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Capital Ideas That Can Best 'Isms'

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

The victorious nations of World War II emerged from their searing experience with several conclusions about how the world worked. Most of these prov...

The Hard and Necessary Work of Investing in the World's Most Vulnerable Places

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

When I first visited Afghanistan in 2002, the country was boldly opening a new chapter in its history. Ashraf Ghani was Minister of Finance, the Taliban had been toppled and the initial pillars of a democratic government were being put in place.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

The Quiet Global Transformation of Global Development

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

Decades ago, private capital flowing into developing countries was a small fraction of aid dollars. Since then, that private capital investment has grown roughly 100-fold and the ratio of aid to investment has flipped. Today, every $1 in aid to developing nations is dwarfed by nearly $7 in private investment.

The Global Economy and the U.S. Real Estate Market

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Since America is not immune to the impact of global economic and political trends, it may not be the case that the current rosy growth projections will ultimately be realized.

Congress and Lack of Immigration Reform: A Study on How to Undermine the U.S. Economy and America's Place in the World

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

What is most surprising about the U.S. Congress today is how harmful its parochial views have become to America's long-term global economic interests.

Why Brazil Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

By all rights, given its size, location, and natural resource base, Brazil should be an economic juggernaut. But the truth is that Brazil should never have been designated a BRIC because it is a poorly managed economy that has rarely lived up to its potential.

Dilma Is Likely to Be Reelected, So Why Are Brazilians Celebrating?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The wind appears to again be at Dilma Rousseff's back again, as Brazil's performance at the World Cup has virtually assured that she will be re-elected -- politics working as politics do.

China Seeks Low-Cost Production... In the US (Pt. 2)

Robin Lewis | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

Once the Chinese open their factories or acquire existing companies in the U.S., they can begin the process of integrating forward, ultimately owning and/or controlling every link in the value chain, including the most important link that connects with consumers: retailers and brands.

China Seeks Low-Cost Production... in the United States

Robin Lewis | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

Beware of what you wish for. For all of the "pollyannas" who have been rooting for manufacturing jobs returning to the good old U.S. of A. from low-cost countries such as China, they may just be getting their wish; but not in the way they intended. It will end badly.

Business Not as Usual

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

The Great Recession and the changing global economic landscape have forced U.S. leadership to reassess its relationships with foreign markets and companies.

Select the USA: The Importance of FDI to the US Economy

Robert Wolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Wolf

In this moment the US is face-to-face with a great challenge and an even greater opportunity. It must give FDI attraction the serious attention and resources that it deserves.

Egypt's Economic Future and and the Need for Outward Strategy

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Efraim Chalamish

While in the long term, future governments can adopt and implement policies to improve Egypt's economy, the short term impact of the recent political revolution exacerbates the current conditions.

Reflections on Chinese investments in the U.S.

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

What do you get when the largest developing country in the world is investing more and more in the world's largest developed economy? Lots of question...

Is Colombia Suffering the Dutch Disease?

Felipe Ángel | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Felipe Ángel

Despite the global economic situation, Colombia has shown resilience to external shocks in recent years, with reasonable economic performance in its region, in part due to responsible monetary policies conducted by the Central Bank.

Growing After the Crisis: Boosting Productivity in Developing Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Developing countries continue to face important challenges in boosting productivity growth in the difficult post-crisis environment, but also many opportunities to eliminate poverty and create shared prosperity.

Aging Population Pressures Medtech Industry to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Emmet Oliver | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Emmet Oliver

Given the trends in declining birthrates and rising life expectancies, populations worldwide are graying at a dramatic rate -- profoundly impacting players in the medtech industry, tasked with improving care and reducing costs amid a rapidly evolving healthcare environment.

Tiger Parents: Is There Something 'Different' About Chinese FDI in the U.S. and Europe?

Sophie Meunier | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Sophie Meunier

Is there something fundamentally different when "parent" investors are Chinese companies? The answer is both no and yes.

Financial Times Withdraws Award To Narendra Modi, Gujarat's Chief Minister

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

Following growing public criticism, the Financial Times magazine fDi has withdrawn its recent "Asian Personality of the Year" award to Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat.