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.

Another Fine Mess

Nationalization might become the only option for rescuing banks
February 3, 2009

Guadeloupe Riots Turn Paradise Into War Zone

Some responses to global recession prolong the hardship
Lizzy Davies
February 20, 2009

A Time of Troubles and Protest

Global economic recession reduces jobs and fuels protests and potential unrest
January 30, 2009

India's Diamonds Lose Their Luster

Global consumers abruptly redefine their wants and needs
Neeta Lal
February 5, 2009

For Russia's Migrants, Economic Despair Douses Flickers of Hope

Russian migrants are facing increasing hardship as the country’s economy declines
Michael Schwirtz
February 16, 2009