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URL :http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart
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Posts on Regator:1310
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Archived Since:April 18, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The bad and the beautiful

6 days agoNews : Daily Chart

HOLLYWOOD's biggest box-office successes are usually splashy, expensive films packed with slick special effects that appeal to audiences the world over. But these popular spectacles are unlikely to carry off Tinseltown’s highest honour:...Show More Summary

An unfinished peace

6 days agoNews : Daily Chart

ON FEBRUARY 12 th 1947 General Aung San, the father of independent Burma, signed the Panglong agreement with representatives of the Shan, Chin and Kachin people—three of the largest of the many non-Burman ethnic groups that today make up about two-fifths of Myanmar’s population. Show More Summary

Oceans of waste

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THE oceans are awash with plastic. It is most visible in the huge rotating ocean currents, or gyres, such as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch" off the coast of California where tonnes of debris float in an area the size of Texas. But...Show More Summary

Growing popularity

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EUROSCEPTICISM is rife across the continent. Economic stagnation has bred resentment of immigrants, the single currency and the European project. At elections to the European Parliament last May populist parties saw their vote share jump in most big countries, and their support has only grown since. Show More Summary

Red-faced

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THE first-past-the-post electoral system in Britain is unfair to Liberal Democrats and the method of drawing constituency boundaries is similarly unfair to Conservatives. Both are features of British politics that stop those two parties winning a fair share of seats in the House of Commons. Show More Summary

Arms audit

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VLADIMIR PUTIN'S designs on Ukraine and other former Soviet states depend on Russia's ability to exert both hard and soft power. Its hard power is considerable. It is one of the three biggest military powers in the world. It has almost 3,000 tanks, many of which have been deployed near the Ukrainian border. Show More Summary

The agony of Greece

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GREEK voters want to stay in the euro. They have also elected a government that has made a Greek exit, or "Grexit", seem much more likely. Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, said on February 10th that if Greece's new Syriza-led...Show More Summary

Smuggled smokes

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VIEW MAP: Contraband cigarette flows in America Untaxed cigarette trade in the United States A RECENT report found that illicit cigarrettes constitute more than 20% of total consumption in 15 American states. There are sound public-health reasons for taxing tobacco, but the higher the taxes, the bigger the black market, as our map shows here.

From cold war to crisis talks

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

ON FEBRUARY 12th, after all-night talks, the leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine emerged from a meeting in Minsk unsuccesful. "No good news," said Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's embattled president, summing up. A demitilarised...Show More Summary

Satellite's gone, up to the skies

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

INFOGRAPHIC: Aged space satellites Space satellites past their prime Many satellites launched for important purposes such as monitoring solar weather, tracking the climate, and just helping people navigate are limping along in need of replacement. Read "Tough old birds" here.

Racing the elephant against the dragon

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

IN 1991 India's finance minister presented a budget to India's parliament that would change the economic history of his country. His reforms dispensed with mounds of the red tape that reined in Indian growth, and opened up many industries to foreign capital. Show More Summary

The new masters of the universe

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

IN THE 1980s activists were called corporate raiders and were the jackals of capitalism. Today activism is mainstream and arguably the biggest preoccupation of American boardrooms. Since 2011 activists have helped depose the CEOs ofShow More Summary

A powder keg

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

ON FEBRUARY 7th Nigeria's election commission announced that a poll due on February 14th would be pushed back by six weeks, citing security fears. The election, which will now be held on March 28th, will be the most important contest that Africa's most populous nation, and biggest economy, has held since its return to civilian rule in 1999. Show More Summary

Willkommen home, Frau Merkel

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

ON FEBRUARY 9th Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, will meet Barack Obama in the White House. They will discuss the war in Ukraine, transatlantic trade, the wobbling euro zone and the upcoming G7 summit in Bavaria. German-Americans will barely notice, few of them emphasise their links with the Fatherland. Show More Summary

Airpocalypse

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

AIR pollution in India and China is already a great threat to human health. By one estimate, northern Chinese lives are 5.5 years shorter than they should be, all because of foul air. The lives of nearly 700m Indians would, on average, be over three years longer if national standards for air quality were met. Show More Summary

Cry me a hryvnia

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

IN THE autumn Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's president, demanded currency stability as a means to restore predictability to an economy damaged by fighting with pro-Russian separatists. The country's central bank has since been running down...Show More Summary

A recipe for success

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

OF THE 600,000 or so new businesses created in America every year, just 50% will survive through to their fourth year. Fewer still will grow to anything beyond mom-and-pop sized stores. And just a tiny fraction has any chance of becoming the next Facebook, Twitter or Uber. Show More Summary

Apathy for construction

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. NEARLY four years after north-eastern Japan’s huge earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown on March 11th 2011, more than 170,000 people are still stuck in temporary housing along the ravaged coast. Show More Summary

Bright lights, big cities

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

INTERACTIVE MAP: Global urbanisation and city growth Urbanisation and the rise of the megacity BY 2030, nearly 9% of the world's population will be living in just 41 megacities (those with more than 10m inhabitants), according to the UN. Show More Summary

Thawing enthusiasm

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

SINCE mid-2014, falling oil prices and Russia's faltering economy have lessened the Arctic’s allure. The Arctic contains vast amounts of energy which could become accessible as the world warms and the ice retreats in summer. The US Geological Survey has said that about a quarter of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas lies in Arctic waters. Show More Summary

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