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Boom Bust

  • Holiday shopping season kicks off
    Online customers have overtaken those who shop in-store during “Black Friday.” But how will the Covid-19 pandemic affect the holiday boom? Plus, Bitcoin has seen another meteoric rise, with analysts believing it could be headed for...
    Nov 28, 2020 06:56
  • Boom Bust
    The boom/bust cycle is as old as Western banking itself. Our hosts break through the mainstream headlines to find the stories that matter, and help you navigate the booms and the busts.
  • Holiday shopping season kicks off
    Holiday shopping season kicks off
    Online customers have overtaken those who shop in-store during “Black Friday.” But how will the Covid-19 pandemic affect the holiday boom? Plus, Bitcoin has seen another meteoric rise, with analysts believing it could be headed for...
    Nov 28, 2020 06:56
  • UK borrowing due to Covid-19 Hardships
    UK borrowing due to Covid-19 Hardships
    Britain’s GDP has taken a major hit amid the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to a flurry of borrowing not seen in times of peace. Plus, could the European Union roll out a coronavirus vaccine before 2021? And China is battling poverty, with new...
    Nov 26, 2020 08:16
  • Stocks stabilize on Biden transition
    Stocks stabilize on Biden transition
    Airlines have been battered as a result of Covid-19 despite a recent bump in holiday air travel as the Dow sets records. But were those bailouts enough to save the industry, or will a new round of lockdowns send the industry plummeting again? And...
    Nov 25, 2020 06:40
  • US increases pressure on China
    US increases pressure on China
    Good news has emerged in the fight against Covid-19, as the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shows promise. As markets pop on the optimism for a coronavirus vaccine, the Treasury has halted extensions for emergency relief programs. Tensions continue to...
    Nov 24, 2020 06:32
  • United Kingdom trade deals amid Brexit
    United Kingdom trade deals amid Brexit
    Despite all the claims that Brexit could lead to enormous problems for UK trade deals, Britain seems to be closing in on a series of agreements with Canada, Australia and the EU. Plus, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced an end to the...
    Nov 21, 2020 06:59
  • Gold loans soar, Canadian border agent questions Huawei CFO over Wikipedia
    Gold loans soar, Canadian border agent questions Huawei CFO over Wikipedia
    The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca report positive late-stage results from their Covid-19 vaccine. Early data showed the vaccine produced a strong immune response in older adults, but the growing surge in coronavirus cases is weighing down...
    Nov 20, 2020 07:03
  • US left out of world’s biggest trade deal
    US left out of world’s biggest trade deal
    China and 14 Asian Pacific countries have signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, leaving the US out of the world's largest trade deal. The RCEP deal is putting pressure on Europe and the incoming Biden administration to act and is...
    Nov 19, 2020 06:43
  • Holiday travel amid Covid-19
    Holiday travel amid Covid-19
    Bitcoin’s rally continues on its way to historic numbers while bringing similar currencies along for the ride. Plus, countries around the globe are getting closer to releasing vaccines for Covid-19, but more testing and distribution concerns...
    Nov 18, 2020 07:22
  • Asia-Pacific trade deal leaves out US
    Asia-Pacific trade deal leaves out US
    More than a dozen Asia-Pacific countries have signed a trade deal, making it one of the biggest in history. As these countries struggle through the pandemic, the deal could add $200 billion to the global economy by 2030. However, the US is not part...
    Nov 17, 2020 06:53
  • US bars investments in some Chinese firms
    US bars investments in some Chinese firms
    The week has been filled with positive vaccine-related news even though the US has shattered yet another Covid-19 record and cases are surging worldwide. And, although the Trump administration is drawing to a close, they seem to be ramping up...
    Nov 14, 2020 06:56