The global economy thrives on globalization and the increasing interdependence of finance, production, consumption and trade. Such integration has reduced poverty, yet varying national policies along with ever-increasing speed of transactions and market news have also contributed to imbalances, both among nations and within. Regulations often do not keep pace in managing cross-border debt, foreign direct investment, corporate practices, tax codes or economic bubbles. The eurozone crisis and the US subprime mortgage crisis have demonstrated that one nation’s problems and panic can spread like wildfire. Nations must combine a competitive spirit with cooperation to achieve stable economic growth and sustainable prosperity.

Among All Uncertainties After Brexit Vote, Low Growth Is Sure

Britain moves slowly on EU exit – every new freedom negotiated will decrease access to the common market
David Dapice
August 18, 2016

India’s Digital Revolution Poised to Propel Services

The India Stack – connecting bank accounts, unique ID numbers and mobile phones – will deliver massive productivity in services
Nandan Nilekani
July 26, 2016

A Quarter Century of Market Reform Leaves India Richer With Wider Inequality

India joined global markets with its 1991 New Economic Policy, lifting GDP, but the income gap widened
Dilip Hiro
July 12, 2016

Brexit and Bust: Britain Plunges Into the Unknown

The UK votes to leave the EU, and fury over cross-border economic and political cooperation won’t subside
Daniel Twining
June 23, 2016

An Alternative to Boycotts or Divestment for Israel

Boycotting Israeli firms that hire Palestinians won’t deliver peace; business-housing programs like New York’s Co-op City offer an alternative
Ian Shapiro and Nicholas Strong
May 26, 2016

Corporations’ Flight to Low-Tax Countries Angers US Voters

Nations struggle and compete with separate tax codes while multinationals treat the world as a single economic space
Farok J. Contractor
April 12, 2016

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Ignoring Climate Change Just Got More Expensive

The world is not doing enough to prepare
Eric Roston
December 28, 2016

China Central Bank Extends Emergency Loans to Financial Firms

Local and global factors contribute to a massive credit crunch
Rachel Rosenthal and Yifan Xie
December 22, 2016

China May Penalize US Automaker Over Price-Fixing

Political differences between major powers will disrupt business
John Ruwitch and Jake Spring
December 20, 2016

Airbnb Cracks Down on Rentals in London, Amsterdam

The sharing economy must get along with the traditional economy
Jasmine Enberg
December 19, 2016

US Federal Reserve Raises Rates for First Time in 2016, Anticipates 3 Increases in 2017

Other countries rely on low, even negative, rates to protect economies
Harriet Torry
December 14, 2016

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