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Constructive one-upmanship

12 hours agoNews : Daily Chart

THE world is in the middle of a skyscraper boom. Last year a record number of tall buildings were completed; and the record for the world’s tallest is being broken more regularly and more spectacularly than ever before, particularly in the Middle East. Show More Summary

Flying in the face of convention

yesterdayNews : Daily Chart

THE Gulf states have been on the radar of the world’s airlines since the 1930s. Then Dubai, a pearl-fishing port, served as a stopover for the flying boats of Imperial Airways (a forerunner of British Airways) on routes connecting London to distant colonial outposts. Show More Summary

Yemen's indecisive storm

2 days agoNews : Daily Chart

IT WAS a short-lived ceasefire. On April 21 st Saudi Arabia declared the end of “Operation Decisive Storm”, a three-week long campaign of air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen - it had supposedly achieved its objectives. But a few...Show More Summary

Silicon rally

3 days agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. INTERNATIONAL Business Machines (IBM) must rank as a case study in corporate survival. Founded in 1911 as a manufacturer of punch-card machines, more than a century later it remains one of the largest technology companies in the world. Show More Summary

The cruel sea

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

ON APRIL 19th an estimated 700 migrants were killed when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, one of the worst refugee drowning episodes in decades. That puts the total number of deaths in the Mediterranean over 1,500 this year....Show More Summary

Interactive map - UK election 2015

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Election map: UK constituencies, by party seats and % of vote AS BRITAIN approaches its most unpredictable election in decades, the current political map reveals a fragmented country. Can one party break out of its strongholds and win a majority or (more likely, it seems) does another 'hung parliament' beckon?? Explore our interactive constituency map here.

Magma carto

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. (iPad users, tap here for full functionality) LARGE volcanic eruptions do not merely devastate the areas surrounding them. They also change the climate around the world. Show More Summary

A history of hat throwing

last weekNews : Daily Chart

ON APRIL 12th Hillary Clinton officially entered the race for president. This comes 576 days before the general election, and she is not the first to throw her hat in the ring. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have both formally declared on the Republican side. Show More Summary

Hillary enters the race

last weekNews : Daily Chart

HILLARY CLINTON'S putative campaign for president was made official on April 12th. The announcement came in an e-mail from John Podesta, her campaign manager, who told donors and supporters that she would soon head to Iowa for a meet-and-greet with voters. Show More Summary

A sunny outlook

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Daily chart: Renewable energy Plummeting prices are providing a boost to wind power and solar energy, even as subsidies fall. Renewables now account for nearly a tenth of global power generation. On current trends they will make up a fifth by 2030. Read more here.

California steamin'

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. AS CALIFORNIA'S water crisis has worsened, the state has decided to turn off the taps. On April 1st, Governor Jerry Brown imposed California’s first mandatory curbs on water use, ordering local water agencies to cut their supply by a quarter over the coming year. Show More Summary

Slowly emerging

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THE global financial crisis was a scarring experience for rich economies. A sharp short-term decline in GDP has given way to steady erosion in growth relative to pre-crisis hopes. Yet as a chapter in the International Monetary Fund’s new World Economic Outlook explains, the emerging world is also entering an age of diminished expectations. Show More Summary

Land of the free?

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. LAND is a finite resource. America sits on 3.5m square miles (9.1m square km), but some bits of it are used quite a bit more heavily than others. Our...Show More Summary

The Middle Eastern mesh

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. ON APRIL 2nd, Iran and six world powers (America, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) agreed the outline of a deal to restrict Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear bomb for a decade, in return for a gradual easing of sanctions. Show More Summary

Capital crimes

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THE world is gradually moving away from capital punishment. At the end of 2014, 98 countries had abolished the death penalty, compared with 59 countries in 1995. The number of countries carrying out executions has halved. Last year at...Show More Summary

Stated preferences

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

ONE frequent stumbling block for the European project is the fact that different countries want different things. Recent Eurostat polling on self-reported happiness highlights those divergences. As usual, Scandinavians are the happiest...Show More Summary

Commons sense

4 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. THE British House of Commons, the elected and more powerful of Parliament’s two chambers, is laid out for adversarial politics: the opposing front benches are said to be separated by a distance equal to that of two drawn swords. Show More Summary

Constituency cartography

4 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

2015 General Election - UK Constituencies Current seats Geographic Schematic Marginal seats Geographic Schematic House prices Geographic Schematic Population Geographic Schematic Source: The Economist...Continue reading

Poll tracker

4 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

AS Britain's general election nears, one thing is clear: the national picture masks a complicated range of dynamics among different groups of voters. With Britain's political system fragmenting, and the economic and social conditions in different parts of the country becoming ever-more varied, the notion of a "uniform swing" is largely academic. Show More Summary

A powder keg

4 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

ON MARCH 28th Nigerians go to the polls in the most important contest that Africa's most populous nation, and biggest economy, has held since its return to civilian rule in 1999. Nigeria has been one of the world's fastest-growing economies over the past 15 years. Show More Summary

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