Topic : Finance

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • RTR33NYO (1) Forum Article

    Is morality on the side of the creditor or debtor?

    Every economic collapse brings a demand for debt forgiveness. The incomes needed to repay loans have… more

  • People walk around the Congress in Brasilia Forum Article

    Why Brazil’s central bank needs reform

    International investors are watching closely as Brazilians prepare to vote in the second round of… more

  • U.S. dollar bills are pictured during a photo opportunity at an office of Interbank Inc. money exchange in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why the US deficit is not as bad as you think

    When the United States’ current account fell into deficit in 1982, the US Council of Economic… more

  • A man walks past buildings at the central business district of Singapore Forum Article

    Are banks holding back economic growth?

    Banks are struggling to overhaul the way they do business given new realities and new… more

  • toobigdata Forum Article

    Why better data is the key to tackling poverty

    When you think about ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity, what comes to… more

  • New $1 coins are stacked together during an event launching its circulation in New York Forum Article

    Four ways to make banks safer

    The global financial crisis reminded us that banks often take risks that are… more

  • A spider’s web glistens in the morning sun in Dunham Massey country park near Manchester Forum Article

    Why financial regulation is still failing

    The global system of financial regulation is extraordinarily complex. Partly for that reason, it is little… more

  • U.S. one dollar bills are displayed in this posed photograph in Toronto Forum Article

    Are financial markets less liquid than they seem?

    Low interest rates and other central bank policies in the United States have sent investors… more

  • Flags of European Union member states fly in front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg Forum Article

    How reliable are Eurozone budgets?

    Bond markets are notoriously fickle, often driven by sentiment rather than rigorous macroeconomic analysis… more

  • The Raiffeisen Bank International logo is pictured behind traffic lights at an office building in Vienna Forum Article

    Why bank boards should set risk appetites

    Since the global crisis the authorities have been focusing on how to make banks safer, with changes to… more

  • A general view of the city of Chicago Forum Article

    Government procurement: arsenic, or gold?

    Gold is rare. More than 99.9% of the Earth’s crust is composed of oxides of silicon, aluminum… more

  • Andrea Smith holds her daughter Norah at a playground in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois Forum Article

    Has the US economic system failed?

    Two new studies show, once again, the magnitude of the inequality problem plaguing the United States… more

  • An electronic screen showing business and finance information is on display at the VTB Capital “Russia Calling!” Investment Forum in Moscow Forum Article

    How can Europe promote crowdfunding?

    The rising financing gap for SMEs as well as high growth firms is a serious concern for financially-fragi… more