Top 4 Stats For Picking A Country To Start A Business

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, many governments adopted policies that promoted the creation of new business firms. In the United States, for example, the government urged the business sector to take the lead in the country’s efforts toward recovery. The European Union, likewise, adopted a strategy that promotes entrepreneurship as […]

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Reality Checks: Are Crime Rates Really Higher In Rich Countries?

Everyone wants to feel safe when they walk the streets and go to bed at night. Everyone wants to be safe from physical harm and also want their property to be safe too. But open the newspaper and there it is – news about violent crime and burglaries and assaults. It makes one feel insecure […]

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Oil Price Hike: Global Impacts

During the month of April, the global price of a barrel of light, sweet crude oil hovered above the $110 mark. On April 1, it was pegged at $111.42 per barrel. By April 29, it was pegged at $120.79. A year ago during the same month, the price ranged from only $78 to a little […]

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Facing up to Massive Public Debt

Public debt refers to the total debt accumulated by a government from internal (domestic) and external (foreign) creditors minus debt repayments. Public debt is also referred to as “national debt” or “government debt.” During the period 2009-2010, the world’s public debt(expressed as a percentage of total gross domestic product) grew from 56.8 percent to 59.3 percent. […]

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How To Read Crime Data The Smart Way

Burglary, theft, or no crime at all? It depends where in the world you are – and which official you’re talking to. If you are trying to pin down the levels and types of crime in different countries in the area of property crimes, you’ve presented yourself with a real challenge – but one that […]

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Compare Any Two Countries Side By Side

Announcing an exciting new feature. You can now see stats for two countries compared side by side. See for example: India vs Pakistan and you learn that the Indians spend 31% more time in school and its economy is 9 times the size. Compare the American and Chinese economies and you can see the US has 5 […]

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Loads more stats on NationMaster

We have plenty of interesting stats for you this time. How many Turks are in different countries? Are they moving abroad because they’re twice as bored as any other country? It seems it’s not because they have too much leisure time. For something a little edgy, we tell you which countries tested with the highest IQ’s? Use this one with caution. […]

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Thank you, Mr Barton

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.  

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Country Clusters: Statistically Similar Countries in Network graphs

What would the world look like if you shifted countries around based on similarity? What if you clustered countries according to statistical performance, rather than other predefined groups, regions and associations? We did just that at NationMaster. We created network graphs where the most similar countries become neighbours. The more similar their statistical performance, the […]

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