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Boom Bust

  • TikTok tussle chills China-US ties
    China has responded to the United States’ efforts to force the sale of Chinese social media app TikTok. There has been more pushback over TikTok and whether or not US tech giant Microsoft will actually be able to take over. Meanwhile, lockdown...
    Aug 5, 2020 07:18
  • 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.
  • TikTok tussle chills China-US ties
    TikTok tussle chills China-US ties
    China has responded to the United States’ efforts to force the sale of Chinese social media app TikTok. There has been more pushback over TikTok and whether or not US tech giant Microsoft will actually be able to take over. Meanwhile, lockdown...
    Aug 5, 2020 07:18
  • Microsoft in talks to scoop TikTok app
    Microsoft in talks to scoop TikTok app
    Tech giant Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok from Chinese parent company ByteDance. It comes after US President Donald Trump announced a plan to ban the app in the United States. The Trump administration has extended the deadline, giving Microsoft...
    Aug 4, 2020 06:25
  • China to slow metals & restaurants reeling
    China to slow metals & restaurants reeling
    Global economic instability has driven investors to safe-haven assets like metals, but amid the surge, China has moved to rein in the gold rush. Plus, months into the pandemic, the restaurant sector is taking a major hit. We take a deep dive into...
    Aug 1, 2020 06:45
  • Boeing eyes job cuts & the future of the Fed
    Boeing eyes job cuts & the future of the Fed
    The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled countless industries, and Boeing is continuing to feel the heat. We analyze how the viral outbreak and the 737 MAX crisis have hit the aerospace manufacturer hard, potentially putting jobs at risk. Plus, concerns...
    Jul 31, 2020 06:46
  • Big tech testifies & EU, China eye trade
    Big tech testifies & EU, China eye trade
    The CEOs of the largest US tech companies faced heat from Capitol Hill on Wednesday over antitrust and privacy concerns. Plus, as ongoing protests continue across the US, particularly in Portland, what impact has the unrest had on business? And as...
    Jul 30, 2020 07:28
  • Stimulus package proposal & Najib nabbed for 1MDB
    Stimulus package proposal & Najib nabbed for 1MDB
    Republican leaders have proposed a follow-up stimulus package, but what roadblocks could it see going forward? Plus, the United States and Australia have made moves to discuss further actions in the South China Sea in the wake of China’s...
    Jul 29, 2020 06:37
  • Covid-19 vaccine trials ramping up
    Covid-19 vaccine trials ramping up
    As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to grip the world, some pharma companies are racing toward a vaccine at a record pace, but are their methods up to par? Plus, the tit-for-tat tension between the United States and China is heating up, and...
    Jul 28, 2020 06:31
  • Covid-19 still delaying blockbusters
    Covid-19 still delaying blockbusters
    A major settlement has been made between Goldman Sachs and the Malaysian government following the 1MDB scandal. The $3.9 billion settlement could also help bring an end to the US Justice Department’s investigation into the same issue. Plus,...
    Jul 25, 2020 07:10
  • US jobless claims jump on virus surge
    US jobless claims jump on virus surge
    Jobless claims in the US are up for the first time in months as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to surge in some parts of the country. Meanwhile, as the novel coronavirus relief package is set to expire at the end of July, Senate Republicans have...
    Jul 24, 2020 07:00
  • US orders closure of Chinese consulate
    US orders closure of Chinese consulate
    The US has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, further chilling relations between the world’s two largest economies as markets react to the growing rift. Plus, as the race for a Covid-19 vaccine continues to heat up among...
    Jul 23, 2020 06:40