Metal prices dropped 4.4% in August, led by a nearly 25% decline in iron ore; most base metals increased, including lead (+3.3%), tin (+3%), nickel (+1.7%), and zinc (+1.4%). Precious metals were…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

The Pink Sheet is a monthly report that monitors commodity price movements. Metal prices as a group changed little, as gains in lead (+6.7%), tin and nickel (+4.7% each) were balanced by losses in…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

Energy prices gained 9.4% in June, following increases in all components—oil (+8.1%), coal (+21.4%), and natural gas (+13%), the World Bank’s Pink Sheet reported. Non-energy prices eased 1.4%...…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

Gas flaring, the burning of natural gas associated with oil extraction, has persisted since the beginning of oil production, some 160 years ago. It takes place due to a range of issues, from…

Zubin Bamji, Harshit Agrawal, Umar Serajuddin |

Corruption continues to be a serious impediment to progress and fairness in many countries but there are things that can be done about it and, yes, in many countries, this is making a difference.…

Jim Anderson |

These past few months, the World Bank has published several analysis of trends and issues shaping Mauritania’s economic and development future, including the report on Macroeconomic Management of…

Laurent Msellati, Samer Matta |