2018

Unemployment Rates Around the World 2018

Unemployment is simple enough to understand: it is an economic condition in which individuals seeking jobs remain un-hired. Yet measuring how many people are unemployed at any given moment in any given country is rather complex.

Household Saving Rates 2018

Household saving is defined as the difference between a household’s disposable income (wages, income of the self-employed and net property income) and its consumption (expenditures on goods and services.)

New Volkswagen CEO To Lead Electric Transition Efforts

Volkswagen Group has a new driver at the wheel. In April, the Wolfsburg-based company named Herbert Diess, head of the flagship VW brand, as CEO.  Diess will leade information technology, group development and research across the organization, while overseeing strategy ...

2017

Mongolia Gets A New Tough Acting Prime Minister

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh was unanimously elected prime minister in October after his predecessor, Jargaltulga Erdenebat, was ousted by parliament following corruption allegations.

More Rules, More Fines, More On Balance

Lenders have paid more than $300 billion in fines since the 2008 financial crisis; the growing regulations are slowly forcing stronger balance sheets.  

Jack Ma Pledges US Jobs. Sort Of

Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma stood side by side with president-elect Donald Trump on January 9 to tout Alibaba plans that would “create one million [US] jobs.” Turns out, the plans are to support exporters, which may or may not create jobs in the US. 

2016

Nearshoring Tide Rises In Europe

LOCATION TRENDS | Technology allows all sorts of work to be done anywhere. Many companies are taking advantage of this power to "nearshore" European operations from pricey major capitals to lower-cost locales.