As an emerging markets investor in 19th century South America, it was tough to find out what was really happening. At best, up-to-date news had a three month journey. Even with good winds, the round trip between London and South…
At home and in developing nations, we can ask if the best way to fight poverty is by giving goods and services or through cash transfers.
Although the per capita GDP gap between two countries could appear large, the difference shrinks when you bring welfare into your calculations.
When an emerging markets nation like Argentina has a vulnerable economy, then the pandemic lockdown can create a sovereign debt default.
From the growers through transport, roasters in the U.S. are concerned with the pandemic’s impact on the coffee supply chain.
Hershey kisses and COPEC might be like petroleum and OPEC if the Ivory Coast and Ghana are able to elevate cocoa bean prices.
Because of China’s one-child policy, an aging population of grandparents will wind up with fewer young people to take care of them.
Much less visible than the goods that travel in huge container ships, the global trade in services can be seen when we just look at everyday activities.
Inside and outside, India’s air pollution is a story of the tragedy of the commons that so far has not had a happy ending.