GLOBAL FINANCE

JIM OWENS

 

SESSION FIVE

Topic: Current Developments in International Finance
                    

Objective:  We will address current issues ranging from problems facing the EU; China’s efforts to manage its economy and issues relative to Russian sanctions.  It will be a fairly freewheeling day since events will obviously have occurred since this assignment was written.

Readings:           

1. “How Austerity Has Crippled the European Economy – In Numbers”....Source: European Austerity

2. "IMF warns of fresh financial crisis"....Source: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/13/imf-warns-fresh-financial-crisis-global-stability-report-eurozone-banks

3. “Situation of Asylum Seekers…..”  Source:  http://www.caritas.eu/sites/default/files/160317_migration_report_migrants_have_rights.pdf

4. “Debt to GDP and 10 year bond rates”

5. Country Risk Classifications (too lengthy to print) Source:  http://www.oecd.org/tad/xcred/cre-crc-current-english.pdf

6. Comments on Middle East prospects

7. Comments on China and Asia prospects