Weekly Newsletter 12/4/2016

December 6, 2016


Newsletter – Week of December 4, 2016

Club members, please see information on this week’s recent news and exciting events as well as internship/full-time position deadlines.

-Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership

Recent Finance News

US Job Market:

The unemployment rate hit 4.6%, its lowest level since August 2007. President Obama will be handing a strong economy to President-elect Mr. Trump. The OECD expects the U.S. to grow 2.3% in the year 2017, and to be the best performing large economy.
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Interest rates:
Given the decrease in unemployment rates and job gains in November (178,000 jobs), economists expect an increase in the federal funds rate at the FOMC meeting this month.
OPEC’s agreement to decrease output impacted oil price and drove it to $54.46. The Euro stabilized at $1.0659 this week compared to $1.0584 last week. The pound has increased 1.1% and reached $1.2724, the highest since October.
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Firm Position Deadline
Economicst Intelligence Unit Europe Analyst 31-Dec
The World Bank Group Budget Law Review and Secondary Legistlation STC 15-Dec
Quono Capital Management Summer Associate 16-Dec
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Research Analyst 14-Dec


Off-Campus Events

December 6th, 10:00AM to 11:30AM: “Did Policymakers Get Post-Crisis Financial Regulation Right?”. The results of November’s election could upend key features of the financial regulatory structure that have been put in place over the past eight years. It is time for policymakers to assess the cumulative impact of the reforms that have been made to determine what is working and what is not. BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative is assessing whether the regulatory environment balances promoting financial stability, economic growth, and the needs of consumers, businesses, and investors, as well as how to address the unintended consequences of the reforms and remaining gaps in financial regulation. For more information, click here.

December 5th, 10:00AM to 12:00 PM: “Global economic challenges for Donald Trump”. Donald Trump is in for a rough welcome to the Oval Office given the list of immediate crises and slow-burning policy challenges, both foreign and domestic. What should Washington do? Why should the average American care? We’ve set out to clearly define US strategic interests and provide actionable policy solutions to help the new administration build a 2017 agenda that strengthens American leadership abroad while bolstering prosperity at home. For more information, click here.


Newsletter Contributors:
Recent Finance News: Yanki Kalfa
On Campus Events: Nikki Tan
Jobs and Internships: Quinn Campbell
Off-Campus Events: Marco Kim
Newsletter Editor: Yanki Kalfa



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