Infographics

Apple’s premium power – Graphic of the day

The main reason behind the gap in prices between Apple and Samsung devices is that Apple’s iOS operating system and robust software and services ecosystem command a much larger premium among consumers. Analysts say that the economy of scale Apple enjoys by sticking with just one or two new models each year also plays an important role. Today’s graphic compares the retail prices of Apple and Samsung flagship devices in the US.

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Dementia’s daunting rise – Graphic of the day

The world’s population is graying as it grows – the number of people over 65 will more than double by 2050, contributing significantly to the rise in dementia cases. The estimated annual worldwide costs of dementia is at least $604 billion and projected to rise to $1 trillion by 2030. In some high-income countries, one-third to one-half of people with dementia live in resource -and cost- intensive residential or nursing homes. 62% of people with dementia live in developing countries, which is expected to rise to 71% by 2050.

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India’s coal stock – Graphic of the day

Fast-track mine approvals, tighter production oversight and more flexibility in coal sales have helped power station stocks recover from a six-year low India hit in October. Fewer power cuts are likely in the country this summer after a surge in output at Coal India helped generators amass record stocks, a turnaround for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Today’s graphic shows the coal stock positions at thermal power stations in each province.

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South Africa’s aging power plants – Graphic of the day

Eskom, which provides 95% of South Africa’s power, has an installed capacity of 42,000 MW, more than enough to handle the country’s current peak demand. However, constant demand in recent months have caused frequent power cuts from household and industrial consumers, which the company says are needed to prevent a grid collapse. Today’s graphic looks at South Africa’s aging power plants.

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Australia’s fuel demand – graphic of the day

Australia, which relies heavily on diesel to operate mines and carry output to ports, is the Asia-Pacific region’s top importer of the fuel. Diesel makes up more than half of the country’s total oil product arrivals. Today’s graphic look at Australia’s fuel imports and demand.

Australia fuel demand

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Global growth forecast – Graphic of the day

The International Monetary Fund kept its global growth forecasts unchanged, with faster economic expansion in the euro zone and India expected to be offset by diminished prospects in other key emerging markets such as Russia and Brazil. Today’s graphic shows the growth forecasts for the world economy and a selection of advanced and emerging/developing markets.

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Whale hunting – Graphic of the day

Last year, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan’s decades-old whale hunt in the Southern Ocean should stop, leading Tokyo to cancel the bulk of its whaling for the 2014/2015 season and submit a scaled-down plan for future hunts. Japan said it hoped to resume its Antarctic whale hunt around the end of this year. Today’s graphic shows the most hunted whales and the worldwide annual catch.

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Materiality – Graphic of the day

In 2014 we reviewed our Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion material issues — the risks, opportunities and impacts that are important to our business and our stakeholders. Our aim was to meaningfully understand the relative priority of the issues and see if any new ones needed to be added to reflect changing business priorities, market conditions or global trends. As a result of the review, one new material issue was added to our materiality matrix, two issues were removed, three shifted position and one issue was re-named. You can view our approach to our Materiality Matrix in the full CR&I report.

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Into the shadows – Graphic of the day

A new Reuters Investigates special report covers how intense lobbying of regulators, many of them veterans of the industry themselves, helped ensure that practices the Dodd-Frank law was meant to stop would remain in place. Today’s graphic from the report shows how securitizations are increasingly going into opaque and lightly regulated private markets.

Into the shadows

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Immigration to Britain – Graphic of the day

Immigration has shot to the top of the list of voters’ concerns in the UK elections. Under the EU’s freedom of movement rules, citizens are entitled to work anywhere within the union. The result has been hundreds of thousands of EU nationals moving to Britain, the bloc’s fastest-growing economy. Today’s graphic shows the increase in total immigration to Great Britain and also breaks it down by citizenship.

Immigration to Britain

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