Trade Wars – When Nash Equilibrium meets Deglobalization

Trade war – noun ­– “a situation in which countries try to damage each other’s trade, typically by the imposition of tariffs or quota restrictions.”. The US-China trade war, despite the looks of being surging now, it has already started by 2016 when Donald Trump was fighting for presidency: “Any country that devalues their currency […]

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The Future of U.S. Rate Regime: FED’ s Challenges

The Monetary Divergence The Federal Reserve, as widely expected, announced on March the 15th that it intends to raise interest rate to 0.75% to 1%, up from the 0.5% to 0.75% range set in December 2016. This is the third rate hike from the FED since the financial crisis. The Federal Open Market Committee (the FOMC, the interest rate-setting body […]

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Dollar’s Risky Supremacy

  Money has been part of the human history for a long time, at least 000 years. But what do people use as money? Why does money need to be a trustworthy store of value, an easy medium of exchange and an efficient unit of account in order to be used? In contemporary national economies, governments and central banks are […]

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Normality? Not yet

In economics there are different definitions of interest rate, which could create a bit of confusion, especially by their different usages. A rough definition of interest rate is the cost of borrowing money. In the Central Bank world, the interest rate is the one at which the Central Bank lends money to commercial banks, and […]

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