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Ebola outbreaks – graphic of the day

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.

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The family businesses – graphic of the day

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.

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Latin America economic growth expectations fall – graphic of the day

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.

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China’s food scandal – graphic of the day

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.

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Regulation as a barometer of trust – graphic of the day

Data drawn from our governance, risk & compliance data and Thomson Reuters Accelus™ reveal that the level of regulatory activity worldwide has continued its strong upward trend globally this quarter, and particularly in the Americas. According to risk segment managing director Chris Perry, “it is clear that regulatory activity continues to accelerate and recent enforcements have in many cases seen record-breaking fines and penalties. Most recently the Attorney General of New York joined the financial regulators as fraud and criminal investigations widen. In this environment, the best defense is a strong offense – and banks are stepping up their compliance oversight and risk management.”

The second quarter’s 143 average daily number of regulatory alerts (up from 129 in Q1 and above 100 for the fourth consecutive quarter now totals some 17,800 to date in 2014, well on pace to exceed 2013’s total by year-end. Download the Q2 Trust Index.

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Carbon policy setback – graphic of the day

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.

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BRICS’ development bank – graphic of the day

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.

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BRICS economies – graphic of the day

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.

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Ten most populous cities – graphic of the day

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.

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U.S. chicken production and prices – graphic of the day

The world’s largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems limiting U.S. poultry production and increasing prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs. Today’s graphic shows U.S. chicken production and consumer price growth since 2004.

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