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.

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

The Trans-Afghan Pipeline Initiative: No Pipe Dream

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, India agree to move on 1,700-kilometer natural gas pipeline
Marc Grossman
August 28, 2014

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Africa’s Economic Potential Hit Hard by Gender Inequality

Lack of opportunities for girls and women holds Africa back from higher GDP
Amy Copley
September 12, 2016

Rising Sino-Japanese Competition in Africa

New pledge from Japan is symbol of Asian economic diplomacy
Yun Sun
September 8, 2016

G20 Must Address the Anti-Globalization Undercurrent to Stay Relevant

Global finance reforms are needed to increase security and transparency – or populism will spread
Peter Drysdale
September 2, 2016

Chinese R&D Goes Global

Chinese firms pledge $53.2 billion for investments, edging out US firms
Jacopo Dettoni
August 31, 2016

We Won't Trigger Article 50 Until After 2017 – and That Means Brexit May Never Happen at All

The right time for triggering Article 50 and Brexit may never come
Denis MacShane
August 19, 2016

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