From Temper Tantrum to Tempered Tariffs, the Problem with Tariffs in a Globalized Economy
Economics / International Business

From Temper Tantrum to Tempered Tariffs, the Problem with Tariffs in a Globalized Economy

Last week, the World Economic Forum met once again in Davos, Switzerland to discuss, among many topics, the continuation of globalization in the world economy.[1]  Of course, the topic is in stark opposition to a variety of events that occurred last year: the rise of populism in Western European countries, the referendum concerning the United … Continue reading

Halting the Hackers – G7 Nations Up The Financial Cyber-Defense Ante
Finance / International Business / Technology

Halting the Hackers – G7 Nations Up The Financial Cyber-Defense Ante

Crime surrounding financial institutions, specifically the theft and robbery of banks and reserves is as old as the establishment of these institutions themselves. Even the earliest banks based in the Roman Empire had to safeguard themselves from external and internal threats to protect and satisfy their customers who entrusted them with their valuables and currency. … Continue reading

Hanjin Shipping and the Future of Shipping in Logistics
Economics / International Business / Operations / Supply Chain

Hanjin Shipping and the Future of Shipping in Logistics

Hanjin Shipping, a large South Korean logistics and transportation company, filed for bankruptcy protection on August 31st, bringing the seventh largest international shipper to its knees. The reasons for such a large bankruptcy (also known as receivership filing) are complicated and many, ranging from $5.1 billion in total unpaid debt to a general decline in … Continue reading