Topic : Finance

  • Man looks at renting a BIXI bicycle in Old Montreal Forum Article

    How to charge for bikesharing

    Bikesharing has boomed in Europe and North America in recent years following… more

  • Airline tycoon Richard Branson and former U.S. vice-president Al Gore hold a globe in central London Forum Article

    Why tax must go global

    We are witnessing profound changes in the way that the world economy works. As a result of the… more

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    What next for Latin America’s labour markets?

    It looks as if labor markets in Latin America have not been following the economic news—literally… more

  • ECB headquarters are pictured prior to the bank’s monthly news conference in Frankfurt Forum Article

    How reliable is the ECB bank assessment?

    The ECB has finalised its assessment of the largest banks in the Eurozone before it… more

  • Children, who fled from the violence in Mosul, play inside the Khazer refugee camp Forum Article

    Why global recession hits children hardest

    Children have suffered the most as the effects of the global financial crisis have been felt in the… more

  • Slums are seen along a river with the skyline of Makati, Manila’s financial district, in the background Forum Article

    We must end extreme inequality. Now.

    There is an overwhelming consensus that things must change. For three years the World Economic Forum has… more

  • Euro coins are seen in this photo illustration taken in Rome Forum Article

    How can the Eurozone work better?

    The Eurozone is facing a bleak economic outlook, with growth remaining stagnant and the threat of… more

  • Picture illustration taken in Beijing shows Chinese 100 yuan banknotes Forum Article

    Should the West worry about China’s new bank?

    China’s decision to establish an Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) may prove to be one of the… more

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    Should Europe’s bank stress tests have been tougher?

    The results of the long-awaited European Banking Association (EBA) “stress tests” show that 25 banks… more

  • Staff work in the operations room at Tenke Fungurume, a copper and cobalt mine northwest of Lubumbashi in Congo’s copper-producing south Forum Article

    What’s the biggest barrier to business in DRC?

    The goal of the Enterprise Surveys (ES) is to portray the quality of the business environment in the… more

  • USworkers Forum Article

    Why are so many US companies “inverting”?

    Corporate inversions have been front page news in the US for months with everyone from President… more

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    Should Europe drop its fiscal rules?

    The European Commission and European Council have blinked. Reprimanding France and Italy for their… more

  • Photos of yuan and U.S. dollar banknotes are displayed at a money exchange in Hong Kong Forum Article

    Would a dollar-renminbi standard bolster growth?

    A generation of development economists owe Ronald McKinnon, who died earlier this month, a… more

  • European Union flags fly outside EC headquarters in Brussels. Forum Article

    What next for Europe’s banks?

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced the results of “stress tests”, which assess whether or… more

  • A gambler counts out cash while making a proposition bet on Super Bowl XLV at the Las Vegas Hilton Forum Article

    Why we must tackle illicit financial flows

    One trillion dollars. That’s a big number. It’s hard to ignore. One trillion dollars, according to… more

  • An illuminated euro sign is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt Forum Article

    Should the ECB be lender of last resort?

    A guiding principle for decision-making in crisis management is “he who pays the… more

  • A general view shows the new PS20 solar plant at “Solucar” solar park in Sanlucar La Mayor Forum Article

    Why both sides of the economic debate are wrong

    I am a macroeconomist, but I dissent from the profession’s two leading camps in the United States:… more

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    Europe’s bank stress tests: what next?

    Sunday, October 26 was D-Day for Europe’s banks: at noon in Frankfurt, the European Central Bank… more