Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    Employee Holidays

    Dec 21, 11 • 347 Views • No Comments

    Just some facts today on who gets the most paid time off. According to the Economist, looking at a combination of public holidays and annual leave days for which workers have to be paid, Austria, Greece and France are at the top of the list while Canada,......  [read more]

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    China’s Nine Nations

    Dec 17, 11 • 1830 Views • No Comments

    With this map of China, less is more. Called “The Nine Nations of China,” it resembles a simple color-coded jigsaw puzzle.  Each of the 9 areas has a label that concisely states size, population, per capita GDP and the balance......  [read more]

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    Chinese Imports

    Oct 23, 11 • 441 Views • No Comments

    Are you paying more for your clothing? According to NY Times financial journalist Floyd Norris, women’s shirt prices, dresses, sweaters, all that government statisticians consider female “outerwear,” have started to become more expensive.......  [read more]

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    More Sole Rights

    Oct 16, 11 • 354 Views • No Comments

    Should a musician be happy with file-sharing and piracy? Maybe. According to a recent study of counterfeits, certain businesses should welcome “fakes.” The study looked at counterfeit footwear from China. Sold in the U.S., the fakes affected the......  [read more]

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    African Notes

    Sep 30, 11 • 388 Views • No Comments

    If you were asked to select the world’s fastest growing economies, maybe you would place China at the top of your list.  This Economist Daily Chart sums it all up. 6 of the world’s fastest growing economies, 2001-2010, are located in......  [read more]