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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.

OPIC is No Model Investor

Kindra Mohr | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Kindra Mohr

Liberian communities were excited when they first learned about the Buchanan Renewables project. However, big gains imply big risks, which can lead to catastrophic results, particularly in fragile and post-conflict regions where institutions are weak and communities are vulnerable.

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.

The Growing Pains of Investment Treaties

OECD | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
OECD

We need international capital flows to support long-term growth through a better international allocation of saving and investment. But the investment treaty system needs to be reformed to ensure that the rights of citizens, governments, enterprises and investors are respected in a mutually beneficial way.

Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

Roselyn Hsueh | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Roselyn Hsueh

With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.

Obama: Into Africa

John Feffer | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
John Feffer

At a time when criticism is mounting about the way the president is handling the rest of the world, Africa is shaping up to be Obama's major play for a legacy.

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.

Villagers Stall India's Largest FDI for 8 Years

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Madhusree Mukerjee

For eight years the inhabitants of several coastal villages in the state of Odisha, whose fields and vines enable a flourishing economy, have been resisting eviction to make way for POSCO's steel plant and an associated port.

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.

The Truth Behind Emerging Economies: Colombia Case

Felipe Ángel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Felipe Ángel

America's financial and economical decisions will have an effect on emerging economies in the times to come. The reversal of flows will destabilise emerging economies, and an effort to attract investment will have to be made in order to keep the increasing growth rates in the GDP.

Mexico: The Case of the Missing FDI

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

By the standards of the past three decades, Mexico's economic performance since 2010 has given much room for optimism. Yet among the glowing macroeconomic numbers is one which casts doubt on whether Mexico is really living up to its newfound expectations.

Another Reason To Freak Out About China

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

Terrible news, everyone, China is buying stuff in America. The truly terrible news is that it's not buying nearly enough American stuff. If you clo...

Providing Aid Hurts Recipient Countries' Local Businesses Too

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Locals in the aid recipient countries will have the best descriptive term. We should probably ask them before we start patting ourselves on the back on how development aid is an alternative to their lackluster foreign direct investment.

From Hand-outs to Handshakes: The Time Has Come for the African Farmer

Josette Sheeran | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Josette Sheeran

The fact that these days you are more likely to attend an investor conference than a donor conference in Africa underscores the energy by which a new generation of leaders are responding to Africa's development challenges.

Turn on the Global High Beams for American Jobs

Trooper Sanders | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business
Trooper Sanders

While America does not have a royal family to promote its brand, people and products around the world, it does have an untapped resource with its own brand of royal magic: former presidents and first ladies.

Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Angel Gurría | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business
Angel Gurría

We could be forgiven for wondering if we have learned anything over the past few years. We would deserve less forgiveness if we were unwittingly preparing the ground for the next slump and no one sounded the alarm.

Egyptian Food Prices Have Risen 20 Percent Since Last Year

AP | By TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

CAIRO -- Egypt's annual urban inflation rate surged past 12 percent in April, pulled higher by spiking food prices, the government's statistical agenc...

Upward Spiral Instead of a Downward One

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

When I was young, the purpose of public policy was to raise our standard of living. Not so much, anymore. Now, public policy is designed to make busin...

Nuhu Ribadu Returns to Nigeria: So what?

Rosalia Gitau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rosalia Gitau

Anti-corruption campaigners around the world could not stop talking about Nuhu's return. The fact that it did not send equally thunderous applause through the business community is telling.

Iran Sanctions: A Double-Edged Sword

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Mohammadi

A year after the Obama Administration's decision to attempt a new policy of engagement with Iran, the U.N. Security Council is considering new proposals for a fresh round of sanctions against Tehran.