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Global Innovation Index | Winning with Global Innovation. World's Most Innovative Economies. Nordic nations dominate the top 15, while South Korea reigns supreme and Russia is dealt a huge blow There’s something about those Nordic countries. In the battle of ideas, Sweden climbed to No. 2 and Finland cracked into the top five of the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index, which scores economies using factors including research and development spending and the concentration of high-tech public companies. South Korea remained the big winner, topping the international charts in R&D intensity, value-added manufacturing and patent activity and with top-five rankings in high-tech density, higher education and researcher concentration.

Scant progress in improving its productivity score — now No. 32 in the world — helps explain why South Korea’s lead narrowed in the past year. Silver medal winner Sweden owes most of its rise to improvement in the manufacturing value-added metric, while Nordic neighbor Finland jumped two spots in large part because of the rise of high-tech firms in the country. High Tech Cities Ranking. The Global Risks Report 2017. Global Competitiveness Index. Cleanest Cities in the World. List of largest consumer markets. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Below is a list of the largest consumer markets of the world. The countries are sorted by their Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE) which represents consumer spending in nominal terms. See also[edit] References[edit] Sources[edit] United Nations Statistics Division - National Accounts Main Aggregates Database. WTO. International Trade Statistics.

Table A1: Growth in the volume of world merchandise exports and production, 2010-2015 Table A2: Growth in the volume of world merchandise trade by selected region and economy, 2010-2015 Table A3: World merchandise trade and trade in commercial services by region and selected economy, 2010-2015 Table A4: World merchandise exports by region and selected economy, 1948, 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003 and 2015 Table A5: World merchandise imports by region and selected economy, 1948, 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003 and 2015 Table A6: Leading exporters and importers in world merchandise trade, 2015 Table A7: Leading exporters and importers in world merchandise trade (excluding intra-EU (28) trade), 2015 Table A8: Leading exporters and importers in world trade in commercial services, 2015 Table A9: Leading exporters and importers in world trade in commercial services (excluding intra-EU (28) trade), 2015 Table A12: Merchandise exports and imports of least-developed countries, 2015.

Global smartphone penetration. This is a list of countries by smartphone penetration in 2017, showing the percentage of the population owning a smartphone. This numbers come from Newzoo's Global Mobile Market Report, April 2017, and are based on a model which takes into account a country’s economic progression, demography, online population, and inequality.[1] 2015 rankings[edit] The following list of countries by smartphone penetration was measured by the Pew Research Center survey conducted in 40 nations among 45,435 respondents from March 25 to May 27, 2015.[2] 2013 rankings[edit] The following list of countries by smartphone penetration was measured by Google's Our Mobile Planet in 2013.[3][4] See also[edit] References[edit]

Countries by motor vehicle production. Motor vehicles produced by country in 2013. Countries by volume of production since 1950 Countries by shares of production since 1950 See also[edit] References and notes[edit] External links[edit] OICA statistic. World's 25 Largest Retailers. Internet Top 20 Countries - Internet Users 2017. Global Digital Media - Advertising and Digital Marketing Trends and Statistics The advertising scene has undergone radical change and is still changing. With profits down between 5% and 10% on an annual basis, the performance of the traditional advertising market is under constant pressure. Data analytics is exposing the weakness of these traditional advertising business models and, like all of the other sectors affected by the digital economy, this means that these business models need to change.Internet Governance and Net Neutrality Insights The report analyses the developments regarding governance of the Internet and draws on developments from the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) and provides a case study on developments in the US in regards to net neutrality.

Pollution Index by Country 2017. WHO Health Rank. Mercer 2017 Quality of Living Rankings. Global Peace Index. Global Peace Index Scores, 2014 (countries appearing with a deeper shade of green are ranked as more peaceful, countries appearing more red are ranked as less peaceful) The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an attempt to measure the relative position of nations' and regions' peacefulness.[1] GPI is the product of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and developed in consultation with an international panel of peace experts from peace institutes and think tanks with data collected and collated by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The list was launched in May 2007 and updates have been made on an annual basis since then.

It is claimed to be the first study to rank countries around the world according to their peacefulness. In 2014 it ranked 162 countries, up from 121 in 2007. Expert panel[edit] The expert panel for the 2016 GPI consisted of:[4] Methodology[edit] Countries' peacefulness is measured on a wide range of indicators, 22 in all (originally 24 indicators, but one was dropped[which?] These are the world's 15 most livable cities.

Most dangerous countries in the world. The most dangerous countries in the world have been updated for 2016. The world is a more dangerous place than it was a year ago according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) report from the Institute for Economics and Peace. The 10th edition of the report – the only statistical measure of its kind – makes it possible to rank 163 independent states based on how peaceful they are (or, conversely, how dangerous). The 163 states cover over 99% of the world’s population and are assessed using 23 indicators, each banded or normalised on a scale of 1-5. The index measures global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation.

The index allows for analysis of individual geographical regions. Syria, South Sudan and Iraq are the most dangerous countries in the world. Sort the table to view the ranking by either the most peaceful or the most dangerous countries in the world. The Cheapest Places to Live in the World - 2016. Every year on this long-running blog I do a post on the cheapest places to live in the world. There are seldom drastic changes in the cost of living from year to year, but political changes and exchange rate fluctuations can have a significant impact. This rundown is still valid, but if you want the latest version go here – Cheapest Places to Live 2017 The U.S. dollar rules right now, so for the time being the world is on sale for Americans, not quite as cheap for Canadians and Europeans.

Still, in any of these locations you should be able to live out the promise of my book: A Better Life for Half the Price. If you’re interested in getting monthly updates on this subject to put your dreams into action, sign up below and you’ll receive a report on where you can live on a tourist visa for four months or more. The Absolute Cheapest Places to Live Nepal is probably the hands-down winner in terms of what you get for your money. The visa situation in India has gotten a lot better recently. Peru. In pictures: The world's 20 most expensive cities to buy property. World ranking of 1.Q. Which country has the highest IQ? What is the average IQ of your country?

Here is the average IQ of more than 80 countries. These numbers came from a work carried out from 2002 to 2006 by Richard Lynn, a British Professor of Psychology, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish Professor of Political Science, who conducted IQ studies in more than 80 countries. Richard and Tatu argues that differences in national income are correlated with differences in the average national intelligence quotient (IQ). They further argue that differences in average national IQs constitute one important factor, but not the only one, contributing to differences in national wealth and rates of economic growth.

These results are controversial and have caused much debate, they must be interpreted with extreme caution. Sources: Average national IQs according to IQ and Global Inequality (2002) World Happiness Report 2017. The first World Happiness Report was published in April, 2012, in support of the UN High Level Meeting on happiness and well-being. Since then the world has come a long way. Increasingly, happiness is considered to be the proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. In June 2016 the OECD committed itself “to redefine the growth narrative to put people’s well-being at the center of governments’ efforts”. In February 2017, the United Arab Emirates held a full-day World Happiness meeting, as part of the World Government Summit.

Now on World Happiness Day, March 20th, we launch the World Happiness Report 2017, once again back at the United Nations, again published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and now supported by a generous three-year grant from the Ernesto Illy Foundation. Norway tops the global happiness rankings for 2017 Happiness is both social and personal However 80% of the variance of happiness across the world occurs within countries. Countries With Cleanest Water. PC: pexels.com Water, Water everywhere but not a drop to drink!

While this quote might stand true for most of the countries and locations in this world, there are still some of the nations that serve pure drinking water through their taps. Thanks to their natural wealth, less levels of pollution, these countries supply safe water to drink to its residents as well as visitors! So while you are travelling to these locations, you might not need to purchase water bottles to hydrate yourself. 19. PC: pixabay.com In Denmark, clean water runs through the taps and is considered as completely safe to drink by the locals. 18. PC: Moyan Brenn/Flickr Drinking tap water in Iceland is completely safe and doesn’t put anyone in health hazard. Is Your Vacation Plan Ready? If it isn't, use the best itinerary Planner on the internet. 17. PC: Wikimedia Commons Greenland has an improvised structure to offer the best of iceberg sourced water to its inhabitants. 16.

PC: goodfreephotos.com 15. PC: pixabay.com 14. Global Gender Gap Report 2016. To explore the data for a specific country please select it in the drop-list at left. To understand top performers across regions and aspects of gender parity see the Rankings section below. Download a data set for 2016 data of the Global Gender Gap report. The Global Gender Gap Index reveals that all countries can do more to close the gender gap. Across the Index, there are only five countries that have closed 80% of the gap or more. Considering the average gap that remains to be closed in each world region, based on the Report’s updated regional classification, At a global level, only two regions—Western Europe and North America—have a remaining gender gap of less than 30%, at 25% and 28%, respectively. Despite its high regional average, there is wide spread of outcomes among the 20 countries covered in the Western Europe region. >> read more Global Gender Gap Index 2016 The highest possible score is 1 (equality) and the lowest possible score is 0 (inequality)

List of countries by literacy rate. World map of countries shaded according to the literacy rate for all people aged 15 and over This is a list of countries by literacy rate. The figures represented are almost entirely collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) on behalf of UNESCO with 2015 estimates based on people aged 15 or over who can read and write. Where data is taken from a different source, notes are provided. The data is collated by mostly using surveys within the last ten years which are self-declared by the persons in question.[1] UIS provide estimates based on these for the year 2015 with a Global Age-specific Literacy Projections Model (GALP).[2] The global literacy rate for all people aged 15 and above is 86.3%. The global literacy rate for all males is 90.0% and the rate for all females is 82.7%.

List of UN member states[edit] List of other states and territories[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Global Logistics Rankings. Cities Most Likely to be Hit by an Earthquake - WorldAtlas.com. Indonesia 2004 – 228,000 casualties. Haiti 2010 – 230,000. Japan 2011 – 20,000. Nepal 2015 – 8,800 and climbing. Earthquakes – very strong, very calamitous events – rock our planet on a regular basis.

On any given day, it is estimated that 283 million people are exposed to the possibility of a major shake up. This, however, has not stopped mankind from building some of the largest, most densely-populated cities on the planet over the most active fault lines, in other words, some big cities are build on shaky foundations. Tokyo, Japan When accounting for overall exposure to the five major natural catastrophes-river floods, earthquakes, wind storms, storm surges and tsunamis – Tokyo remains first. The capital of Japan sits spot-on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where its 37 million citizens are threatened by earthquakes and other natural disasters on a daily basis.

According to international organization Swiss Re, 29.4 million Tokyo residents would be exposed were a strong quake to occur. Population by Country (2017) The world's cheapest countries to visit. What the World Eats. The World's Richest and Poorest Countries of 2016 | Global Finance Magazine. Fashion capitals. Worlds largest consumers of cosmetics. Worlds largest perfume consumers. Top 10 Countries using Gold Jewellery.

Unemployment Rank. 10 world’s leading food producing countries. Top Sugar Consuming Nations In The World - WorldAtlas.com. Who Drinks The Most? - Alcohol Consumption By Country - WorldAtlas.com. The world’s biggest road networks - Road Traffic Technology. The world’s 10 longest railway networks. The Best Cities for Public Transportation. The Top 10 Paper Producing Countries In The World. The world’s 20 biggest military spenders in 2016. Top 10 Car Manufacturers In The World In 2016. List of the world's top 20 leading container ship operators, 2016 » CEOWORLD magazine. Top Cotton Producing Countries. 'Selfiest' Cities. Countries and Beer consumption. The World's Largest Apparel Companies. Milk Producing Countries. Ice Cream Consumption.

World's 25 top tourism destinations. List of countries by oil production. List of Countries by Projected GDP 2017 - StatisticsTimes.com. Caffeine (Coffee) Consumption By Country. Mapped: The countries that drink the most coffee. Mapped: The countries that drink the most tea. Top Wine-Producing Countries. RANKED: The top 10 solar energy countries in the world. Countries With The Highest Installed Wind Power Capacity - WorldAtlas.com.