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AP Macroeconomics - Unit 4

'Fragile Five' Is the Latest Club of Emerging Nations in Turmoil
The long-running boom in emerging markets came to be identified, if not propped up, by wide acceptance of the term BRICs, shorthand for the fast-growing countries Brazil, Russia, India and China. Recent turmoil in these and similar markets has produced a rival expression: the Fragile Five.
Venezuela’s Currency Circus

Welcome to President Maduro's hall of mirrors of economic mismanagement.

How Many Mutual Funds Routinely Rout the Market? Zero

An ongoing S.&P. Dow Jones study finds a shrinking number of actively managed mutual funds that have managed to outperform the market in recent years.

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As Dollar Heats Up Overseas, U.S. Manufacturers Feel a Chill

Customers in places like Europe, where the euro has fallen against the dollar, say they can no longer afford American goods without deep discounts.

Weak euro takes toll on Swiss exports in May - The Local

The strength of the franc against the euro continues to impact Swiss trade, driving exports down 11 percent in May from the same month a year earlier, figures released by the government on Thursday show.

Swiss exports hit new record in 2015: Bern - The Local

Switzerland’s exports hit a record in 2014, expanding by 3.5 percent from the previous year to reach 208 billion francs ($225 billion), according to government figures released on Tuesday.

Erosion of Argentine Peso Sends a Shudder Through Latin America

The decline in Argentina’s currency is the steepest since the country’s economic collapse in 2002, and it is raising fears of a global slump in developing countries.

Strong franc drives 2015 trade surplus to record

Switzerland posted a record trade surplus in 2015 of 36.6 billion Swiss francs ($36.1 billion, 33 billion euros), despite declines in exports, as imports were made cheaper by the strong franc, the
government said Tuesday.

How a Tariff on Chinese Imports Would Ripple Through American Life

Despite persistent criticism over the negative effects of trade with China, the economic benefits for Americans shouldn’t be overlooked.

The New Currency Champ Lives South of the Border

The Mexican peso has soared since Jan. 20, the day Donald Trump became president.

Venezuela announces a new exchange rate — but this one probably won't matter, either

On the black market, a U.S. dollar can fetch around 3,000 Venezuelan bolivars.

In New Trade Front, Trump Slaps Tariff on Canadian Lumber

After determining that Canada has improperly subsidized the sale of softwood lumber, the Commerce Department imposed penalties of up to 24 percent.

Arthur Laffer’s Theory on Tax Cuts Comes to Life Once More

The theory, four decades old, that cutting taxes spurs enough growth to generate new tax revenue underpins President Trump’s tax plan.

Why a steak costs so much more to eat in Switzerland

The WTO says import tariffs explain why steak costs twice as much to eat in Switzerland than the EU.

Japan Slaps 50% Tariff on Some U.S. Beef

Japan said it would impose a temporary 50% tariff on frozen beef from the U.S. and several other countries, a move Washington said could inflame trade tensions.