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Jack Ma: The Three Es of Digital Development

October 12, 2018/Alizila Tom Brennan Alibaba Group’s mission to make it easy to business anywhere has provided small businesses in China with the country’s most efficient path to profits, but… Read more »

The Wealth of Nations: Governments Can Better Manage What They Own and Owe

October 10/2018/IMF By Vitor Gaspar, Jason Harris, and Alexander Tieman What is the state of your personal finances? You probably think first about your debts: your mortgage, your credit card… Read more »

A Decade After the Global Financial Crisis: Are We Safer?

October 2018/IMF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In the 10 years since the global financial crisis, regulatory frameworks have been enhanced and the banking system has become stronger, but new vulnerabilities have emerged,… Read more »

Global Growth Plateaus as Economic Risks Materialize

October 09, 2018/IMFBlog By Maurice Obstfeld The latest World Economic Outlook report projects that global growth will remain steady over 2018–19 at last year’s rate of 3.7 percent. This growth… Read more »

London: Dangote Urges Deepening of African Economy through Free Trade

October 8, 2018/APO Foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote has in London called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments to aid rapid growth and development… Read more »

Big Cities, Big Business: Bangkok, London and Paris Lead the Way in Mastercard’s 2018 Global Destination Cities Index

25/9/2018/Mastercard In a world of rising nationalism, international travel takes on greater importance—breaking down barriers, broadening our horizons and driving economic impact felt throughout the world’s cities. For the past… Read more »

The Digital Accelerator: Revving Up Government in Asia

Culled–IMFBlog By Vitor Gaspar and Chang Yong Rhee September 26, 2018 Asia’s digital revolution shows no signs of slowing down. From e-commerce giants like China’s Alibaba and Japan’s Rakuten, to ride-hailing,… Read more »

AfDB Launches first Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report

September 24, 2018/AfDB Opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles, according to a report by leading African companies covered in the African Development Bank’s ( new Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment… Read more »

Give Today’s Children a Chance

September 24, 2018/IMFBlog By  Christine Lagarde and Vitor Gaspar World leaders are gathering at the United Nations to discuss how to deliver on development for all that is economically, socially, and environmentally… Read more »

The Makings Of A 2020 Recession And Financial Crisis

Culled—Proshare 18/9/2018/ By NOURIEL ROUBINI ,  BRUNELLO ROSA Project Syndicate  Although the global economy has been undergoing a sustained period of synchronized growth, it will inevitably lose steam as unsustainable fiscal policies… Read more »