Posts Tagged ‘developing nations’

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    Do Brazilians or Russians Work Shorter Hours?

    Feb 7, 13 • 481 Views • No Comments

    Brazil or Russia? Who tends to work shorter hours? Who takes longer lunch hours? Who watches more TV? Who is more likely to sleep 8 hours or more each night?   Brazil was the correct answer to every question. My source of data was a Jana emerging markets...  [read more]

  • Small Dogs Like Pomeranians are Typical in Brazil

    Pooches and Prosperity

    Nov 16, 12 • 416 Views • 1 Comment

    Chloe and Gus, my daughter’s miniature Pomeranians, consume organic dog food and use wee-wee pads, they visit the vet, the groomer, and enjoy their treats and toys. Because of Chloe and Gus, my cats, and the dogs in 1 out of every 4 households in the US, we...  [read more]

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    Laotian Investing

    Nov 14, 12 • 288 Views • No Comments

    Laos has a new stock market. Launched during January 2011, on its opening day, the Laotian Securities Exchange listed 2 state-owned businesses, a bank and a power company. News reports indicated that investor interest in their securities was considerable and...  [read more]

  • Beer and pretzels.

    Beer Economics

    Nov 8, 12 • 764 Views • No Comments

    In China, 1/2 liter of beer costs 9 minutes of work. To calculate how many minutes of work it takes to buy beer in 150 countries, Swiss bank UBS researchers divided the median wage in that country by the price of 1/2 liter from a retailer. Their results?...  [read more]

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    What If More People Wore Eyeglasses?

    Jun 10, 12 • 393 Views • No Comments

    We could say that eyeglasses are like bookends when they relate to economic growth. Our story starts during the 13th century. Before the spread of eyeglasses, the work life of skilled craftsmen usually ended when they could no longer see close objects...  [read more]