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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

Predicting (or Not) the Future of the World Economy

February 11, 2014

One old saying among finance wonks is it’s easier to predict the past than it is the future. Some of the world’s leading economists spar with the editor of Foreign Affairs to attempt to do both.

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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

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.

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The Path to Sustainable Energy

April 8, 2013

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Around 80 percent of the world‘s primary energy today is carbon based. Jeffrey Sachs, head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, lays out a plan for a shift to no- or low-carbon energy by mid-century — and tells which countries are ahead of the game.

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What Is Italy Saying?

April 2, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

The outcome of the Italian elections should send a clear message to Europe’s leaders: the austerity policies that they have pursued are being rejected by voters.

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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

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