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.

Japan's Laborious Dilemma

The island nation faces a population crisis but does not appear to like the possible solution: mass immigration
David McNeill
January 13, 2005

China's African Safari

Besides buying energy and commodities, China is also trying to win hearts and minds in a continent embittered by colonial experience
Paul Mooney
January 3, 2005

A Thaw in South Asia? – Part II

If the Indian subcontinent strengthens intra-regional ties, the Chinese economy may have a run for its money
Huma Fakhar
December 27, 2004

Dealing with a Declining Dollar – Part I

To avert a currency crisis, China must take on greater responsibility in managing the global financial system
Jeffrey E. Garten
February 7, 2005

Africa's Hungry Are Fed Bad Policies

Incorrect IMF advice and the US push for genetically modified food only worsen existing food crises
Paul Kwengwere
December 30, 2004

An Imperial Denial

If the United States were to accept its identity as an empire - and act accordingly - the entire world would benefit
Deepak Lal
January 6, 2005

The Global Economy’s Bizarre Problem: Too Much Money

Someone must spend to nudge the world's economy
Matt Phillips
April 16, 2015

IMF: Currency Shifts Support Global Economic Growth

Growth is expected for Europe and Japan, but not the US and China
Anna Yukhananov
April 15, 2015

The Power of the New China-Led Investment Bank

US allies sign up for AIIB, signaling China’s emergence as economic pivot
Richard Javad Heydarian
April 13, 2015

UK’s Risky Obsession With US Decline

Anticipating a rising China, British policymakers may be moving too quickly
Gideon Rachman
April 7, 2015

Can Authoritarian Capitalism Outlive Lee Kuan Yew?

Singapore's politics and economy may still be evolving
John Cassidy
April 6, 2015