Finance and Banking

Ruble exchange rates in Moscow.

What Financial Markets Are Telling Biden About Geopolitics

As Washington crafts its foreign policy, asset prices may offer important guidance.

A Greenpeace activist sprays green-colored water at the entrance of the European Parliament in Brussels on May 26, 2021.

Can Global Regulators Save the ESG Movement From Itself?

Without state intervention and global standards, the environmental, social, and governance movement is a recipe for greenwashing and corporate deception.

Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters (center) speaks as ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry (left) listens during a hearing before House Financial Services Committee on Dec. 8 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.

Congress Takes on Crypto

Key Takeaways from the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees’ Cryptocurrency Hearings

An image of Bitcoin and U.S. currency is displayed on a screen in front of silhouettes of people.

Great Protocol Politics

The 21st century doesn’t belong to China, the United States, or Silicon Valley. It belongs to the internet.

Global Finance and Management of Climate-Related Risk

Global Finance and Management of Climate-Related Risk

The financial sector’s role in managing risk and accelerating the transition to net-zero

Future of Money - Cryptocurrency Database illustration

Future of Money – Cryptocurrency Database

Regulatory frameworks and approaches analyzed in Part II of this Power Map series have been collected in FPA’s Cryptocurrency Database, a navigable tool developed exclusively for FP Insider.

Future of Money - Part 3

Future of Money – Part 3

A comprehensive picture of the forces and actors that are critical to understanding and navigating the future financial system.

A customer scans the Alipay QR payment code at a market in Shanghai on Oct. 27, 2020.

JPMorgan’s Deal With Alipay Will Put the PLA in Your Pocket

Chinese mobile payment apps are a national security threat—but Western financial firms are misguidedly rushing to embrace them.

An employee works on mobile phone components at an Indian Lava phone manufacturer factory in Noida on August 22, 2019. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Global Money Shifts to India as Xi Cracks Down on Tech

But the sudden flood of capital is not as good for India as it looks.

The exterior of a fancy office building on a street in London.

The Fatal Flaw in the West’s Fight Against Autocracy

The Pandora Papers reveal the critical role Western countries play in enabling autocrats.

Future of Money Part 2

Future of Money – Part 2

The widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies could undermine governments' control over monetary policies and disrupt global finance.

Future of Money - Part 1

Future of Money – Part 1

Driven by perceived U.S. sanctions overreach, numerous countries now seek to circumvent the dollar-dominated financial system. Emerging technologies are paving the way.

A plane lands in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s Liberties Are Dying but Business Lives On

The territory’s role as a major financial hub remains despite the crackdown.

An oil worker in South Sudan

Is Africa Headed for a Financial Crisis?

A rerun of the 2013 “taper tantrum” could spell disaster for emerging economies.

African leaders attend an entrepreneurship forum.

To Improve Women’s Access to Capital in Africa, Look to California

Development finance institutions should follow California’s highly effective gender-equitable standards.

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.