The journal of contemporary issues in business and government <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6 col-lg-6 siteContent"> <div class="row "> <div class="col-xs-12"> <div class="row margin20"> <p><span style="font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;" data-sider-select-id="b2f49210-64d8-4396-9dd9-a1e28e0c0850">Welcome to <strong data-sider-select-id="8b2be8b1-fe4f-4c29-b09a-80288c556d8c">The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government [ISSN: 1323-6903]</strong>, a distinguished open-access platform dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly research with profound implications for business decision-making and government policy. <strong>Published by Ninety Nine Publication</strong>, our journal thrives on the principles of integrity, rigorous scholarship, and the broad dissemination of knowledge under the <strong data-sider-select-id="ec8805f8-79c4-4ee8-84bc-8b5332f90e59">ISSN: 1323-6903.</strong></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">ISSN: 1323-6903 | Founded: 1995 (print) &amp; 2006 (Online) | Open Access | Rigorous Peer Review | CC BY 4.0 |Publication Frequency: Quarterly |Digital Archiving: CLOCKSS and LOCKSS | Publisher: Ninety Nine Publication</span></strong></p> <p>As we navigate the future, The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government continues to serve as a bridge across disciplines, enriching the dialogue between business, government, and academia. 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For example, other rights such as <a id="src-publicity-privacy-or-moral-rights" href="">publicity, privacy, or moral rights </a>may limit how you use the material.</p> (Randy Ontonia) (Jack) Tue, 09 Jul 2024 05:57:55 +0000 OJS 60 CRYPTOCURRENCY MARKET DYNAMICS AROUND BITCOIN FUTURES EXPIRATION EVENTS <p>In the rapidly evolving landscape of cryptocurrency markets, understanding the underlying dynamics that drive price movements and investor sentiment can be a matter of survival. However, there are myriad facets of trading reality, and the only thing that we can do is to slowly understand them one after another, one step at a time. This article picks one corner of the cryptocurrency market and sheds a little light on it. We have already written a few times about the importance of the introduction of Bitcoin futures and their impact on the Bitcoin price. Therefore, in this article, we will specifically examine Bitcoin’s behavior around the critical events when Bitcoin futures expire.</p> Radovan Vojtko, Cyril Dujava Copyright (c) 2024 Radovan Vojtko, Cyril Dujava Fri, 12 Jul 2024 00:00:00 +0000 THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CRUDE OIL PRICE VOLATILITY ON THE LABOR MARKET: A CASE STUDY OF GABON FOR THE PERIOD (1990-2022) <p class="s3"><span class="s8"><span class="bumpedFont15">This research explores the dynamic relationship between crude oil price fluctuations and their impact on the labor market, particularly unemployment rates in Gabon during the period 1990-2022. As a country heavily reliant on oil exports, Gabon faces economic vulnerabilities due to uncertainties inherent in global oil markets. The study employs a comprehensive approach encompassing theoretical frameworks, methodologies, and empirical analyses to understand the intricate links between crude oil prices, foreign direct investment, economic growth, and unemployment. The study utilizes the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) approach to explore short- and long-run dynamics of the variables under consideration.</span></span></p> <p class="s3"><span class="s8"><span class="bumpedFont15">The empirical results shed light on a long-term positive relationship between crude oil prices and unemployment attributed to the Dutch Disease phenomenon. It is acknowledged that the impact of foreign direct investment on unemployment is multifaceted, influenced by sectoral focus, technological adoption, and economic diversification. Economic growth initially correlates with a decrease in unemployment rates in the short run but exhibits asymmetric effects over time.</span></span></p> <p class="s3"><span class="s8"><span class="bumpedFont15">Diagnostic tests confirm the model's reliability with insignificant serial correlation and residue homoscedasticity. Stability tests validate the consistency of data relationships, confirming the enduring relationships between variables</span></span></p> Esam Hadi Al- Salhi, Salam Anwar Ahmed, Hareth Adnan Mohammed Copyright (c) 2024 Esam Hadi Al- Salhi, Salam Anwar Ahmed, Hareth Adnan Mohammed Sat, 20 Jul 2024 00:00:00 +0000