Ebola is believed to have killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the outbreak began in February, according to the World Health Organization. The doctor leading Sierra Leone’s fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday. Today’s graphic shows the cases and deaths from Ebola outbreaks in Africa since 1976.
In recognition of World Hepatitis Day, we prepared a special infographic highlighting significant shifts that have taken place in the Hepatitis drug market. The world changed for many HCV sufferers in December 2013, with the launch of Sovaldi – an effective cure for chronic disease in almost 90% of subjects with type 1 infection. Or did it?
In May, auditors found what they called “material irregularities” at Espirito Santo International, a Luxemburg-registered holding company controlled by the Espirito Santo family of Portugal, one of Europe’s biggest banking dynasties. A month later, authorities launched an investigation into Rioforte, also a holding company of the Espirito Santo family. Today’s graphic guides you through the maze of financial and non-financial assets owned by the Espirito Santo family.
Analysts polled in July are less optimistic about the growth prospects in Latin America than they were three months earlier. Today’s graphic shows the projected GDP growth for Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.
Chinese regulators shut a meat supplier in Shanghai, a unit of U.S.-based OSI Group, following a TV report that showed workers picking up meat from a factory floor, as well as mixing meat beyond its expiration date with fresh meat. Today’s graphic shows a timeline of food safety incidents in China as well as a snapshot of OSI Group.
The demise of Australia’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which would have started in 2015 and linked with the world’s biggest market in Europe, and the possibility that New Zealand’s ETS will be scrapped after a September election, are major setbacks to linking the world’s ETS markets and setting a global price on polluting carbon. Today’s graphic compares carbon pricing schemes and shows how different countries have put a price on carbon.
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization uses the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) numerical indicator to measure land degradation. NDVI analyzes remote sensing measurements to assess the amount of live green vegetation. According to the FAO, growth in crop production globally is expected to come from higher yields, increased cropping intensity, and land expansion. Today’s graphic tracks soil degradation over the last 20 years and projects crop yield out to 2050.
Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations launched a development bank and a currency reserve pool in their first concrete steps toward reshaping the Western-dominated international financial system. Today’s graphic breaks down the initial contributions by each country. Make sure to check out yesterday’s graphic which compared the BRICS economies to the United States.
The leaders of the BRICS economies are expected to sign a deal that creates a $100 billion bank and a reserves fund to challenge Western dominance over global finance. Today’s graphic shows the GDP, current account balance and exports for the five BRICS economies, compared to the United States.
Tokyo will remain the world’s largest city by 2030 despite the projected decline in the city’s population, according to a U.N. report on urbanization trends. More than half of the world’s seven billion people live in urban areas. Today’s graphic lists the ten most populous cities in the world and their projected populations in 2030.