Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

  • Ukraine facts that provide some economic insight

    Handy Ukraine Facts

    May 16, 14 • 624 Views • No Comments

    When 2066 Americans were asked where Ukraine is located, as the dots on the following map show, the replies were rather scattered. While 16% of the respondents knew their geography, the rest were off by an average of 1800 miles. The redder the dot, the more......  [read more]

  • Ukraine and International Trade

    Ukrainian Economics

    Dec 6, 13 • 1407 Views • No Comments

    Fewer bottles of kodrinskoie-sparkling will be served at Russian holiday celebrations. Declaring that Moldova’s exports no longer met its food quality standards, Russia has blocked Moldovan wine exports. In the past, Ukrainian cheese and chocolate have......  [read more]

  • Money Supply New $100 bill

    The Money Supply: The New Hundred Dollar Bill

    Oct 9, 13 • 1181 Views • No Comments

    Our story begins in 2010 when the United States announced that it would be issuing a state-of-the-art $100 bill. Designed to thwart counterfeiters, the new bill has 3-D interactive features. When you move it, certain shapes and colors shift. There is also a......  [read more]

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    Do Brazilians or Russians Work Shorter Hours?

    Feb 7, 13 • 639 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]

  • Beer and pretzels.

    Beer Economics

    Nov 8, 12 • 1082 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]