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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

Long Live China's Boom

August 16, 2013

Justin Yifu Lin

China’s expansion has slowed dramatically, but the former chief economist for the World Bank argues that the growth spurt isn’t over just yet.

Topics: Economic Policy, China, Asia, Global Investing | Read Article

Hopes and False Hopes in China's Interest Rate Reform

June 27, 2013

Shang-Jin Wei

The Chinese central bank has recently hinted that it will quicken the pace of interest rate reforms. But more is needed to make the country’s economy truly market-determined, says Shang-Jin Wei.

Topics: Economic Policy, China, Global Investing | 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

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

A Carrot for Long-Term Investors

April 2, 2013

Betsy Wiesendanger

When stocks are bought or sold in a fraction of a second, what's to keep investors hanging on? Patrick Bolton has a novel way to encourage buy-and-hold.

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Doing Good: Bad for the Bottom Line?

April 2, 2013

Betsy Wiesendanger

It’s long been a truism that good corporate citizenship cuts into profits. Not so, according to new research. Investors and managers who take a long-term view find that doing good can pay off where it counts: in ROI and stock price.

Topics: Management, Economic Policy, Global Investing | Read Article

Accounting for a Sustainable Future

March 29, 2013

Betsy Wiesendanger

A new initiative is trying to do for social responsibility what FASB did for accounting. But will companies go along with mandatory reporting of their dirty deeds?

Topics: Management, Economic Policy, Global Investing | 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