Topic: Bretton Woods
A world adrift desperately needs global thinkers, most of all from Asia. Singapore's Kishore Mahbubani fits the bill with his new book, in which he calls for a more robust UN, IMF, and WTO – led by the emerging global powers. Let’s hope his optimism about this revival is justified.
Hillary Clinton has announced that she is interested in a job at the World Bank, opening up when Robert Zoellick retires.
Backers of a gold standard – a view popular with many tea party advocates – see a gold-backed currency as a way to rein in government spending and minimize the role of the Federal Reserve.
12/16/2011 04:58 pm
A timeline of the precious metal's effects on the world – from gold rush to gold standard.
07/16/2011 11:53 am
IMF doesn't just need a new leader, it needs a new mission focused on growth.
05/20/2011 02:36 pm
Some 60 percent of China's wealthiest are thinking of leaving - and many have already put money away offshore.
04/27/2011 01:07 pm
While the US limps back from its downturn at an economic growth rate of 3.0, World Bank officials expect the 47 countries south of the Sahara to cruise at a an average of 5.3 percent growth this year.
01/18/2011 05:05 pm
Obama may be leaning toward America-first moves at the expense of other nations. He should resist such steps while forging agreements on a new world economic order.
11/12/2010 12:58 pm
Currency market adjustments are a major focus of Friday's G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers.
10/22/2010 08:46 am
The historic site of the 1944 conference in New Hampshire's White Mountains retains from the grandeur of an international meeting that set down the first global financial order.
06/22/2010 05:34 pm