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.

Devalued Yuan Seeks Reserve Currency Status, But US Dollar Dominates

Investors and economies cling to and strengthen the US dollar, despite many glaring imbalances
Will Hickey
August 13, 2015

Greece – A Mess With Consequences

Greece is both defiant and desperate; EU leaders wonder if the small economy is worth saving
David Dapice
July 7, 2015

Central Banks: Printing Money Delays Domestic Structural Reforms

Amid intense competition and quantitative easing, countries that innovate and reduce bureaucracy will be more influential
Will Hickey
June 30, 2015

Desperate Millions Flee Poverty, Persecution and Inequality

Nations must tackle root causes of disorderly migration – or expect more economic crises and armed conflict
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
June 11, 2015

China’s Global Governance Challenge

AIIB’s founding members, led by China, could develop new standards for global governance
Stephen S. Roach
June 9, 2015

Nepal Earthquake: Prelude to Bigger Disaster?

Poverty, weak governance, unchecked urbanization increase Himalaya region’s vulnerability to earthquakes and other natural disasters
Alark Saxena
June 2, 2015

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Asia Needs to Spell Out Changes They Want in International Monetary System

Ongoing criticisms without constructive proposals will go ignored
Barry Eichengreen
October 31, 2016

Europe Worries Portugal Is Prone to a Debt-Crisis Relapse

Austerity may have merit after all
Patricia Kowsmann
October 26, 2016

Brexit’s Big Winner? It Could Be New York City

London’s bankers may give up on Europe altogether
David Francis
October 21, 2016

Green Sovereign Bonds: Tactical Moves on an Emerging Market

Early entrants in this market will set the rules
October 20, 2016

Warming Russia-Turkey Relations Send a Chill Through Ukraine

Geopolitics of pipelines are shaking up Europe
Fred Weir
October 18, 2016

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