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Business Insight: What's driving the Chinese and world stock markets?

The drop in Chinese stock markets has had more than a ripple effect on world markets and threatens to produce a bearish environment everywhere. Are the fears of a spillover and world recession justified? A longer term view suggests otherwise. More ›

Friday, January 15, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Expertise Farok Contractor Global Business

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Business Insight: Lavish employee perks cost U.S. billions in lost tax revenues

In an article that will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Washington University Law Review, Professor Jay Soled and his co-author Kathleen Delaney Thomas explain how these lavish perks enjoyed by some U.S. business owners, executives and professionals cost the nation billions in lost tax revenues. In some cases, employers are also using them to minimize their payroll tax obligations. More ›

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

TAGS: Accounting Business Insights Jay Soled Master of Accountancy in Taxation

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2016 Economic Outlook: Professor Farrokh Langdana

Broadcast live through Periscope on Twitter during Rutgers first ever Giving Day on December 1, 2015, finance and economics professor Farrokh Langdana discussed his 2016 outlook for the U.S. economy with Daniel Stoll, director of communications at Rutgers Business School.  More ›

Saturday, December 5, 2015

TAGS: Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Finance and Economics Macroeconomics Thought Leadership

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China attempts to keep the good times rolling through monetary policy

Professor Farrokh Langdana explains the People's Bank of China's delicate policy act to keep the Chinese economy growing through monetary sterilization. More ›

Thursday, December 3, 2015

TAGS: Economics Farrokh Langdana Finance and Economics Macroeconomics Thought Leadership

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IMF elevates Yuan to elite currency status – so what?

Under the watch of Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China (China's central bank), China’s exports to the rest of the world almost quintupled and in 2015, China is the world’s largest exporter, with 13 percent of the global total. If one takes the World Bank’s purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rate, the size of the Chinese GDP in 2015 is neck-and-neck with that of the U.S. And yet, few governments or institutions have been willing to hold the yuan or renminbi yuan (or RMB) as an asset.  More ›

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

TAGS: Business Insights Farok Contractor Finance and Economics

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Tax Inversion: Pfizer, Burger King, Obama, Adam Smith and Chinese Walls

When US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer made overtures to acquire the British company AstraZeneca in 2014, it brought the phenomenon of “tax inversion” into the global headlights. Driving this proposed move by Pfizer, and later by Burger King and Chiquita Banana (among many others), was the fact that in late 2014, the combined state-federal income tax in the US was 40 percent compared to 21 percent in the UK. More ›

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TAGS: Business Insights Economics Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Finance MBA Taxation

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Why the Fed left rates alone

On September 17, the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to keep short-term interest rates near zero, where they have been hovering since 2009. Professor Farrokh Langdana explores the implications for not raising rates at this time and what might happen when they do go up. More ›

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

TAGS: Business Insights Economics Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Finance MBA

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Chinese Cyber-Espionage on U.S. Companies: Is it really a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

In the U.S., the role of government and its interests are separate from those of private business. The Chinese government sees its role as allied and interpenetrated with business. The Chinese have a very different notion of nationalism and solidarity that idealizes a Utopian vision of all noses pointing in the same direction, to promote China. By contrast, the American war of independence from Britain was fought on the very principle that government should keep its nose out of private business and not tax, or overly regulate, commerce. More ›

Monday, September 28, 2015

TAGS: Business Insights Cyber Security Farok Contractor International Business

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The refugee crisis - Does Europe benefit or lose? The angle not covered by the media

Most of the migrants are young and will swell the labor force. From a simple Economics 101 point of view, yes—wages could drop very slightly as the supply of labor across Europe increases. But pictures on television and other media showing invading hordes miss the larger story. More ›

Monday, September 14, 2015

TAGS: Business Insights Economics European Union Expertise Farok Contractor International Business Thought Leadership

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Seeking Safety Abroad: The Hidden Story in China's FDI Statistics

In August there were no deep fundamental economic reasons for the simultaneous swoon of stock markets around the world, Rutgers Business School professor Farok Contractor writes. The Chinese economy is slowing down from the heady days of 10 percent or more annual growth rate to a mere 6 or 7 percent. So absurd is the news hype and consequent global angst, amplified by the internet and media, that a 7 percent growth rate – ordinarily the envy of most nations – is instead portrayed as a reason to sell assets. More ›

Thursday, September 10, 2015

TAGS: Business Insights China Farok Contractor International Business Management and Global Business