The rise of speculation

As speculative investment soars above 50 percent, economic indicators continue to underwhelm, calling the optimism in the warehouse market into question

Tax havens tilting at windmills

The fight against those who avoid taxation through transferring money to tax havens constitutes a global problem, which to some extent resembles constructing anti-theft deadlocks. There are businesses and people who achieve a master level in developing security and become experts in bypassing securi...

Life Adter Safe Harbor – Will it be better with privacy shields?...

Contrary to the European Union, the United States is known for its liberal approach to personal data protection. Proof thereof lies in the fact that there is no equivalent of the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data overseas. This may seem shocking, but the United States treats pers...

A gated community

The internet may have once been used for a free flow of information, but it is becoming increasingly monopolized, with a handful of corporations in charge of all of our data. WBJ Observer talked to Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, co-founder of the highly controversial torrent search engine The Pirate Bay, h...

Browsing Histories

Is there room for yet another internet browser in the hyper-competitive browser industry? How has the internet browsing business changed, where is it headed, and when will we finally get to the promised land of the Internet of Things? – WBJ Observer asked Jon von Tetzchner, the co-founder and former...

Advancing in the Middle East

Middle East countries are very far from being able to be named as Poland’s major trade partners. Yet, Polish exporters would lose a lot if they neglected to establish solid trade ties with these fast-growing regions

Decarbonization – a must or heresy

Poland didn’t use the opportunity to tap into elevated coal prices on the world markets to increase the effectiveness of coal extraction. Instead of reinvesting the profits, they were consumed. Now the mining sector generates huge losses and remains a headache for the government, which is pushing to...

State and land

The government now has the right to step into almost any significant transaction involving the sale of land. Could the new law mean a country-wide re-nationalization? How will it impact the real estate market

The retail market still has growth potential

WBJ Observer talks to Andrzej Jarosz, marketing and communications director at Mayland Real Estate, about the current situation and trends in, as well as prospects for, the retail property market in Poland

A port in a storm

The residential market continues to attract money, but individual investors are no longer the only buyers. Institutional investors are joining in. Apartments are still hot, but aparthotels and other asset classes are increasingly in demand