Category Archives: Economy

Iran to Deal with France’s Total as International Sanctions are Lifted

One of the largest oil companies in France has agreed to purchase hundreds of thousands of barrels of Iranian Crude a day. Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh, has decided to allow France’s Total SA to spur the oil industry through its … Continue reading

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Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged in November, December Hike on the Table

As expected by the entire market, the Federal Reserve chose to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming presidential election next Tuesday. The benchmark federal funds rate still sits at a target range of 0.25%-0.5% after the … Continue reading

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Keeping an Eye on Ireland

As a result of the Brexit vote earlier this year, Ireland intends on cutting down its debt to keep the economy afloat despite the damage to their exporting industry due to the British pound’s sharp decline. Minister of Finance Michael … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Blow Up the Labor Force

In the recent election climate, a startling statistic regarding unemployment in the United States has surfaced: more than 94 million Americans over the age of 15 are not employed and not looking for employment. However, this number is severely skewed … Continue reading

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Backlash to World Economic Order Clouds Outlook at IMF Talks

Fed by stagnant wages and diminishing job security, the populist uprising threatens to depress a world economy that is already weak and fragile.  The sentiment toward less integration and more trade barriers also pose risks for elevated financial markets that … Continue reading

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Atlanta Fed Cuts Forecasts for U.S Third-Quarter GDP

The Atlanta Fed has trimmed its growth rate projections following the latest data on inventories, trade and consumer spending this week. The have listed on their website an annualized 2.4% growth rate for the U.S economy in the third quarter. … Continue reading

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Yuan/Renminbi Enters Elite Group of Currencies in the IMF

Yuan now becomes a global player in trade and finance with the inclusion of their currency in the International Monetary Fund. The IMF will now use the Yuan along with the Dollar, the Yen, and the Pound to officially lend … Continue reading

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