Topic : Finance

  • A huge euro logo is pictured past next to headquarters of ECB in Frankfurt Forum Article

    Will quantitative easing restart the eurozone?

    The 4 September announcement by Chairman Mario Draghi that the European Central Bank intends to buy large amounts of… more

  • People are silhouetted as they walk past the columns of the Bank of England in the City of London Forum Article

    The monetary policy central bankers can’t afford to ignore

    It might seem an unlikely proposition, but central banking has become exciting. This is not necessarily a welcome… more

  • Forum Article

    Three steps for China on liberalizing capital

    The rest of the world has a huge stake in how China manages its tricky transition from a state of binding capital… more

  • Forum Article

    How China can avoid a hard landing

    It is now widely accepted that the recent global financial crisis was actually a balance sheet crisis. Long periods of… more

  • Liu, CEO and founder of China’s e-commerce company JD.com, crosses a street on an electric tricycle during a delivery run in Beijing Forum Article

    Six reasons China is winning at e-commerce

    Why has China’s e-commerce industry developed so fast? I get asked this in almost every country I visit, usually… more

  • A 20 lira banknote is seen through a magnifying lens in this illustration picture taken in Istanbul Forum Article

    Could high inflation make a comeback?

    Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world of slow growth, high debt and tremendous distributional… more

  • A crew works on the roof of the newly constructed United States Institute of Peace in Washington Forum Article

    Reforms we need to tackle inequality

    The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the… more

  • A fisherman waits for a catch in front of the beach of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    According to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, in order to keep up the positive economic… more

  • An investor looks up at screens displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Middle East, North Africa

    Large parts of the Middle East and North Africa continue to be affected by geopolitical conflict and turbulence. Yet… more

  • A visitor takes photos from an elevated walkway connecting giant concrete tree-like structures called Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore Forum Gallery

    Top 10 most competitive economies in the world

    The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 assesses the competitiveness of 144 world economies based on 12 “pillars”… more

  • People take photos with the skyline of the financial district of Singapore in the background Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Asia Pacific

    The competitiveness landscape in the Asia-Pacific region remains one of stark contrasts. According to the latest… more

  • Closeup of the map of Europe seen on the face of a 10 Euro Cent coin in Paris Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Europe

    Economic recovery across Europe is mixed, with many countries now recording stronger growth, while others continue to… more

  • Pigeons perch near a banner showing a Euro coin on the facade of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels Forum Article

    Should the EU have the power to set taxes?

    Central bankers are often proud to be boring. Not Mario Draghi. Two years ago, in July 2012, Draghi, the president of… more

  • File photo of trader Mario Picone working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    Why the great recession is now a depression

    First it was the 2007 financial crisis. Then it became the 2008 financial crisis. Next it was the downturn of… more

  • A woman walks out of an Internal Revenue Service office in New York Forum Article

    Why US corporate tax needs reform

    An increasing number of US companies are making plans to shift their headquarters to Europe. These so-called… more

  • A woman holding an umbrella looks at her cellphone outside a brokerage in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why growth is stalling in big economies

    Relapse is the rule in the post-crisis global economy. In the United States, Japan and Europe, GDP growth faltered… more

  • Electronic board shows the Nikkei share average and the Japanese yen’s exchange rate against the U.S. dollar at the TSE in Tokyo Forum Article

    Which investors are best for emerging markets?

    The investor base matters since different investors behave differently. During the emerging market sell-off episodes in… more

  • Smiling Union Jack piggy banks are lined up for sale in the window of a souvenir store on Oxford Street in central London Forum Article

    Why do poorer countries lend to richer ones?

    The increase in global imbalances in the last decade posed a theoretical challenge for international macroeconomics… more