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.

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

US and China: Grappling Over Economic Rescue – Part I

China’s coupon schemes, aimed at boosting domestic consumer spending, ignite heated debate
Xu Sitao
January 30, 2009

US Recession: Spend Now, Save Later

Stimulus to create jobs now is essential, but only saving will rebalance the economy
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
February 11, 2009

Global Crisis Spurs Long-Needed Change in China

Diversifying China’s economy into the services arena could serve a global good
David Dollar
February 20, 2009

Mounting US Debt Burden Threatens Poorer Nations

But drying up foreign credit to the US could be bad for all
David Dapice
March 2, 2009

China Reluctant to Lead

Unless Beijing assumes its global responsibility, the US will be left to act alone
Orville Schell
March 11, 2009

Will Africa’s Growth Help Africa’s People?

Africa’s wealth is squandered, benefits only a few
Kanayo F. Nwanze
July 23, 2015

Renminbi’s Flexible Rate – 10 Years On

China's currency moves toward reserve status
Jennifer Hughes
July 21, 2015

Eurozone Strikes Greek Deal With Tough Conditions

New austerity measures include trust fund for state assets and privatization
Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou
July 13, 2015

China’s Market Rout Is a Double Threat

Volatile stock market could have political implications
Keith Bradsher and Chris Buckley
July 10, 2015

Greece’s Russian Fantasy; Russia’s European Delusion

Russia is in no position to rescue Greece
Pavel K. Baev
July 10, 2015