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2016 in Review International Politics

Trends of 2016: Protest at the ballot box

2016 has been a tumultuous year for democratic politics. The rise of populism, nationalism, and anti-establishmentarianism has been the story of the year.

Asia Pacific Politics

Australia’s election sparks political and economic uncertainty

With an increasingly possible hostile Senate and party infighting, many are wondering whether this government will be able to create the stability the Australian economy needs.

Finance International

The Panama Papers: Risks and opportunities

Fallout from the Panama Papers began the moment the 11.5 million financial and legal documents were leaked from offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Issues of tax evasion and havens, secrecy

Europe Finance

Negative interest rates threaten Europe’s financial stability

Negative interest rates erode the profitability of the banking sector and pose a threat to financial stability. In exchange, they offer an economic stimulus that is mild at best and

Economics International

4 key takeaways from Davos: Mastering the 4th Industrial Revolution

The 46th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland took place last week and brought a gaggle of high-powered figures together to discuss current global challenges. Among its 2,500

Finance International North America

The Fed finally moves

Markets have reacted calmly to the Fed’s first hike in nearly nine years but uncertainties loom ahead. On December 16th, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously decided to raise