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.

The Dollar Joins the Currency Wars

More than 20 central banks have eased monetary policy
Nouriel Roubini
May 6, 2015

Economic Policy Turned Inside Out

The US, EU and Japan rely on quantitative easing while ignoring structural reforms
Stephen S. Roach
May 4, 2015

Indonesia’s Joko Loses the Economic Plot

Businesses fear the government is retreating from globalization
April 24, 2015

The Global Economy’s Bizarre Problem: Too Much Money

Someone must spend to nudge the world's economy
Matt Phillips
April 16, 2015

IMF: Currency Shifts Support Global Economic Growth

Growth is expected for Europe and Japan, but not the US and China
Anna Yukhananov
April 15, 2015