This blog is the fourth in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the latest edition of the World Bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook. Food…

John Baffes, Jinxin Wu |

Energy commodity prices surged more than 4 percent in April, led by oil (+7.5 percent), the World Bank Pink Sheet reported. However, coal and natural gas prices in the U.S. declined 7 and 10…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

This blog is the second in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the April 2019 edition of the World bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook.  Since…

Peter Nagle |

Also available in: Español | Français This blog is the first in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the April 2019 edition of the World bank…

John Baffes, Peter Nagle |

Agricultural and food prices are expected to rise only moderately in 2019. However, risks of extreme weather, an escalation of trade tensions, or a jump in energy prices could trigger higher…

Csilla Lakatos, David Laborde, Will Martin |

Emerging market and developing economies have achieved a remarkable decline in inflation since the mid-1970s. In addition, inflation movement up or down has become increasing synchronized across…

Jongrim Ha, Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge |

In the era of digital technology, the structure of production as well as the interaction between humans and machines is being redefined. The diffusion and application of digital technology can…

Xubei Luo |

In 2014, the World Bank issued a highly relevant and timely report titled Risk and Opportunity:  Managing Risk for Development. This report analyzed the growing number of heterogenous risks and…

Carlos Végh, Guillermo Vuletin, Daniel Riera-Crichton |

Download the January 2019 Global Economic Prospects report. Global growth sputtered in 2018 amid weakening trade and manufacturing, tighter financing conditions, and elevated policy uncertainties…

Carlos Arteta, Marc Stocker |