In China’s Credit Ratings, Democracies Pay a Price
Data from Chinese firms shows a Beijing-dominated world would be a financial boost for autocrats.
The United States Is Going After China’s Banks
Using the financial 'death penalty' may be dangerous overreach.
Why Central Banks Need to Step Up on Global Warming
A decade after the world bailed out finance, it’s time for finance to bail out the world.
To Fight Terrorists, Follow the Money
Prosecuting money launderers is the best way to stamp out terrorism and corruption.
Christine Lagarde Won, but This Isn’t a Game
Europe is celebrating new leadership, but its central bank will have to confront problems that have no easy answers.
Facebook’s New Currency Has Big Claims and Bad Ideas
Libra is an ideological project, not a practical one.
Europe’s Dream: Escaping the Dictatorship of the Dollar
Trump’s hostile behavior is reinvigorating efforts to turn the euro into an alternative to the world’s dominant currency. If only the Europeans could find some way to do it.
Egypt’s Economy Isn’t Booming. It’s Collapsing.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has sold his country as an investment destination with the IMF’s help—but the living standards of ordinary Egyptians are plummeting as elites line their pockets.
This Banking Fraud Shows How Shady China’s Economy Remains
Beijing promises reforms, but won't take the steps that really matter.
India’s $7 Billion Election
How the vote got so expensive, and what it says about the country’s democracy.
Neo-Nazis Bet Big on Bitcoin (And Lost)
How the far-right's failed cryptocurrency gamble became a bad joke for the Christchurch killer.
Paraguay Is a Fiscal Paradise for Terrorists
The South American country needs to do a better job patrolling its financial system—or face the consequences.
Forget Bitcoin, Try Your Mattress
Cryptocurrency is about as safe as keeping your money in a sock under someone else’s bed.
Can a New Currency End Tehran’s Economic Woes?
The Central Bank of Iran wants to take four zeros off the rial—but redenomination won’t work miracles.
Welcome to the World’s Least Ugly Economy
Despite inequality, debt, and a tariff war, the U.S. economy is still the strongest.
Erdogan’s Anti-Semitism Will Sink Turkey’s Economy
The Turkish president’s racist conspiracy theories are a threat to economic stability.
Sanctions Are Just the Beginning for Iran
The economic blow to Tehran will be compounded if it fails to comply with global financial transparency rules.
Trump Administration Gives Sudan a Way to Come in From the Cold
The United States should stop listing Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, Sudanese foreign minister tells FP, as Khartoum seeks to boost its crumbling economy.
Financial Crimes and Punishment
China is now in charge of one of the world’s most important watchdogs. Here’s how it is treating allies like Pakistan.
African Governments Are Paying for the World Bank’s Mauritius Miracle
Ghost offices on the small island provide legal but questionable means of siphoning tax dollars away from poor countries and into the pockets of the global elite.