Big new investors such as the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank are key players in a worldwide infrastructure, and that could be bad news for the environment.
Angola's Dos Santos is buying time. His promise to step down is an attempt to diffuse growing political tensions, as repression continues. He might relinquish his position, but not his power.
Nobel laureate and Kwame Nkrumah's economic adviser Arthur Lewis saw Ghana as a testing ground for his ideas on economic development. But he was met with fierce resistance.
Forecasts are crucial for all economic and business activity. But looking into the future involves uncertainty and risk. Forecasts may be inaccurate, which creates a serious dilemma for policy makers
Recent studies show that development aid to poor countries contributes in the long term to their economic growth. But the aid architecture has adapted slowly to a new reality.
How the importance of the IMF's top echelon is often overstated.
The international conference for the economic recovery of Mali resulted in promises of substantial aid, but the areas targeted fail to address the country's real needs.
This week delivered more evidence that advanced economies are suffering from secular stagnation, hampering any real growth.
The inclusion of the yuan into the IMF's currency basket shouldn't stop ongoing Chinese financial market reforms.
A group of junior doctors, nurses and healthcare workers will not be employed by the Malawian government this year as it is cuts its wage bill to satisfy its international donors.
The £1m alleged fraud case of James Alan Craig is a salutary warning of the financial power of social media. Here's what we know so far.
An opposition politician and academic argues that new revelations from the Syriza leadership imply that the Prime Minister misled the Greek people.
Without true structural reform and business investment the G20 economies will be unable to deliver on their lofty growth ambitions.
The US may not like it, but by devaluing the yuan the People's Bank of China has done what longtime critics of China’s currency policy have long been clamouring for.
Why the Chinese yuan took its biggest one-day loss in two decades.
If Greece exited the Eurozone it would face several years of economic chaos. But it would be the master of its own destiny. The current EU offer will further destroy the Greek economy.
The draconian deal imposed by the Eurogroup is worse than a reparations settlement imposed on a defeated enemy.
Backed into a corner as the banks reached the brink, the Greek prime minister may have fashioned some sort of success, and the prospect of something approaching debt relief a little down the line.
As professors, we must look up from our cosy academic debates and hear the cries around us.
Greece has voted resoundingly against the bailout terms set by the IMF in a historic referendum.