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.

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

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

Cheaper Chinese Currency Has Global Impact

The move upset export markets, could delay US Federal Reserve’s hike in interest rates
Jon Hilsenrath and Brian Blackstone
August 12, 2015

IMF Staff Urges No Rush to Add China Yuan to Currency Basket

The US dollar is the world’s leading reserve currency
David Chance and Krista Hughes
August 12, 2015

Capitalists, Arise: We Need to Deal With Income Inequality

Businesses can take action, despite a paralyzed US Congress, to invest in employees and innovation
Peter Georgescu
August 10, 2015

Report: 61,000 Indian Millionaires Shifted Overseas in Last 14 Years

The wealthy seek security, good schools, low taxes
August 3, 2015

Are Foreign NGOs Rebuilding Haiti or Cashing In?

Some NGOs invest in salaries and not rebuilding
Nathalie Baptiste
August 3, 2015