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These charts show you which countries own most of the United States’ foreign debt

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, US President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed 2016 budget last week, and from its plans for student [...]

Africa’s Electrifying Future

Emerging and frontier markets are a focal point of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which takes place [...]

These maps show you how many people are online in the world

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, What would your life look like without the internet? Reliable internet access has become an [...]

A Look At The Global Wealth in 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ever wondered how the other half lives? Get unparalleled insight into the world’s Ever wondered how the other half lives? [...]

Countries With the Most Slaves

By Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich While many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet [...]

Africa’s Failure to Industrialize: Bad Luck or Bad Policy?

On Thursday, November 20 the United Nations celebrated the 25th Africa Industrialization Day. But perhaps “celebrate” is not exactly the [...]

Charts for Christmas: emerging markets – Video

From Financial Times YouTube Channel Link: Charts for Christmas: emerging markets 0

This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live

Tuberculosis’ and ‘AIDS’ aren’t trending on Twitter, but they probably should be. ENLARGE (GlobalPost) The worst Ebola outbreak in history has [...]

Giant diamonds lure investor cash to Botswana

  What’s worth $28 million and fits in your pocket?   By Patrick McGroarty GABORONE, Botswana—In a quiet room behind several [...]

Banking on BRICS

  In July, leaders of the five emerging market countries known as the “BRICS” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South [...]

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