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A Decade After The Great Recession, Is the Global Financial System Safer?

It has been 10 years since The Great Recession sent the world economy into a tailspin.  In a recent interview conducted by Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton Professors Richard Herring, Krista Schwarz and Itay Goldstein look at how the U.S. and European governments responded to the crisis and where their financial systems are today.

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Greece Emerges from Eurozone Bailout Programme

Greece is finding its economic feet again as it completes its 3-year Eurozone emergency loan program.  While the country still faces problems, some are finding new hope for the future of Greece.  Mark Lowen of the BBC highlights this recovery process in this recent article.

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How Can Turkey Overcome Its Economic Troubles?

The crisis in Turkey has been making headlines around the world.  The country’s current political and economic instability has been a major talking point among scholars, politicians and investors alike. This recent article published by Knowledge@Wharton highlights the opinions of Wharton Professors Philip Nichols and Joao Gomes on the topic.

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The Long-Term Impact of Brexit on the European Union

As negotiations on the logistics of Brexit continue, the IMF conducted a study on the potential economic impact of this event on both the U.K. and the E.U. This report prepared by Jiaqian Chen, Christian Ebeke, Li Lin, Haonan Qu, and Jesse Siminitz is highlighted in their recent IMF blog post.

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Every One of the World’s Big Economies Is Now Growing

Writing for the New York Times, Peter Goodman examines the growth of the world’s major economies – a landmark that has not happened since the financial crisis.  Goodman explores IMF predictions and trends pushing these economies forward.

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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Just prior to President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the Paris agreement, NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday looked at the impact of the U.S. leaving the Paris Climate Deal. What really would be the ramifications for the U.S.?

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France’s 2017 Presidential Election

Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France.  He defeated Marie La Pen and the National Front Party by a large margin to secure the presidency. Bloomberg provides a consolidated resource on its website that highlights the election and allows readers to gain deeper insight into the results.

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French election 2017: Who are the final candidates?

BBC News has put together this brief, yet thorough summary of the final candidates in the French election. Le Pen and Macron will face off in the final election round on May 7th.

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Why are American Bond Yields Higher than Europe’s?

This recent article published in The Economist looks at the current trend in bond yields in the US and Europe.

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Grexit? Greece Again on the Brink as Debt Crisis Threatens Break with EU

The topic of a Grexit is in the news again. Greece is in need of a fourth bail-out. The current government is struggling to reach the required terms in order to receive the new funds. Writing for The Guardian, Helena Smith outlines the current economic condition in Greece.

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