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Developing Economies

How Mobile Banking Is Transforming Africa

Footnote | Posted 11.14.2016 | Technology

By Diana Brazzell, Footnote This article was produced in consultation with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and was original...

A Fresh Look at Globalization

David Lipton | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
David Lipton

Surely, it is too soon to understand all the ramifications of the British referendum. But at the same time, today is surely a good day to make the case for multilateralism.

It May Surprise You Which Countries Are Replacing Workers With Robots the Fastest

Hal Sirkin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Home
Hal Sirkin

"Industry 4.0," a global economy transformed by automation, is revolutionizing work in some countries more than others. Here's why.

Securing Green Finance for Developing Countries

Yvo de Boer | Posted 12.21.2016 | Green
Yvo de Boer

The Paris climate change conference was a great success for the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in many ways, bringing new opportunities going fo...

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 2)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 1)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.

Econocide by Carbon

William S. Becker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
William S. Becker

The international community is on a runaway coal train, the train is speeding toward a terrible wreck, and there appears to be no way to stop it. That...

America Won't Be The World's Greatest Economic Power For Much Longer

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

* China's economy to overtake U.S. by 2030 * U.S. expected to remain global superpower By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Chi...

China's Dual Personality

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Daniel Wagner

For now, China is having its cake and eating it too. Hopefully and presumably, once China rises to the zenith of its power in the coming years, it will mature to the point where it will no longer want to be seen as both a developing and developed country.

Give Africans a Stake in Their Own Wealth

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home
Marcelo Giugale

For a lot of sensible people, natural resource wealth is actually a "curse," not a blessing. Is there a way to avoid the curse?

10 Countries With The Most Billionaires

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

No longer dominated by Americans and Europeans, the members of the world's billionaire club increasingly hail from around the globe, first and third w...