Trending this month

Showing posts with label economics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label economics. Show all posts

January 7, 2016

June 8, 2015

Nations where" internet shopping" contributes significantly to GDP

"how internet affects economy"

Irrespective of the gloom and  doom and at times recessionary tendencies on the economic front The worlds has till a lot to cheer about
The internet keeps growing  and so does the economic GDP of a few nations.In the G20 countries, the internet economy will grow at more than 10% annually for the next five years and by 2016 reach $4.2 trillion, or 5.3% of GD,up from $2.3 trillion and 4.1% according to a recent report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Britain leads the pack in terms of internet contributing hugely to its economic prosperity. According to economist UK's " internet economy" is now bigger than its construction and education sectors, mainly thanks to the popularity of e-commerce and the rapid adoption of mobile as a " key shopping ande commerce device.

South Korea and China ranks 2nd and 3rd, while.Japan and US ranks 5th and 6th  while India currently going through an eCommerce revolution of sorts is ranked 8th 

May 31, 2015

May 30, 2015

Chart of the day :why americans are quitting their jobs

" chart shows for every one person getting fired, 3 are quitting their jobs"

" This chart  by Upshot shows  chart shows for every one American person getting fired, at their workplace , 3 are quitting their jobs on their own. The last time when Americans started to quit their jobs in such rapid pace was in 2006.

March 13, 2015

Ranking 10 European Countries with their weekly working hours :

average weekly working hours
During economic crisis and midlife crisis you cant do much except  spent more time at work. The above chart shows the average weekly working hours  across  10  selected European  nations.

Based on which side  of the  globe your living in, here is how these 10 nations of Europe ranked. The average weekly working hours  in Greece was  highest at 42hours  followed by  Portugal and Spain  with  39.3 and 38 hours respectively

For  Germany and Netherlands..its party time as usual with  an average working week lasting 35 hours in Germany and 30 hours in Netherlands 

January 22, 2014

Global Employment set to rise with 62% CEOs Plans to Increase headcounts

2014 and CEO outlook for hiring
Emerging vs Developed Economies : 2014 seems to be a stabilizing year

Global Economy finally looking up

62 Percent of CEOs Plan to Hire More in 2014 (  By Abigail Tracy @abigailtracy)

Survey Notwithstanding the general pessimism  of the economic downturn, Corporate s are quitely optimist about the " Recruitement in 2014"  Not Gung Ho but an Cautious Optimism  on the " Market Forces that will change in 2014

For its 17th annual Global CEO survey, audit and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers interviewed 1,300 CEOs from 68 countries about their business expectations for this year.

  1.  Of the 162 U.S. CEOs in the survey, 62 percent expect to hire more people in 2014, the highest level in the past five years. 
  2. 36 percent said they are confident in prospects for revenue growth, an increase of 6 percent from 2013

February 24, 2012

The State of Global Economies in 2012 : Infographic

IN 2008 banks were saved by governments. The question that dominated 2011 was how to save governments. The euro-area sovereign-debt crisis metastasised from a problem affecting small, peripheral states to one that threatens the single currency itself. The rise in Italian bond yields in particular marked a dangerous new stage in the saga (chart 1). European banks, stuffed full of government bonds, have suffered a severe funding squeeze since the summer (chart 2). The euro was oddly resilient against the dollar, but Switzerland and Japan intervened to hold down their currencies as investors sought shelter (chart 3).
Faced with skittish creditors, countries in Europe tried to instil confidence by cutting spending (chart 4). Austerity and growth do not mix, however. Euro-area GDP remains below its pre-crisis level. American output did at least regain that mark in 2011 (chart 5) but US unemployment remained very high.
source : Eeconomist

March 18, 2011

Japanese Reconstruction Timeline

At the start of Japanese disaster, economists came out with a simple explanation as to what the impact of the earthquake would be on Japan's economy: The economy will be hit in the short-term, but GDP will grow more in future months than expected because of reconstruction.

This report from  Barclays  shows that, when the earthquake hits, production falls in the economy due to the destruction of infrastructure. Then, as cleanup and reconstruction commences, demand increases, and the economy ends up growing more as a result. Barclay's GDP projections fit this model, with Q2 GDP revised down to +0.8%, Q3 up to +3.2%, and Q4 up to +3.0%.

Uncertainty remains over Fukushima, but Japan's recovery also depends on how much the Japanese government is willing to spend.

According To Barclays:

In our view, fiscal policy is the key to moving from a phase of production decline to a phase of overall increase in demand. At this stage, however, it remains unclear when the FY 10 second preliminary budget will be compiled and how big it will be. Although private-sector reconstruction activity could pick up ahead of activity in the public sector, the rebuilding of public infrastructure such as harbors and roads will still depend on fiscal policy.

Read more:

February 26, 2011

February 25, 2011

US Vs China :The Battle For Economic Supremacy

Infographic via link
Via link
Via Billshrink

 The United States and China are two of the largest economies in the world. While remarkably similar in some aspects, there are fundamental differences in many areas. Billshrink breaks down how the US and Chinese economies are alike and how they differ.

February 10, 2011

Economics of Raising Kids In American Today

America’s jobs crisis began a decade ago. Long before the housing bubble burst and Wall Street melted down, something in our national job-creation machine went horribly wrong.
The years between the brief 2001 recession and the 2008 financial collapse gave us solid growth in our gross national product, soaring corporate profits, and a low unemployment rate—but job creation lagged stubbornly behind, more so than in any economic expansion since World War II.

The Great Recession wiped out what amounts to every U.S. job created in the 21st century. But even if the recession had never happened, if the economy had simply treaded water, the United States would have entered 2010 with 15 million fewer jobs than economists say it should have.

he national population grew faster than the labor force; in 2008, about 63 percent of working-aged Americans held a job, down from 65 percent in 2008, reversing decades of improvement in the employment-population ratio. Real middle-class incomes fell from 2000 to 2007—from a median of $58,500 to $56,500 another first in U.S. record-keeping