Boom Bust

  • Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff. © Adriano Machado
    The US has cautioned the EU about its plan to demand millions in unpaid taxes from Apple. Ameera David has the details. Also, Ameera has a lighthearted story on five stadiums with worse names than Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field. Then, Boom...
  • Booom Bust
    The Boom Bust cycle is as old as Western banking itself. Each day at 4:30 pm EST Ameera David breaks through the mainstream headlines to find the stories that matter, and help you navigate the Booms and the Busts.
  • Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff. © Adriano Machado
    Rousseff impeachment trial kicks off in Brazil
    The US has cautioned the EU about its plan to demand millions in unpaid taxes from Apple. Ameera David has the details. Also, Ameera has a lighthearted story on five stadiums with worse names than Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field. Then, Boom...
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    Lawrence White on the Fed’s policy problems
    Chinese company Anbang Insurance is planning an IPO for its Life Insurance unit. Ameera David has the details. Then, Bianca Facchinei explains why Wells Fargo has been forced to pay $4.1 million for illegal student loans. Afterwards, RT...
  • A man uses his iPhone during a preview event at the new Apple Store Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., July 28, 2016. © Andrew Kelly
    Post BREXIT boom or bust?
    France and Germany push for EU encryption limits as the debate between privacy and security intensifies. Ameera David has details. Afterwards, Boom Bust’s Bianca Facchinei explains how Australia’s rising inequality is actually chipping...
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    US signs off on Syngenta deal
    ChemChina has been cleared by US national security regulators to acquire Syngenta; Ameera David weighs in. Then, RT’s Manuel Rapalo discuss Pfizer’s bid to purchase Medivation for $14 billion. Afterwards, Bianca Facchinei reports on new...
  • Contaminated floodwaters impact a neighborhood as seen in an aerial view in Sorrento, Louisiana, U.S. August 17, 2016. © Louisiana Environmental Action Network
    Louisiana housing crisis, Tcherneva on job guarantee over a basic income
    A housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana, with many residents uninsured, and private prison shares plummet after the US signals the end is nigh at a federal level, reveals Ameera David. RT’s Manuel Rapalo on how Mylan pharmaceuticals...
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    India’s infrastructure, Mosler on oil, negative rates crushing bank profits
    Negative rates are starting to weigh on banks' profits in Europe, reveals Ameera David. Boom Bust’s Bianca Facchinei explains why Millennials are actually workaholics, according to some new research. RT’s Manuel Rapalo reports how...
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    Are we witnessing the failure of Abenomics?
    Mining giant BHP-Billiton slumps to a record loss of $6.4 billion in the year to June 2016. Billionaires Mark Cuban and Carl Icahn are battling it out on social media over the policies of their favored US presidential candidates. Boom Bust’s...
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    Japan showing signs of strain
    New statistics show Japan's economy nearly stalled in Q2, reveals Ameera David. RT’s Anastasia Churkina reports on the delay of an official Brexit. Bianca Facchinei looks at where Google Fiber went wrong. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports on...
  • A statue is seen next to the logo of Germany's Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. © Kai Pfaffenbach
    Negative rates trickling down
    A German bank is planning to charge customers to stash their cash; Ameera David weighs in. Then, RT’s Laura Smith reports on the latest scandal facing Volkswagen. Afterwards, Bianca Facchinei takes a look at why Chinese investors are having...
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    Saudi oil still gushing despite glut
    The number of prospective UK home buyers has drastically fallen in the month since the unprecedented Brexit vote, and Saudi Arabia pumped a record amount of oil in July, despite a worldwide oil glut. Ameera David has the details on both stories....