world economy

The economic trend is our friend

The world economy is a more equal place for the average individual today than it was in 1980. This is partly thanks to a series of strong leaders, such as those in China since Deng Xiaoping, and in India since Rajiv Gandhi.

April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022

Food, energy price shocks from Ukraine war could last for years: World Bank

The war in Ukraine has dealt a major shock to commodity markets, altering global patterns of trade, production, and consumption in ways that will keep prices at historically high levels through the end of 2024, according to the World Bank’s latest Commodity Markets Outlook report.

September 5, 2016
September 5, 2016

The economic trend is our friend

The world economy is a more equal place for the average individual today than it was in 1980. This is partly thanks to a series of strong leaders, such as those in China since Deng Xiaoping, and in India since Rajiv Gandhi.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

Trade in a Time of Protectionism

Today, intra-regional trade accounts for just 5 percent of South Asia's total trade, compared to 25 percent for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. This vast untapped potential presents the region with an opportunity for growth that does not rely on the strength of the world economy.

February 20, 2016
February 20, 2016

Closing developing countries' capital drain

Once again, advocates of free mobility for destabilising short-term capital flows are being proven wrong. Many emerging markets recognised the dangers and tried to reduce capital inflows.

October 5, 2015
October 5, 2015

Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed

The US, Japan and 10 other Pacific rim countries sign a controversial and sweeping trade agreement that covers about 40 percent of the world economy.