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.

Nov 28 - Dec 4

  1. Trump persuades Carrier to send fewer jobs to Mexico -- WSJ: 11/30 | Proquest | NYT: 12/1 | Proquest | FT: 11/30 | Canvas | WP: 11/30
  2. OPEC decides to cut oil production -- WSJ: 12/1 | Proquest | NYT: 12/1 | Proquest
  3. Currency news -- WSJ: 11/30 | Proquest | WSJ 11/30 | Proquest | FT: 12/2 | Canvas

Nov 14-27

  1. China takes the lead on trade agreements -- WSJ: 11/19 | Proquest | NYT: 11/20 | Proquest | FT: 11/19 | Canvas
  2. China vows retaliation if Trump raises tariffs, provoking trade war. -- WSJ: 11/23 | Proquest | NYT: 11/23 | Proquest
  3. China imposes capaital controls -- WSJ: 11/26 | Proquest

Nov 7-13

  1. The TPP is dead -- WSJ: 11/11 | Proquest
  2. UK and India discuss possible FTA -- WSJ: 11/8 | Proquest | NYT: 11/8 | Proquest
  3. Post-election currency news -- WSJ: 11/13 | Proquest | FT: 11/9 | Canvas | FT: 11/11 | Canvas

Oct 31 - Nov 6

  1. Obama pushing to ratify TPP -- WSJ: 11/2 | Proquest
  2. Egypt lets its currency float -- WSJ: 11/4 | Proquest | NYT: 11/4 | Proquest | FT: 11/3 | Canvas
  3. German economists say that the ECB's monetary stimulus is now "inappropriate" -- FT: 11/2 | Canvas

Oct 24-30

  1. China's currency continues to fall, but markets don't care -- WSJ: 10/25 | Proquest
  2. Canada-EU FTA moves ahead -- NYT: 10/28 | Proquest | FT: 10/28 | Canvas | FT: 10/27 | Canvas
  3. Sweden's currency drops to six-year low -- FT: 10/27 | Canvas

Oct 10-23

  1. Canada-EU FTA in jeopardy -- WSJ: 10/22 | Proquest | NYT: 10/22 | Proquest | FT: 10/21 | Canvas
  2. American lobsters declared not an invasive species in the EU -- FT: 10/14 | Canvas
  3. China moves further away from being named a currency manipulator -- FT: 10/14 | Canvas

Oct 3-9

  1. China FDI into US is raising concerns in US -- NYT: 10/6 | Proquest
  2. The UK currency falls suddenly in value -- WSJ: 10/7 | Proquest | FT: 10/7 | Canvas
  3. Globalization is slowing and anti-globalization is rising -- WSJ: 10/6 | Proquest | NYT: 10/4 | Proquest | FT: 10/7 | Canvas

Sep 26 - Oct 2

  1. OPEC agrees to cut oil output -- WSJ: 9/29 | Proquest
  2. China's currency added by IMF to the SDR basket -- WSJ: 10/1 | Proquest | FT: 9/30 | Canvas
  3. Slump in global trade -- WSJ: 9/27 | Proquest | FT: 9/27 | Canvas

Sep 19-25

  1. WTO rules that EU continues illegally to subsidize Airbus -- WSJ: 9/23 | Proquest | FT: 9/22 | Canvas
  2. Currency news: -- WSJ: 9/21 | Canvas | WSJ: 9/21 | Proquest | FT: 9/20 | Canvas
  3. Canada and China begin talks for possible FTA -- NYT: 9/22 | Proquest

Sep 12-18

  1. US lifts sanctions on Myanmar -- WSJ: 9/15 | Proquest | NYT: 9/15 | Proquest
  2. UK Approved the Hinkley Point Nuclear Project -- WSJ: 9/16 | Proquest | NYT: 9/16 | Proquest
  3. World Bank President likely to serve a second term -- FT: 9/15 | Canvas

Sep 5-11

  1. Hanjin bankuptcy strands cargo at sea -- WSJ: 9/8 | Proquest
  2. G20 Summit Meeting finished in China -- WSJ: 9/6 | Proquest | FT: 9/5 | Canvas
  3. Egypt reimposed a zero-tolerance policy on imports of wheat contaminated with the fungus ergot -- Economist: 9/3 | Proquest