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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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The Tallest Skyscrapers

The skyscraper craze continues with the advent of technologies that allow for the construction of ever taller, stronger and lighter buildings. Skyscrapers also often reflect shifts in the global distribution of wealth and power. We wonder: Where is the world’s tallest skyscraper located?

A. Saudi Arabia
B. United Arab Emirates
C. United States
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The World’s Biggest Arms Importer

In 2014, wars raged in Syria, Gaza, Libya, Iraq, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Egypt, Yemen, Central African Republic and Congo. Many other countries are eager importers of arms every year. We wonder: Which country imported the most arms in recent years?

A. Saudi Arabia
B. China
C. United Arab Emirates
D. India

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