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Blog Post Archive

Doom and gloom

3 days agoNews : Daily Chart

"SECULAR stagnation" is not a new idea. It was first popularised by Alvin Hansen, an economist and disciple of John Maynard Keynes, in the stagnant 1930s. Hansen thought a slowing of both population growth and technological progress would reduce opportunities for investment. Show More Summary

Pot luck

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

Mapping America's marijuana muddle SMOKING, growing, buying, selling or merely possessing cannabis is a criminal offence, according to America's federal government. Ask the states, however, and you will get almost 50 different answers. Show More Summary

The end of the population pyramid

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

The shape of the world's demography is changing THE pyramid is a traditional way of visualising and...Continue reading

Pacific hymn

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

SINCE the 1970s trade across the Pacific has far outrun the Atlantic sort. China, for instance, has taken its hunger for high-protein food and raw materials to Latin America and become the biggest trading partner of distant Chile. By...Show More Summary

Greece lightening

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

ON NOVEMBER 14th Greece received a welcome surprise. Revised GDP figures showed that it had emerged from recession earlier this year, growing for each of the first three quarters (on a quarterly basis). The wounds of its lengthy contraction will not soon heal, however. Show More Summary

Missing maps and Ebola

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames.THE lack of reliable data in poor countries thwarts both development and disaster-relief. When Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a charity, moved intoShow More Summary

Tensions mount

last weekNews : Daily Chart

ESCALATING tensions in Jerusalem have centred on a campaign by messianic activists and other Jewish hardliners to change the religious status quo on the Temple Mount, site of the Jewish temple destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. At the moment, Jews pray at its foot, by the Western (formerly Wailing) Wall. Show More Summary


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IN George Orwell’s "1984", there was "oldspeak", "duckspeak", "doublespeak" and "newspeak". In modern central banking, there is "Fedspeak". One of the Federal Reserve’s principal means of communicating its views on monetary policy is to issue a press statement after its regular Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meetings. Show More Summary

The wider world web

last weekNews : Daily Chart

THE internet looks like an adman’s dream. C ounting clicks on a blinking banner ad is a doddle—but kn owing where each click came from, and how many people are clicking, is harder than it appears, as a new report by GlobalWebIndex (GWI), a market-research firm, demonstrates. Show More Summary

Kommen together

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THIS weekend Germans will mark the 25th anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall with a celebratory bash. A generation on, Germans still debate the progress that has been made in bringing east and west together. In terms of motorways and other infrastructure, the east sparkles today. Show More Summary

Some are more equal than others

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

A history of American wealth inequality Source: E. Saez & G. Zucman Source: E. Saez & G. Zucman

Stateside decider

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

AWAITING RESULTS: Visit this page on the morning of November 5th for updates. See our interactive map showing polling data for all contested states in the run up to the election.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

ON NOVEMBER 3rd the first office workers moved into One World Trade Centre, a new skyscraper built on the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks in Manhattan. Around 170 employees of Condé Nast, a media company, moved into the building, which stands at a symbolic 1,776 feet (541 metres) high and took eight-and-a-half years to complete. Show More Summary

Relatively successful

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

The world's biggest family-controlled firms THE “Lucky Sperm Club”, as Warren Buffett likes to call it, is still going strong at the commanding heights of global business. Family-controlled firms now make up 19% of the companies in the Fortune Global 500, which tracks the world’s largest firms by sales. Show More Summary

Buying a megaphone

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. AMERICA’S 2014 mid-term elections are expected to cost as much as $4 billion, when all spending by candidates, parties, political action committees and advocacy groups is included. Show More Summary


3 weeks 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

3 weeks agoNews : 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 monthNews : 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

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