What can China do to resolve a crisis that threatens not only the health and security of its people and economy, but the future of Chinese Communist Party and its leader Xi Jinping?
Opportunities for social mobility, rather than simply economic incentives, have generated emigration from China to countries like Ghana.
Ukraine was becoming increasingly linked with the global economy. Russia’s invasion puts its progress at risk.
In the past, the lack of a succession plan for China has led to political unrest in the country. If it happens again, it will also affect the world.
The threat of COVID may be receding, but the fall-out will continue to affect business in the coming year, requiring strong leadership to navigate uncertain times.
The economy doesn’t have a real inflation problem, and not recognising the difference is the biggest danger.
Large-scale job losses in the US due to trade with China will lead to enduring demographic and political aftershocks without the implementation of policies that promote widespread job growth.
Will we now see a proper pandemic recovery?
International relations, elections, climate change policies and the continuing pandemic are some of the political events to keep an eye out for in the upcoming year.
Xi Jinping has been talking tough on decarbonising China, but blinked after an energy crisis threatened to derail the world economy.
The fall-out from Evergrande’s problems will be widely felt.
Some national economies will return to their pre-COVID levels this year, others not until 2025. What does this imbalance mean for the global economy?
The world’s most advanced economies will incur half the total costs associated with a failure to vaccinate poorer nations, which could exceed $4 trillion if only half their citizens are inoculated.
The agreement marks a key milestone in strengthening bilateral financial cooperation between the world’s largest exporter, China, and Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia.
Coronavirus has shown how damaging ill-health can be for the economy, and poor diet is the world’s leading cause of ill-health.
With half the global workforce facing job loss, massive stimulus packages are needed to revive emerging economies and reduce mass unemployment, poverty and starvation.
If there is one lesson from history, it is that the economy will pick up again.
Economic lockdowns and border restrictions have caused cross-border movement to plunge. Could this be the beginning of a system that’s more resistant to global ecological disaster and pandemics?
The rush to make personal protective equipment like facemasks and face shields using 3D printers shows that the technology can help circumvent global supply chain disruptions.
Modern supply chains have become increasingly efficient, but as a result are more susceptible to disruptions like the one caused by the coronavirus pandemic.