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Tunisia's Fight for Democracy

April 8, 2014

Sharon Kahn

The new Prime Minister explains how revolution is leading to freedom and a country of laws. Next up: Free elections and the beginnings of prosperity.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

Women and the World Economy

November 3, 2013

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, says the glass ceiling is only part of the gender inequality problem. The broader question: do women have the same opportunities to participate in labor markets in the first place?

Topics: Your Career, United States, The Middle-Income Trap, News Makers, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India, Africa | Read Article

Four Things You Thought You Knew About Africa

September 26, 2013

Sharon Kahn

You may think you know the world’s largest continent as a place of spotty governance and unreliable infrastructure. But there are pockets of progress that represent real opportunity for forward-thinking investors.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

East Asia's Lessons for Africa

October 15, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

While the rest of the world obsesses over Europe’s economic travails, America’s political paralysis, and the growth slowdown in China and other emerging markets, there remains a region — Sub-Saharan Africa — where poverty is almost the rule, not the exception

Topics: Economic Policy, Asia, Africa | Read Article

How to Spot a Breakout Nation

May 17, 2013

Sharon Kahn

Looking for the next hot emerging market? Two indicators can point you in the right direction — but two others will lead you astray.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

10 Breakout Nations to Watch

May 17, 2013

Sharon Kahn

With growth slowing in China and other BRIC nations, one expert still sees jewels among well-run countries that are preparing for the future.

Topics: United States, News Makers, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

Made in Africa

April 29, 2013

Sharon Kahn

Africa has long been a producer of raw materials that are shipped elsewhere for processing. But factories are now being establish on home soil, a move that could ultimately push the continent out of poverty.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Africa | Read Article

Africa on the Verge

April 12, 2013

Sharon Kahn

Africa has always been a metaphor for the planet: An Eden rich in natural resources and startling beauty; a hell wracked by manmade plagues of war, corruption, famine, and disease. It’s a continent of untold promise and home to repetitive, often heartbreaking, disappointment. Now all the promise seems poised to become reality.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

The World Economy: What Now?

February 13, 2013

Watch a webcast of this very special symposium featuring Glenn Hubbard, Joseph Stiglitz, Shang-Jin Wei, José Antonio Ocampo, and Richard Clarida.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, News Makers, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

The Post-Crisis Crisis

January 28, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

An economic and political system that does not deliver for most citizens is not sustainable in the long run, says Nobel Laureate and Chazen Advisor Joseph E. Stiglitz.

Topics: United States, News Makers, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, India, Africa | Read Article