The new Shanghai-Hong Kong 'Through Train' share dealing scheme is a big step in the opening up of China's capital account and part of China's irreversible journey towards market liberalisation. More
In recent years, we’ve seen a massive increase of public and private spending on women. The uptake on adolescent girls, however, has been less impressive. Girls are still seen as victims or beneficiaries, not economic agents of change.
Payal Dalal, Head of Education and Girls Programmes, explains how our Goal education programme equips adolescent girls with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to be integral economic leaders in their families, communities and societies. More
Global trade grew rapidly in past decades, but has been weak since the financial crisis. We believe the outlook is improving and that trade will soon be growing faster than GDP again. At the same time, global trade patterns are changing dramatically. More
Africa offers an extraordinary bright spot on the world economic map, having outperformed global growth for more than a decade. But in the rush to be part of Africa’s growth story, we can’t turn a blind eye to the challenges. More
Major international newspapers these days are littered with calls for an Asian market crash. Lenny Feder argues that Asia’s financial markets are underdeveloped and set to massively outgrow the West. More
That China has borrowed too much seems incontrovertible, but so far it has seemed sure-footed, and its underlying drivers of growth appear strong.
Peter Sands explains why China's debts do not necessarily signal a crash. More