Topic : Economics and Growth

  • The World Trade Organization WTO logo is reflected in water on a sidewalk at the entrance of the WTO headquarters in Geneva Forum Article

    How should the WTO reform itself?

    The World Trade Organization’s director-general, Roberto Azevêdo, has called for an urgent shakeup of his… more

  • Hindu pilgrims wait in line for an eye check-up at a camp organised by a NGO before heading for an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of “Makar Sankranti”, in Kolkata Forum Article

    Improving the health of India’s poorest

    The story of 20-year-old Eshwar, a resident of rural Karnataka, India, shows the power of free… more

  • People use computers at an internet cafe in the Hodan area of Mogadishu Forum Article

    How can we close the broadband gap?

    You don’t need to be a grandparent or even have a particularly long memory to recall a time when… more

  • U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim meet with pacific rim trade ministers including Japan’s Economics Minister Amari during news conference in Singapore Forum Article

    Could the TPP help to end currency wars?

    Looking for ways to stimulate economic growth and create jobs, US President Barack Obama’s administration… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Ebola’s economic toll

    Of the 16 countries in West Africa only three – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – are affected… more

  • The sun sets on the minarets and the Great Pyramids of Giza in Old Cairo Forum Article

    Why Egypt’s economic woes are overstated

    If macroeconomic indicators are to be believed, Egypt’s economic growth has ground… more

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    Does raising the minimum wage affect employment?

    Raising the minimum wage is a polarising issue. One side worries that raising it will lower employment… more

  • People from different nationalities are seen in Dubai Forum Article

    How to reverse the brain drain

    In 1968, while studying at the Mons Officer Cadet School in the United Kingdom, I needed… more

  • Chocolate coins of the bank of Japan building design are sold in a vending machine at a currency museum of the Bank of Japan in Tokyo Forum Article

    Should interest rates be set years in advance?

    “Mensch tracht, und Gott lacht” is a Yiddish proverb – men plan and God laughs. Woody Allen puts the… more

  • Big Issue vendor Simon Mott demonstrates using his Chip and Pin device outside South Kensington Tube Station in London Forum Article

    Why we should try to make cash obsolete

    If I could make one change that would reap potential benefits, it would be to eliminate cash from society… more

  • Students display a banner outside the EU Commission headquarters ahead of an European Union summit in Brussels Forum Article

    Should the Eurozone drop the fiscal compact?

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and his Italian counterpart, Matteo Renzi, have declared – or at… more

  • Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw Forum Article

    How affordable is your broadband?

    According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), broadband can be considered… more

  • Pedestrians walk inside a train station in Tokyo Forum Article

    How can we move beyond GDP?

    The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena… more

  • A natural gas flare is seen outside of Williston, North Dakota Forum Article

    The partnership that spurred an energy revolution

    At a moment when good economic news is in short supply, yesterday’s observance of World Energy… more

  • Farmers walk through a paddy field towards a sugarcane field at Moynaguri village Forum Article

    Sweet incentives and unintended consequences

    India is the World’s second largest producer of sugarcane (after Brazil). Approximately 45 million… more

  • Excess natural gas is being flared, or burnt off, at a flare stack at the refinery in Tula Forum Article

    How natural gas has transformed energy markets

    Natural gas is creating a new reality for economies around the world.  Three major developments of the… more

  • Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary listens to an address during the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Let girls lead

    There is no single solution to closing the gender gap, as the gender gap is not a single problem. It crosses… more

  • Coffee beans are tossed in the air at harvest Forum Article

    What’s the link between saving and food security?

    People in developing countries, much like people everywhere, save. And in Sub-Saharan Africa, beyond… more