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.

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

Fueling a Crisis in Nigeria

As the government and civil society battle over economic reforms, the oil giant's citizens may stand to lose the most
Olly Owen
October 25, 2004

Time to Prick the Dollar Balloon, Gently

As the US debt mounts, lender countries may have to work together to ensure a soft landing
David Dapice
October 27, 2004

Globalization: Custom-Made in China

By controlling the pace and scope of reforms, China succeeded in minimizing negative impact of opening the country
Fan Gang
October 15, 2004

The New Yellow Peril

As Western countries fret about job loss due to outsourcing, their concerns are as poorly founded as those expressed a century ago
Oliver Cattaneo
October 6, 2004

Do US Deficits Threaten Global Financial Stability?

Not as long as the US remains the most attractive investment destination - and makes better use of its foreign bounty
Hilton Root
October 13, 2004

Making of a New World Order

Financial crisis in the West, US polarization spur AIIB and China’s rise
Nayan Chanda
April 3, 2015

Major Companies Threaten to End Relationships With Indiana Over “License to Discriminate” Law

Impromptu religious shaming is bad for business
Louis Weisberg
April 2, 2015

The Curse of Chávez’s Ghost

Maduro administration continues unsustainable government spending
María Elena Candia
March 27, 2015

Does Destroying Ivory Really Save Elephants?

Poaching in Africa continues to spread
Mwangi Kimenyi
March 26, 2015

The German Road: Congo Project Shows Pitfalls of Development Aid

Government fails to keep up with security and maintenance
Samiha Shafy
March 25, 2015