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

Dodd-Frank Law Leaves Questionable Impact on Big Banks

Dodd-Frank Law Leaves Questionable Impact on Big Banks

Dodd-Frank aimed to ensure big banks no longer pose a systemic risk to the economy. But the effect of the law is questionable.

Facebook's Third-Quarter Earnings: 3 Things to Watch

Facebook's Third-Quarter Earnings: 3 Things to Watch

A few factors may weigh in on the balance sheet of Facebook, but revenues from its strategic acquisitions and geographical expansion may continue to reflect strongly in its balance sheet.

Is Dodd-Frank Really Killing Community Banks?

Is Dodd-Frank Really Killing Community Banks?

Dodd-Frank has tried to address the "too big to fail" issue, but are small banks collateral damage? The amount of actual impact still remains debatable.

What You Need to Know About the October Fed Meeting

What You Need to Know About the October Fed Meeting

Federal Reserve policymakers left rates unchanged at their meeting this week, but the big news was how they left the door open for a rate hike in December.

Will Quantitative Easing in the Eurozone Work?

Will Quantitative Easing in the Eurozone Work?

With current inflation well below target rate, low growth and trouble brewing in emerging markets like China and Russia, the ECB may expand its Quantitative Easing program for the eurozone.

3 Impacts of a Strong Dollar Weigh on Next Week's Fed Meeting

3 Impacts of a Strong Dollar Weigh on Next Week's Fed Meeting

Understanding the dollar's rise against other currencies can help in identifying the possible impact it may have on corporate earnings, stock markets, sales and on the Fed's interest rate decision.

Too Many Rules or Not Enough: The Debate About How to Regulate Banks Continues

Too Many Rules or Not Enough: The Debate About How to Regulate Banks Continues

Financial regulation is an ongoing subject of debate and likely to be an important economic theme in the 2016 Presidential election.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who Stands to Benefit and What Are the Main Concerns?

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who Stands to Benefit and What Are the Main Concerns?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is controversial, but part of the problem is that not enough people understand what it says.

3 Big Banking Scandals You Should Know About

3 Big Banking Scandals You Should Know About

If you're new to financial news or investing, here are three recent banking scandals with broad repercussions that you should know about.

Are the Stock Markets Weary of Suspense Over the Fed’s Interest Rate Decision?

Are the Stock Markets Weary of Suspense Over the Fed’s Interest Rate Decision?

Uncertainties and weak jobs report could push the Fed decision to next year. The prolonged decision over interest rates may no longer be a 'surprise' move for the informed markets.