U.S. lawmakers are moving swiftly to enact punitive tariffs on China. But American companies doing business in China believe there's a better way to rebalance the world economy.
No amount of hectoring by Barack Obama is going to change the calculus of Chinese leaders. An undervalued currency may be critical to their very survival.
Saudi Arabia's Al-Waleed bin Talal is back in the spotlight for allegedly being one of the financiers behind the planned Islamic center in downtown Manhattan. Here are 10 things that you should know about the colorful royal.
Nine years after 9/11, getting between extremist groups and their funding remains an uphill struggle.
China's foreign-policy ambitions could change the way it spends its money abroad.
The U.S. Treasury is far more willing and equipped to make sanctions truly biting.
The bailout may soothe markets, but it won't fix the fundamental problems that have pushed Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy to the brink.
When Jacqueline Novogratz first traveled to Africa in 1986, she meant business -- the serious business of sharing her entrepreneurial know-how with the poor. Now, the founder of the Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital firm that works in developing countries, tells FP why she first went abroad and why it's time to end the culture of handouts.
How China's unfair currency policies are exporting unemployment all over the world -- and why baby steps won't solve the problem.
Visiting the eerily vacant epicenter of unsustainable progress, far out in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia.
While all eyes are focused on the streets of Tehran, the real crack-up may be occurring in Iran's banking sector.
Ignore the false debate in Washington over which measures to pressure the Islamic Republic are the "smart" ones. Tehran is already feeling the heat.
With their country's economy in tatters from the financial crisis, Icelanders are turning to some strange methods for reforming their government.
The many, many reasons -- from the financial crisis to the country's aging population to environmental limitations -- why Robert Fogel's forecast for China is completely inconceivable.
The dollar didn't crash. Tariffs didn't come roaring back. The world's growing economies didn't grind to a halt. And other scary tales that failed to come true during the crisis.
Since the world can't seem to agree on cutting carbon emissions, maybe it's time to try an easier but equally important target: oil.
The U.S. Congress is looking to penalize companies that help Iran import gasoline. But the plan is a huge giveaway to the very same hard-liners that are driving the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions and oppressing the Iranian people.
As countries including the United States reform their financial sectors, they should look inside the banks themselves for the tools for the fix.
Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff know financial crises. In the preamble to their book, recommended by FP Big Thinkers Willem Buiter and Mohamed El-Erian, the two trace back the history of how, with each shock and economic trouble, the world believes that this time is different. It's not.
In a chapter of their new book, recommended by FP Big Thinker Paul Collier, George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller explain why stories -- the human narratives we use to make sense of a complicated world -- are vital to understanding economics.
Don't believe everything you read on the Drudge Report. Well into the next few decades, the global economy will still be all about the benjamins.