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.

Union in Crisis

Playing a blame game, scared European governments seem ready to throw weaker members out of the lifeboat
Jonathan Fenby
February 16, 2009

US and China: Grappling Over Economic Rescue – Part I

China’s coupon schemes, aimed at boosting domestic consumer spending, ignite heated debate
Xu Sitao
January 30, 2009

US Recession: Spend Now, Save Later

Stimulus to create jobs now is essential, but only saving will rebalance the economy
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
February 11, 2009

US and China: Grappling Over Economic Rescue – Part II

The two nations must first coordinate stimulus plans, then engage in currency diplomacy
Edward Gresser
February 2, 2009

Fixing Global Finance: An Interview with Martin Wolf

What can be done to ensure global financial stability in the future
March 5, 2009

US and China Must Tame Imbalances Together

The two nations must coordinate fiscal and monetary policy to control the crisis they helped create
Michael Pettis
January 6, 2009


Market-Economy Status for China Is Not Automatic

The 2016 deadline for China’s market-economy status is an urban myth
Bernard O’Connor
December 8, 2011

With China on Mind, India, US and Japan to Hold Trilateral Meet in Washington

The three nations insist it’s not about containing China
December 6, 2011

Britain Becomes Even More Wary of Unity

Isolationist, anti-EU sentiments are emerging
Anthony Faiola
December 5, 2011

Central Banks' Action Hints At US Fears

The US Federal Reserve moves to rescue Europe and build trust on tight interconnectivity
Geoffrey T. Smith
December 2, 2011

Brazilian Paves Way for China’s Carmakers

In the world’s fourth largest auto market, consumers snap up foreign models
Joe Leahy
November 29, 2011