Economics

Indian students protest joblessness during a hunger strike in Kolkata on March 23.

India Is Trapping Its Young People

There aren’t enough jobs to go around, but as the ongoing election has made clear, neither party is ready to tackle the problem.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer alongside U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin after trade talks between the two countries broke down on May 10.

Trump’s ‘Madman Theory’ of Trade with China

Economist Patrick Chovanec says it could still work, but the president could play a much better hand by bringing in U.S. allies.

Former CEO Ryan Graves rings a ceremonial bell signifying the first trade as the ride-hailing company Uber makes its highly anticipated initial public offering in New York City on May 10.

FP’s Guide to the Uber IPO

Six things to read as the company goes public.

Women work at a sweatshop sewing clothes under contract with local clothing manufacturers in Manila, the Philippines, on July 12, 2013.

‘We Need a New Vision in Development’

World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Goldberg says equality can’t be an afterthought in plans for economic growth.

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström speaks about EU-U.S. trade talks in Brussels on April 15.

‘We Are Not Negotiating With a Gun to Our Head’

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström says Washington must remove tariffs or no trade deal.

Turkish liras are seen in Istanbul on Nov. 21, 2017.

Erdogan Is Writing Checks the Turkish Economy Can’t Cash

The president’s stimulus programs may help him stay in power, but they will cost his country in the long run.

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond meets with China's Vice Premier Hu Chunhua ahead of the big Belt and Road summit in Beijing on Apr. 25.

China Gets a British Bedfellow

Left vulnerable by Brexit, the U.K. looks eager to sign onto Beijing’s giant Belt and Road program.

GM workers hold a rally outside the plant in Lordstown, Ohio, which after producing cars for 50 years is now closed, on March 6.

‘The Next Backlash Is Going to Be Against Technology’

Harvard economist Dani Rodrik on how to make globalization fair and sustainable.

Teenage girls pose behind a pretend car in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on June 22, 2018.

Riyadh May Have Unleashed More Change Than It Can Handle

In the wake of social and economic reforms, some Saudis are speaking out.

A picture taken on July 25, 2017 shows Sudanese patients waiting in a hallway at the Radiation and Isotopes Centre in  Khartoum.
In Sudan access to drugs and treatment was impaired by U.S. sanctions.

Lifting Sanctions Isn’t as Simple as It Sounds

Financial wars damage and disfigure economies as much as military ones. Countries ravaged by sanctions need reconstruction, too.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party gestures during a roadshow in support of the party's state assembly election party candidates in Varanasi on March 4. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

Is India’s Modi a Reformer or a Performer?

In the world’s biggest democracy, good politics often have nothing to do with good economics.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the White House on March 15, 2018. (Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

Trans-Atlantic Trade Is Headed Toward Disaster

Trump is mulling new auto tariffs that could send the global economy into a tailspin.

U.S. President Donald Trump discusses trade policy with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House on April 4. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

In Trump’s Economy, the Invisible Hand Belongs to the Government

The state’s role in the U.S. economy has expanded dramatically under President Trump, even as he pushes China to exert less control.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands among flags as she attends a signing ceremony after consultations between China and Germany in Berlin on July 9, 2018. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Europe Gets Its Competition With China All Wrong

Protecting the liberal order won’t be enough. The EU will also have to challenge China for influence around the world.

Algerian protesters gather during a mass demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers on March 29. (AFP/Getty Images)

Algeria’s Bouteflika Is on His Way Out. Here’s What’s Next.

The longtime president may depart as soon as this week, but the country’s growing protest movement has not yet united behind one leader or policy platform.

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a speech during the celebration marking the 40th anniversary of China’s “reform and opening up” policy in Beijing on Dec. 18, 2018. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Economic Black Box

Beijing’s recent GDP downgrade shows that it is serious about fixing its data problem.

Balloons rise over what was at the time the world’s longest steel arch, Lupu Bridge in Shanghai, during the open-to-traffic ceremony on June 28, 2003. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Provinces Can’t Afford Beijing’s Development Plans

Rising local debt is making the Chinese economy even more fragile.

Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament on March 13, ahead of a week of crucial votes on the future of Britain’s relationship with Europe. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Britain Looks Into the Trade Abyss

Many fear a go-it-alone future outside the EU portends economic eclipse.

A woman dressed in a flag leaves a portable toilet in Windsor, England, on May 19, 2018. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Hard Brexit Means Hard Times on the Toilet

One consequence of leaving the EU that Brexiteers forgot to reckon with? Nationwide toilet paper shortages.

U.S. President Donald Trump discusses the pending U.S.-China trade deal with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in the White House on Feb. 22. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Having Failed to Clinch a Deal With North Korea, Trump Turns to China

The administration talks up progress in “historic” trade talks, but an agreement remains elusive.

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