It is not the “unknown unknowns” that catch people out, but the truths they hold to be self-evident that turn out to be completely wrong.

Zimbabwe Dollar

Zimbabwe is running out of cash and needs to print more money—so its central bank will print a new currency pegged to the U.S. dollar.

Italian Economic Emigration

Over the last 20 years, roughly a half-million Italians aged 18 to 39 have moved abroad, especially to more economically dynamic European Union countries such as Germany, France, and the […]

Africa's Rise

Africa’s rise is in danger of faltering. After years during which the continent’s economy grew at an average annual rate of 5%, global uncertainty, depressed commodity prices, and jittery external […]

Asian Growth

A new reality is emerging in Asia. In recent decades, many of Asia’s economies have boomed.

Too Big To Fail

After nearly a decade of crisis, bailout, and reform in the United States and the European Union, the financial system – both in those countries and globally – is remarkably […]

World Economy

Seven years after the global financial crisis erupted in 2008, the world economy continued to stumble in 2015.

Migrant Workers

The illegal and often abusive treatment of migrant workers is one of the most pressing reputational risks for global corporations

African Economy

The global commodity slump and China’s economic slowdown have pummeled several African economies, making clear that the continent’s “rise” was a myth.

Performance Reviews

In recent months the business press has reverberated with cheers for the end of performance reviews. “Performance reviews are getting sacked,” crows the BBC.