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.

China’s New Flexibility on Foreign Intervention

Seeking global clout, China’s position on sanctity of sovereignty evolves
Johan Lagerkvist
May 29, 2012

What’s Next for Europe?

Europe’s voters punish incumbents who fawn over global financial markets
Alistair Burnett
May 23, 2012

A Global Economy in Danger

China, Europe, Japan, US – 70 percent of the global economy – require swift G20 intervention
Manu Bhaskaran
May 21, 2012

Asia as Global Leader – Not So Fast

Will Asia mimic bankrupt Western ideas, fall victim to hubris – or generate new, sustainable visions?
Ho Kwon Ping
May 14, 2012

India’s Broken Schools, Cloudy Future

India’s education policies should encourage private initiative and focus on learning outcomes
Julissa Milligan, Sadanand Dhume
May 9, 2012

France Says “Non!” to Austerity

Socialist Hollande topples Sarkozy, promising growth can cut deficit and deliver comforts
Jonathan Fenby
May 7, 2012