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.

European Union Divided Over Greek Bailout

Stalemate on Greece: Fearing voters’ wrath, European leaders lack courage for a deal on austerity and bailouts
Chris Miller
April 16, 2015

Russia’s Turbulence Could Drive Sustainable Development

Hard times combined with falling oil prices could encourage Russia to lead in sustainability
Anastasia Okorochkova
April 14, 2015

Nations Line Up to Join China-Led Infrastructure Bank

China’s AIIB could be source of sour grapes or valid concerns on standards for US and Japan
Will Hickey
April 9, 2015

Currency Wars Fool Few in the Age of Social Media

Global investors follow every move of central banks, trading currency – steady hands are needed
Will Hickey
March 3, 2015

Grading Abenomics: It’s a C-

Quantitative easing has eased Japanese deflation, but Abenomics stumbles on stimulus and reforms
Edward J. Lincoln
February 10, 2015

European Union Tries Rebooting the Economy

The EU doubles-down on debt – but with new strategies for job creation, sustainability and innovation
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
January 27, 2015

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