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

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

Globalization at Warp Speed

International markets increasingly dictate terms for investors, companies and nations
Robert J. Samuelson
September 7, 2015

View on China’s Meltdown: The End of a Flawed Globalization

China and the US would be wise to step back from many imbalances
September 4, 2015

Central Bank Interventions: Drunks Searching by the Light

Monetary policies may be too loose from countries with aging populations
Chan Akya
August 28, 2015

Great Fall of China Sinks World Stocks, Dollar Tumbles

The slowdown for China was anticipated
Marc Jones
August 24, 2015

China’s Latest Currency Actions Are Market Driven

Expect volatility as renminbi adjusts to market forces
Nicholas R. Lardy
August 13, 2015