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.

Fixing Global Finance: An Interview with Martin Wolf

What can be done to ensure global financial stability in the future
March 5, 2009

US and China Must Tame Imbalances Together

The two nations must coordinate fiscal and monetary policy to control the crisis they helped create
Michael Pettis
January 6, 2009

Divergence Grows Between China and the West – Part I

The rest of the world fails to appreciate China’s concerns over its own domestic challenges
Xu Sitao
December 18, 2008

Mortgages May Be Toxic, But US Treasuries Appear a Safe Haven

Interventions to stem the financial crisis seem to increase foreign creditors’ trust in US government
Ashok Bardhan
December 16, 2008

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