Infographics

Spanish banking revenues – graphic of the day

Spain’s top seven listed lenders relied heavily on trading gains in 2013 to make up for falling net interest income. The banks have sold lots of their government bonds ahead of Europe-wide health checks of their assets this year, leading analysts to believe trading gains are likely to fall in 2014. Today’s graphic breaks down banking income for Spain’s top seven banks.

spanish banking

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Rising U.S. sugar imports outpace demand growth – graphic of the day

World prices for refined beet and cane sugar have tumbled in recent years to huge excesses. Mexico’s domestic prices climbed above U.S. levels in the past two years, but average prices across the continent are above those elsewhere in the world. Today’s graphic tracks reined sugar prices and gives a snapshot of the U.S. sugar market.

Sugar

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Heartbleed – graphic of the day

Heartbleed refers to the unauthorized bleeding of information via a web encryption program known as OpenSSL, used in about two-thirds of all websites and many other technology programs. The hacks would take place during a “heartbeet” session, when a server and a computer send data back and forth to check if the other party is online. Today’s graphic diagrams how hackers took advantage of the Heartbleed security bug.

heartbleed

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IPOs in 2014 – graphic of the day

Today’s graphic shows the best and worst first day share price performance of IPOs so far in 2014. Topping the list is Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, which opened up 206.7%, while the worst performer was King Digital Entertainment.

IPOs

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Mutual fund smackdown – graphic of the day

Based on data from Lipper, the momentum stock revolt has led to a rough month for mutual funds. Today’s graphic shows the average month-to-date performance of different fund categories so far in April.

mutual funds

Taxes on wages rose in 2013 – graphic of the day

Taxes on wages rose across industrialized countries last year, as governments sought to reduce budget deficits increased by attempts to counteract years of economic weakness following the global financial crisis. According to the OECD, the total world taxes on wages rose to 35.9% in 2013 from 35.7% a year earlier. Today’s graphic shows the tax wedge and unemployment rate of the OECD countries.

OECD

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China’s car joint ventures – graphic of the day

Chinese drivers are increasing in number, and foreign auto companies have cruised away with most of the sales. But access to the world’s largest auto market has come with a big financial concession: joint ventures with local partners. Today’s graphic shows the biggest foreign carmakers and their local Chinese partners. Read more about why these joint ventures aren’t built to last.

joint ventures

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Who is losing data in the U.S. – graphic of the day

Today’s graphic visualizes data breaches by sector. See which sector has had the largest number of cases reported since 2005 and follow the the color to the bottom to see what type of breach it was.

data breaches

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Abenomics scorecard – graphic of the day

The Bank of Japan is expected to stand pat on monetary policy and maintain an upbeat view of the economy at its policy meeting next week. The nine charts below look at how the Japanese economy performed under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

abenomics

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Media streaming device comparison – graphic of the day

Yesterday, Amazon unveiled its new media streaming device, offering the hardware as well as a $39.99 gaming controller for its own fast-growing online content services. Today’s graphic compares the new Fire TV to its main competitors from Apple, Google and Roku.

Amazon Fire TV

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