It’s just a piece of sweet dough, but people line up for hours, cause traffic jams and come back next day for more. Today’s craze for the “cronut” may remind you of the mania for Krispy Kreme doughnuts. However, if the maker of the cronut wants to go global, he should listen to the tale of Krispy Kreme.
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Tepco, the operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, has racked up net losses of more than $27 billion and is liable for compensation, decontamination of affected areas and decommissioning the reactors. Today’s graphic looks at the company’s finances, including the value of their nuclear power generation facilities, shareholder composition and their share price fluctuation.
Twitter revealed fairly modest ambitions, saying its initial offering would raise up to $1.6 billion and value the company at up to about $11 billion. Today’s graphic compares key statistics from Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin based on the full year ahead of each company’s IPO.
Yesterday, we posted a graphic comparing some of the most popular “mini” tablets currently on the market. In addition to a new iPad mini, Apple also announced the new iPad Air. Today’s graphic compares the iPad Air to some of its major competitors.
Yesterday, Apple announced a new iPad mini that now has a “retina” high-resolution screen and starts at $399, compared with $329 for the previous model. Today’s graphic compares the new iPad mini to some of its major competitors on the market.
Britain signed a deal with France’s EFT on Monday to build the first new European nuclear plant since the Fukushima disaster. Today’s graphic breaks down the nuclear power plants in the United Kingdom.
Almost half the world’s estimated 30 million slaves (defined as persons denied of freedom and exploited for profit or sex) are in India, according to a global index released last week. Make sure to read Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO, Monique Villa’s excellent editorial on the subject. You should also check out her appearance on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story.
Today’s graphic shows the changes in GDP of the biggest economies in the Iberoamerican community over the last 20 years. Are you surprised by any of the countries that have seen the biggest shifts in GDP? If you had to forecast this out to 2020, what do you think it would look like. Which country do you expect to grow the most? Least?
Apple recently hired former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to direct strategy, expansion and operation of their retail and online stores. Today’s graphic looks at how Burberry performed while under Ahrendts’ tutelage.
India is the world’s second biggest mobile phone market by number of users. Today’s graphic shows the number of subscribers and which carriers control the market share.