Author: EconMatters

Charting Greek Referendum Path

Charting Greek Referendum Path

Charting Greek Referendum Path by EconMatters Greece missed a payment to the The International Monetary Fund (IMF) of about 1.5 billion euros, or $1.7 billion, on Tuesday which officially put the country in the ranks of Sudan, Somalia and Zimbabwe. […]

How China Lost an Entire “Spain” in 17 Days

How China Lost an Entire “Spain” in 17 Days

Concerned about a tumbling equity market, PBOC moved to cut both interest rates and the reserve requirement ratio for banks over the weekend. However, increasingly wary of a market bubble in China, investors still sent Shanghai Composite spiraling down another […]

Greek Crisis: What’s Next After Capital Controls?

Greek Crisis: What’s Next After Capital Controls?

Greek Crisis: What’s Next After Capital Controls? by EconMatters Greece Imposed Emergency Capital Control Greece is still staring down the barrel of a $1.8-billion loan payment to the IMF (supposedly due on Tuesday). The latest development is that Greece imposed […]

China’s $370 Billion Margin Call

China’s $370 Billion Margin Call

China’s stock markets tumbled on Friday to near bear territory further deepening the sell-off that started two weeks ago.  The Shanghai Composite, down 7.4% on the day, has fallen 19% from its June 12 high wiping out $1.25 trillion in […]

How Some Companies Are Scamming Job Applicants

How Some Companies Are Scamming Job Applicants

How Some Companies Are Scamming Job Applicants by EconMatters After posting our latest piece about getting hiring now takes longer, we learned a disturbing trend in the current company interview practice (we are talking about Fortune 500 companies) from some […]

Getting Hired Now Takes Longer

Getting Hired Now Takes Longer

Getting Hired Now Takes Longer By EconMatters I came across an interesting research by Glassdoor.  According to this new research paper,  the time required for hiring processes has grown dramatically in recent years, both in the U.S. and internationally.  That […]

Is China Under The Skyscraper Curse?

Is China Under The Skyscraper Curse?

Shanghai Tower  China Builds World’s 2nd Tallest Skyscraper The world’s 2nd tallest skyscraper, Shanghai Tower, at Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China is to open to the public in a month or two (mid-2015). It measures 2,073 feet with 128 stories in […]

China-Japan Before China-Taiwan

China-Japan Before China-Taiwan

China-Japan Before China-Taiwan by EconMatters Some long time readers probably know I occasionally write about Asian geopolitics related to China and Taiwan.  Since Taiwan typically goes under the radar of major news media, I usually google browse both Chinese and […]