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 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

Xi-Obama Summit: Bridging the Trust Deficit in US-China Ties?

China and the US face many complex issues; the challenge is not letting one overwhelm the relationship
Robert A. Manning
September 29, 2015

Seeking Safety Abroad: The Hidden Story in China’s FDI Statistics

The Chinese prefer investing overseas; dummy companies may ease transfers and devalue renminbi
Farok J. Contractor
September 10, 2015

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Are Chinese Enterprises Being Taxed to Death?

China collects the bulk of its taxes from producers
Zhang Jun
January 10, 2017

Emerging Market Investors Prepare to Buckle Up for 2017

Worries include rising interest rates and protectionist policies from developed nations
Roger Blitz and Elaine Moore
January 2, 2017

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

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