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Sins of Emission and Omission in Durban

Ian Parry | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Ian Parry

While some progress was made in the latest round of United Nations' climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa, there was little progress on either carbon pricing or financing for action against climate change.

Latin America: What's Ahead In 2012?

Nicolás Eyzaguirre | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business
Nicolás Eyzaguirre

A few days after the first sunrise of 2012 kissed the shores of Latin America, it is natural to ask: What does the New Year hold for the region's economies, especially with Europe still under stress?

Champagne Sales Weathered Crisis Last Year, But Slowdown Threats Loom

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business

French champagne sales managed to weather the economic crisis in 2011, expecting to show 3.5 percent growth thanks to exports to the United States and...

Clayton Christensen on the Arab Spring and the Next Wave of Emerging Markets

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Rahilla Zafar

Considered the world's foremost authority on the process of disruptive innovation, Christensen discusses his reaction to the Arab Spring, how India and China are developing their economies, and where the next wave of disruptive innovation will come from.

In 2012, Global Economy 'A Tale Of Two Worlds'

Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe faces another year of dismal economic performance in 2012 that will weigh on global growth, but emerging markets and the...

U.S. Worried About IMF Loans To Europe

Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lesley Wroughton) - The prospect of European heavyweights like Italy or Spain turning to the IMF for rescue loans is worrying the Unit...

Multinational Firms Placing Less Importance On Chinese Economy

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Multinational companies operating in China are placing less importance on the world's second-biggest economy amid rising local competition and con...

American Midwest Deserves Another Look

Charles Rothstein | Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit
Charles Rothstein

The Midwest has the infrastructure and workforce to compete in new economy sectors. Now we need venture limited partners and managers to recognize the opportunity.

Despite Faster Growth, Emerging Markets Underperform U.S.

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — It sounded like a can't-miss proposition: Buy the winners, drop the losers. Developing countries from Brazil to China are expanding ...

Yes, They Can: How Emerging Economies Are Building Universal Health Coverage

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

While the debate rages in rich nations, successful developing countries like Brazil, Chile, China, India and Indonesia have figured out a way forward, and are moving ahead. Here is what they are doing.

China is Not the Problem, It's a Symptom

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The vote by the U.S. Senate to proceed with sanctions to "punish" China for its currency policy is hypocritical and is a further sign of Washington's inability to deal with U.S. economic problems.

9/11 Legacy: Rise Of Emerging Market Economies

Posted 11.10.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - As his global teleconference broke up in disarray on September 11, 2001, a top economist at a U.S. investment bank began to ponder wha...

Africa's Emergence (Part 1)

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 11.08.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Ten years from now, you will regret not having bought property in Accra, Cape Town or Nairobi today. Sub-Saharan Africa -- "Africa," for short -- is about to emerge.

The CEO Playbook for This Crisis

Bill George | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Bill George

This crisis presents an opportunity to go on the offensive for CEOs who are in a position of strength.

Nestle Expands In China With Large Stake In Candymaker

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE/ZURICH (Saeed Azhar and Silke Koltrowitz) - Nestle, the world's largest food company, is paying a hefty $1.7 billion for a 60 percent st...

Commentary: New Policies for the "Third Billion"

Carol Peasley | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact
Carol Peasley

"Have you thought about making shoes as well as bags?" Such was the advice of Bedriye, one of our Turkish participants at the Global Women in Management (GWIM) workshop.

Citi Sued For Allegedly Killing Man With $12,000 Credit Card Debt

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

In the U.S., failing to pay back your Citibank bills can, at worst, lead to personal bankruptcy and a poor credit rating. In Indonesia, it may get you...

Inflation Could Jump Into Double Digits: Mobius

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

MONACO (Cecilia Valente) - Inflation in emerging markets could reach double digits, while economic growth this year will average 6 percent, accord...

What I Learnt in Rio: Discussing Ways to Manage Capital Flows

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Governments have five tools to adjust to capital flows: monetary policy, fiscal policy, foreign exchange intervention, prudential tools, and capital controls. The challenge is to find, for each case, the right combination.

Is Madame Lagarde the Ideal IMF Leader?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

France considers the IMF top job as "theirs," and has provided a succession of quite remarkable leaders of the IMF. Whether that means the next one should be French was "beyond reasonable doubt" for the Elysée Palace.

GE CFO: 'Best Earnings Outlook In The Last 10 Years'

Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

SALT LAKE CITY (Scott Malone) - General Electric Co sees its best earnings growth prospects in a decade as the global economic recovery drives dem...

IMF Nations Discuss 'Significant Risks' Of Rising Global Food Prices

Posted 06.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lesley Wroughton and Isabel Versiani) - International Monetary Fund member countries sought to bridge sharp differences over the global ...

IMF: Capital Flows To Emerging Markets May Slow With Fed Hike

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The surge of hot money that has vexed many emerging markets may slow dramatically once the U.S. Federal Reserve begins raising interest...

Geithner and the Post-WWII Utopian Vision

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner laid out the case for increasing our financial commitments to the World Bank and its sibling regional development banks.

World's Greatest Emerging Market

Gregory Bedrosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gregory Bedrosian

Before we write the latest obituary to American leadership, we should bear in mind that the U.S. economy is still emerging. We need to have faith in the adaptive power of the American economy.