Macroeconomy & Globalization
Carlos Fernandéz Valdovinos, governor of the central bank of Paraguay, was among the world’s top central bankers in Global Finance Magazine’s annual Central Banker Report Cards. Here, he talks with GFMag editor Andrea Fiano about how recovery in big neighboring economies is giving the Paraguayan economy a lift, and the need for reforms to continue.
Karnit Flug, governor of the central bank of Israel, again won an “A” grade in Global Finance’s annual Central Banker Report Cards. She speaks with editor Andrea Fiano about Israel’s economy and the challenge of getting inflation to target, as well as global conditions and the threat of rising protectionism.
Which countries lead the global knowledge economy? At least one academic suggests that current assessments of a country’s knowledge base are too narrow and reliant on averages. In research to be presented in April at INSEAD, Kai Chan argues that a nation's brightest talent—not its average capabilities—determine its knowledge capacity.
U.S. lawmakers are upset with China. Again.
As the commercial world becomes more litigious, individuals and corporations are increasingly hamstrung from pursuing justified legal claims by a lack of liquidity or other means of financing.
The banking industry’s leading lights have largely adjusted their business plans to a world of tighter regulations, higher capital requirements and less leverage. Now, they are taking on new competitors by embracing the very information technology that has disrupted their business.