Debt is a function and a fixture of any working economy. Governments borrow to fund spending on things like roads, hospitals, and schools, as well as to fund promises like tax cuts. Debt-to-GDP ratios around the world have increased in recent years as governments take advantage of historically low interest rates to pile up cheap […]

REUTERS/Mike Theiler World Bank President Jim Yong Kim listens to opening remarks at the Development Committee’s news conference during the IMF and World Bank’s annual meetings in Washington, October 11, 2014. LOS ANGELES – World Bank president Jim Yong Kim said about two-thirds of jobs in the developing world may be lost due to automation. […]

Sony World Photography Awards Saudi Arabia, Khalid Alsabt. The Sony World Photography Awards is the largest photo competition in the world. Now celebrating its 10th year, the awards program has received more than a million submissions since its inception. One of the contest’s top honors is the National Award. For this particular award, photographers are […]

A central European country tops a global ranking of the best places to be an entrepreneur — although several continents are represented at the top of the list. The index, compiled by Wharton University and market research firm Y&R, evaluates a total of 80 countries which collectively account for 95% of global gross domestic product. […]

Wikipedia Commons Copenhagen, Denmark. The United Nations just published its annual Human Development Report, which ranks where people live long, healthy lives —in other words, the countries that are best to live in. The UN looked at nearly 200 countries across a number of categories, including life expectancy, education, gender equality, and financial wealth. Here are the countries that […]

LONDON – InterNations, a community for expats, recently produced its latest “Expat Insider” report, looking at how people living and working abroad rate everything from their work-life balance to educational facilities. More than 14,000 respondents representing 174 nationalities and 191 countries or territories took part and had their say on moving, living and working abroad, […]