Comparing High-Speed Rail Networks between China and USA

China is a communist country with a market economy. Other than the communist party no other political parties are allowed and anyone trying to start one is jailed or worse. The state maintains a centrally planned economy where everything is determined by the state and funds allocated according to bureaucrats sitting in government offices. The …

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Exports to the US as a Percentage of Each Trade Partner’s GDP: Chart

The top five trading partners of the US are China, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Mexico in the order noted. Canada and Mexico are top trade partners due to their proximity to the US and also being members of the NAFTA. China tops all countries in trading goods with the US. However the US runs a …

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Monthly Salary in Manufacturing Sector of Select Asian Countries

China used to be known as the “factory floor” of the world a few years ago as the country’s manufacturing industry was attractive to companies from the developed world due to cheap labor costs. However that is no longer the case. Wages in China have been steadily increasing making some manufacturers look for alternative cheaper …

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Change in Number of Listed Stocks by Country 1993-2017

The number of public listed companies has declined for many years now in the US. I have written many articles before on this topic. More recently last weekend I posted a blog quoting Vanguard. While the number of public firms has decreased in the US, some markets abroad have seen strong growth in the number …

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