Global economic fortunes are forever changing. Sweeping trend changes, however, only become fully visible over longer-term horizons. Which of these countries’ share of global GDP is expected to change the least over the next half-century?
Four environmentally conscious travelers depart from London to fly to Delhi, Dubai, New York and Rio de Janeiro, respectively. All are traveling on a Boeing 747-400 from Heathrow Airport and are prepared to pay a small fee to offset their share of the carbon generated by the flight. Who will pay the most?
Women are making great progress in many countries and in many professional areas — including politics. We wonder: Among the world’s 20 most populous nations, how many have so far had a woman as head of government or state in modern times?
After a decade or so of excitement about the emerging markets, these nations seem to be on the verge of taking over the world. In terms of their share of the world economy, which of these nations will be the biggest riser by 2060?
The flooding and the trail of destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast of the United States have brought a renewed focus on the economic damages caused by natural disasters. We wonder: What year has brought the highest economic toll so far?