The Top 20 Countries for Foreign Direct Investment 2018

The Top 20 Countries for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2018 is shown in the chart below. The figures for 2017 is also shown for comparison purposes. Even with a reduction in FDI in 2018, the US is the largest recipient of FDI in the world. China is the next top country for attracting FDI …

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Interesting WSJ Article on What Americans Can Learn From The French On Free Markets

“Competition is a sin”  – John D. Rockefeller The fundamental principle of capitalism is the belief in free markets and competition. In a free market economy, competition is encourage and market participants compete against one another for the benefit of all. In such an economy, the state ensures that no one company monopolies an industry or …

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U.S. vs. Emerging and Other Developed Markets

The following is a neat chart compares the US with other markets in terms of key factors like populations, GDP, stock market capitalization and bonds outstanding. Click to enlarge The US accounts for just 5% of the world population. But generates 15% of the global GDP. In terms of stock market capitalization it is even …

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The World’s Largest Energy Producers: Infographic

The World’s Top Energy Producing Countries in coal, oil, gas, nuclear and hydro are shown in the chart below. China is the world’s top producer and consumer of coal. France is one of the top producers of electricity from nuclear power. Together with the U.S., just these two countries account for about half of the …

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