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Why Third World Economies Are Catching Up To Us

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

So I'm at lunch with my friends Jeff and Sharyn. They are experienced business development folks who work with a large corporation. As we discuss busi...

Bill Gate's Vision of World Prosperity: Global Income Convergence

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

In a recent statement Microsoft innovator and entrepreneur Bill Gates declared an optimistic world economy forecasting convergence of low and middle i...

The Paradox of Africa's Growth

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Why is Africa's job growth so weak while its economic growth outlook is just fine, even robust? The reasons are structural in nature and three-fold.

China and Emerging Markets: Riding Wild Horses

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Otaviano Canuto

The world has kept close watch on the ongoing downward adjustment of China's shadow banking system -- credit intermediation involving entities and activities outside the regular banking system -- with the near-default of a large trust product during the last few weeks being part of the worrisome news coming from the country.

Hong Kong 101--An American's Guide to The Asian Financial Forum

April Rudin | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
April Rudin

About two years ago, I visited Hong Kong for the very first time and could not believe my eyes. Traveling from the dated, fraying JFK airport in NYC to the shining, efficient airport in Hong Kong, my world view was immediately changed: It was the U.S. that was a third-world country, and Asia was vivid.

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...

Look Harder, Work Closer, Lead Better: How to Meet the Challenges of 2014

Martina Gmür | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Martina Gmür

When it comes to identifying potential solutions to the world's greatest challenges, leaders and policy-makers are still too often locked in an old world, one-dimensional mindset.

The World Economy's a Ticking Time Bomb (and the Fuse Is Lit)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Respected economist John Kay is about to make a public statements which essentially says that the world economy is a ticking time bomb and global markets are a lit fuse.

Jeremy Grantham Has Bad News and Good News

Robert Walker | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

Grantham's greatest concern, though far from his only one, is that the world's farmers may not be able to produce enough food at affordable prices to feed the 9 billion or so people that are projected to inhabit the planet by mid-century or sooner.

Asia's Energy Future Comes With Global Responsibility

Pierre Gadonneix | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Pierre Gadonneix

The region's rapid economic growth has fueled its enormous energy consumption. However Asia's heavy dependence on fossil fuels threatens to cause serious damage to the environment as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere could double over the next 20 years.

Elevator Assets and the Rules for the New Mercantilism -- Israel, Russia, China and the United States

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

Israel, dubbed the "Start Up Nation," with its increasing economic dependence on technology, could be the first nation to see the beginnings of this covert clash between its human assets and its state policy.

Minding Afghanistan's Financing Gap

Borany Penh | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Borany Penh

Afghanistan has journeyed through nearly thirty years of war and dislocation. It should be no surprise then that it may take just as long for the country to arrive in its own.

Fed: China Faces Dramatic Slow Down

Reuters | Alister Bull | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Economic growth in China faces mounting headwinds and could fade dramatically in the years ahead due to declining productivity ...

Economic Resilience in Afghanistan

Borany Penh | Posted 04.26.2013 | World
Borany Penh

Many now worry that as Afghanistan transitions away from its dependence on aid, the economy will collapse. But to the surprise of my colleagues, I am even optimistic at times about the country's abilities to weather the transition.

Progress Comes At A High Price In Russia

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

By Douglas Busvine MOSCOW, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Group of 20 policymakers have an ideal chance in Moscow this week to ponder whether mone...

Looking Forward: A New Paradigm -- A Renewed Commitment, a Common Vision for a Civil Society World

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick

This new Civil Society world will help restore trust in business and confidence in government. It will also let NGOs move from continuous campaigns towards common redelivery of civil commitments. We all have a stake. Now we must hold it.

We Need to Redesign Our Economy

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Feike Sijbesma

We need to face it: if we are to make our economic system really sustainable, it is inevitable that we redesign it. This requires an approach in which we will create value on three dimensions simultaneously: People, Planet and Profit.

Looking Forward: A New Paradigm -- A Renewed Commitment, a Common Vision for a Civil Society World

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick

This new Civil Society world will help restore trust in business and confidence in government. It will also let NGOs move from continuous campaigns towards common redelivery of civil commitments. We all have a stake. Now we must hold it.

Davos 2013 Officials To Global Economy: 'Do Not Relax'

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- The crisis mood is gone, but that doesn't mean you can slip back into your old ways – that's the message from top internat...

Neo-Liberals' Dismissal of Latin Americans as 'Idiots'

William K. Black | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
William K. Black

Alvaro Vargas Llosa co-authored the Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot and dismisses any consideration of the interests of the indigenous peoples of Latin America. Any American or European who disagrees that Latin Americans are "idiots" is guilty of "intellectual treason."

5 Key Events In Latin America That Will Impact The World

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

A region believed to never be able to succeed, Latin America was once called the “development of underdevelopment” by controversial economist Andr...

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...

Welcoming the G8 to Lough Erne

David Cameron | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
David Cameron

We will build on the approach taken by President Obama at Camp David this year: one table and one conversation with G8 leaders holding each other to account and ensuring that good intentions really do become vital actions to advance growth and prosperity across the world.

Glass Half Full, America

Imogen Lloyd Webber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Imogen Lloyd Webber

We live in a globalized, interlinked, economy -- and compared to everywhere else at the moment, America is a good place to be. At present, Europeans feel like passengers on the Titanic.

The 10 Most Prosperous Cities

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.25.2012 | Money

The world might want to look to Vienna, Austria to solve all of its problems. In a new report entitled State Of The World Cities 2012/2013, the Un...