When I was asked to look back at Cambodia's economy in 2009 and ahead to 2010, I began to wish I had some magic tools such as this ox (although in that case, the ox was not that magical,…

Stéphane Guimbert |

An easy way to take the pulse of 2009 is to look at what people have been reading over the past year. Alan has already talked about books, so I'll take a look at newspapers. Yesterday, the FT…

Brian Hoyt |

In honor of the World Bank's limited edition blog of 2008-2009, Crisis Talk, here is a poem from Martin Dickson, deputy editor of the Financial Times, on the worst excesses of the financial…

Brian Hoyt |

In the years since the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis, the Bank of Thailand (BoT) worked hard to build a heavy fortress around the nation’s financial sector. As a result, at a time when credit…

Frederico Gil Sander |

As the "naughties" finally come to a close, PSD blog will spend the next few days looking ahead to 2010.

Brian Hoyt |

The World Bank's Enterprise Surveys team has published a new survey of businesses in Eastern Europe, analyzing the long-term effects of the financial crisis in the region. The report looks at…

Brian Hoyt |

A recent by Dani Rodrik paper in Vox outlines the advantages of China's currency policy:

Brian Hoyt |

UPDATE: Watch an interview on the report I gave to CNBC Today the World Bank launched its first “Kenya Economic Update” and we want to use this opportunity to launch the  blog “Kenya Can … End…

Wolfgang Fengler |

Nouriel Roubini thinks that gold is overvalued:

Brian Hoyt |