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 billion. The UK is the third highest for both US debt held ($341.1 billion) and […]
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 in Saudi Arabia (at $8.98)…
US Labour Share of GDP
The world economy cannot sustain itself if the majority of its participants are experiencing a decline in real income. Since inequality is not a self-evident vice, this raises the stakes…
Chart of the Week: Week 45, 2016: US GDP and Unemployment
The chart shows that with the exception of 2 occasions, each time the incumbent was ousted at general election, GDP had fallen in the year prior.
Chart of the Week: Week 50, 2015: US Federal Funds Rate
The board of the US Federal Reserve meets today, and it is widely expected that they will announce a small increase in their target rate, taking it away from the rock-bottom range of 0 – 0.25% for the first time since late 2008.
Chart of the Week: Week 37, 2015: US Monetary History
The US Federal Reserve are meeting today and tomorrow to discuss monetary policy, and whether they will raise the Federal Funds Target Rate which has been at 0%-0.25% since 2009.