"The biggest company you never heard of," as Reuters once put it, Glencore does business in dozens of countries on every continent except Antarctica. Here's a snapshot of this global empire -- and some of its murky local alliances.
Glencore -- founded by famous fugitive Marc Rich -- has cornered the market on just about everything. Now that it's going public, will its ties to dictators and spies stand up to scrutiny?
If you want to work in international development, go work for a big, bad multinational company.
The 6 countries where everyone runs the other way when the tax man comes knocking.
Why the Obama Administration is targeting Malaysia and Vietnam in the trans-Pacific trade talks.
Obama’s greatest obstacle to re-election isn’t Mitt Romney, or rising gas prices: It’s Ben Bernanke.
Vladimir Putin is back in the saddle, and the weather is getting chilly again for Russia's protest movement.
An exclusive conversation with Nouriel Roubini and Ian Bremmer on the toll of war with Iran -- and why China and Russia just don't care anymore what the United States thinks of them.
Some of the best economic innovations come from places you wouldn't expect.
The revolt in little Bahrain is easy to ignore. But it’s actually part of a big global story.
If you're looking for an unlikely economic success story, you can hardly do better than Mauritius.
The $100 billion Facebook juggernaut is going public. But remember Friendster and LiveJournal? They never died. They just fled overseas.
Don't let the Russian economy fool you: It's still all about oil.
Countries around the world are finding that military involvement in private business is a major barrier to reform. But pensioning off CEOs in uniform is easier said than done.
Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.
It's not public-sector deficits that are at fault for the euro crisis -- it's the policies that have enabled the financial sector to wield so much power.
What a Hong Kong shopping complex tells us about the true nature of globalization.
Under the weight of sanctions and eight months of protests, the Syrian economy is starting to buckle. But that doesn't mean business leaders will abandon the regime.
From Angry Birds to crowd-sourced science, the "micromultinational" corporation is here.
How Apple conquered China and learned to think like the Communist Party.
When it comes to bringing electricity to the developing world, small is beautiful.
How the best intentions of the medical community accidentally created an international organ-trafficking underground.
Save your money, United Nations -- the developing world doesn't need broadband Internet to get ahead.
Why cracking down on Afghanistan's opium business won't help stop the Taliban -- or the United States' own drug problems.
An exclusive preview of results from the McKinsey Global Institute study.
If the United States wants to stay competitive in coming years, boosting productivity is the key, finds a new report by McKinsey Global Institute. FP previews the findings exclusively here.
You don't need to be superfast to be super-competitive -- but try telling that to the governments sinking billions into fiber-optic networks.