2022

Europe Grapples With Green Energy

Europe Grapples With Green Energy

A proposal to label some natural gas and nuclear power plants green investments has prompted backlash from environmentalists and heightened tensions among the 27 member countries.

GDP Growth: China Outpaces Europe

GDP Growth: China Outpaces Europe

Chinese officials say the race for global economic dominance will be decided not just by the sheer size of the country’s total output but also by the elements included in that output.

Strong Headwinds Buffet China’s Smaller Enterprises

Strong Headwinds Buffet China’s Smaller Enterprises

According to data from the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics, micro and small enterprises account for nearly 99% of the total companies in the country and contribute to one-half of its tax revenue, 60% of its output and 80% of urban employment.

Regional Income And Wealth Inequality 2022

Regional Income And Wealth Inequality 2022

The idea that more wealth for some will translate into more wealth for everyone has deep roots. Today, data shows that the gap between the richest and the poorest has never been wider.

2021

Gopinath Back At The IMF

Gopinath Back At The IMF

Gita Gopinath's surprise appointment comes just two months after she was to depart from the IMF for academia.

World's Highest And Lowest Inflation Rates 2021

World's Highest And Lowest Inflation Rates 2021

Will this new season of global higher inflation last for long, get worse or come soon to an end? As it turns out, predicting the future when it depends on the whims of a virus is not easy.

The World's Richest and Poorest Countries 2021

The World's Richest and Poorest Countries 2021

What does it mean for a nation to be rich or poor at a time of global pandemic? GDP per capita adjusted for relative purchasing power gives us an idea, albeit an imperfect one.

Japan: New Prime Minister, New Rules

Japan: New Prime Minister, New Rules

Despite Fumoi Kishida’s public calls for a massive stimulus package and an even more consequential redistribution of wealth, some of his initial moves appear to confirm the dissonance between rhetoric and reality.

The World's Most Indebted Governments 2021

The World's Most Indebted Governments 2021

Most nations have followed a risky trajectory of indebtedness after the 2008 financial crisis. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, their borrowing shattered records.

The Crypto Wrangler

The Crypto Wrangler

US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler calls for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies to rid the sector of fraud, scams and abuse.

World’s Largest Companies 2021

World’s Largest Companies 2021

During the pandemic some of the largest companies in the world grew while others shrank. Global Finance compares two of the best-known rankings of company size with its own list of the world's Top 10 by market capitalization to provide a comprehensive picture of global corporate goliaths.

The Most Peaceful Countries In The World 2021

The Most Peaceful Countries In The World 2021

The Institute for Economics and Peace reveals the most peaceful countries in the world. In the past 15 years, global peacefulness has fallen by about 2% while the number of refugees displaced by conflicts has skyrocketed.

Shareholder Revolt At Toshiba

Shareholder Revolt At Toshiba

Toshiba shareholders voted for an independent probe into allegations that investors were pressured against pursuing a management shake-up at last summer’s annual general meeting.

World's Most Unbanked Countries 2021

World's Most Unbanked Countries 2021

Hundreds of millions of people globally have no checking or savings bank account. Financial exclusion undermines their quality of life and hold their nations’ economies back.

Household Saving Rates 2021

Household Saving Rates 2021

Household saving is defined as the difference between a household’s disposable income and its expenditures on goods and services. During the pandemic it rose to historical highs everywhere.