business / finance

Argentina

The Economics, Both Real And Imagined, Behind Latin America's Unrest

Many people have had to tighten their purse strings in recent years. But that's only part of what...

France

A French Defense Of Trump's New Tariffs On European Products

The U.S. president has a history of strong-arming trading partners. But the move to tax things li...

France

The Case For Creating A CO2 Central Bank

It's time for the European Union to curb emissions the way it does inflation.

Chile

Chile And The Paradox Of (Relative) Prosperity

Chileans are fairly well off, but only in comparison to their Latin American neighbors. The count...

France

Draghi To Lagarde: The Meaning Of A Momentous ECB Handover

Europe's Central Bank chief acted in past years to absorb EU bank debts and keep money flowing am...

United States

Take 5: How Nations Protect High-Tech Assets

It's part trade war, part cyber defense — and the rumblings of conflict grow louder as countries (and companies alike) maneuver to protect their high-tech assets. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

United States

La Revolution? The French Economists Inspiring Warren And Sanders

Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have both taken ideas straight from US-...

Sierra Leone

How Diaspora Dollars Are Crowdfunding African Development

London-based lawyer Grace Camara came up with a clever, continent-bridging approach to financing ...

France

Could Milton Friedman's 'Helicopter Money' Formula Finally Fly?

Conceived of last century by the American economist as a direct means for stimulating consumption...

France

Out Of Office: The Stress And Serenity Of Teleworking

Working from home is more and more common in French companies as the perks need no longer to be l...

Ecuador

The Many Misconceptions About 'Liberalism'

Partisans of political moderation are mistaken if they are looking for the ideals of the European...

United States

Why Europe Is So Ill-Prepared For The Next Great Recession

Economic storm clouds are gathering on the horizon. But just because everyone's talking about it ...

Chile

My Mentor Is A Millennial: On The Benefits Of Reverse Mentoring

It's called "reverse mentoring," where veteran executives get some raw feedback from younger work...

Venezuela

Bitcoin, Petro, Libra ... Why Cryptocurrency Isn't Really Currency

Cryptocurrencies are not so much money as flexible "assets" that may be used in payments, without...

Argentina

Five Argentine Design Firms Join Up to "Export Together"

Five Argentine design studios are using "collaborative association," a format that eliminates com...

Egypt

Egypt: Costs And Benefits Of Working In The Informal Economy

CAIRO — Some people prefer working in the shadows. Egypt's vast informal economy has drawn the focus of government officials in recent years. Authorities have been looking to merge the ...

France

A New Industrial Policy For The 21st Century

In a world that is closing up, industrial policy is coming back in force. But to succeed, it will...

Chile

A Chinese Businesswoman In Chile: Travails Of Trans-Pacific Prosperity

For Lijuan Wang, starting a business in Chile was rewarding but also challenging, for being Asian...

France

Why The Digital Revolution Hasn't Boosted Productivity

Information technology was supposed to make everything move faster. We need to rethink the way we...

Germany

Germany, Norway, California: How To Boost Electric Car Sales

A new study shows Germany must look for other ways to convince automobile buyers to switch to ele...

Venezuela

The Punishing Toll Of Venezuela's Pulverized Economy

Economists say it's worse than the Great Depression. Money is worthless in the ruined South Ameri...

China

Why Europe Needs To Embrace A Rising China

Rather than fear the so-called Middle Kingdom, European companies should recognize its rapid asce...