Deena Zaidi

Deena Zaidi is a contributor to various financial websites and academic journals and is based in Seattle. She holds a degree in MBA-Finance from ICFAI Business School and MSc. in International Banking & Finance from University of Durham.

Her areas of interest cover the banking industry (with special focus on reforms and trends) and repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis across various economies including the Eurozone and emerging markets. 

Recent Articles By The Author

Tech Start-ups May Feel the Chill of the Fed’s December Rate Hike

Tech Start-ups May Feel the Chill of the Fed’s December Rate Hike

The repercussions of the December hike may soon be felt by many private tech start-ups in 2016.

2015 -- The Year of Yellen, Yuan, Unicorns and Europe

2015 -- The Year of Yellen, Yuan, Unicorns and Europe

Here are some of the most important market events of 2015, including China's yuan devaluation, Europe's growing crisis and the first interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve since 2006.

Community Banks May Be 'Too Small to Succeed' in the Current Banking Environment

Community Banks May Be 'Too Small to Succeed' in the Current Banking Environment

The decline of community banks is blamed on tight regulations and digitalization of the banking industry. In the current banking environment, community banks may be 'too small to succeed.'

Why Fed's Decision on an Interest Rate Hike Is Different and Complicated This Time

Why Fed's Decision on an Interest Rate Hike Is Different and Complicated This Time

It's different this time for the U.S. Federal Reserve, as it moves to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.

Here's What the Fed Has Been Doing for the Last 10 Years

Here's What the Fed Has Been Doing for the Last 10 Years

The Fed increased the interest rates by 25 basis points -- the first hike since 2006. What has the Fed been doing since then?

3 Reasons to Worry About the Current Crop of Tech Start-ups

3 Reasons to Worry About the Current Crop of Tech Start-ups

Tech start-ups have grown in recent years, with many valued at $1 billion or more. But here are three reasons to worry.

5 Things You Should Know About the Fed's New Rule on Emergency Lending

5 Things You Should Know About the Fed's New Rule on Emergency Lending

The new rule places tighter restrictions on the central bank's emergency lending.

Yuan's Inclusion Indicates Greater Confidence in China Economy

Yuan's Inclusion Indicates Greater Confidence in China Economy

The Yuan became the fifth currency included in the IMF's Special Drawing Rights basket. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde calls the event 'an important milestone.'

Euro and Dollar Could Reach Parity in 2016

Euro and Dollar Could Reach Parity in 2016

Different policies by the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve may result in parity between the euro and dollar, although this effect could be short-lived.

3 Reasons Global Markets Could Get Volatile

3 Reasons Global Markets Could Get Volatile

The Volatility Index (VIX) has already seen a jump in November and markets may get more volatile due to the rising uncertainties across China, U.S. and Eurozone.