Category: International Finance

Alex Schattner Blog Post #2: New Development in US-China Trade War

At the beginning of February, the Chinese government announced that it will begin plans to halve some of the tariffs on U.S. imports. According to the Chinese government, this is only the beginning and represents only the first phase of the new trade deals with the Trump administration (Lockett). This announcement sparked a rally in the global stock market and… Read more →

Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa – Kasey Mosby

  In October 2019, 1.2 billion people in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) experienced living in the world’s largest free trade area, yet the economic growth rates of the 46 countries within the region did not reflect prosperity (“Overview”). In 2017, the average economic growth rate in SSA was 2.5%, and it was accurately predicted to barely rise to… Read more →

Alex Schattner Blog Post #1: Coronavirus and its Effects on the Chinese Financial Markets

Although it is common knowledge that Coronavirus is a serious health concern in China, it also poses a serious financial concern in Chinese stock market. According to Patrick Mathurin of the Financial Times, “Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, the first Chinese market to reopen following the lunar new year long weekend, fell as much as 3 per cent on Wednesday… Read more →

Public Policy to Stimulate Innovation (Topic: Innovation in India)

In India, national policies have taken advantage of the country’s growing young population in order to encourage growth through innovation. Two central factors have helped to spur this newfound development: public-private partnerships and improved education. In “Indian Foreign Policy: An Overview,” the author Harsh Pant emphasizes the role of globalization-focused policies and foreign relations in India’s recent business outcomes. For… Read more →