Here’s How Christine Lagarde Wants to Save the World Economy
The IMF chief aims to salvage globalization by promoting more inclusive growth and greater policy coordination. But can she make herself heard in a world of rising populist pressures?
September 25, 2016
India Gets Its Tax Act Together
Investors welcome the government’s new Goods and Services Tax, believing it will boost growth and investment.
September 15, 2016
Brexit Hits U.K., but Most Country Credit Ratings Hold Steady
Little contagion from the referendum is seen on EU ratings, while concerns about a possible global slowdown are offset by a wall of money chasing yields.
Harvey D Shapiro
September 6, 2016
World Bank Gets an Innovator with New Chief Economist Paul Romer
Romer, who has championed urbanization as a driver of emerging-markets growth, wants to have a big impact at the development bank.
August 31, 2016
Searching for Yield? Better to Look for Humility and Patience
Low rates are a signal that all is not well with the global economy, making it likely the rally in stocks will end in tears.
August 10, 2016
U.K. May Dodge Brexit Bullet but Relief Is Likely to Be Fleeting
Bitter referendum campaign will leave deep scars over immigration and economic insecurity in Britain and across the EU.
June 23, 2016
China’s Growing Middle Class Fuels a Consumption Boom
Consumers have overtaken investment as the biggest driver of the economy, and urbanization should sustain growth for years to come.
Allen T Cheng
May 5, 2016
Mild Winter Has a Downside for U.S. Economy and Investors
Far from being sluggish, first-quarter growth was boosted by unusually warm weather; the economy is likely to falter as the year progresses.
David A Levy
April 14, 2016
IMF’s Christine Lagarde Tells Europe Refugees Can Boost the Economy
Influx from Syria can be a stimulus rather than a burden if governments adopt policies to facilitate refugees’ entrance into the workforce, she says.
April 13, 2016
Gold Regains Its Glitter but the Luster May Not Last
The metal has rebounded because of economic and financial fears. But the rally could fade if the Fed raises rates and the dollar strengthens.
March 14, 2016