Chart of the Week

Selected Nations' Holding of US Debt vs Total US Export Sales

Holding of US Debt vs Export Sales of Selected Nations

Summary The graph shows the amount of US debt held compared to US export sales by country. It shows that Japan is currently the largest holder of US debt at $1122.9 billion and China the second largest holder at $1112.5...

/ September 12, 2019
On Regional Zero Hours Contracts

On Regional Zero Hours Contracts…

Deliveroo has 'created' 7,200 jobs in the UK restaurant sector, increasing revenue by £460 million over the period. Deliveroo’s employment model of flexible labour has led to growth mainly of couriers, classed as ‘self-employed independent contractors’, but also of cooks,...

/ September 5, 2019
Happiness Index since 2015 of World's Largest Economies

Ten Largest Global Economies: Happiness Index since 2015

Out of the countries shown, the UK is perhaps the most confounding. Over the data period it has experienced significant political upheaval and societal division, centered around the Brexit vote. In 2016, the statistics suggest that Britain actually became happier...

/ August 22, 2019
Historical GDP of African OPEC Nations vs Oil Price

Historical GDP of African OPEC Nations vs Oil Price

2 million barrels of oil are extracted in the Niger Delta - costing $28.99 to extract each barrel of oil in Nigeria. This is significantly lower than the North Sea oil (at $44.33) but over three times more expensive than...

/ August 4, 2019