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16 hours agoNews : Daily Chart

The end of quantitative easing in America ON OCTOBER 29th the Federal Reserve brought to a close the monetary-stimulus programme known as "QE3". The Fed first began using quantitative easing—the purchase of assets like government debt...Show More Summary

Money and happiness

yesterdayNews : Daily Chart

The link between happiness and income is fraying A SURVEY of 43 countries published on October 30th by the Pew Research Centre of Washington, DC, shows that people in emerging markets are within a whisker of expressing the same level of satisfaction with their lot as people in rich countries. Show More Summary

Where not to invest in Europe

3 days agoNews : Daily Chart

Doing business in Europe's periphery is hampered by slow legal systems THE World Bank released its annual "Doing Business" report on October 29th, ranking the world's 189 countries by how attractive they are to companies. That tiny Singapore led the list again this year and Eritrea was stuck in last place was not paricularly surprising. Show More Summary

Rousseff the resurgent

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

Brazil's 2014 presidential election result AFTER a rollercoaster of a race, which saw the tragic death of one candidate and repeated surges by others, Dilma Rousseff was re-elected Brazil’s president on October 26th with 51.6% of the vote. Show More Summary

Through the roof

last weekNews : Daily Chart

How much city-dwellers overpay for housing Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. EVERY urbanite grumbles about the price of housing. But some have more cause to complain than others. The price that people pay above what might be considered reasonable, relative to income, differs vastly. Show More Summary

The journey of a virus

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Mapping the 2014 Ebola outbreak Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames.

The cruellest month

last weekNews : Daily Chart

The coldest time of year has not always been the most lethal WINTER is the deadliest season. That is common knowledge. But it was not always so—at least, not for nobles, the group for whom records are most complete. In a working paper...Show More Summary

China’s fast-but-slow economy

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Growth hits a five-year low, but industrial output is on the rise CHINA’S economy slowed to 7.3% year-on-year growth in the third quarter, slipping below the official target of 7.5%. For most countries, growth above 7% would be a rare triumph. Show More Summary

Libya on the edge

last weekNews : Daily Chart

North Africa's top oil producer is dangerously divided ON THE third anniversary of the death of Muammar Qaddafi, Libya’s former ruler, the country is violently split. It has two governments and two parliaments. Both the capital, Tripoli, and the second city, Benghazi, are controlled by Islamist militia groups of various stripes. Show More Summary

Adding up the ads

last weekNews : Daily Chart

The disparity of topics of American political advertisements AMERICAN politics may be highly polarised, but the themes of advertisements by candidates in the mid-term elections are less so. The most popular topic for both parties is health care. Show More Summary

The fear factor

last weekNews : Daily Chart

An index of market uncertainty is at a two-year high THE VIX, or “fear index,” rose to 26.25 percentage points on October 15th, reaching its highest level since a crisis over the fate of the euro currency in 2012. When markets smell trouble, the metric spikes. Show More Summary

Time is money

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The wrong kind of growth

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Euro-zone debts are looking increasingly unsustainable LAST week there was turmoil in financial markets. Investors started to worry about whether struggling euro-zone economies would be able to pay back their debt. Yields on Greece’s sovereign bonds (loans made to the Greek government) briefly exceeded 9%, a big jump. Show More Summary

The purse of the one percent

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Who controls the world’s wealth GLOBAL wealth has increased from $117 trillion in 2000 to $262 trillion this year. That comes to $56,000 for each adult on earth. But the fortune is far from evenly distributed. In 1906 the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that 80% of land was owned by just 20% of the Italian population. Show More Summary

Black gold deficits

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Countries that suffer when the oil price plummets IN 2008 the oil price hit $140 a barrel. Today it is well below $90. Healthy supplies from America and weak demand (especially from China) have pushed down prices. When the price of black gold falls, businesses and individuals cheer but oil-exporting countries suffer. Show More Summary

Comparing MBAs

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Our ranking of full-time MBA programmes Each year The Economist collates hard data and student surveys to rank the world's business schools. Find out which are the best-ranked 25 full-time MBA programmes here.

The toll of a tragedy

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THE first reported case in the Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone. Travellers took it across the border: by late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six. Show More Summary

Ebola's global reach

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Modelling the spread of Ebola using air-transport networks THE Ebola virus is not contagious through the air, but air travel has played its part in spreading it within west Africa and beyond. Dirk Brockmann, a specialist in complex networks...Show More Summary

Turning the pixelated page

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. EVERY year the Frankfurt Book Fair, which opened yesterday in Germany, is proof of the scale of the publishing business. Some 275,000 visitors from around the world, including editors, agents, journalists and publishing executives, attend. Show More Summary


3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Our economic indicators have become more social European unemployment table THE Economist has been devoted to data for more than a century. Now the digits are easier to share. Our interactive economic indicators have been upgraded to let readers customise and share their own tables to tell their own stories. Show More Summary

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