World GDP is growing, but not terribly fast, and many clouds dim the horizon. Without productivity improvements, global growth may be stalled.
Juan Alcaraz, general manager of CaixaBank, winner of World’s Best Consumer Bank, talks about deep customer profiling, technology benefits, and responsible stewardship.
Central Banker Report Cards
In an era of volatility and change, the independence of central banks can no longer be taken for granted.
Sultan Al Habsi Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Oman talks to Global Finance about special economic zones, foreign investment, and state-of-the-art logistics.
Koba Gvenetadze, governor of the National Bank of Georgia, talks about Georgia’s impressive growth and its exposure to emerging-market risks and Turkey’s troubles.
Juan José Echavarría, Governor of the Central Bank of Colombia, talks about consumption, contagion and the outlook for regional economies through next year.
A free trade pact, new infrastructure investment, and diaspora bonds are some of the ingredients in Africa’s recipe for economic expansion.
Chinese finance is stepping up in Africa. While other powers worry about Beijing’s growing influence, it’s hard for cash-strapped governments to say no.
Forget remittances. The best new tool for funding Africa may be bonds marketed to African expats.
Railway development in Africa as a path to economic growth is attracting capital and government support.
Africa is not the only continent China is investing in.
Whoever emerges on top of Brazil’s political system after this year’s election will face questions that have no good answers.
Asia's economic star is rising fast.
South Africa's woes deepen.
Cash is no longer king at Ikea.
Political crisis leaves Sweden's economic untouched.
Indian public banks in retreat at home and abroad.
Corporate Finance & Capital
IBM makes a bold move.
Cryptocurrencies are finding ways to play a role in the legitimate economy.
Australia cracks down on modern slavery.
Another sign of China's rise.
Big soda is expanding into less bubbly product lines.
National security concerns will have an impact on foreign investment and M&A.
Google loses "right to be forgotten" case.
Regulators go global to meet the crypto challenge.
Some old brands make headway while others not so much.