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.

People sit on benches with sections marked off for social distancing at a mall in Surabaya, Indonesia, on April 20, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The End of Emerging Markets?

Economies such as Brazil, Indonesia, India, Russia, and Turkey face a daunting new reality.


How to Save Global Capitalism From Itself

Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.

U.S. Consul General F. John Bray (third from right) takes part in the closing gong ceremony at the Nigeria Stock Exchange in Lagos on Jan. 29, 2018. (Sunday Alamba/AP)

American Markets Can Beat Chinese Money in Africa

For Prosper Africa to work, it needs to unleash the power of U.S. investors.

An investor looks at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing on July 14, 2015.        (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Took on the Fed, but What Can He Do About Apple?

American companies and markets are suffering collateral damage from U.S. trade war with China.

A trader rubs his face on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Oct. 3, 2008. (Jeremy Bales/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Investors are Jittery and the Reason is Trump

From the U.S. president’s embrace of tariffs to his war with the Fed, some are calling this the “Trump Slump.”

Employees work on the assembly line at a Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, China, on May 26, 2010. China is a parts supplier for many high-tech companies around the world, including Apple. (In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)

If the U.S. Doesn’t Control Corporate Power, China Will

Laissez-faire economics has left firms bending the knee to Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening session of the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Oct. 18, 2017. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Globalization Has Created a Chinese Monster

Xi Jinping's dictatorship isn't what the end of history was supposed to look like.

Students watch a street parade in China's southern Hainan province on November 7, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Middle Class Is Pulling Up the Ladder Behind Itself

The rural poor are increasingly unwelcome in China’s big cities.


Infographic: Here’s How the Global GDP Is Divvied Up

Spoiler alert: The United States gets the biggest slice of the pie.


Forget Dow 20,000 — the Boom Times Are Over. Is Democracy Next?

Liberal democracy and market capitalism are taken for granted as the best form of government. That bubble may be about to burst.


Why We Should Remain Optimistic in 2017

New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman argues that despite all the disruptions in today’s world, we should instead look to opportunity and growth, and stay positive.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08:  Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on December 8, 2016 in New York City. Stocks began today higher following yesterday's rally, the best day for the market since the presidential election.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Why the Trump Economic Boom Will Never Come

Yes, the markets are looking good (for now). But subsidized deal-making and tax cuts for the rich are the surest sign of a bubble.

A man stands and smokes a cigarette alongside a board diplaying the price of Euro and US dollars against British pound Sterling, outside a currency exchange store in central London on October 13, 2016.
Dutch food giant Unilever, reportedly caught up in a pricing war with a British supermarket chain, warned Thursday the falling pound will likely hike its prices in Britain. The British pound has faced turbulence recently, last week plummeting against the dollar to its lowest level for 31 years, amid uncertainty over the impact of the country's planned Brexit from the European Union. / AFP / Adrian DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain Is Becoming an Emerging Market

With a plunging pound and deep economic uncertainty, one of Europe’s most robust markets is now looking a lot like the developing world.


The Weird New Normal of Negative Interest Rates

The United States, Germany, and other economic powerhouses haven't learned the dire lessons of Japan's lost decades.

WENZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 12:  (CHINA OUT) STO express crew deal with express packages at assembly line on November 12, 2014 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Online shopping websites offered massive discounts on Singles' Day (November 11) every year, which brings huge pressure to China's express delivery business during that day. The e-commerce giant Taobao reached a sales volume of 57.1 billion RMB (about 9.3 billion USD) during Singles' Day in 2014.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

The China Market Status Dilemma

The vexing question of how to deal with a rising China in the midst of an uncertain economic transformation is one with which the European Union, Japan, and the United States are struggling to come to terms.

Ali Bin Ibrahim al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia's petroleum and mineral resources minister, arrives ahead of the 168th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Oil headed for its fourth decline in five weeks as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries looked set to leave its production ceiling unchanged at a meeting in Vienna on Friday. Photographer: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s Destructive Oil Freeze

Riyadh has positioned global oil markets for a never-ending series of boom-and-bust cycles.


Stock Markets Yawn at North Korea’s Nukes

Pyongyang's nuclear tests rattle everyone in the world — except investors.

UFA, RUSSIA - JULY 9:  In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin (C) during the group photograph of BRICS leaders, (R-L) President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi and President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Dilma Rousseff during the BRICS/SCO Summits - Russia 2015 on July 09, 2015 in Ufa, Russia. (Photo by Alexey Filippov / Host Photo Agency/Ria Novosti via Getty Images)

The Emerging-Market Beauty Pageant

From China to Mexico, investors are increasingly looking not for deals, but strong macroeconomic policy.