Tags: Economy

Silicon Valley Bank: What Could Happen?

Market traders must have rolled their eyes the night of the 9th of March as they noticed a stock tumble, losing 60% in hours and dragging the benchmark US banking sector index down by eight percentage points. What had happened?

Can Meritocracy Ever Be Fair?

In a perfectly meritocratic state, each role would be filled by the person most qualified to fill it regardless of factors such as social background, gender, or race. On the surface, this system seems ideal. However, there has been some backlash to the idea of evaluating people based on talent or accomplishments in recent years.

The Landmark Trade Deal in Northern Ireland

On February 27, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in Windsor. The long-awaited discussions over Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol began a “new chapter” in UK-EU relationships according to Prime Minister Sunak.

A Chinese Trojan Horse for African Domination

By Patricia Heras Poza In 2018, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) closed with President Xi Jinping’s famous pledge to provide $60 billion in...

The future performance of world currencies based on a burger

Can a burger tell us something about the future performance of the main world currencies? If the burger in question is a sort of...

Monetary Authorities VS Financial Markets

The next few months will be very delicate for the central institutions. After having exaggerated with the term temporariness, the markets - and investors - would not be tender in the face of a new misjudgment.

To Aid or not to Aid? The Taliban’s Requests Amid Sexist Policies

Can we separate economics and politics? The Taliban in Afghanistan seem to think so. The Taliban is a Sunni Islamist nationalist and pro-Pashtun movement...

US Inflation: rapid drop in sight?

There is probably a risk of becoming monotonous, but much of the explanation for the movement in the financial markets in recent weeks revolves...

External Debt: A Vicious Cycle With No Right Answers

Undertaking external debt—debt that is owed to foreign entities—is a common, effective, and sometimes dangerous strategy. Many countries use foreign lenders as a means...

Inflation and Monetary Policy: Two Sides of the Story

Inflation and monetary policy remain at the center of the economic debate, even in these last days of 2022. This could not be otherwise, ...


Vo Van Thuong Elected as New Vietnamese President

On March 2, Vietnam underwent a significant leadership change, as Vo Van Thuong was appointed as the new president by the National Assembly. Thuong took over the presidency following the resignation of his predecessor Nguyen Xuan Phuc in January.

How to BEST live your last months in Segovia

Only a couple of days until spring break, the excitement over going away can be felt all around me.  From living on-campus to my apartment...