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Adding up the ads

2 minutes agoNews : 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

5 minutes agoNews : 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

8 minutes agoNews : Daily Chart

The top three economies throughout history Read more

The wrong kind of growth

1 hour agoNews : 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

last weekNews : 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

last weekNews : 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

last weekNews : 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

last weekNews : 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

last weekNews : 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

2 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


2 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

The battle for the Senate

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

The big prize in America’s mid-term elections, which will be held on November 4th, is control of the US Senate. The Republicans are expected to hold on to their majority in the House of Representatives without difficulty, and Barack Obama is not up for re-election, but the Senate is very much in play. Show More Summary

Meanderings to mirror the Amazon

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Brazil's 2014 presidential election first-round BRAZIL'S unpredictable election campaign delivered another twist after the first round of voting on October 5th. President Dilma Rousseff made it through to a runoff on October 26th, as...Show More Summary

Measuring people power

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Compare protest crowd sizes, democracy levels and youth populations here Comparing protests OUR scatter diagram shows how Hong Kong’s protests stack up against other displays of people power since early 2011. Compare crowd sizes, democracy levels and youth populations here.

Workers of the world

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

An interactive guide to global labour markets Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. THE last few decades have been a trying time for many of the world’s workers. The squeeze has come from multiple directions. Show More Summary

Control of Donbas

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

The territorial claims of Russian rebels in Ukraine

Where street meets tweet

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

China’s censorship of the Hong Kong protests on social media THE principle of “one country, two systems” that defines how Beijing handles Hong Kong is meeting its match, as pro-democracy protesters flood the streets of the island territory demanding more say in their political affairs. Show More Summary

Comparing protests

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

A look at the sizes of recent street demonstrations PEOPLE power is increasingly on display from Cairo’s Tahrir Square to Istanbul’s Taksim Square. In recent days Hong Kong and Ukraine have come alive with public protests of their own. Show More Summary

Pillow talk in the bush

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

The chatter and cackle of Bushmen, and what it says about us HAS evolution hardwired our brains to be entertained by stories at night? Primetime television executives hope so. And interesting new research points in that direction. The...Show More Summary

For whom the jobs toll

4 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

AMERICA has experienced a puzzling decline in the share of people either working or looking for work. Historically the “labour-force participation rate” fell during recessions as some of the unemployed gave up looking for work, and rose amid recoveries as discouraged workers returned. Show More Summary

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