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.

One-Time Highways to Growth Take a Toll on the Japanese Economy

A small change – reducing road tolls – could ease urban concentration and fortify the Japanese economy
Yasuyo Yamazaki
March 16, 2006

Marketing Humanitarian Crises

Needy groups compete to market plights and win global attention
Clifford Bob
February 21, 2006

Vietnam Goes Global

The government embraces capitalism, but so far only for small businesses
Jordan Ryan
December 15, 2005

Summit Rhetoric Soars While Economy Sinks

Why leaders should stay home from regional summits – and truly address the world's economic ills
Jeffrey E. Garten
November 3, 2005

Undue Fears of China Inc?

Facing international suspicion and fueled by economic necessity, Chinese companies struggle to expand overseas
Paul Mooney
September 29, 2005

Africa After the Music Stops

The fine print of promised aid is less than what it is cracked up to be
Susan E. Rice
August 2, 2005

Why It’s So Hard to Predict the Impact of a Greek Default

Cross-border impacts depend on the level of panic
Alex Rosenberg
June 19, 2015

New Birth for Social Democracy

Policies that tackle inequality can minimize conflict
Kemal Derviş
June 12, 2015

HSBC’s Local Rethink Can’t Shore Up Global Act

Investors question the need for global banks
Paul J. Davies
June 10, 2015

How Politics Will Seal the Fate of Greece

Failing to reform, Greece has lost control
Philip Stephen
May 25, 2015

Global Banks Admit Guilt in Forex Probe, Fined Nearly $6 Billion

Analysts anticipate more automation for currency trading
Karen Freifeld, David Henry and Steve Slater
May 21, 2015