Topic : Financial Development

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    How big a problem is wealth inequality in the US?

    There is no dispute that income inequality has been on the rise in the US for the past… more

  • People prepare to grind cassava roots in Bingerville, near Abidjan Forum Article

    How empowering women can tackle malnutrition

    Imagine you are a mother of three in Djibouti, a tiny country on the Horn of the Africa with scarce… 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    How the gender gap extends to the very top

    A new study shows that the glass ceiling is still alive, and that women are very under-represented at the… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Euro flags Forum Article

    How can Europe’s trade policy better benefit small exporters?

    In 2010, the European Commission launched its Trade, Growth and World Affairs strategy, the political… more

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    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

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    Why better data is the key to tackling poverty

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

  • Ndeye Astou Fall, 22, works at a call centre in Senegal’s capital Dakar Forum Article

    Can services drive developing country growth?

    The global discussion about growth in the developing world has taken a sharp turn recently. The hype and… 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