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.

Singh Doubles Down on Reform

A slowing economy gave India’s government the cover to push FDI in the retail industry
Ashok Malik
September 21, 2012

As China Sneezes, Will the World Catch Cold?

Slow growth could help China’s economy, but hurt mining, supply chain and investors
Vikram Mansharamani
September 17, 2012

US Voters Mull the Economy

Next American president’s moves on taxes, debt or trade will sway the global economy
Bruce Stokes
September 6, 2012

US Economy – Muscular or Obese?

The US could revive the global economy, but tax reform is urgently needed
David Dapice
August 16, 2012

7 Reasons to Expect US Manufacturing Resurgence

Lower wages, high productivity – despite disinterest in science – boost US manufacturing
Farok J. Contractor
August 7, 2012

Global Rebalancing: Now or Never

For sustainability’s sake, the US must save more, China must spend more
Stephen S. Roach
July 19, 2012