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Financial Policy Best Practice Framework

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


On March 18th 2014 the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stated the need for “reasonable confidence” in order to effectuate a more conservative monetary policy focusing on interest rate raise. Chair Yellen has indicated four macroeconomic factors that need to be further monitored. The labor market with further unemployment rate decline; A continued rise […]

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Why Financial Education?

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


It is a sad fact today that most people starting with students are financially illiterate. Here are some sobering facts: The average score on a freshman “financial literacy exam” was 59%, according to the JumpStart Coalition. The average student has roughly $23,000 in student loans, $4,000 in credit card debt and four credit cards. An […]

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Central Banks: A Question of Governance

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


Fiscal year 2015 is upon us, and is fast becoming the year of historic monetary policy changes in light of an appreciating US currency and, in turn, a blanket decrease in European and Asian economic growth.  Since late 2014 and in full swing 2015, the Danish central bank, the Swiss National Bank, and  the Bank […]

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My Personal Reflections on Davos 2015

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


In just a matter of years, we’ve seen the digital revolution transform business, politics, media and society right across the world. The Davos fest early this year only confirms the trend where this revolution is clearly driving a shift from ‘old’ to ‘new’ power in the world. A new power’ world characterized by a shift […]

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Salvaging the US shale boom

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


Many oil analysts have attributed the recent increase in global oil supply to increased production from US shale producers, which has ramped up sharply in the last couple years. Is the shale boom today on par with the dot-com boom or is it all a power play with OPEC to ensure US energy independence? I […]

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