Finance and Banking

Protesters in Honduras hold banners.

Want to Counter Authoritarianism in Central America? Follow the Money.

The United States lacks reliable partners in the region. Here’s how to hold them accountable.

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele

El Salvador Is Printing Money With Bitcoin

Nayib Bukele doesn’t want to ditch dollars. He just wants his own.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner.

Biden Jump-Starts Fight Against Kleptocracy

New memorandum puts anti-corruption efforts at the heart of national security strategy.

An employee displays a physically destroyed hard disk drive at the Tokyo Eco Recycle company on Jan. 19, 2017.

Chia Is a New Way to Waste Resources for Cryptocurrency

What Bitcoin does for electricity and Ethereum for video cards, Chia does for hard disks.

A physical imitation of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency is displayed on foreign bank notes.

Why Cryptocurrency Is Crazy—Like a Fox

Bitcoin’s already aging out, and central banks may lose in the race against whatever comes next.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine’s Debt Problem Spells Trouble

If the government continues to pile up debt without necessary reforms, it will set its economy on the road to ruin.

An illustration describing the state of Dogecoin in "doge" speak.

Confused About Dogecoin? Here’s How It (Doesn’t) Work.

Even the best-intentioned cryptocurrencies can become scams.

$100 bills are printed at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington on May 20, 2013.

Is Fair Banking Unfair?

To stay viable, banks need to be able to make choices about creditworthiness. But they need better ways for deciding how.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden at the Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on Dec. 19.

Why Biden Needs to Confront Corruption

If the U.S. president-elect is serious about restoring the rule of law and democracy, he needs to first tackle the global menace of graft.

Then-Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler

Watch Out Wall Street: Biden May Be Coming for You

His new financial advisors include some of the toughest proponents of banking regulation from the 2008 financial crisis.

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 20, 2016.

The Markets Want Much More Than Just a Biden Win

The global economy is in bad shape—and Big Capital knows that only a blue wave can start fixing it.

U.S. President Donald Trump on the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5 in Washington, DC.

Investors Are Already Treating America Like an Emerging Market

Election chaos, social unrest, and weak institutions make the United States too risky for a developed economy.

A man walks through the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

The U.S. Is a Haven for Money Laundering. That Might Be About to Change.

Tucked into the sprawling defense authorization bill are measures to create a corporate ownership registry, which would plug one of America’s glaring gaps.

A woman wearing a face mask sits at a bus stop in Paris on April 21.

How Capital Markets Can Contain the Coronavirus

As governments and central banks run out of fiscal stimulus options, COVID-19 social bonds could be critical in softening the economic blow.

Pedestrians wearing face masks walk toward an electric board showing stocks' share price

Is the Coronavirus Crash Worse Than the 2008 Financial Crisis?

The last global economic crisis was a financial heart attack. This one might be a full-body seizure.

Deutsche Bank offices in Los Angeles

Beyond Deutsche: U.S. Banks Also Implicated in Dubious Partnerships Abroad

Investigators say big banks in the United States and elsewhere too often fail to do due diligence on investors.

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