Topic : Financial Development

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • To match Interview DAI-ICHI-LIFE/ Forum Article

    Ten challenges for global insurance regulation

    The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has completed its framework for the regulation of systemically… more

  • The United States flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    Is the US taking too many financial risks again?

    Six years after the start of the global financial crisis, low interest rates and other… more

  • Swiss Economy Minister Schneider-Ammann speaks to members of the women’s section of the Swiss FDP on International Women’s Day in Bern Forum Article

    Why equality makes cold, hard economic sense

    In 1950, the world's population was 2.5 billion people. Today, it is over 7 billion. By 2050, it will be… more

  • A Scottish Saltire flag and British Union flag fly together with the London Eye behind in London Forum Article

    Why devolution shouldn’t include fiscal powers

    The Scots have spoken. A solid majority voted against independence in their historic referendum last… more

  • People are reflected on an electronic board displaying a graph showing the movement of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo Forum Article

    How to make risk-taking help the economy

    I have three key messages for you today: 1. Policymakers are facing a new global imbalance: not… more