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.

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

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

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Brookings: Housing Africa

Vera Songwe
February 21, 2017

The Weekly Standard: Of Debt and Detriment

Benn Steil and Emma Smith
February 21, 2017

Are Chinese Enterprises Being Taxed to Death?

China collects the bulk of its taxes from producers
Zhang Jun
January 10, 2017

Emerging Market Investors Prepare to Buckle Up for 2017

Worries include rising interest rates and protectionist policies from developed nations
Roger Blitz and Elaine Moore
January 2, 2017

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