From the Economist.com – “OUR energy and economics editors explain why the plummeting oil price may not be as good as usual for the world economy and our Buttonwood columnist discusses his award-winning article on the deep-rooted problems of the financial sector“
From FT Markets – “China’s 7% market slide and weakening currency hit global markets Jonathan Wheatley and Mike Mackenzie discuss how Monday’s market fall in China is hitting global trading markets. Worries over the Chinese economy have shifted to commodities stocks, with oil faltering and mining companies among the worst performers.”
December 14, 2015 – From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – Christmas holidays have started and we will continue with our Business Rhythm’s best business books. Today, we will share with you our picks of the best investment books in the market.
From Knowledge@Wharton – ” Financial advisors, TV pundits and an endless stream of experts and nonexperts readily offer their predictions about the future, whether related to the stock market, international relations or the next Presidential election. But how good are those predictions? As it turns out, most of us are not very good at making forecasts, and even the best-known experts do not have a solid track record. So what makes a good forecaster? In the new book, Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, Wharton management professor Philip Tetlock and co-author Dan Gardner look into what makes people good forecasters. Tetlock, who is also a professor of psychology at Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, recently spoke to Knowledge@Wharton about his decades of research on the topic and how you can incorporate some of these forecasting techniques into your own life.”
Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – Oct 19, 2015 “If you own and manage a business, you are constantly looking for ways increase its value. Any activities that will improve profits and cash flow will be welcome. There are a number of proven ways to increase value of a business. Listen to find out more”
From Washington Post – “Can you visualize how the world economy has changed over the last 35 years? Unless you’re a macroeconomist, that’s probably a pretty difficult task. But the 20-second video … will give you some quick insight. Howmuch.net, a website that helps people calculate the cost of doing home repairs, created this super-short and simple guide to understanding how the world has changed over the last 35 years.”
From Inc Magazine – “The Financial Times and McKinsey & Co. have collaborated for their eleventh annual Business Book Awards… This year’s top business books come from journalists, economists, and academics and explore the opportunities and dangers presented by rapidly changing technology — from the first full-length biography of tech mogul Elon Musk to the ways robots could replace workers in industries around the world. The Financial Times will announce the finalists in September and this year’s No. 1 pick in November, but in the meantime, here’s some reading to catch up on. “
From Knowledge@Wharton – “Concerns over China’s slowing economy that sent global stock and commodity markets on a recent free fall are heightened by the opacity and conflicting signals from the country’s political leadership and its central bank. While the markets recovered somewhat in subsequent days and the panic ebbed, the obstacles China faces remain along with their implications on the global economy. Those issues have cast a cloud over the prospects of a widely expected interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve in September.”