GlobalMar 10, 2016

American trade issues aren’t just about China

Americans have good reason to worry about competition from China, the country with which the U.S. has its largest merchandise trade deficit. But competition from high-value exporters such as Germany also poses a challenge that, so far, has been largely ignored on the campaign trail.

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GlobalFeb 22, 2016

The demographic digital divide is real and pervasive

Within nearly every country, Millennials (those ages 18 to 34) are much more likely to be internet and smartphone users compared with those ages 35 and older.

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GlobalFeb 22, 2016

The strong relationship between per capita income and internet access, smartphone ownership

Internet and smartphone rates are also related to overall country wealth. Richer nations tend to have higher internet access rates and higher reported smartphone ownership.

GlobalFeb 22, 2016

Global Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage

While people in advanced economies are still more likely to own a smartphone and use the internet, those in the emerging world are closing these digital divides.

GlobalJan 21, 2016

Refugee crises, climate change are top risks in next 10 years, experts say

Large-scale refugee flows and lack of progress in slowing global warming are the top risks that the world faces in the coming decade, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum of executives and experts.

GlobalOct 29, 2015

The most – and least – energy-intensive nations

The U.S. Virgin Islands is the most “energy intensive” place on Earth — meaning it uses the most energy per unit of GDP — while gambling hub Macau is one of the least.

GlobalOct 29, 2015

Measuring the ‘good’ life around the world

What makes a good life? Usually this question is in the domain of priests, philosophers and metaphysicians, but the OECD sought to find the answers with data.

GlobalSep 16, 2015

Key findings about Africans’ views on economy, challenges

Sub-Saharan Africans are feeling positive about their current and long-term economic prospects compared with those in other regions of the world. However, they still see the need for more foreign aid and are concerned about the serious challenges facing them, especially when it comes to better health care and jobs.

GlobalAug 17, 2015

Brazil’s corruption scandal, economy drive Rousseff’s ratings to record low

Rousseff’s political woes have raised the prospect of impeachment proceedings and brought out hundreds of thousands of protestors across the country on Sunday, many chanting “Dilma Out.”

GlobalJul 23, 2015

Global Publics: Economic Conditions Are Bad

Seven years after the beginning of the global financial crisis, our survey of 40 nations finds that publics in fewer than half the countries have a positive view of their economy.