Assigned News Items

Note: I will list here, for most of the term, the major news items that have appeared that are relevant for the course. I will usually discuss these, if only briefly, on Tuesdays (or the following Thursdays when Tuesdays are not available). You should be sure to be familiar with them from whatever news sources you are using. Where possible, I will provide links to the items online. I will include questions about some of them on exams.

Apr 10-16

  1. US does not declare China a currency manipulator -- WSJ: 4/15 | Proquest | WP: 4/12
  2. Trump nominates members of the board of the Export-Import Bank -- WSJ: 4/14 | Proquest | NYT: 4/14 | Proquest
  3. Trump tells China that it will get a better deal on trade if it helps restrain North Korea -- WSJ: 4/13 | Proquest | NYT: 4/12 | Proquest

Apr 3-9

  1. China's reserves increase -- WSJ: 4/8 | Proquest | FT: 4/8 | Canvas
  2. Xi and Trump meet in Summit, but make little progress on trade -- WSJ: 4/8 | Proquest | NYT: 4/8 | Proquest
  3. Krugman says "Trump Is Wimping Out on Trade" -- NYT: 4/3 | Proquest

Mar 20 - Apr 2

  1. UK's May initiates Brexit -- WSJ: 30/30 | Proquest | NYT: 3/30 | Proquest
  2. The US dollar falls on exchange markets -- WSJ: 3/28 | Proquest
  3. China's tariff on imported cars -- WSJ: 3/22 | Proquest | NYT: 3/21 | Proquest

Mar 13-19

  1. G20 finance ministers drop pledge agianst protectionism at insistence of US -- WSJ: 3/18 | Proquest | NYT: 3/18 | Proquest | FT: 3/18 | Canvas | WP: 3/18
  2. UK Parliament votes to move ahead with Brexit -- WSJ: 3/14 | Proquest | NYT: 3/14 | Proquest
  3. Iceland removes capital controls -- NYT: 3/15 | Proquest

Mar 6-12

  1. Classification of the Snuggie -- WP: 3/6
  2. Trade balances -- FT: 3/7 | Canvas | WSJ: 3/7 | Proquest | WSJ: 3/8 | Proquest
  3. Central banks seeking to increase international reserves -- WSJ: 3/8 | Proquest

Feb 22 - Mar 5

  1. Trump wants to bypass the WTO -- WSJ: 3/1 | Proquest | WP: 3/1 | FT: 2/27 | Canvas
  2. Trade news -- WSJ: 2/22 | Proquest | NYT: 2/24 | Proquest | WSJ: 2/25 | Proquest
  3. Currency news -- WSJ: 3/3 | Proquest | NYT: 3/1 | Proquest | FT: 2/27 | Canvas

Feb 13-21

  1. Canada-EU FTA Approved -- WSJ: 2/16 | Proquest | NYT: 2/16 | Proquest
  2. Migration into Mexico -- NYT: 2/12 | Proquest
  3. "Chicken Tax" will disrupt Mexico-US trade if Trump cancels NAFTA -- WSJ: 2/15 | Proquest

Feb 6-12

  1. US trade deficit 2016 -- WSJ: 2/8 | Proquest
  2. China's foreign exchange reserves fall to 5-year low -- FT: 2/7 | Canvas
  3. Price of gold rises -- WSJ: 2/7 | Proquest

Jan 30 - Feb 5

  1. US to seek FTA with Japan -- FT: 2/2 | Canvas
  2. Trump's trade adivisor accuses Germany of using undervalued currency -- FT: Jan 31 | Canvas
  3. Mexico benefits from increased remittances from the US -- WSJ: 1/30 | Proquest

Jan 23-29

  1. Donald Trump limits immigration -- NYT: 1/28 | Proquest
  2. Trump formally withdraws from the TPP -- NYT: 1/24 | Proquest
  3. UK Supreme Court rules that Brexit must be voted on by Parliament -- WSJ: 1/25 | Proquest | NYT: 1/25 | Proquest

Jan 16-22

  1. UK PM May intends "clean Brexit" -- WSJ: 17 | Proquest | NYT: 1/18 | Proquest
  2. Elite meet at annual gathering in Davos -- WSJ: 1/18 | Proquest | NYT: 1/19 | Proquest
  3. China's Xi defends globalization at Davos -- WSJ: 1/17 | Proquest | NYT: 1/18 | Proquest | FT: 1/17 | Canvas

Jan 9-15

  1. US to file WTO complaint against China over aluminum -- WSJ: 1/12 | Proquest | FT: 1/12 | Canvas
  2. Indonesia relaxes export ban -- FT: 1/12 | Canvas
  3. Currency news -- WSJ: 1/9 | Proquest | WSJ: 1/11 | Proquest | WSJ: 1/12 | Proquest