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Moving Wealth Offshore

Offshore tax avoidance or evasion is nearly the exclusive preserve of the global elite. Eighty percent of all offshore wealth belongs to the top 0.1% of earners worldwide, while 50% belongs to the even smaller group of the top 0.01%. We wonder: Which set of countries has more than half of its GDP in offshore tax havens?

A. Russia, China and India
B. United States and Mexico
C. Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK
D. United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia
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Traveling Through the World of Wine

The oldest winery was discovered in Armenia and dates back to 4,000 BC. Some 6,000 years later, 242 million hectoliters (hl) of it was consumed worldwide in 2016. We wonder: In which country of the world do people consume the most wine?

A. China
B. United States
C. France
D. Italy
E. Germany
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The Recycling King

Recycling was initially popularized during World War II’s resource shortages. It then returned on the global agenda in the 1960s and 1970s as part of the emerging environmental movement and to deal with the energy crisis. We wonder: Which of the following countries recycles the greatest share of its waste?

A. United States
B. Italy
C. Germany
D. Japan
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Dominant Capital Cities

In quite a few leading countries, the capital cities dominate their nation’s economy. We wonder: Which of the following capitals accounts for the highest share of its country’s entire GDP?

A. Paris
B. Berlin
C. Rome
D. Athens
E. Washington D.C.
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The G7 in 2050

The G7 group of nations includes the United States, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy and Canada. It was originally set up to promote coordination of the global economy. With four of seven members, European nations have always been overrepresented in the G7. We wonder: Which European member of the G7 is the only one that will remain among the top ten economies in the world in 2050?

A. Italy
B. France
C. United Kingdom
D. Germany
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Got Milk?

Milk is an important source of energy and nutrition for many people, especially children, all around the world. It is not only drunk fresh, but is processed into butter, yogurt, cheese and many other foods. We wonder: Which country produces the most milk?

A. United States
B. India
C. Italy
D. Germany
E. New Zealand

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