US Non-Immigrant Visas Issued by Nationality 2016

The U.S. issues millions of visas each year in two categories – immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Most of the visas issued are the later category which includes all types of visas such as tourist visas, business visitor visas, work visas, etc. In Fiscal Year 2016, nearly 10.4 million such visas were issued worldwide. About 45% …

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Corporate Tax Rates by Country

The US has the highest corporate tax rate among the developed countries according to OECD. Hopefully this rate will be reduced under the current administration. It is surprising that France has a lower corporate tax than the US. Click to enlarge Source: GLOBAL EQUITY OUTLOOK – Spring 2017, Janus Henderson

High-Speed Rail Lines Under Construction by Country 2017

I posted an article last discussing high-speed rail lines currently in operation around the world. In this post let us review high-speed rail lines that are under construction. A total of 15 countries are currently building high-speed rail lines. Many others have lines under long-term planning. More details can be found in the attached pdf …

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What Happens in an Internet Minute 2017: Infographic

I came across the following cool infographic showing what happens in a internet minute in 2017. In just 60 seconds, a staggering 156 million emails are sent, 3.5 searches are made on Google(GOOG)  and 16 million text messages are sent today. While technology has made all these possible the bigger question is this: Has the internet …

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The Number of IKEA Stores per Capita by Country: Chart

The number of IKEA stores worldwide by country is interesting to review. However that can lead to misinterpretation since populations of countries very. So an ideal way to compare the number of IKEA stores is at a per capita level – meaning the number of stores compared to population count. The chart below shows the …

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Size of a Country’s Economy vs. Military Power: Chart

The relation between the size of a country’s economy and military power is tenuous. But its interesting to look at a chart that tries to show the comparison anyway. The chart below compares a country’s GDP against its military strength: Click to enlarge   Source: Aaron Strndberg via Twitter The US has the largest GDP …

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