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.

The Great Reverse - Part I

After two centuries of Western domination, China and India are poised to claim their places
Clyde Prestowitz
September 2, 2004

The Great Reverse – Part II

Both Southeast Asia and the US have to adjust to China's rising star
Marvin Ott
September 6, 2004

Coping with World Population Boom and Bust – Part I

With populations booming in the less developed world, migration pressures will increase
Joseph Chamie
August 19, 2004

China: The Missing Member at the G-8 Table

The Group of Eight should expand to include a key player in the global economy
Jeffrey E. Garten
June 3, 2004

Silicon Valley Dons a Brave Face, Despite Worries

The birthplace of hi-tech globalization frets about competition
S.L. Bachman
April 28, 2004

Kenya: Globalizing with Flowers

The country still has long way to go to integrate more profitably with the world
Jean-Pierre Lehmann
April 9, 2004

The German Road: Congo Project Shows Pitfalls of Development Aid

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

Global Push Aims to Change China's Mind on Bank Rules: US Official

China expects bank technology firms to hand over source code and use Chinese encryption
Krista Hughes
March 23, 2015

The Grexit Dilemma: What Would Happen if Greece Leaves the Euro Zone?

Greece fails to offer plan on repaying more debt, and investors are wary
Nikolaus Blome, Martin Hesse, Alexander Neubacher, Christian Reiermann, Michael Sauga, Christoph Schult and Alexander Smoltczyk
March 10, 2015

New Fees, Regulations on Tap for Employers of Foreign Workers

New measures put in place after reports of Canadians displaced by foreign skilled workers
Tara Carman
February 23, 2015

Stream of Foreign Wealth Flows to Elite New York Real Estate

Secrecy over purchases could aid in laundering money tied to foreign corruption
Louise Story and Stephanie Saul
February 16, 2015