Obserwator Finansowy features views and analysis of economy in Poland and other countries, written by some of the best journalists, economists and analysts. Our mission is to share knowledge of economics and financial markets in the world.
Obserwator Finansowy is a project under aegis of the Poland’s central bank, Narodowy Bank Polski. We have published thousands of articles about the Polish and global economy. Our journalists have conducted hundreds of interviews with Nobel laureates, distinguished economists, business leaders and politicians with views across the political spectrum.
In this section you can find selected articles in English.
People across the world are slowly but surely swapping their car keys for a phone app. Although European cities are lagging behind their Russian and Asian competitors in terms of car sharing fleet size, the service is on the...
Digitalization transforms many aspects of business activity, reduces the role of cash in financial intermediation, and promotes the emergence of new forms of money. This is a major challenge for the central banks.
For years Russia has been trying to create its own internet, independent of the World Wide Web. A new law, “Stable RuNet law”, signed by President Vladimir Putin in May this year, took effect on November 2019
Poles should change their habits and become more environmentally friendly. Otherwise even the best regulations and environmental programs may turn out to be ineffective in the fight against the flood of garbage and air...
The number of new electric cars sold in Europe should start growing over the next two years. This growth will be promoted by an increase in the number of EV models available on the market.
In recent months there has been a series of extreme weather events in Poland, which have once again revived the debate about global warming. Agriculture is particularly vulnerable to climate change.
Sberbank, Russian largest bank, made a pilot blockchain transaction. Under the leadership of the former economy minister Herman Gref, Sberbank has been focusing on blockchain technology for nearly two years.
While the share of people working on weekends is growing in the European Union, in Poland more employees are taking the weekends off. Although, according to Eurostat, they find it more difficult to afford at least one week...
The activity of the financial technology companies has become a permanent feature of the global financial system, and an average of 64 per cent of consumers have used their services this year.
Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges. Even though artificial intelligence and machine learning entail a significant carbon footprint, they could be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.