Almost 80% of women-owned businesses have limited or no access to credit. The reason? They lack collateral. But a new approach by lenders could change this.
Is it time to rethink the stress tests we use for banks and other financial institutions?
While rising corporate market power has had a fairly limited negative economic impact so far, if left unchecked, it could take a bigger toll on growth and people’s income.
In Southeast Asia, only 33% of businesses have access to proper financing. But now a new approach to credit scoring, developed and led by fintech star-tups, could change that - and unleas...
Central banks from around the world are coming together to prepare policy and legislation in response to the looming threat of climate change.
Studies show that the construction of primary schools led to statistically significant reductions in conflict that grew larger over time.
As more of us pay by card, online or with apps, a new report warns of the costs of leaving the most vulnerable segments of society behind in the race to a cash-free future.
If financial conditions remain easy for too long, vulnerabilities will continue to build, and the odds of a sharp drop in economic growth at some later point will be higher.
In towns and cities where many firms were exposed to failing banks, Nazi votes surged.
City leaders can overcome the global investment gap if they can get creative and define their urban challenges in terms of viable financial opportunities.
The role of humanitarian assistance is like that of a car battery: it gets the cylinders moving until the sequence of internal explosions in the engine recharges the battery and makes the...
Limited access to finance, a difficult business environment and a relatively low level of human capital are standing in the way of small- and medium-sized businesses in the MENA region. H...
Women kept more of their assets as cash in US states that granted these rights. This reduced interest rates and accelerated industrialisation.
Capitalism lost its way around 1970 and needs to be overhauled, says the economist and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
This troubling amount of debt, an increase of more than 22% in just five years, is more than any other generation in history.