Sunday, February 7, 2016
  1. The Elephant in the Boardroom

    Lucy P. Marcus

    The Elephant in the Boardroom

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     thinks that corporate governance has become one of the top global risks.

    Elephant, back view

    Climate change, weapons of mass destruction, water scarcity, migration, and energy are the greatest threats we face, according to the World Economic Forum's "Global Risk Report 2016." But none of these risks caused the recent spike in debt crises or the wave of corporate scandals that broke just in the last year. READ MORE

  2. Is the TPP Good for America?

    Simon Johnson

    Is the TPP Good for America?

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     breaks down the issues as the US Congress debates whether to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    Cargo ship at port

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, the far-reaching trade and investment agreement that the US has negotiated with 11 other countries, is now up for debate ahead of a congressional vote on whether to approve the deal. So, what does the TPP mean for US voters now and in the future? READ MORE

  3. China’s Transparency Problem

    Andrew Sheng, ET AL

    China’s Transparency Problem

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    &  emphasize the need for policy officials who grasp the importance of credibility and expectations.

    Garden in China

    For China, coordinating short-term policies aimed at stabilizing markets with long-term changes to the industrial structure has been no easy feat. One thing is clear: effective communication with market participants and real-economy players is crucial to market credibility and stability. READ MORE

  4. The Three Fears Sinking Global Markets

    Anatole Kaletsky

    The Three Fears Sinking Global Markets

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     explains why bearish sentiment has taken hold among investors, despite benign economic conditions.

    Flooded suburban neighborhood

    Nothing about the condition of the world economy suggests that a major slowdown or recession is inevitable or even likely. But a lethal combination of self-fulfilling expectations and policy errors could cause economic reality to bend to the dismal mood prevailing in financial markets. READ MORE

  5. The Return of the Currency Crash

    Carmen Reinhart

    The Return of the Currency Crash

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     examines the causes and implications of renewed volatility in foreign-exchange markets.

    Coins

    Excluding the mayhem associated with the global financial crisis of late 2008 and early 2009, currency crashes were few and far between from 2004 to 2014. But recent developments suggest that the dearth of currency crashes during that decade may be remembered as the exception that proves the rule. READ MORE

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