Business News

Reality Asserts Itself - Heiner Flassbeck

July 31, 2014
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Flassbeck says the stock market bubble can burst at any moment because everybody knows there is no real growth behind it; then we are really in trouble as the whole effect of stabilization will disappear in one moment

World Trade Organization

July 23, 2014
An eminent trade negotiator explains the raison d’etre of the global value chain approach to trade and its rise to prominence in the WTO

BRICS: Progressive Rhetoric, Neoliberal Practice

July 18, 2014

Patrick Bond: All the governments behind the New Development Bank practice intense neoliberalism

Is the New BRICS Bank a Challenge to US Global Financial Power?

July 17, 2014

Michael Hudson and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the significance of the new international development bank created by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

Who Is the Unsung Hero of the $7 Billion Citigroup Settlement?

July 15, 2014

Bill Black says that a just settlement would include criminal prosecution of senior Citigroup officials who led the fraud and covered it up

Ikea Agrees to Pay Their Workers More than Minimum Wage

July 3, 2014

Jeannette Wicks-Lim: There’s a growing trend among the world’s major corporations to voluntarily increase their workers’ wages

Reality Asserts Itself - Robert Johnson

June 15, 2014
Mr. Johnson says the compulsive pressure of money in politics has led to an abandonment of rules other than rules which transfer risk onto the back of the public

Credit Suisse's Criminal Charge

May 20, 2014
Tax expert James Henry says the Credit Suisse settlement is not a real victory for citizens looking to hold bankers accountable

Will Venezuela’s New Floating Exchange Rate Curb Inflation?

April 1, 2014

Mark Weisbrot: New exchange rate is intended to safeguard the importation of essential and primary goods