July 2006

Relative Riches

The collapse of communism. The end of apartheid. Financial crises and commodities booms — as well as busts. Emerging market economies certainly have had to contend with a large variety of profound challenges. As they map out their road to the future, we wonder: Which of these economies has the highest GDP on a per capita basis?

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Net Connect

Thirty years ago, a computer was little more than a giant calculator. Today, it is an integral part of the business, government and personal communications networks that connect all corners of the world. We wonder: Which country has the world’s highest rate of Internet connectivity?

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