Topic : North America

  • Ships are pictured in the shipyard at Bremerhaven Forum Article

    Why the decline of manufacturing is overstated

    We are constantly told that we live in a service economy. Over the past few decades, the reported… more

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

    Three ways to make the money market safer

    Last month, at a United States Federal Reserve Bank conference, officials lamented the money market’s… more

  • Photo illustration of a computer mouse illuminated by a projection of a Chinese flag Forum Article

    Alibaba and the rise of China’s internet giants

    For years, Westerners pictured it as the creation of a snake charmer from a Persian souk. But this week… more

  • Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange Forum Article

    Why are the financial markets so positive?

    This has been an unusual year for the global economy, characterized by a series of unanticipated… more

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    When will the US raise interest rates?

    After more than five years of exceptionally low interest rates, the United States… more

  • A “made In U.S.A.” tag is pictured inside a canvas bag in San Diego, California Forum Article

    Could trade unite the USA and Latin America?

    Many foreign-policy analysts view the United States’ relationship with Latin America as one of… more

  • A group of students walk home from school along a road currently being constructed in the Bumi Serpong Damai housing complex Forum Article

    Why education policies matter for equality

    Much of the debate on inequality focuses on its deleterious social and political effects and its impact… more

  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner under construction is pictured at the Boeing facility in Everett Forum Video

    Why US competitiveness is on the rise

    For an economist whose job it is to measure countries’ success (or otherwise) in laying the… more

  • Man looks at the Pudong financial district of Shanghai Forum Gallery

    Global competitiveness in 11 graphics

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

  • The Google logo is spelled out in heliostats during a tour of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border Technology Pioneers Article

    Google: from the garage to the moon

    A few years ago, Google temporarily made available for public search a web archive from back in 2001. It… more

  • Traffic makes its way up the 110 freeway under an interchange of roads in Los Angeles Forum Article

    America neglects its infrastructure at its peril

    After another round of brinkmanship, a rancorous US Congress passed a last-minute bill to avert the… more

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    Why China and the US need to trust each other

    The recently concluded Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) between the United States and China… more

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    Why America is still on top

    The recent creation of a new international development bank by Brazil, Russia… more

  • Forum Article

    Why the world needs a new reserve currency

    It is symbolic that the recent BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, took place exactly seven… more

  • Young Global Leaders Article

    Busting the myth of the US manufacturing revival

    The decade that preceded the 2008 financial crisis was marked by massive global trade… more

  • Forum Article

    Why we should value the Fed’s independence

    The US Federal Reserve is battling with members of Congress over a proposed law, the Federal Reserve… more

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    Why Argentina’s debt ruling is bad news

    Argentina and its bankers have been barred from making payments to fulfill debt-restructuring agreements… more