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.

Is Water the Next Oil?

An increasing population, pollution, waste and global warming all threaten the world’s water supply
Rohini Nilekani
May 31, 2007

France: Waiting for Reform

Sarkozy has won with the promise of change, but genuine reform depends on the will of French citizens
Patrick Sabatier
May 8, 2007

Megacities, Mega Dreams for a Connected World

Cities such as Bombay present many strange paradoxes, linking challenge with opportunity
Suketu Mehta
June 14, 2007

Today’s Iraqi Refugees Key to Tomorrow’s Stability

The aftermath of Tiananmen Square in China could hold some lessons for Iraq
Humphrey Hawksley
June 7, 2007

India Cannot Afford Rural Failure

The crisis of India’s farmers has the potential to derail the country’s exceptional economic growth
Mira Kamdar
April 20, 2007

Wolfowitz Saga Exposes Structural Flaws of the World Bank

The apathy of some international players hints at the decreasing relevance of global institutions
Devesh Kapur
May 15, 2007

China’s Future Challenge for the World Economy

Global integration means more spillover effects and collective management is required
Martin Wolf
March 30, 2016

The State of the United States

US citizens complain about the economy and politics, yet fail to inform themselves on issues or vote
Richard N. Haass
March 28, 2016

Caught In the Doldrums

Flattening growth in export of services is a warning for India
Nayan Chanda
March 23, 2016

Central Banks Are Already Doing the Unthinkable - You Just Don't Know It

Central bankers consider new tools to bypass politicians in encouraging credit and spending
Mehreen Khan
March 21, 2016

Bond Markets Reopen for Emerging Market Borrowers

The year promises more volatility
Elaine Moore
March 14, 2016