Gaps in the two tier board structure which is favoured in Europe may be partly responsible for the Steinhoff corporate scandal.
Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the "modernity game". But they don't make the rules, and so they can never "win".
The Chinese government will use its consolidated power to try to reign in some of the biggest problems facing its economy in 2018.
Small loans from governments and philanthropists are often held up as a route out of poverty. But proper research into whether they work is thin on the ground.
It seems there is a gap between what companies publicly assume or state they are doing with the sustainable development goals and what they are actually doing.
Research shows paintings aren't always good investments. Sky-high prices paid for high-end art are likely due to other factors.
While the fashion industry may want to address worker exploitation in their supply chains, it would open them up to tremendous legal liability. This needs to change.
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery.
Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it's not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded 'resource curse.'
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
The problem with Africa's model of industrial growth is that it privileges the formal at the expense of the informal and big corporations at the expense of small businesses.
Years of political instability and economic mismanagement under the rule of ZANU-PF have left Zimbabwe’s financial system in chaos. The country is living on borrowed time and borrowed money.
Crunching the numbers on 14 years of trading shows one of the assumptions about global markets is looking fragile.
The recent crackdown on cryptocurrencies in China is a prelude to the assertion of control over this area by the Chinese authorities.
Inequality was the hot button issue at the triennial meeting of the world's top economists.