IS CHINA’S MOUNTAIN OF DEBT A REAL THREAT?

“China can achieve growth of over 6% only with rapid rises in indebtedness. All escapes from this trap are hard. The economy is now slowly rebalancing into consumption. But this will take well over a decade. Will the growth of…

GERMANY’S TRADE SURPLUS: STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS?

“Underlying Germany’s surplus is a decades-old accord between business and unions for wage restraint to keep export industries competitive. But the adverse side-effects of the model are increasingly evident. It has left the German economy and global trade perilously unbalanced.…

THE EUROZONE GROWS AGAIN: CAN IT REFORM?

“Although many European politicians are loath to admit it, the status quo is probably not sustainable; eventually, there must be either significantly greater fiscal integration or a chaotic break-up.”

TECHNOLOGY AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: THE COMING TRANSFORMATION

Powerful and useful artificial intelligence will cause fundamental changes. But technology cannot replace certain jobs. We need problem identification and problem solving, group work and creativity that only humans can provide

RUSSIA’S ECONOMY: RECOVERY, DECLINE, REFORM OR COLLAPSE?

“The challenge for the world’s biggest energy exporter now is for its recovery to gain traction as consumer demand continues to sag and the outlook for oil remains dim. Russia may now be at a turning point as capital-intensive businesses…

SPRINGTIME IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY?

“Overall, this report stresses the need for credible strategies in advanced economies and emerging market and developing ones to tackle a number of common challenges in an integrated global economy”.

AFRICA’S POTENTIAL: REALITY OR FANTASY?

“Achieving an African Industrial Revolution”   “Global Economic Prospects: Sub-Saharan Africa”   “Economic Snapshot of Sub-Saharan Africa”   “Africa’s Decade of Industrialization”   “African Countries Still Can’t Raise Enough Capital To Replace Their Bad Roads…