Over the past 15 years, China has emerged as one of the world’s financial inclusion success stories. While much attention has been paid to the rapid innovation and massive scaling of Chinese…

Jennifer Chien, Douglas Randall |

Investment growth in emerging market and developing economies has tumbled from 10 percent in 2010 to 3.4 percent in 2015 and was below its long-term average in nearly 70 percent of emerging an…

Franziska Ohnsorge, Lei Sandy Ye |

This post was originally published on January 22, 2016 by the World SME Forum. With this week's kickoff of the 2016 China “Business 20” (B20) proceedings in Beijing, this is an opportune time…

Tunc Uyanik |

In 2013, investment commitments to infrastructure projects with private participation declined by 24 percent from the previous year.  It should be welcome news that the first half of 2014 (H1)…

Clive Harris |

A few weeks ago, the results of the OECD’s PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) module on financial literacy were revealed, with Shanghai taking top honors in this category – just…

Margaret Miller |

China and India are hard to ignore. Over the past 20 years they have risen as global economic powers, at a very fast pace. By 2012, China has become the second-largest world economy (based on…

Sergio Schmukler, Tatiana Didier |

Imagine you need a car to commute long distances to your workplace or the closest supermarket, to visit your parents and to bring your child to school. Therefore, you want to spend the money you…

Siegfried Zottel |

 Photo: istockphoto.com Presidents Hu and Obama created buzz earlier this week in Washington when they met on pressing bilateral issues, including US-China business and investment regulation,…

Justin Yifu Lin |