The dominance of the US dollar is called into question
President Donald Trump’s economic nationalism was shaking confidence in the dollar’s standing even before the COVID-19 pandemic. But the crisis has stoked fears that...
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If you want to be successful in China's booming retail market, you have to be flexible in your approach and decisive when entering the...
The proposal of an EU recovery fund paves the way for significant future fiscal transfers
Once taboo, debt mutualisation has come to the fore of European politics courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic
Beirut blast exposes the depth of Lebanon’s economic turmoil
Decades of corruption and mismanagement of the economy had plunged the country into crisis long before the explosion struck Beirut
Navigating bonus culture in the finance sector
The contentious issue of bonuses has been put on hold amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But, asks Alex Katsomitros, will these payouts return once the...
Puerto Rico boosts production capacity to help mitigate problems with healthcare supply chains
Home to 12 of the world’s top 20 grossing pharmaceutical companies, Puerto Rico is primed to expand its life sciences manufacturing base in response...
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As more opportunities for investment arise across Africa, several nations are witnessing record growth rates
Lessons to be learned
China’s impressive economic growth masks a country of great inequality. In its rural towns and villages, education remains rudimentary at best, which could cause...
The misguided war on global value chains
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many countries to look inwards for key parts and materials. Dismantling global value chains further, however, will only increase inequality and damage prosperity around the world
Protecting the forbidden fruit
Monetary finance could restart a stuttering economy, but fears of misuse have left central bankers wary of politicians’ intentions
A global economy without a cushion
World GDP grew at its slowest rate for a decade in 2019. If cross-border trade fails to pick up soon, further shocks could see the economy fall into recession
Cooking on gas: why is the IMF bullish on Qatar?
Qatar’s huge reserves of liquefied natural gas have helped it manage price volatility, an economic blockade and now a pandemic, but the strong leadership...
Top 5 countries with the highest trade tariffs
The world’s most developed nations tend to favour low tariffs, while poorer countries have retained higher trade barriers
A strong leader in unsure times
Nigeria’s economy is set to fall into recession this year. The country’s recovery will depend on solid management, particularly within the banking sector
An off-the-wall solution to climate change
Desertification in the Sahel region of Africa is advancing quickly. A novel solution that involves planting thousands of trees may help protect the area’s...
Hacking away at the system
Once the punchline of every cyberattack joke, North Korea has since become a global hacking power. Cyberattacks on financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges are...
Kristalina Georgieva has experienced a baptism of fire as the new managing director of the IMF
Kristalina Georgieva is leading the IMF through one of the biggest challenges in its history. As a long-standing champion for low-income countries, she could...
Top 5 least affordable cities for real estate
Increased investment in property has caused house prices to hit record highs, pricing many out of the market in the process. With this in...
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