Emerging Markets

Broken supply chains are a market failure. What’s the right way to restore resilience?

When the immediate supply concerns abate, firms and policy makers must consider what kind of insurance or slack they should build into the production system over the longer term. 3:57 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021

Rich countries failing miserably on their moral obligation to act with urgency to stop climate change

The United States ought to be ashamed of letting a minority block legislation to redress its malfeasance over the centuries 8:29 a.m. Oct. 21, 2021

Goal to have 60% of people in every country vaccinated by mid-2022 is not impossible, heads of multilateral agencies say

The goal to have at least 40% of people in every country vaccinated by the end of 2021 and at least 60% by mid-2022 is ambitious but not impossible, a key member of the multilateral COVID-19 response task force said Tuesday. 1:43 p.m. Oct. 13, 2021

Emerging Markets Headlines

IEA warns governments aren’t investing enough in clean energy, imperiling climate goals

"The world's hugely encouraging clean energy momentum is running up against the stubborn incumbency of fossil fuels in our energy systems," said Fatih Birol, executive director of the 30-country IEA.

2:54 a.m. Oct. 13, 2021
Failing to bring COVID-19 under control will cost $5.3 trillion in lost global growth over next five years, IMF estimates

A failure to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to a close would cost the globe $5.3 trillion in lost growth over the next five years, according to a new estimate released by the International Monetary Fund Tuesday.

9:29 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021
IMF warns ‘cryptoization’ of emerging economies could threaten growth, financial stability

The International Monetary Fund is warning that the growing popularity of cryptocurrency in emerging market economies poses a threat to their government's ability to implement effective economic policy, while threatening financial stability in economies at every stage of development.

12:45 p.m. Oct. 3, 2021
Oil futures gain Friday and for week, ahead of Monday’s OPEC+ decision on output

Oil futures finish with a gain on Friday as traders weigh possible outcomes for Monday's expected decision by OPEC and its allies on crude production levels.

3:10 p.m. Oct. 1, 2021
Oil futures finish higher, with U.S. prices up a sixth quarter in a row

Oil futures finish higher on Thursday, buoyed by bets for higher crude demand after a report that China has told state-owned energy companies to build their reserves to meet power needs for winter. U.S. prices also post a gain for a sixth quarter in a row.

3:12 p.m. Sept. 30, 2021
Why the debut of tipping bitcoin on Twitter isn’t just about tipping

You can now tip bitcoin on Twitter, making the social-media platform one of the first major significant companies to offer such a payment feature on its platform.

4:08 p.m. Sept. 25, 2021
Biden to U.N.: U.S. ‘will lead on all the greatest challenges of our time,’ but ‘not go it alone’

President Joe Biden used his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly to reassure allies as he draws flak for his administration's recent handling of issues affecting Afghanistan, France and Haiti.

10:52 a.m. Sept. 21, 2021
Global growth is in peril in both the short term and the long run

Climate change, COVID, and ensuing supply-chain disruptions have created a perfect storm that will retard economic growth and development unless we unite to act quickly

8:40 a.m. Aug. 28, 2021

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