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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India to Replace Largest Bank Notes

The goal is to curb counterfeiting and tax evasion
Raymond Zhong
November 10, 2016

EU Agrees Screening Process for Tax Havens, Critics Cry Foul

By reducing revenues for education and health care, tax havens reinforce inequality
Francesco Guarascio
November 10, 2016

Climate Change and the Risks of Denying Inconvenient Truths

US leaders are in denial about how a warming planet will disrupt many industries
Martin Wolf
November 2, 2016

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

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