The Rise and Fall and Rise (and Fall) of the U.S. Financial Empire
The dollar is dead. Long live the dollar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Coronavirus Shutdown Slashed China’s Household Finances
Xi Jinping is desperate to get the economy back to life.
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.
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.
The Democratic People’s Republic of U.S. Monetary Policy
Congress is outsourcing more and more policymaking to the Federal Reserve.
China Still Needs Hong Kong
The Alibaba listing shows how critical the city is for the financial future.
Protecting Women Will Make You Money
Big investors are starting to use a new metric to assess financial risk: rates of gender-based violence.
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.