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.

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

Afro-Optimism: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?

Rising Africa’s leaders and citizens must keep focus on education, jobs, elimination of corruption and inequality
Raila Odinga
December 2, 2014

Government Approval Not Enough, Businesses Need Social License

In era of globalized awareness, best business, government practices demand local consent and social license
John Morrison
October 21, 2014

How Wall Street Is Killing Big Oil

Investors force big private energy companies into liquidation; energy dominance shifts to emerging markets
Deepak Gopinath
October 16, 2014

Gloomy Outlook for Ghana Where Gold Does Not Shine Anymore

Scrapping the cedi could lift Ghana’s confidence and GDP, but only citizens can stop corruption
Vikram Mansharamani
October 2, 2014

Argentina Default Flashes Warning to Emerging Markets

Struggle of countries like Argentina for orderly default mired in Western financial and legal system
Will Hickey
September 9, 2014

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Airbnb Cracks Down on Rentals in London, Amsterdam

The sharing economy must get along with the traditional economy
Jasmine Enberg
December 19, 2016

US Federal Reserve Raises Rates for First Time in 2016, Anticipates 3 Increases in 2017

Other countries rely on low, even negative, rates to protect economies
Harriet Torry
December 14, 2016

The Complexity of Inequality

It’s time to end negative and zero interest rates
Michael Heise
December 13, 2016

China Set to Rescue Australia Economy at Just the Right Time

An increase in commodity prices bodes well for the future
Michael Heath
December 9, 2016

What the Latest Standardized School Tests Tell Us

Education contributes to economic prosperity for individuals and societies
Karin Klein
December 9, 2016

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