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 Mondays (or the following Wednesdays when Mondays 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.

Jan 18-25

  1. US dollar rise is hard on US firms -- WSJ: 1/21 | Proquest | NYT: 1/25 | Proquest
  2. European Central Bank begins policy of Quantitative Easing -- WSJ: 1/23 | Proquest | NYT: 1/23 | Proquest | FT: 1/23 | CTools
  3. Davos meeting addresses the state of the global economy -- WSJ: 1/21 | Proquest

Jan 11-17

  1. Oil price falls to new lows -- WSJ: 1/13 | Proquest | NYT: 1/13 | Proquest
  2. Politics in Greece raise anew concerns about it leaving the euro. -- WSJ: 1/12 | Proquest | FT: 1/12 | CTools
  3. Swiss central bank stops intervening to keep its currency value down -- WSJ: 1/16 | Proquest | NYT: 1/16 | Proquest | FT: 1/16 | CTools