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.

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

Wrong-Way Bets on Oil

Removing consumer fuel subsidies amid collapsing oil prices could prove wrong-way bet for many nations
Will Hickey
January 13, 2015

Plummeting Oil Prices Upend Global Economy

Oil importing nations celebrate while the exporters scramble to balance budgets and keep markets
Chris Miller
January 6, 2015

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Global Economic Growth “Sliding Back into the Morass”

Economists fear a backlash without push for investment, openness in global economy
Chris Giles
October 4, 2016

Is the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Too Big To Succeed?

Proposed deal confronts scrutiny amid worries about farm prices, climate change and food safety
David Francis
September 19, 2016

A Giant Problem

Global corporations pose threat to new ventures and competition
September 19, 2016

US Economy: Citizenship for Sale

EB-5 visas are reserved for investors who invest $500,000 and create 10 jobs in targeted areas
Kara Scannell
September 14, 2016

The World Comes to a Tiny Town: Eastport’s Lesson in Globalization

Maine town juggles trade with China, the EU and Turkey
James Fallows
September 12, 2016

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