Kaitlin Gately After years of swings between diplomacy and animosity, Iran signed the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14, 2015. In return for barring all pathways to a nuclear weapon, Iran received economic relief from all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on it by the international community. In the wake of these sanctionsContinue Reading The Iranian Economy: On the Upswing?
Weighed down by tumultuous recessions in three of South America’s biggest economics — Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela– and by a minor contraction in oil-dependent Ecuador, the economy of Latin America is expected to decline 0.3 percent this year. In general, South American economies depend heavily on exports, and are currently being suffocated by both aContinue Reading Latin America: Past It’s Prime?
iSTAR: Narrowing the Skills Gap in India India—where 54% of the current population is under the age of 30—stands on the cusp of a demographic boom that could drive massive economic growth.A In 2020, the average age in China is projected to be 37, in Japan, 48, but in India, just 31.A To captureContinue Reading Startup Augments Skilled Labor in India
Chinese Real Estate Investments – Made in Japan TOKYO– After nearly 25 years of incessant falling property prices, Tokyo real estate prices are starting to rise. By no means is Japan back to its golden days of the 1990s, in which the Imperial Palace grounds, sitting upon not even 1.5 square miles of land, wasContinue Reading China’s Role in Japanese Real Estate
Brazilian State-Run Oil Company Caught Siphoning Much More Than Oil by Jaeden Graham BRAZIL – In the midst of a federal government corruption scandal, allegations against state-run oil giant Petrobras in the spring of 2014 led public prosecutors into launching a criminal investigation later that year. Though current President Dilma Rouseff denies any knowledge ofContinue Reading Effects of the Brazilian Oil Scandal
A city that has dominated the U.S. music scene is now finding itself topping housing markets across the nation. In April, several reports placed Nashville in the top three hottest housing markets in the country and show no signs of it stopping. Striving musicians aren’t the only ones flocking to Nashville anymore. Forbes reports NashvilleContinue Reading Housing Growth in Nashville
With over one million listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries, recently-valued $25-billion company Airbnb  is growing at a rate alarming the traditional hospitality industry. However, expert opinions differ on the actual impact of Airbnb on hotel profits. While events like Pope Francis’ recent US visit demonstrate the power of Airbnb, the extensive legalContinue Reading The Threat of AirBnB to Traditional Hotels
Built in the midst of WWII and placed at the center of the Cold War’s Berlin Airlift, the Tempelhof Airport’s purpose seems to be lost in history. Ever since it closed to aviation in 2008, Berlin officials do not know what to make of the notable building. Currently, the terminal is the home of variousContinue Reading The Uncertain Fate of the Tempelhof Airport
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn Corp, announced on Thursday, September 17th that he would be leading a $13 million initial investment round for Segovia Technology Co., along with investors such as Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Foundation, the Omidyar Network Fund Inc., and Arif Naqvi, CEO of Abraaj Capital Ltd. The New York-based company, founded in 2014 byContinue Reading Segovia: Transfer Payments Modernized