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World Bank Social Indicators of Development Copyright 1995 by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank Abstract/Summary
World Bank Copyright 1995 by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank Abstract/Summary
Dataset Abstract/Summary World Tables, published annually, provides the most detailed collection of economic data and socioeconomic indicators published by the World Bank . Standardized data presented for numerous inividual countries (161,1994 edition) make this an ideal reference for international comparisons. A Supplement containing revised data is published approximately six months after the main volume. Data are presented as annual times series covering multiple years (1972-1992, 1994 edition), and are presented as Topical Pages or as Country Pages . The World Tables disseminates, with little delay, country estimates used by the Bank in analysis of economic and social trends in developing countries, which emphasizes Bank borrowers.
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Financial stability can be defined as a condition in which the financial system – comprising of financial intermediaries, markets and market infrastructures – is capable of withstanding shocks, thereby reducing the likelihood of disruptions in the financial intermediation process which are severe enough to significantly impair the allocation of savings to profitable investment opportunities. The three parts of the financial system: financial intermediaries , such as banks, insurance companies and other institutional investors that direct funds from those willing to invest/lend to those who want to borrow. financial markets , where lenders and borrowers meet. Examples are money markets and stock exchanges.
"The international role of the euro" Description: This is the 11 th annual review of "The international role of the euro" published by the ECB. It presents the main findings of the continued monitoring and analysis conducted by the ECB and the Eurosystem looking at the development, determinants and implications of the use of the euro by non-euro area residents. This review also examines in greater depth issues that have a bearing on the euro’s international role, the global currency order and the international monetary system. This analysis is presented in the form of four special features.
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. Consumer Price Index March 15, 2013 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.7 percent in February after being unchanged in January. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in February after rising 0.3 percent in January. More... ( HTML ) ( PDF ) Current CPI Economic News Releases
What is the Statistical Abstract? The Statistical Abstract of the United States , published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. The U.S. Census Bureau is terminating the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011.
Agricultural production is a major use of land, accounting for around 51 percent of the U.S. land base.
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Growth in Construction Activity and Equipment and Material Price Increases Boosts Construction Costs Slight Increases in Labor Rates Contribute to Overall Lift in Construction Costs Turner Construction Company announced that the First Quarter 2013 Turner Building Cost Index – which measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States – has increased to a value of 849. This reflects a 1.19% increase from the Fourth Quarter 2012 and a 3.41% increase from the First Quarter 2012. Base year: 1967, index 100 Please click below to download the Building Cost Index
Health and wealth for all countries. Excellent for print (PDF). Use Gapminder World to teach global development from 1800 until today. Stimulates understanding of the world through statistics.