business / finance

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 ...

Peru

Why Peru's Coffee Growers Can't Make Ends Meet

Peruvian coffee farmers desperately need help — from both the public and private sectors —...

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...

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 ...

France

Digitalization Won't Kill The Banker!

Digitalization does not spare the banking sector. In the era of artificial intelligence and algor...

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...

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 ...

China

Carrefour Says Au Revoir To China: Lessons In Global Commerce

As Carrefour gets ready to sell a majority of its operations in China, lessons can be learned fro...

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...

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...

Chile

Flexibility First: Time To Reinvent Business Management

To survive and prosper, large firms must have adaptable leaders and constantly revise targets and...

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...

Peru

What If Warren Buffett Were Peruvian?

In the race to succeed, talent can certainly play a role. But not everyone competes on the same p...

Russia

Why Washington May Detour Russia's Big Pipeline Project

Opposition to the planned Nord Stream 2 gas project had been limited to Europe. But now the Trump...

France

Work → In Progress: Toward A Tech-Powered, Human-Run Future

Machines replacing us humans: Depending on where you stand (and where you work!), this may sound like a dream or a nightmare. Societies have long been fascinated by the idea of handing over ...

France

In France, Companies Make The Move To 100% Teleworking

French managers are trying to transition from assessing attendance to assessing results, the Amer...

Colombia

Cold Economics For Colombia's Coffee Growers

The country faces dramatic debt levels among small-scale coffee farmers, as prices fall on world ...

Chile

Sovereign Funds: Latin America's Hidden Investment Potential

With its abundant raw materials and growing digital economy, Latin America has real potential for...