Singapore’s transformation into a trade and finance hub that leads global rankings of competitiveness often prompts observers to ask: What is its secret sauce?  We at the Singapore Hub for…

Kelvin Wong |

Singapore: Global Innovation Forum Robots will take over our jobs, disrupt our industries and erode our competitiveness.   Such were commonly expressed fears about advances in automation,…

Amira Karim |

Will cash and checks still exist 15 or 20 years from now given the increasing digitization of money? Is the smartphone our new bank? Will many people working in the financial sector industry lose…

José de Luna-Martínez, Wei Zhang |

Албан бус орчуулга. Бид Дэлхийн Банк болон Монгол улсын Засгийн газар хоорондын 25 жилийн түншлэлийн түүхийг авч үзэж байгаа билээ. Өнөөдөр бид 2003 оныг авч үзнэ. ДНБ долоон хувиар өссөн нь…

Jim Anderson |

We are reviewing the 25 year partnership between Mongolia and the World Bank, one year at a time, and today we examine 2003.  GDP grew 7.0% that year, the highest growth rate since the transition…

Jim Anderson |

Globally, around 2 billion people do not use formal financial services. In Southeast Asia, there are 264 million adults who are still “unbanked”; many of them save their money under the mattress…

José de Luna-Martínez |

Албан бус орчуулга. Хаа нэгтээ ямар нэг гамшиг тохиолдож, хүний амь эрсэдсэн, бэртэж гэмтсэн, иргэдийн орон байр сүйтгэгдсэн, амьжиргаагаа алдсан гэсэн мэдээг сонсоод дараагийн гамшиг болохоос…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

In PDF: Korean | Khmer Every time I learn of another natural disaster – the people killed and injured, homes destroyed, livelihoods lost – I know we must act to reduce the tragic impact instead of…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Those unfamiliar with the fast growing emerging economies of East Asia are likely to think that governments in these countries let market forces and capitalism roam free, red in tooth and claw.…

Truman Packard |

Click image to view larger version. In this digital age, it’s easy to forget that there is a staggering amount of physical goods moving across the globe. Most trade—80 percent by volume—moves…

David Lawrence |