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Articles in Global Economy

Is the Delivery Economy Bad for the Planet?

by Marc Sollinger (Image Credit: Texas.713 / Flickr Creative Commons) on

Sitting in your PJs, ordering stuff you don’t really need from Amazon is simultaneously one of the best and worst experiences of our Internet-saturated era. (My Game of Thrones scarf and way-too-expensive headphones can certainly attest to that.) But... Read full article

Chinese growth is losing altitude. Will it be a soft or hard landing?

by The Economist on

WHEN “60 Minutes”, an American television news programme, visited a new district in the metropolis of Zhengzhou in 2013, it made it the poster-child for China’s property bubble. “We found what they call a ghost city,” ... Read full article

Before You Export: 5 Tips for Gathering Market Intel

by By kmurray on

Did you know that more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States? That’s a staggering number – and perhaps even more so is this figure: only one percent of U.S. small businesses are selling to those consumers.... Read full article

The impact of trade on wages, and the role of collective bargaining

by Juan Carluccio, Denis Fougère, Erwan Gautier on

International trade has significant effects on domestic labour demand. It opens up new markets for export, but also creates opportunities for off-shoring. This column presents the results of a study on trade, wages and collective bargaining using ... Read full article

Sharing economy poised to explode, PwC survey declares

by Marco Della Cava (Photo: AFP) on

Ride-hailing company Uber is a poster child for the success of the sharing economy, despite issues with its reputation and regulators. (AFP)... Read full article

China clings to strong yuan despite export slowdown

by Koh Gui Qing on

BEIJING, April 14 (Reuters) - As China's export engine sputters, it is avoiding the seemingly simple fix of letting its managed currency drift lower to improve competitiveness, constrained by the threat of faster capital withdrawal as its economy ... Read full article

India is world's fastest growing major economy. Can it last?

by Patrick Gillespie on

Its economy is growing faster than China's this year, and the most of any major economy in the world. It will surpass Russia's this year in size and nearly equal Brazil's in 2016, according to new data from the International Monetary Fund.... Read full article

Marsh: 5 reasons to be upbeat on world's economy

by David Marsh, Special for USA TODAY (Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP) on

Gloom will be on plentiful display in Washington this week when finance ministers and central bankers from around the world gather for economic parleying. The International Monetary Fund, which hosts its spring meetings with the World Bank, has warne... Read full article

The global economy’s bizarre problem: Too much money

by Matt Phillips on

If you’ve seen The Wolf of Wall Street, you know having too much money can be a problem. And too much money is part of the predicament that the world economy finds itself in right now.... Read full article

Parking Space May Be Final Frontier in the Sharing Economy

by BY SEAN ELDER on

It has been estimated that at any given moment, one out of five cars driving around a city is looking for parking. Take San Francisco (please!); in this famously parking-challenged city, it’s estimated that 30% of cars on the street are hunting for s... Read full article

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