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.
A timeline of the precious metal's effects on the world – from gold rush to gold standard.
Some 60 percent of China's wealthiest are thinking of leaving - and many have already put money away offshore.
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.
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.
Currency market adjustments are a major focus of Friday's G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers.
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.