: An Analysis of the US Dollar

By Hunter Bosson ’18 After seven years of recession and stagnation, the United States is finally seeing the friendlier side of the business cycle. The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs… Read more »

Piketty’s Take on Wealth Inequality

Piketty’s Take on Wealth Inequality

By Brian Endo ’16 There has been a lot of media attention focused on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The book attempts to tackle the issue of wealth… Read more »

The Death of the Commodities Trading Business

The Death of the Commodities Trading Business

By Robert “RJ” Raglin In the early 2000s, many of the largest investment banks in the United States rushed into the new territory of physical commodities trading. Now they are… Read more »

China’s E-Tailing Market Growing

China’s E-Tailing Market Growing

by Laya Mallela’17 As we move further into the age of the Internet, online retailing is becoming increasingly more pervasive, and sometimes in the most surprising places. As of March… Read more »

Wall Street Explores Rental-Backed Securities

Wall Street Explores Rental-Backed Securities

by Brian Endo ’16 Wall Street is exploiting a new product within the housing market once again. This time, however, the product is rental-backed securities. After the housing crisis beginning… Read more »

Why High-Frequency Trading Will Not Become Regulated and Who It Really Impacts

Why High-Frequency Trading Will Not Become Regulated and Who It Really Impacts

by Robert “R.J.” Raglin Since the release of the book “Flash Boys” by award-winning author Michael Lewis, much of the news in recent weeks has focused on high-frequency trading and… Read more »

2013 Fourth Quarter GDP Revision Improves Economic Outlook

2013 Fourth Quarter GDP Revision Improves Economic Outlook

by Laya Mallela ’17 Thursday, the U.S Department of Commerce released the final revision of U.S. economic growth for the fourth quarter of 2013. The press release stated that GDP… Read more »

U.S. Increases Sanctions on Russia, Hurting Global Markets

U.S. Increases Sanctions on Russia, Hurting Global Markets

by Evan Gao ’16 After President Vladimir Putin blatantly violated international law last week and annexed Crimea, the western powers implemented economic sanctions on many of Russia’s companies, government officials,… Read more »

Fed Maintains Tapering Pace, But Will Keep Interests Rates Low

Fed Maintains Tapering Pace, But Will Keep Interests Rates Low

By Robert “R.J.” Raglin ’16 The Federal Open Market Committee announced after its meeting on Wednesday that it will continue to taper quantitative easing by another $10 billion, reducing its… Read more »

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