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Economic Malays

29 minutes agoNews : Daily Chart

Big demonstrations planned to take place in Malaysia's cities on August 29th and 30th--only one of many difficulties facing its prime minister, Najib Razak--are earning the country of 30m attention. Formed in 1963 from a confection of...Show More Summary

The perils of private planes

yesterdayNews : Daily Chart

ON AUGUST 22th, at least 11 people were killed and many more injured when a vintage-1950s Hawker Hunter jet crashed on to a dual carriageway on the south coast of Britain during a display at Shoreham airshow. It follows a summer of carnage across Europe. Show More Summary

Who wants to live forever?

yesterdayNews : Daily Chart

OVER the past 100 years, mankind has made great leaps in eliminating diseases and learning how to keep people alive. The life expectancy of a person born in America in 1900 was just 47 years. Eighty years later that figure had increased to 70 years for men and 77 years for women. Show More Summary

Who wants to live forever?

yesterdayNews : Daily Chart

OVER the past 100 years, mankind has made great leaps in healthcare and medicine: eliminating diseases and learning how to keep people alive. The life expectancy of a person born in America in 1900 was just 47 years. Eighty years later that figure increased to 70 years for men and 77 years for women. Show More Summary

Feeling small

yesterdayNews : Daily Chart

FOR centuries, astronomers thought the cosmos was made up entirely of star-stuff, with a bit of planet-stuff thrown in. But by the 1930s it became clear that a new universal recipe was needed: galaxies appeared to be spinning far too fast, given the amount of mass apparent within them. Show More Summary

The seasonality of New York's dog poo

2 days agoNews : Daily Chart

AS A global city, New York offers visitors sights they won’t see anywhere else in the world. In the summer months, at the peak of tourist season, the city also offers visitors some fairly distinct smells. As the city heats up, smells of litter and waste become especially pungent. Show More Summary

Gauging America’s exposure to China

2 days agoNews : Daily Chart

CHINA'S stockmarket rout has been causing waves around the world. China's benchmark index has fallen by 25% over the past week. Over the same period the S&P 500 has fallen 11%. In an apparent effort to reassure investors and onlookers...Show More Summary

Women in Latin America

3 days agoNews : Daily Chart

IN THE past quarter century, more Latin American women have joined the labour force than their counterparts anywhere else in the world. The number of Latin American women in legislatures is among the highest in the world. But they remain underrepresented at the highest levels of business. Show More Summary

The gravity of China's great fall

3 days agoNews : Daily Chart

INTERACTIVE: Latest Chinese stockmarket data and exchange rates ASIAN markets are once again driving traders batty. A mammoth plunge in China's stockmarkets on Monday, August 24th, touched off a wild day on global markets: in which Japanese...Show More Summary

Twitter's share price

last weekNews : Daily Chart

WHEN Twitter went public in 2013, the company made it clear that it was not Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking giant had a bungled intial public offering and came close to ending its first day on the markets below the price set by the firm’s bankers. Show More Summary

Tsipras resigns

last weekNews : Daily Chart

ALEXIS TSIPRAS, the Greek prime minister, resigned on Thursday August 20 th and called a snap election, to be overseen by an interim administration. The decision follows a split within his left-wing Syriza party over a new bailout deal with Greece’s creditors. Show More Summary

Troubled youths

last weekNews : Daily Chart

ON MOST measures Britain is doing well: last year its economy grew faster than any other G7 country, while overall unemployment is 5.6%, compared with 10% in France. But according to the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, on one measure Britain still lags behind. Show More Summary

Par for the course

last weekNews : Daily Chart

NO SOONER did Trigana Air flight 257 crash into the remote mountains of Papua on August 16th than Western aviation experts began taking Indonesia to task over its purportedly abysmal safety record. The accident, which claimed 54 lives,...Show More Summary

Teens in Syria

last weekNews : Daily Chart

A SURVEY released this month tries to find out what life is like for Syrian teenagers. As part of a UN initiative, Mercy Corps, a charity, managed to interview 120 teens, along with 200 or so parents and local community figures. Even in relatively safe areas, some of the interviews had to be finished in the street after buildings were shelled. Show More Summary

The world's most 'liveable' cities

last weekNews : Daily Chart

WHILE residents of Melbourne enjoy another year in the world’s most liveable city, according to the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking from our corporate cousin the Economist Intelligence Unit, spare a thought for those who live in the 57 cities that have steadily deteriorated over the last five years. Show More Summary

Still bearing the scars of 1945

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. EAST Asia’s old war wounds have yet to heal. In early September China will hold a huge military parade in Beijing to commemorate the second world war's...Show More Summary

The gridlocked global economy

last weekNews : Daily Chart

IN 2009, in the middle of the financial crisis, global economic growth fell to zero. China and other emerging-market economies had added exactly as much to global GDP—1.5% in purchasing-power-parity terms—as America and the rest of the rich world had lost. Show More Summary

China's market turmoil

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. CHINA's stockmarket crash of early July was the culmination of a worrying month which saw share-prices fall by a third, wiping out some $3.5 trillion in wealth (more than the total value of India’s stockmarket). Show More Summary

When to push Caesarean sections

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames.OBSTETRIC medicine has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past century. Death from childbirth is vanishingly rare in rich countries, and poorer countries are starting to catch up. Show More Summary

The Pyongyangites of Pyonghattan

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

SINCE Kim Jong Un came to power following the death of his father in December 2011, North Korea’s Young Leader has shown a passion for construction projects, with the emphasis on leisure —a pursuit he promised his subjects early on, along with prosperity. Show More Summary

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