Infographics

Luxury home prices – graphic of the day

An analysis of property prices in 32 cities around the world found Singapore’s prime residential market, defined as the priciest 5% of properties, performed the worst in the first half of 2014. Today’s graphic ranks the change in luxury home prices over the last year in cities across the world.

luxury home prices

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India’s coal shortage – Graphic of the day

India, which uses coal to generate more than two-thirds of its electricity, is struggling to provide enough power to meet rising demand. The power sector has not been able to obtain sufficient domestic coal and has become reliant on costlier imports. Today’s graphic shows coal stocks position at thermal power stations by province in India.

india coal

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Open data – Graphic of the day

Many Western governments have embraced open data for years. The concept, seen as a measure of transparency and growth to make information more widely available, is spreading to parts of Asia previously less well known for openness and accountability. Today’s graphic shows the countries with publicly accessible data.

open data

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Insuring against earthquakes grows costlier – Graphic of the day

Earthquake premium volume has increased since the 1994 earthquake in Northridge, California. At the current exposure levels, adjusted for inflation, the worst earthquakes in U.S. history would have been much costlier. Today’s graphic looks at the estimated insured losses from the top 10 U.S. earthquakes as well as the insurance premiums written.

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Brazil’s eroding job market – Graphic of the day

Many of Brazil’s biggest retailers, homebuilders and carmakers are cutting jobs as the economy teeters on the edge of recession. Today’s graphic looks at Brazil’s struggling job market.

brazil jobs

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Hot and humid summers in Japan – graphic of the day

Warm, moist air currents from the Pacific produce high temperatures and humidity throughout most of Japan in summer. Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, scheduled to be held from July 24th to August 9th. Today’s graphic is a comparison of historical daily temperature and humidity ranges in Tokyo for the period of the Olympics. It also shows the humidity and temperature ranges for past Olympic Games.

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Unemployment in the U.S. – Graphic of the day

Today’s graphic shows the findings from a Reuters/Ipsos online poll of Americans ages 18+ who are currently unemployed or retired. 34% of respondents said they had stopped looking for work because the job market was so bad. Despite the falling unemployment rate, 40% said they were no more optimistic about their job search today than when they initially stopped working.

unemployment

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Routes to a better life – graphic of the day

The popularity of illegal migration routes into Europe changes over time. In recent years a crackdown on the Canary Island route has seen many people travel through Libya, where a lack of security has helped. Today’s graphic tracks migration routes across Africa and Europe.

migration

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Japan’s economy – graphic of the day

Japan suffered its biggest economic contraction since the devastating March 2011 earthquake in the April-June quarter, as a sales tax hike took a heavy toll on household spending. Today’s graphic charts seven key indicators for the Japanese economy.

japan economy

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Southeast Asia defense – graphic of the day

Spurred in part by worsening tensions with China, Southeast Asian nations are building up their own defense industries, channelling fast-growing budgets to develop local expertise and eventually cut their dependence on big global arms firms. Today’s graphic shows the 2013 military expenditure for a variety of Southeast Asian countries.

southeast asia defense

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