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.

12 Million Shadows: America’s Immigration Dilemma

Demographics, economics, national security leave politicians with little choice but to accept de facto legalization
Joseph Chamie
February 4, 2008

Globalization and the Markets – Part II

Despite initial flutter, China won’t let its stock market fall in the much anticipated year of the Olympics
Xu Sitao
January 24, 2008

The Invisible Hand of Globalization

Billions of economic decisions from entrepreneurs and consumers are a force beyond the control of regulators
Susan Froetschel
January 3, 2008

The Globe’s Most Important Relationship

China, Japan and the US can better solve regional and global problems together than alone
Morton Abramowitz
January 8, 2008

Who Gains When the Dollar Sinks?

US consumers and companies may lose first; other global players stuck with the greenback will soon follow
Scott B. MacDonald
November 27, 2007

The Next Steps For Burma

The international community, including ASEAN, must press for a contact group and a truth commission
Amitav Acharya
October 26, 2007

The Financial Plan for “Brexit”? Cross Your Fingers

The uncertainty of Brexit unnerves global markets
Peter S. Goodman
June 17, 2016

Post-Withdrawal Britain: Why the Swiss Model Wouldn't Work for the UK

Britain won’t escape regulations, and the London financial sector will lose influence
Christian Teevs
June 14, 2016

American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

Financial institutions no longer provide clear, measurable economic benefit
Rana Foroohar
June 8, 2016

Cheap Money Helped Inflate Energy Balloon

Oil output increased by more than 40 percent from 2008 to 2014
Rani Molla and Lisa Abramowicz
June 7, 2016

India’s Education Deficit

Modern workplaces confront a skills mismatch
Nayan Chanda
May 30, 2016