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Clear signs of troubles in the Russian economy

Sometimes the signs from an economy are so clear and unambiguous that it doesn’t take an economist to know that that country is in serious trouble. 1,021 more words

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An example to illustrate the hedging of exchange rate risk

Assume that the current US-Canada exchange rate is US $0.80 per C $1 (Canadian dollar, CAD). Consider the following two examples.

  1. An exporter in the United States sells high tech manufacturing equipment to a Canadian importer.
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The fight for freedom today

from epaper: 

Expatriate workers and RMG workers have contributed most to development of the country since our independence – See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/op-ed/2014/dec/16/fight-freedom-today

A 32-year-old Bangladeshi man – Mohammed Rafiq Tajul Islam – was shot dead by a Saudi national for a very minor mistake a couple of days back. 476 more words


A financial joke devised to poke fun at Putin comes true

The Russian ruble is a joke.

Rather, the currency’s relentless slide has made it the butt of jokes. Here’s one: What do Vladimir Putin, the oil price, and the ruble’s value against the dollar have in common? 155 more words

Overall Themes Impacting Stocks during November - December 2014

There has been a lot of activity in the stock market recently. Rather than put this on the top of every post I am going to summarize and then refer to these themes within each individual portfolio update. 244 more words


How to read exchange rates

The previous post discusses how the collapse of the ruble is wreaking havoc on the Russian economy. A big swings in currency exchange rates may impact a country (or a company) negatively. 2,499 more words

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A foreign exchange rate board in Moscow

The Russian economy is facing severe challenges in several fronts, e.g., the economic sanctions imposed by Western countries and falling oil prices. The picture in… 813 more words

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