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Obama: Good Talk, Loose Talk in Summiteering on Loose Nukes, Uptight Russia, the Asia-Pacific Pivot, and America's Problematic Image

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's one thing to acknowledge, as Obama did from the beginning, that his goal of nuclear abolition was very blue sky, something that would not be accomplished in his lifetime. Frankly, I'd bet that it never happens. That it seems unrealistic does not mean that it is not a righteous goal.

G-7 Leaders 'Condemn' Russia's 'Violation' Of Ukraine Sovereignty

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and six other nations say they are suspending participation in the planning for an international summit in Russia this su...

Why The World's Richest Countries Can't Work Together

The Atlantic | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

The West has lost its ability to coordinate solutions to global crises, from Syria to the long recovery following the Great Recession...

The G-7 Disappoints Again

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The G-7 is fortunate that it is not required to justify the expenses of its meetings in terms of what is achieved. If it had to, its meetings would be more decisive and/or less frequent.

Global Stocks Fall After U.S. Debt Downgrade

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON and ROD McGUIRK | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stocks markets were thrown into a tailspin Tuesday as flustered investors fearing a possible global recession continued to flee ...

Asian Markets Slip On U.S. Credit Downgrade

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

Markets in Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific bore a modest retreat Sunday night as global investors reacted to a historic downgrade of the U...

G-7 Mobilizes In Wake Of U.S. Downgrade

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Finance officials from major industrial countries, seeking to calm nervous global markets, pledged Sunday to increase cooperation on att...

A Perfect Storm: Global Shifts in Venture Capital and Science Funding

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lucy P. Marcus

Partly a consequence of the global financial crisis, unprecedented change in venture capital and the science sector is on the cards. And it has additional consequences too.

G7 Nations Could Fall Behind Emerging Economies In 2032: PwC

Bloomberg | Scott Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Group of Seven economies will be surpassed in size by the largest emerging markets in just over two decades as the financial crisis accelerates th...

OECD: Recession May Trigger Long-Term Damage To The Economy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — The U.S. economy will grow only 2.6 percent this year, less than the 3.2 percent previously forecast, an international agency predicted ...

Ten Commandments for Fiscal Adjustment in Advanced Economies

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

What advanced countries need is clarity of intent, an appropriate calibration of fiscal targets, and adequate structural reforms. With a little help from monetary policy, and from their (emerging market) friends.

Jim O'Neill, Goldman's Top Economist: Canada Is A 'Shining Example' Of How To Avert A Debt Crisis (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs's top economist has a message for countries struggling with ballooning deficits: steal a page from Canada's economic playbook. "Perha...

Interest Rates: Canda To Raise Rates

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TORONTO — Canada on Tuesday became the first Group of Seven nation to raise interest rates since the global financial crisis, but said any furth...

Britain To Host G-7 Meeting In January

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Britain will host a meeting of finance officials from the Group of Seven nations on Jan. 25 to discuss measures to protect the public f...

G-7 To Meet, Talk Less As G-20 Ascends: Officials

Bloomberg | By Rainer Buergin and Simon Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Group of Seven finance chiefs said they will meet less and issue fewer statements as the G-20 becomes the main arena for setting global economic polic...

A Surprisingly Successful G-20 Summit

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

This year, President Obama drove a very different agenda -- one focused on discussing how the world can form global governance and cooperate to stimulate the ailing economies.

Power Shift, the Stunning Rise of the G20

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry D. Wood

In the span of just ten months, key developing countries have accomplished what they could not achieve in the previous half a century: They have shouldered aside the staid 7 nation club to take a seat at the table.

Geithner: We're Not Close To "Emerging From The Darkness"

Wall Street Journal | DEBORAH SOLOMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the world's economies are beginning to stabilize but cautioned that it is "too early" to say risks have reced...

Geithner To Host G-7, G-20 Meetings

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. efforts to stimulate the economy with infrastructure projects are "ahead of schedule and under budget," President Barack Obama said on Monday, as...

G-7, G-14 and G-20: Yet Another Tardy Call

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

First the years-late call on the global food crisis. Now, Robert Zoellick, current World Bank president, has done it again on the international financial crisis.