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.

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