Economics

Report

Cloud of Uncertainty Lingers Over Business in Russia

The Ukraine crisis is still seen as holding back investment.

Jamila Trindle |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping China's Latest Supercity

Introducing the Yangtze Delta Super-Economic Region.

Warner Brown |

Infographic

Where to Invest Around the World, 2014 Edition

Welcome to this year’s Baseline Profitability Index.

Daniel Altman |

Report

The Honeymoon's Already Over

Petro Poroshenko easily won Ukraine's elections. But from air strikes in the east to empty government coffers in Kiev, the country's new president will have no time to celebrate.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Egypt Must Stop Penalizing the Poor

A future President Sisi urgently needs to reform Egypt's economy. But he has to make sure it's not just the rich who benefit.

Allison Corkery |

COLUMN

Who Cares if Putin Torpedoes the Russian Economy?

Oligarchs, maybe. Average Russians, definitely. Putin himself, not at all.

Daniel Altman |

Feature

Rock Star in a Hard Place

Nigeria's high-flying finance minister built Africa's biggest economy. But can she survive her country's turbulent domestic politics?

Ty McCormick |

Argument

Oliver Stone's Disgraceful Tribute to Hugo Chávez

How the renowned director's latest film distorts history and whitewashes an authoritarian thug.

Jeffrey Tayler |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping the Four C's of Chinese Wealth

Live in a city near China's coast, and in a capital. (Coal doesn't hurt.)

Warner Brown |

COLUMN

Do We Have Too Much Capital?

Nearly 20 percent of capital in the world’s two biggest economies is sitting idle. Are we saving too much?

Daniel Altman |

Report

‘Everyone Is Corrupt in Kenya, Even Grandmothers’

Is East Africa’s economic powerhouse becoming the continent’s newest lootocracy?

Michela Wrong |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Chinese Are Coming, and It's Going to Be Fine

Chinese companies will create jobs stateside and are required to play by U.S. rules.

Joel Backaler |

In Box

Epiphanies from Hank Paulson

The former U.S. Treasury secretary on China's economy, bitcoin, and the problem with new ideas.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese to Rest of World: Ignore Our GDP

Who cares who's No. 1, they say. Quality of life is what matters.

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

Will China’s Economy Be No. 1 by Dec. 31?

A conversation on China's economy, and on how much size matters.

Zha Daojiong |

Argument

Can Ghana's Democracy Save It from the Oil Curse?

Ghana is one of Africa's big economic success stories. But the discovery of oil has confronted it with some tricky problems.

Robert Looney |

Christian Caryl

Get Real, Nick Kristof

Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Kicking Putin off the Island

Russia after Putin doesn't need to be Putinist, and driving a wedge between the craven president and his inner circle is the first step.

Andrew Foxall |

Dispatch

France Is Not Impressed with Thomas Piketty

In the English-speaking world, he's the economist du jour. But in his home country? Le shrug.

Clea Caulcutt |

COLUMN

Down on Piketty Row

Capitalism and its discontents.

Matt Bors |

Report

U.S. Sanctions More Russians

Washington blacklists more Russian officials, companies over Ukraine.

Dan Lamothe |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's New Class Hierarchy: A Guide

Communist? Hardly. Here's how to know if you're a titan or a nobody in the People's Republic.

Rachel Lu |

Argument

Who's Down with TPP?

Support for Obama's signature trade deals is high -- but that doesn't mean getting them done will come easy.

Bruce Stokes |

COLUMN

Everything You Need to Know to Talk About Inequality

Why Thomas Piketty's capital gulf gets a bit complicated when you look at the numbers.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Venezuela's Middle Ground

Critics charge that Venezuela's anti-government protesters almost exclusively represent the middle class. The reality is more complicated -- and revealing.

Javier Corrales |

Report

Atención Walmart Shoppers

Could the mega-retailer take over the business of sending money home?

Jamila Trindle |

Report

What Yellen Didn’t Say

New Fed Chair stays the course, despite criticism that U.S. policies are harming developing economies.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Algeria's New Era

Algeria's long-ruling president is cruising to victory in the polls. But the outside world shouldn't be fooled: The authorities are losing control.

Amel Boubekeur |

Argument

Beware of the Pax Mafioso

Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. Here are a few tips for those who want to fight back.

Kristen Sample |

Argument

Ode on a Grecian Bond

Greece’s impressive recent bond sale shines a bright light on the country’s future, but it hardly resolves its financial crisis.

Nick Malkoutzis |