Is stagflation coming?
First came a global pandemic, then national lockdowns, furloughing, redundancies and insolvencies. A vaccine roll-out and easing of restrictions pointed to better times, but could another problem be headed our way?
China leads again in race for economic recovery
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the US has shown no signs of learning from China on the best way to recover in the most difficult of times
Critical minerals and the new geopolitics arena
Relationships are important in all walks of life and countries now need to ensure the business supply chains for rare and essential minerals are secured
Rethinking capitalism in the post-pandemic world
The challenges faced due to COVID-19 are daunting, but also offers an opportunity to hit the reset button in a way that hasn’t been possible during the last 75 years
The disconnect problem found in the stock market
With no sign of clear skies ahead, the markets present the illusion of having already weathered the pandemic-induced economic storm. But how accurate is this view?
How long will the China vs. US fight continue for?
Relations between the US and China are at breaking point. With both economies set to suffer significantly from further discord, the need for civility has never been greater
The leadership failure that will cost us everything
The pandemic has emphasised the pitfalls of reactionary leadership. A failure to address future systemic risks will only bring catastrophe further down the road
The misguided war on global value chains
Many countries were forced to look inwards for key parts and materials due to COVID-19. But dismantling global value chains further will only increase inequality
Protecting the forbidden fruit during a pandemic
Monetary finance could by the key to restarting a stuttering economy, but fears of misuse have left central bankers extremely wary of politicians’ intentions
The concern for a global economy with no 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
The inequality debate we need to be having now
Access to electricity is often taken for granted in the West. While a global carbon tax will help reduce emissions, any future proposal must ease the transition for developing nations
Trump’s backwards march on trade
President Donald Trump’s heavy-handed approach to imports has often hamstrung the US. To successfully reduce its trade deficit, the country must renew its commitment to an open multilateral system
Central banks face a year of mounting challenges
By repeatedly succumbing to the will of financial markets, central banks have left themselves in a precarious position. A new approach to monetary policy is essential to future growth and stability
How China can reach its centennial goal
China has profited greatly from international trade over the past 70 years. If the country is to maintain its impressive growth trajectory, though, it will need to adopt a new approach to development
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