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Asylum seekers boom – Graphic of the day

An estimated 866,000 asylum-seekers lodged claims in 2014, a 45% rise from the previous year and the highest figure since the start of the war in Bosnia. Wars in Syria and Iraq drove the number of people requesting asylum in industrialized countries to a 22-year high, appealing for Western nations to open their doors to more refugees. Today’s graphic shows the top 20 origin countries for asylum applications and the top 20 countries receiving asylum applications.

Asylum seekers

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Is luxury earnings growth sustainable? – Graphic of the day

In the past quarter, luxury stores reported a slowdown in sales and gave a cautious outlook for 2015. Still, when looking at projections for the current period it is evident that despite the slowdown, a few are still poised for growth – slower, but growth nonetheless.

luxury earnings growth

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Worst air disasters – Graphic of the day

Investigators are still searching for the reason why a German Airbus crashed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 passengers on board. Today’s graphic shows commercial airline crashes with fatalities over 100 people since 1970.

air disasters

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Bots versus humans – Graphic of the day

According to a study by White Ops, a cybersecurity firm, advertisers will lose about $6.3 billion globally in ad fraud by malicious bots this year. Today’s graphic shows how ad fraud works.

ad fraud

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The e-cigarette evolution – Graphic of the day

The e-cigarette industry has evolved as early models that were designed to look like conventional cigarettes did not always satisfy. New, modified models that can be personalized are known as “mods.” Today’s graphic looks at how the e-cigarette has evolved.

e-cigarettes

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Rebound in South Korean property market – Graphic of the day

Housing is one of the very few bright spots in the South Korean economy, although further appreciation is clouded by unfavorable demographics and slow income growth. While activity is soaring, with the number of transactions at a 7-year high, prices are rising at a glacial pace as heavy household debt and a fast-ageing population keep a lid on price growth.

Rebound in South Korean property market

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Making the cut at the Masters – Graphic of the day

In the Masters (and most PGA tournaments) golfers with the lowest scores after 36 holes progress to the final two rounds. Today’s graphic shows how many participants have made the cut (and the % of the total).

masters

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Business sentiment by country – Graphic of the day

The Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index, representing the six-month outlook of 111 respondents, was 71 for the first quarter of 2015 versus 72 in the previous three months. Today’s graphic breaks out the survey by topic and country.

business sentiment by country

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Southeast Asian foreign direct investment inflows – Graphic of the day

The major economies in Southeast Asia drew more foreign direct investment combined than China for the second straight year in 2014, as growth in their giant neighbor cooled slightly. However, by country, inflows into the region were uneven, swayed by political change and the varying costs of doing business. Today’s graphic tracks FDI in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam since 2000.

FDI

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Education gender gaps – Graphic of the day

A recent OECD study shows that despite much progress reducing inequalities over the past century, new gender gaps in education are opening up. Today’s graphic visualizes the results from the study showing the gender gap in education across different countries.

education gender gap

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