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.

Dec 3-9

  1. OPEC and others agree to cut oil production -- WSJ: 12/7 | Canvas | NYT: 12/7 | Canvas | FT: 12/7 | Canvas
  2. China-US trade truce seen as uncertain -- WSJ: 12/4 | Canvas | NYT: 12/4 | Canvas | FT: 12/5 | Canvas | WP: 12/4 | Canvas
  3. US trade deficit grew to its largest in ten years -- WSJ: 12/6 | Canvas | NYT: 12/6 | Canvas | FT: 12/6 | Canvas
  4. Japan to allow more immigration -- WSJ: 12/9 | Canvas

Nov 26 - Dec 2

  1. G20 Meets in Buenos Aires -- WP: 12/1 | Canvas | NYT: 11/29 | Canvas | FT: 11/29 | Canvas
  2. Leaders of US, Mexico, and Canada sign the USMCA -- WSJ: 11/30 | Canvas | NYT: 11/30 | Canvas | FT: 11/30 | Canvas | WP: 11/30 | Canvas | WE: 11/30 | Canvas | NYT: 12/2 | Canvas
  3. Presidents Xi and Trump agree a "truce" -- WP: 12/1 | Canvas | NYT: 12/1 | Canvas | FT: 12/2 | Canvas

Nov 19-25

  1. US considers quotas on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico -- NYT: 11/21 | Canvas
  2. US political problems for the USMCA -- NYT: 11/21 | Canvas
  3. US trying to stop other countries from buying from China's Huawei -- WSJ: 11/23 | Canvas

Nov 12-18

  1. Britain and EU agree on draft deal for Brexit -- WSJ: 11/15 | Canvas | NYT: 11/15 | Canvas | WP: 11/15 | Canvas
  2. China and US state positions prior to Xi-Trump meeting -- WSJ: 11/17 | Canvas | NYT: 11/17 | Canvas | FT: 11/17 | Canvas
  3. Russia threatens to boycott the World Economic Forum at Davos -- FT: 11/13 | Canvas

Nov 5-11

  1. China holds Import Expo -- WSJ: 11/5 | Canvas | NYT: 11/6 | Canvas | Economist: 11/3 | Canvas
  2. Trump advisor Navarro criticizes Wall Street "Globalists" for opposing US tariffs -- WSJ: 11/10 | Canvas | FT: 11/9 | Canvas
  3. Money is flowing out of China, and out of its reserves -- WSJ: 11/8 | Canvas | FT: 11/7 | Canvas

Oct 29 - Nov 4

  1. Avoid customs? There's an app for that -- WSJ: 10/31 | Canvas
  2. Presidents Xi and Trump have "good conversation" -- WSJ: 11/1 | Canvas | NYT: 11/2 | Canvas | FT: 11/1 | Canvas
  3. The China currency approaches seven. -- WSJ: 10/30 | Canvas | NYT: 10/30 | Canvas | FT: 11/2 | Canvas

Oct 22-28

  1. WTO Members meet to attempt reform -- WSJ: 10/24 | Canvas | FT: 10/24 | Canvas
  2. Davos in the Desert -- WSJ: 10/22 | Canvas | NYT: 10/23 | Canvas | WP: 10/23 | Canvas
  3. US CVD and AD tariffs on olives from Spain hurt the Spanish olive industry -- FT: 10/22 | Canvas

Oct 15-21

  1. US expands power to block foreign direct investment -- WSJ: 10/11 | Canvas | NYT: 10/11 | Canvas
  2. US announced it will withdraw from postal treaty -- WSJ: 10/19 | Canvas | NYT: 10/18 | Canvas | FT: 10/17 | Canvas
  3. US Treasury Department opts not to name China a currency manipulator -- WSJ: 10/18 | Canvas | NYT: 10/18 | Canvas | FT: 10/17 | Canvas

Oct 8-14

  1. China uses macro policy to offset harm from trade war -- WSJ: 10/8 | Canvas | NYT: 10/8 | Canvas | WP: 10/8 | Canvas
  2. Pakistan is seeking a bailout from the IMF -- WSJ: 10/12 | Canvas | NYT: 10/12 | Canvas | Economist: 10/12 | Canvas
  3. US bilateral trade deficit with China hits a record in September -- WP: 10/12 | Canvas

Oct 1-7

  1. Canada joins renegotiated NAFTA -- WSJ: 10/1 | Canvas | NYT: 10/1 | Canvas | FT: 10/1 | Canvas | WP: 10/1 | Canvas | Economist: 10/6 | Canvas
  2. USMCA is considered a template for future trade policy under Trump -- WSJ: 10/4 | Canvas | NYT: 10/6 | Canvas
  3. Earlier in 2018, US considered a ban on visas for students from China -- FT: 10/2 | Canvas

Sep 24-30

  1. Trump signs amended KORUS -- NYT: 9/25 | Canvas | Economist: 9/27 | Canvas
  2. Trade war-prompted support for US farmers -- FT: 9/30 | Canvas | WP: 9/21 | Canvas
  3. NAFTA negotiations try to include Canada -- WSJ: 9/29 | Canvas | NYT: 9/29 | Canvas | FT: 9/28 | Canvas

Sep 17-23

  1. Trump imposes more tariffs on China -- WSJ: 9/18 | Canvas | NYT: 9/18 | Canvas | FT: 9/18 | Canvas
  2. China responds to Trump's tariffs. -- WSJ: 9/22 | Canvas | FT: 9/18 | Canvas | WP: 9/18 | Canvas
  3. Pakistan will increase tariffs to avoid currency crisis -- FT: 9/18 | Canvas

Sep 10-16

  1. US and EU meet for talks on trade -- WSJ: 9/10 | Canvas | NYT: 9/10 | Canvas | FT: 9/10 | Canvas
  2. ECB confirms plans to end quantitative easing while keeping interest rates low -- WSJ: 9/13 | Canvas | FT: 9/13 | Canvas
  3. India acts to reduce imports -- FT: 9/15 | Canvas