No two countries are alike as the ranking of 12 of various attributes of the major countries in the world show below.
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Below is the list of the top 10 strongest currencies in the world, as measured by their percentage of the foreign trade market based on their combined interest in the world’s 3 foreign exchange markets. Read More »
Canada’s housing market is the most expensive in the world – 60% overvalued by historical standards – and one simple reason explains it. Read More »
Compared with Ireland, where the individual tax rate is a whopping 48%, the U.S. national average of 36.9% is not so bad. How does your country compare? Read More »
Despite an influx of vehicles that are 46% more fuel-efficient than they were in 1980,oil-and-gas the average American household spent almost $3,000 (or about 4% of their pre-tax income – the highest proportion in history) on gasoline. Find out how your country compares with other countries of the world. Read More »
Leading up to the short term resolution of the debt ceiling crisis there were many articles about the extent of the national debt of the U.S.. the likelihood of default and, as such, the overall credit-worthiness of the once proud U.S. of A. The fact is, however, that while the U.S. does not rank in the top 10, it is far more financially sound than most other countries. Take a look at where it ranks compared to 47 other countries. Read More »
According to the 2nd annual World Happiness Report of the Earth Institute, sponsored by the UN, Canada slipped to 6th place among the world’s happiest countries, Australia ranked 10th and the U.S. dropped down to below that of its neighbours to the south including Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico. Where does your country rank? Read on! Read More »
Precious metal miners operate in a large variety of countries and our interest in these mining companies on the one hand and country risk exposure on the other led us to compile a comprehensive list of jurisdictions of concern to precious metal investors….[numbering 47 in total. All 47 countries are ranked below]. Read More »
Canadians are the second happiest group in the world, after Australia, according to the results of a new study in which citizens of 34 countries were able to rate their own country on the things that made them feel they were experiencing a happy life. Where do the United Kingdom and the United States rank themselves? Read on! Words: 517 Read More »
Natixis, the French investment bank and asset manager has determined that the safest country – the country whose bonds are really risk-free – is Sweden, the only one to score a perfect 5. Where do the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and other major countries rank. Take a look. Read More »
The Legatum Prosperity Index survey, as shown in the following table, ranks countries on eight different attributes, and then consolidates those attributes into an ‘overall ranking’. The report says that the U.S. has fallen out of the top 10 (to #12) in the ‘most prosperous country ranking’ increasing doubts about the health of its economy and ability of its politicians. Read the balance of the article to see where your country is ranked overall and in each of the 8 different categories. Words: 520 Read More