The Great Debate

Who will be Rockefellers of BRIC nations?

By Charles Landow and Courtney Lobel
December 24, 2012

John D. Rockefeller’s immense wealth made “rich as a Rockefeller” part of the lexicon. But his legacy rests not on what he earned. As the founder of Standard Oil and the richest person in history, Rockefeller donated so much money during his life that he needed a team of philanthropy specialists to distribute it. The result was the Rockefeller Foundation, chartered in 1913 “to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world.”

America’s path to alternative energy runs through Brazil

By Regina Joseph
March 30, 2012

Mitt Romney alone can no longer be saddled with the label of most obvious flip-flopper among this year’s presidential candidates. That honor instead belongs to Barack Obama, whose 180 on the Keystone XL pipeline construction last week was sufficient to induce whiplash among oil industry executives and green advocates alike.

Brazil’s attack on Chevron is a dangerous error

By Ken Blackwell
March 28, 2012

A truly bizarre international incident has gone largely unnoticed, even though it is one of the most shameless shakedowns of an American company by another country in recent memory. What is happening now in Brazil could easily scare off U.S. companies that may be looking to do business overseas.

from MacroScope:

India’s central bank battles alone in inflation struggle

April 19, 2011

INDIA-ECONOMY/RATES What more does India's central bank have to do? Last week data showed March inflation rising to almost 9 percent on an annual basis. More importantly, core inflation is above 7 percent for the first time in 3 years meaning demand-side pressures are rising fast. And that's despite the Reserve Bank of India raising interest rates eight times since last March.

Shifting wealth: does the developing world hold the key to building a stronger economy?

By Reuters Staff
July 2, 2010

The following is a guest post by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development. The opinions expressed are his own.

China and the world economy

July 24, 2009

gerard-lyons Dr. Gerard Lyons is chief economist and group head of global research, Standard Chartered Bank. The views expressed are his own.

Financial crisis is greatest threat to international security

By Reuters Staff
November 12, 2008

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University and Global Security Consultant to Oxford Research Group. Any views expressed are his own.

The world’s expanding top table

By Paul Taylor
November 11, 2008

– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist, the views expressed are his own –