African Contemporary Politics : Economic enrichment and educational opportunities for African women

  “If you thought I spoke a lot about women already, know that I am just getting started.”— Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia’s 1st Elected Women President.  Niger—Improving Education and Economic Opportunities for Women Through the Enforcement of Good Practices              Economic enrichment and educational opportunities for African women have multiplied in the last decade, however, it remains a challenge to attain sustainable change. Indeed, there is enormous work to achieve for legitimate enforcement of…

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HAPPY TEN YEARS SUBPRIMES

HAPPY TEN YEARS SUBPRIMES Une Décennie Cela fait 10 ans que notre société s’est vu plongée dans une crise économique mondiale. La facture s’élèvera à quelques dizaines de billions de dollars (milliers de milliards de dollars), doublera la dette nationale américaine et coutera l’emploi de plus de 30 millions de personnes. Victor Hugo dit un jour : « Les fortes sottises sont souvent faites, comme les grosses cordes, d’une multitude de brins.…

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Make America Autarkic Again?

I know what you are thinking: “Another article about Trump and the end of the world as we know it”, but let me write seriously about US political economy (if such thing is still possible). Despite many spectacular ideas that have been said during these campaign year, there is one that remains puzzling because of its historical implications, his ideas on free trade. Let’s first look at what free trade has meant…

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Un mois de juin chargé

            Le mois de mai a été globalement calme, malgré quelques séances difficiles lors des quinze premiers jours. Le mois de juin lui, s’annonce plus mouvementé et ce dès cette semaine. En effet, plusieurs rapports économiques mais aussi des meetings importants ont eu lieu ou auront lieu. Tous ces rendez-vous pourraient engendrer de la volatilité sur les marchés et déclencher certaines opportunités. Voici un bref aperçu de ce qu’il ne faut pas…

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Stock Market: Deja Vue ?

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Let’s compare today's economic situation with the 1920s and finds some interesting parallels. As computers continue to dictate many of the trading decisions of our generation in both the stock and futures markets, fundamental economic data appears to have less and less relevance in the daily heat of market trading. However, when you step back and take a look at the big…

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The holy grail of risk management

Today, most financial institutions are involved in building enterprise risk management infrastructures with centralised data management and risk calculation. However, banks are experiencing difficulties in getting valuable returns out of these risk management systems. These difficulties fall into three main categories: Risk processes are too expensive and too complex because they are dominated by technology Risk reports are not usable by the business actors There is a misalignment of the risk strategy,…

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Spécial Jeu Boursier

A l’occasion du jeu boursier, il peut être utile de faire le point sur les sources d'informations. Il existe bon nombre de sites internet où de journaux financiers de très bonne qualité: certains sont payants, d'autres sont gratuits. Je vous propose quelques sites internet bien connus, tels que Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Investopedia et Investir.ch. Ils sont particulièrement intéressants car leur contenu proposé dans les versions gratuites est de qualité; le flux d'informations est…

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A RISKY BUSINESS

Investment banking has always been about taking risks — whether market, credit or operational — and then monitoring, controlling and modifying those risks in order to obtain the desired risk profile with the maximum return. Risk management occurs at various levels within a bank: At the organisational level, the Board will be monitoring high-level risk and concentration measures across different asset classes and locations. This information enables them to instruct business heads…

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L’hypocrisie libérale du Brexit

2016 débute à peine, et pourtant le referendum promis pour 2017 concernant la sortie du Royaume-Uni de l’Union Européenne n’a jamais semblé aussi proche. Qu’en est-il de la promesse faite par David Cameron lors de la campagne pour les conservateurs au parlement ? En janvier 2013, ce dernier avait promis que des mesures plus favorables seraient négociées avec l’Union Européenne, suite à quoi déboucherait un referendum concernant l’appartenance du Royaume Uni à l’Union…

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The Shape of risk to come

We have much to learn about the visual representation of risk. For help, we can examine the process of discovery in molecular biology, where there is a deeply held tradition of building visual models. The visual approaches used in these fields offer invaluable insight into the identification, measurement and management of risk. Their impact extends to the viability of the world's greatest organisations and the soundness of the international financial system. They…

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