Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Economic perils from abroad are encroaching on Indonesia's soil, reports Adnkronos International.
To poor countries, 2008's economic crisis must have seemed like a disease seeping from the wealthy global north. Two American thinkers have traced it to an unlikely source.
The spirit of 1989’s Tiananmen Square is alive in China, except the swarm of charged students has been replaced by a disgruntled, expanding middle class.
Inadvertently, an economic boom has resounded with cries for change.
Today is not exactly a great time to be an immigrant.
The ongoing global financial crisis should not impede the fight against climate change. That's the concern coming from a surprising corner of the world: China.
Has the eurozone crisis made shared currencies passe? East African leaders don’t think so, and they’re looking to Europe for an example of what not to do.
Women comprise 43 percent of the world’s farmers. In Africa, it’s 80 percent. Women plant, harvest, process and sell their crops, but men continue to dominate agricultural science and research. This may be about to change.
Americans chose Main Street over Wall Street on the so-called 'Bank Transfer Day' on November 5. The move to credit unions didn't make a significant financial impact on big banks, but the symbolism wasn't lost.
A man selling toys on Sao Paulo’s streets, a woman grilling fish in crowded markets of Lagos and a handbag maker in Guangzhou might not seem to have much in common. But they are all part of the global informal economy, now estimated to be worth about $10 trillion a year.
As Europe attempts to thwart a broader global recession, it is facing what many economists refer to as a trilemma, and poorer countries could be the victims.
The global financial crisis has shaken up the international seating chart, and China may be vying for a better spot.
This article was republished in The Christian Science Monitor.
The 2011 Global Microcredit Summit convened last week in Spain amid growing concerns that microfinance might not work as advertised.
"Too big to fail." We’ve all heard it. It’s why the U.S. government bailed out some the world’s largest banks in 2008. And the largest U.S. automakers in 2009. But where did we get this idea that our governments can and should bail out private companies in a free market?
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