business / finance

India

COVID-19 And The Case For Taxing India's Rich

To mitigate the high economic costs of the pandemic, it's time to demand greater contributions fr...

Germany

Germany's Economy Is A Bigger Risk Than Ever For EU Stability

Germany has the resources to weather the storm, but not everyone in Europe is convinced that's a ...

Colombia

What The Pandemic Teaches Us About Debt

Colombia is a prime example of how overspending and indebtedness leave little room for error, and...

Greece

Pandemic Dilemma: Save Summer Tourist Season Or Take No Risks?

Last year 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally. In 2020, with borders closed and airplanes grounded, the tourism industry has been decimated and its recovery could ...

France

Airline Industry: Arrival Time For The Nightmare Scenario

Airline operators and manufacturers are taking one on the nose and scrambling to contain the fall...

Egypt

Exposed And Expendable: Tough Times For Egypt's Delivery Drivers

CAIRO — Like many other laborers, delivery workers are not able to practice social distancing during the novel coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the service they provide helps protect ...

France

Why France Is Moving Too Slowly To End The Lockdown

The health crisis is real. But so too are the economic costs of an extended lockdown, which will ...

Brazil

The Economic Ripple Effect Of Chinese Supply Chains

The auto and electronics sector in Brazil is a prime example of how manufacturers around the worl...

Germany

Gold Rush As Investors Recoil From COVID-19 Shock

With traders spooked, physical gold that you can hold in your hands is being traded for a high ma...

France

The Coronavirus Economy: How Bad Will It Get?

The epidemic, and the weapons being used to fight it, are having devastating effects on the econo...

Russia

Tumbling Oil Prices Couldn't Have Come At A Worse Time

The OPEC-Russia oil spat that has provoked stock-market panic may prove the last straw for a worl...

Italy

Italian Businesses Slam "Draconian" Coronavirus Controls

Entrepreneurs say ‘Basta' to stop the ordinances they say risk paralyzing the economy.

Argentina

From Facebook To Finance, The Blockchain Era Is Now

Expect use of blockchain, the digital record-keeping system, to become generalized this year in b...

Colombia

The Revolution Colombia Really Needs: Free Buses

It may seem like a pipe dream. And it would certainly cost a lot, especially in a large capital c...

France

The Problem With The 'Cash Is Dead' Argument

Cash use is declining, but don't expect it to disappear. Still, there is another popular payment ...

Argentina

Why Argentina Should Stop Paying Its External Debts

There's a case to be made that at least some of what the country owes is "odious" and therefore i...

Ecuador

How Dollarization Saved Ecuador's Economy

When Ecuador ditched its currency for the dollar in 2000, it deprived governments the possibility...

Germany

Ecological War Brews Over Germany's Reusable Beer Bottles

Environmentalists and beer companies have common cause to oppose new tax rules that may reduce th...

Mexico

Blaming The U.S. Won't Solve Mexico's Problems

Its shared border with the U.S. could be more of a blessing than a curse if only Mexico would cle...

Chile

Crossing Big Data With "Thick Data" Can Make The Difference

Big data can provide firms with real-time information on consumer and social trends, but only if ...

Egypt

How Egypt's Massive Halal Meat Market Turned Into A Monopoly

CAIRO — In Egypt, all imported meat must be certified as "halal," meaning that it has been procured, stored and shipped in accordance with Islamic law. Obtaining this certificate is a crucial ...

Chile

If Finance Rules The World, Green Bonds May Be Planet's Only Hope

The finance mechanism for sustainable infrastructure, energy and industry may be the ultimate key...