Monthly Archive: December 2018

This mom owes more than $200,000 in student loans for her daughter — and she’s far from alone 0

This mom owes more than $200,000 in student loans for her daughter — and she’s far from alone

Source: Mark Kantrowitz Today, at least 3.4 million people hold so-called parent PLUS loans and they owe nearly $90 billion, according to a new report by the Brookings Institution, a public policy research group....

Sudden departure of India’s central bank governor raises questions about its monetary independence 0

Sudden departure of India’s central bank governor raises questions about its monetary independence

The sudden departure of India’s central bank governor Urjit Patel on Monday has raised a number of questions about the Reserve Bank of India’s ongoing struggles. The primary focus for investors is whether Patel...

US, China and Europe have different data laws — that could be a big headache for companies in 2019 0

US, China and Europe have different data laws — that could be a big headache for companies in 2019

The U.S., meanwhile, has traditionally seen data as something to be commercialized but that approach has come into question after the data breach fallout from the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, said the CEO....

France and Germany are uprooting the pillars of the European Union 0

France and Germany are uprooting the pillars of the European Union

And that’s the Germany that the beleaguered French President Emmanuel Macron set out to imitate. He introduced radical, painful and highly controversial labor market reforms, and a slew of fiscal changes in response to...

Apple vs Qualcomm: How can one US company block another in China? 0

Apple vs Qualcomm: How can one US company block another in China?

Qualcomm and Apple have been embroiled in a years-long legal dispute over patent royalties. Both companies are based in California, but generate a significant portion of their revenues from China. For the fiscal year...

India is about to get its 3rd central bank governor in 3 years. Markets are concerned 0

India is about to get its 3rd central bank governor in 3 years. Markets are concerned

It’s hard for any government to match the record levels of staff turnover at President Donald Trump’s White House, but Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s administration appears to be slowly catching up. The Reserve...

Cybersecurity, trade tensions rank as top threats to markets in 2019, survey finds 0

Cybersecurity, trade tensions rank as top threats to markets in 2019, survey finds

The No. 1 risk to markets in 2019? It will surprise you. The company tasked with clearing and settlement for the financial markets is warning that “pockets of weakness” are starting to emerge across...

Bank of America sees oil gains in 2019 — but that forecast is far from universal 0

Bank of America sees oil gains in 2019 — but that forecast is far from universal

U.S. based Capital Economics, meanwhile, sees an average of $63 a barrel over the course of 2019. But some remain bullish yet — Japan’s MUFG views Brent and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) to...

Trade war hasn’t stopped Chinese companies from listing in the US: Nasdaq 0

Trade war hasn’t stopped Chinese companies from listing in the US: Nasdaq

“I’m not going to say that we’ll do well over 180 next year. But it feels like, both from here as well as domestically, that the IPO market will continue to be very, very...

‘Forced tech transfer’ has to stop or be regulated, says EU ambassador to China 0

‘Forced tech transfer’ has to stop or be regulated, says EU ambassador to China

Beijing sometimes forces foreign companies to hand over their technological know-how in exchange for access to its massive domestic market. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has demanded that China cease forced tech...