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.

Mar 23-29

  1. US universities are enrolling an unprecedented number of international students -- WSJ: 3/24 | Proquest
  2. Fish fight -- WSJ: 3/24 | Proquest | NYT: 3/28 | Proquest
  3. Swiss National Bank explains why it stopped pegging its currency -- WSJ: 3/27 | Proquest

Mar 16-22

  1. China now 3rd largest exporter of arms -- WSJ: 3/16 | Proquest | NYT: 3/17 | Proquest | FT: 3/17 | CTools
  2. Gulf airlines argue that they are not subsidized -- WSJ: 3/18 | Proquest | NYT: 3/18 | Proquest | FT: 3/19 | CTools
  3. China-led development bank joined by US western allies -- WSJ: 3/18 | Proquest | NYT: 3/18 | Proquest | FT: 3/17 | CTools | WP: 3/18

Mar 9-15

  1. ECB QE begins -- WSJ: 3/10 | Proquest | FT: 3/10 | CTools
  2. Euro falls close to parity with dollar -- WSJ: 3/14 | Proquest | NYT: 3/12 | Proquest | FT: 3/14 | CTools
  3. Tea Party divided on renewal of Export-Import Bank -- NYT: 3/10 | Proquest

Feb 23 - Mar 8

  1. President Obama releases 2015 Trade Policy Agenda -- ST&R: 3/6
  2. Oregon Senator is crucial for Fast Track -- NYT: 3/4 | Proquest
  3. Denmark's currency peg is under pressure -- WSJ: 3/3 | Proquest

Feb 16-22

  1. Greece and its lenders agree on 4-month extension -- WSJ: 2/21 | Proquest | NYT: 2/21 | Proquest | FT: 2/21 | CTools
  2. West-coast-port labor dispute reaches tentative agreement -- WSJ: 2/21 | Proquest | NYT: 2/21 | Proquest | WP: 2/21
  3. EU proposes capital markets union -- WSJ: 2/19 | Proquest | NYT: 2/19 | Proquest

Feb 9-15

  1. Members of both parties oppose granting TPA to Obama -- NYT: 2/10 | Proquest
  2. US files case in WTO against China's export subsidies -- WSJ: 2/12 | Proquest | NYT: 2/12 | Proquest | FT: 2/12 | CTools
  3. Currency changes, wanted and unwanted. -- WSJ: 2/11 | Proquest | NYT: 2/10 | Proquest | NYT: 2/11 | Proquest | FT: 2/10 | CTools

Feb 2-8

  1. Obama plans tax on US profits held overseas -- WP: 2/2 | FT: 2/2 | CTools
  2. US auto exports up and oil imports down -- WSJ: 2/6 | Proquest | WSJ: 2/6 | Proquest
  3. China's trade surplus hit a record high in January, even as exports fell -- FT: 2/7 | CTools

Jan 26 - Feb 1

  1. US and EU pushing for more sanctions against Russia -- WSJ: 1/26 | Proquest | FT: 1/26 | CTools
  2. Election in Greece prompts conflict with EU over bailout terms -- WSJ: 1/27 | Proquest | NYT: 1/27 | Proquest | FT: 1/27 | CTools
  3. China's currency now the 5th most used -- WSJ: 1/28 | Proquest | FT: 1/29 | CTools

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