Infographics

The reconstruction financing loop – Graphic of the day

Thirty billion dollars in funding for new homes in tsunami-ravaged areas is stuck in banks, leaving tens of thousands of evacuees facing a fourth winter in temporary dwellings. Japanese government funds budgeted for reconstruction and transferred to local governments are stuck in banks across the tsunami-ravaged northeast, a Reuters review of budget and bank deposit data and interviews with bank officials reveals.

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Southeast Asia and the oil shock – Graphic of the day

Since June, the price of a barrel of Brent crude has dropped by 25% to $86, which means big savings for Southeast Asia’s large oil-importing economies (Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia), and pain for a net exporter like Malaysia. Today’s graphic is a collection of charts showing economic indicators against oil prices in Southeast Asia.

southeast asia oil

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A look at the 25 failing European banks – Graphic of the day

The European Central Banks’s comprehensive assessment found the biggest problems in Italy, Cyprus and Greece, but concluded that banks’ capital holes had since been plugged, leaving only a modest 10 billion euros to be raised. Today’s graphic looks at the 25 banks that failed the ECB’s test, designed to mark a clean start before the organization takes on supervision of the banks next month.

European banks

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Financing the war against the global diabetes epidemic – Graphic of the day

More than 382 million people globally are living with diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). During 2013, the disease killed 5.1 million people—half of them under the age of 60. The worldwide incidence of diabetes continues to rise, with associated health-care costs estimated at US$ 471 billion in 2012 alone.

To look more closely at selected aspects of diabetes research, ScienceWatch turned to the Web of Science for measures of research output as well as for exclusive Thomson Reuters data on funding. These figures are reflected in the accompanying table and today’s graphic.

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Military balance in Asia – Graphic of the day

The Military Balance is the annual assessment of the military capabilities and defense economics of 171 countries worldwide from the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. Today’s graphic summarizes the military balance in Asia.

military balance

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U.S. grains exports – Graphic of the day

Despite big crops, U.S. grain is struggling to compete with lower-cost suppliers around the world. Today’s graphic shows the global market as a percentage of total exports for wheat, corn and soybean.

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Japan’s power grid – Graphic of the day

The structural problems of Japan’s power grid were highlighted by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear shutdown, which left some regions with power shortages despite ample supplies elsewhere. It is the only country in the world with two electricity frequencies and needs transformers to switch power between east and west. Today’s graphic diagrams Japan’s electricity transmission and distribution system.

japan power

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Global board communications in 2014

This past August, Thomson Reuters Accelus invited corporate secretaries to participate in a global survey on some of the key challenges faced by the board today. Download this report and infographic for a current view of the boards’ information workflow, communications and operations.

The Evolving Role of the Global Board

Japanese economy – Graphic of the day

Cooling growth in China and an economic trouble in Europe are adding to pressure on the Bank of Japan and the government to step up policy support as the economy struggles to recover from the pain of an April sales tax hike. Today’s graphic contains seven charts on key economic indicators of the Japanese economy.

japan economy

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Mini tablets compared – Graphic of the day

Apple posted better-than-expected revenue yesterday on the back of a record iPhone launch that saw 39 million of the smartphones sold in the September quarter. Last week, the company introduced its new iPads. We already took at look at how the iPad Air matches up against its competition. Today we scale it down a bit to see how the iPad mini compares to its major competitors on the market.

mini tablets

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