Families recovered from the Great Depression much more quickly than the Great Recession.
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
The Kampala-Entebbe expressway.
International financing for massive infrastructure projects can create new problems for African cities.
Miniature by Pierart dou Tielt
A look back at history can help us consider the economic effects of public health emergencies and how best to manage them.
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Both 'cum ex' and Enron scandals show how traders can manipulate complex financial regulations to their advantage.
Venezuela: so much potential… so little gain.
Economic growth is a red herring if economies can't stop themselves shrinking more and more.
Sweden’s central bank ways it will no longer invest in assets from governments with large climate footprints, even if the yields were high.
Central banks are increasingly taking into account climate change in deciding how to invest.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.
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SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
WeWork wanted to be a lot more than a shared workspace.
Adam Neumann both controlled and managed the co-working company he founded in 2011. A finance scholar explains why that can be a serious problem in venture capital-backed startups.
Research shows how decision making by investors is affected by the one-hour clock change.
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Libra has lost seven of its 28 founding members – but don't expect that to hold it back.
A lot of banks started experimenting with blockchain in 2015 but they've made little progress.
Traditional banks don't understand the challenge they face from fintech disruptors and their competitive advantage is on the wane.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are among the 2020 presidential hopefuls in favor of reparations.
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Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
A no-deal Brexit means the immediate imposition of import duties and various controls on UK-EU trade.
Since the first "climate awareness bond" was issued in 2007, the green-bond market has flourished. But how can investors judge their risk and effectiveness?
Nanyang Technological University.
Indonesia can learn a lot from Singapore, often regarded as the most influential scientific powerhouse in Asia, on how they manage their research funds.
Hong Kong’s protesters like many Brexiters seek political freedom – but this may come at a heavy price.
In South Africa, it is possible to be employed and still poor.
Jobs on the line.
A number of banks are doomed to fail if they don't adapt to the new realities of the finance industry.
Appointing a credible director can be a step in the right direction for South Africa's parliamentary budget office.