The private sector is facing unprecedented difficulties in accessing finance at a time when it is sorely needed. Could impact finance provide the answer?
This column argues that the Euro has been a transfer union since its inception - with implict flows from the periphery to the core.
By 2030, 60% of the world's population will live in cities. The urban expansion that will accompany this change is a huge opportunity for sustainable development - and for the private inv...
Governments have four policy areas relating to the financial sector: fiscal, monetary, microprudential, and macroprudential. Each area is run by a government authority, of which more than...
The global humanitarian appeal for 2017 was a record $23.5 billion, targeting 93 million people in need of assistance. Aid money is no longer enough.
The world’s first humanitarian impact bond raised money to build three physical rehabilitation centres and help thousands of people with disabilities.
A new ranking from the International Monetary Fund, ranks the wealthiest countries in the world.
The price of one Bitcoin has climbed above the price of one ounce of gold for the first time ever.
Carmen Reinhart explores the US dollar's position as teh world's dominant currency.
New research looks at the links between the US and global economy.
Warren Buffett argues that immigration is one of the factors that has made America great.
Exploring how Asia can put its savings to work.
Should businesses invest in conflict-prone areas, with all the attendant risks and uncertainties? When they do so, can they be a force for good? And, if they are, what are the ways to get...