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China Sneezes, Global Markets Get a Cold
August 24, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Angel Ubide says markets are likely to remain in turmoil until economic fundamentals in China, the United States, and emerging markets become clearer.
Crisis in Brazil
August 20, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Monica de Bolle reviews the factors behind the economic turmoil in Brazil, the political corruption scandals, and President Rousseff’s reform agenda.
Does China's Currency Decline Portend an Economic Downturn?
August 13, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicholas R. Lardy says that economic indicators suggest that China's growth rate remains stable at 7 percent despite the latest market pessimism.
TPP Talks: Getting to Yes
August 6, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Jeffrey J. Schott explains why trade negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are hopeful they can complete a deal by early September, clearing the way for a presidential signoff by the end of the year.
Sanctions on Iran: Why They Worked and Why a 'Snapback' May Not Work
July 29, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Gary Clyde Hufbauer explains that economic sanctions on Iran resulted from complex financial and diplomatic activity by Washington, complicating the challenge should sanctions have to be reimposed.
Will Greece Make It After All?
July 28, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard and Edwin M. Truman offer cautiously optimistic and cautiously pessimistic views respectively about Greece’s prospects for recovery and growth following another bailout.
Argentina’s Default Causes More Headaches
March 19, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Anna Gelpern explains why the latest court decision widens the scope of the impact on the banking system from Argentina’s default.
A Growth Slowdown in China?
January 20, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicholas R. Lardy says the latest GDP figures from China show an overall slowdown but underlying strength in employment, the services sector, and consumption.
A Dramatic Opening with Cuba
December 18, 2014 | Transcript [pdf]
Barbara Kotschwar, who was in Havana when normalization with Cuba was announced, assesses the impact and the prospects for renewed economic ties.