As banks contemplate how to react to the rise of cryptocurrencies, the risks may outweigh the gains.
The Managing Director of the IMF discusses how we can make cryptocurrencies more transparent.
In order to assess the pros and cons of cryptocurrencies, we need to have an open discussion about their place in economics.
Almost two years after the Panama Papers, the global tax system is still broken – and it's time to get indignant, says economist Joseph Stiglitz.
More than 7,000 species of animals and plants have been illegally traded. What can be done to stop this complex crime?
Bribery, graft and tax evasion all undermine healthy economies and threaten the legitimacy of globalization – why the IMF is currently overhauling its corruption policy.
With widespread concern about how to manage the consequences of India's rapid urbanization, it seems doubly foolish to overlook the cheap mobile workforce which is doing much of the heavy...
Despite the commitment of governments, business and religious leaders to ending it, human trafficking is a persistent evil in the globalized world. We should be more realistic about how w...
China made a bold decision to close down its domestic ivory market. However, the fight against elephant poachers and ivory smugglers rages on.
The trafficking of animals and environmental products is now the world's fourth largest criminal trade - and growing, say the UN and Interpol.
With a value of between $5 billion and $20 billion each year, illegal wildlife trafficking is the fourth most lucrative global crime.
A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.
The UN's latest World Drug Report highlights the prevailing trends in global drug cultivation, trafficking, and use.
That counterfeit handbag has a high cost: it's lining the pocket of criminals and terrorists. And they're using social media to build their fake fashion empires.
New battle lines are being drawn in a war on illegal drugs that has waged for over half a century.