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.

The World Is Stuck With Persistent Stagnation

The United States, Europe and China slowly follow Japan’s economy with low growth and stagnation
Stephen Roach
March 3, 2016

Worries Over China’s Slowdown Drive Global Markets

Frugality and risk-taking in Chinese culture make for heady mix – and gyrations for global markets
Farok J. Contractor
January 21, 2016

The World Wary as US Federal Reserve Declares End to Debt Crisis

Federal Reserve lifted interest rates for first time since 2007, aiming for normalization; emerging markets may struggle
Chris Miller
January 5, 2016

Can Paris Reconcile Political and Economic Interests to Combat Climate Change?

Politics, not economics, curtails smart investments to prevent climate change
David Dapice
December 10, 2015

China’s New Economic Plan Tackles the Rebalancing Puzzle

China’s new Five-Year Plan could inspire citizen confidence with focus on social safety net and quality growth
Stephen S. Roach
November 10, 2015

Live Longer, Consume Less: Recipe for Slow Growth

Longer life expectancy, uncertainty, environmental awareness are among five behaviors that reduce consumer spending
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
October 20, 2015

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