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.

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

IMF to the Aid of Ukraine: Well-Intended, But Misguided

Ukraine struggles with separatists, protests, reforms – and an IMF debt deal on shaky ground
David R. Cameron
September 3, 2015

Worried About China? Keep Calm as Markets Return to Earth

Stock-market volatility for China and beyond signals reassessment of global risks; investors in transparent markets should not panic
David Dapice
September 1, 2015

Europe’s New Economic Divide

A key axis for Europe: free-market advocates in Western Europe ally with those in former communist countries
Chris Miller
August 27, 2015

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

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