tradingeconomics.com

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Trading economics – Imports and exports per country.

goodjobsfirst.org

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Tracking Subsidies, Promoting Accountability in Economic Development.

Also features a corporate violation tracker https://www.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker

crowdjustice.com

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Get funding, take legal action.
Public and private crowdfunding for legal issues big and small.

numbeo.com

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Cost of living, Quality of life and travel for around the world.

Quality of Life Index 2015 Mid Year

22 July 2015 @ 6:20 am

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Cost of Living Index 2014 Mid Year

1 July 2014 @ 8:04 am

Numbeo Cost of Living Index 2014 Mid Year (July 1st, 2014) Numbeo, the world's largest database of user contributed data about living conditions in cities and countries worldwide, released mid year 2014 rankings. The most expensive cities in the world, in mid 2014 are Zurich (CPI index 159.51), Stavanger (156.71) and Geneva (150.43). Indian cities Thiruvananthapuram (22.25), Coimbatore (24.57) and Indore (25.90) are the least expensive cities in the world. In Europe, cities in Switzerland and Norway dominate the list of most expensive cities, while the least expensive cities in Europe are Bitola (index 37.88), followed by Chisinau (38.40) and Dnipropetrovsk (40.53). Cities in Europe, out of all

The Most Expensive Cities in 2014 by Numbeo's Cost of Living International Rankings

28 January 2014 @ 11:33 am

The biggest free cost of living database, Numbeo, collected more than 1.1 million data from more than 130000 contributors since 2009. The result of Numbeo's survey, shows, that in the beginning of 2014, the most expensive cities (excluding rent) are Zurich (index 157.47), Trondheim (152.89) and Geneva (162.34). The least expensive are Thiruvananthapuram (21.17), Tiruchirapalli (23.23) and Indore (23.94) in India. Numbeo is currently tracking the prices of 48 goods and services. In Numbeo's survey, New York is used as the base city for the index and scores 100 points, all cities are compared against New York and currency movements are measured against US Dollar and EURO. Lucerne in Switzerland scores 150.75 points and is nearly three times as costly as Consanta in Romania with an index score of 50.32. In Europe, many cities in Switzerland and Norway are among the most expensive on the list, followed by Paris (120.68). In

New Numbeo release brings support for mobile phones!

7 October 2013 @ 11:56 am

New www.numbeo.com release brings support for mobile phones. Let me know if you encounter any problem. New mobile version of the website is supposed to load automatically when you access the website from the mobile phone.

BudgetDirect Provides Interesting User Experience over Numbeo Data

2 October 2013 @ 7:11 am

BudgetDirect do provide interesting user experience using Numbeo data in their cost of living tool . I'm interested to hear what do you like and what do you dislike in their tool, especially regarding look&feel.

Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, has chosen Iceland as the least polluted country in 2013

27 February 2013 @ 12:28 pm

Top 10 the least polluted countries, according to Numbeo are: - Iceland (pollution index 9.85) - Estonia (16.38) - Finland (18.53) - Sweden (18.79) - Australia (20.89) - New Zealand (21.80) - Switzerland (22.97) - Norway (23.35) - Lithuania (25.17) - Canada (26.52) The full list is available at: http://www.numbeo.com/pollution/rankings_by_country.jsp

Top 10 Safest Countries in the World in 2013

27 February 2013 @ 12:28 pm

Japan is the safest country in the world in 2013, according to Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Top 10 safest countries, according to Numbeo are: - Japan (safety index 86.89) - Taiwan (83.74) - Hong Kong (83.43) - South Korea (82.60) - United Arab Emirates (81.99) - Malta (81.46) - Luxembourg (81.25) - Georgia (80.43) - Bahrain (80.21) - Singapore (80.02) - Iceland (77.68) The full list is available at: http://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_by_country.jsp

Numbeo: Quality of Life Index by City 2013

27 February 2013 @ 12:27 pm

ZURICH is the city with the best quality of life in 2013, according to an annual report by Numbeo, the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. For its quality of life index 2013 it gathered data from more than 76000 people around the world. The cities which are ranked highest in quality of life are: - Zurich, Switzerland (score 233.72) - Canberra, Australia (219.15) - Adelaide, Australia (214.61) - Berlin, Germany (213.50) - Munich, Germany (210.24) - Edmonton, Canada (208.74) - Calgary, Canada (202.72) - Hamburg, Germany (201.55) - Austin, TX, United States (199.52) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (195.49) Full rankings are available at: http://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/rankings.jsp About Numbeo: Numbeo is the worl

Property Prices Indexes 2013

4 February 2013 @ 11:19 am

Numbeo did publish it's property price indexes for 2013. Property Price Index by city is available at: http://www.numbeo.com/property-investment/rankings.jsp Property Price Index by country is available at : http://www.numbeo.com/property-investment/rankings_by_country.jsp

Cost of Living Index for 2013 - Norway, Switzerland and Australia are most expensive

4 February 2013 @ 11:16 am

Based on 48 goods and services, Numbeo's survey for 2013 is made using a data cut on 4th of February 2013. This year data cut contains 367958 entries from 33448 individual contributors worldwide. The data on city level are showing Norwegian cities Stavanger, Trondheim, Oslo and Bergen on top of the list of most expensive cities. Several cities in Switzerland are also among the most expensive in the world: Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne and Bern. Among the 25 most expensive cities in the world, our list includes also eight Australian cities: Perth, Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide. Only a few cities which are not in Norway, Switzerland and Australia made their way into the top 25 most expensive list: Luanda in Angola, Stockholm in Sweden, Arhus and Copenhagen in Denmark, Paris in France, Luxembourg and on 25th place Tokyo in Japan. List with details on city level is available at:

zerohedge.com

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International finance and business news.

Canada Set To Follow US, EU Lead On Hiking Tariffs On Chinese-Made EVs

22 June 2024 @ 11:35 am

Canada Set To Follow US, EU Lead On Hiking Tariffs On Chinese-Made EVs First it was the EU and the US, now it looks like Canada could be next to weigh tariffs on Chinese made electric vehicles.  Justin Trudeau's government is considering new tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles to align with US and EU actions, according to a new report this week by Bloomberg. An announcement about public consultations on these tariffs is expected soon, despite the fact that no final decisions have been rendered, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.  Bloomberg

More Air Defenses & Cross-Border Strikes Won't Change The Ukrainian Conflict's Dynamics

22 June 2024 @ 11:00 am

More Air Defenses & Cross-Border Strikes Won't Change The Ukrainian Conflict's Dynamics Authored by Andrew Korybko via Substack, The US will redirect air defense orders to Ukraine and allow that country to strike Russian forces anywhere across the border that are preparing to cross the frontier in its newest policy evolution. Up until now, the US was still delivering other clients’ air defense orders and had officially limited its authorization of cross-border strikes

Geopolitics And Demand Growth Underpin Need For Commonsense Energy Policies

22 June 2024 @ 3:40 am

Geopolitics And Demand Growth Underpin Need For Commonsense Energy Policies Authored by Guy Caruso via RealClearEnergy, The U.S. energy sector finds itself in a precarious position. Increasing geopolitical volatility and strong energy demand forecasts could spell trouble domestically in the future. The U.S. needs to stop hamstringing American energy companies and invest in the nation’s infrastructure, such as pipelines, processing, and production.

Oven-Like Conditions Result In Over 1,000 Deaths During Hajj In Saudi Arabia

22 June 2024 @ 3:20 am

Oven-Like Conditions Result In Over 1,000 Deaths During Hajj In Saudi Arabia We explained earlier that the Hajj is the final of the five pillars of Islam, and requires that every Muslim who is of adult age complete the religious pilgrimage to Mecca once in their lifetime, so long as they are financially and physically able. This means huge numbers descended on the city which is home to the shrine of the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia each year. More than 1.8 million people attended Hajj in 2023, approaching pre-pandemic levels. According to Saudi officials, they expect the figure to

House Committee Forms Group To Tackle CCP's Role In Fentanyl Crisis

22 June 2024 @ 3:00 am

House Committee Forms Group To Tackle CCP's Role In Fentanyl Crisis Authored by Aaron Pan via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A bipartisan working group to address China’s role in the fentanyl epidemic has been established by the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Disney Exposed? VP Admits On Hidden Camera That Company Refuses To Hire 'White Males'

22 June 2024 @ 2:40 am

Disney Exposed? VP Admits On Hidden Camera That Company Refuses To Hire 'White Males' For almost a decade Disney has been on a Diveristy, Equity and Inclusion induced spiral into clown world (along with a number of major entertainment and media companies).  The shift by corporations towards promoting ideological propaganda instead of chasing profits started out subtle and has quickly escalated into a crescendo of absurdity.  Disney has become the public focus of the wokification of media for a number of reasons including the conglomerate's massive size and global reach, but more than anything else, it used to be family favored company.  When an organization makes the virtues of family and childhood innocence its brand, any slide into degeneracy or indoctrin

You Will Be Tagged... And You Will Love It

22 June 2024 @ 2:20 am

You Will Be Tagged... And You Will Love It Authored by Riley Waggaman via Off-Guardian.org, As expected, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was the hottest anti-globalist multipolar traditional RETVRN values conference of 2024 - possibly of all-time.

Housing Downturn in Austin, Texas Is "Remarkable" As Inventory Spikes To Record High

22 June 2024 @ 2:00 am

Housing Downturn in Austin, Texas Is "Remarkable" As Inventory Spikes To Record High Our latest housing note showed May's US existing home sales data slumped for the third consecutive month while prices hit a record high. This highlights the ongoing affordability crisis in the housing market, with a 30-year mortgage interest rate of around 7%. However, there is evidence that home buyers might soon find some relief as inventories nationwide increase. Let's jump right into our latest housing note from Friday: The supply of homes on the market increased 18.5% from the same month last year to 1.28 million, bu

Why Has China Purchased Farmland Near 19 Different Military Bases Inside The US?

22 June 2024 @ 1:40 am

Why Has China Purchased Farmland Near 19 Different Military Bases Inside The US? Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, The Chinese aren’t exactly being subtle about what they are trying to do.  Today, they own more than 300,000 acres of farmland inside the United States, and they have been specifically targeting areas that are located near important military bases.  As you will see below, the Chinese now own farmland very close to 19 different U.S. military bases.  How in the world could our leaders have allowed this to happen?  Foreign adversari

'Total Lawlessness' & Looting Has Made Gaza Aid Delivery Nearly Impossible: UN Chief

22 June 2024 @ 1:20 am

'Total Lawlessness' & Looting Has Made Gaza Aid Delivery Nearly Impossible: UN Chief "On the Gazan side of the Kerem Shalom Crossing, where over 1,000 trucks are awaiting collection and distribution… there are hundreds of aid pallets awaiting collection and distribution by the UN aid agencies," Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alian of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has announced. For months, there have been two primary threats to aid convoys entering the Gaza Strip. First, on their way in, trucks carrying vital humanitarian supplies often come under attack by Israeli settlers. Second, once convoys are inside the Strip, they face the potential of being

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The latest speculation economic and corporate political news from around the world, pay-walled for the rich and privileged.

Emerging market currencies suffer worst start to the year since 2020

22 June 2024 @ 11:00 am

Unexpectedly strong dollar and misfiring ‘carry trades’ fuel 4.4% loss

Le pari de la dissolution se retourne contre Emmanuel Macron

22 June 2024 @ 10:00 am

L’extrême droite se rapproche du pouvoir et la gauche radicale évoque l’esprit de 1936, aux dépens du bloc centriste

Climate graphic of the week: US and Mexico face ‘heat emergency’

22 June 2024 @ 10:00 am

Cities take precautions as climate reaches ‘dangerous levels’ and drought hits water supplies

France’s political extremes exploit Macron’s weakness

22 June 2024 @ 10:00 am

The far right scents an opportunity, the left evokes the spirit of 1936 and liberal democracy is squeezed in the middle

US shoppers tighten their belts in a most unlikely place: the grocery store

22 June 2024 @ 9:00 am

Food sales contract as inflation takes a bite out of consumers’ wallets

Roula Khalaf, Stephen Bush and other FT journalists pick their favourite book of 2024 so far

22 June 2024 @ 4:00 am

FT editors, columnists and specialists share the titles that have inspired them

London’s art market thrives as a centre for Old Master drawings

22 June 2024 @ 4:00 am

London Art Week is partnering with new platform Trois Crayons to create a drawings hub

A pre-election journey across Britain’s neglected north

22 June 2024 @ 4:00 am

Touring 14 years of plans to level-up, by slow train and rail replacement bus

Low traffic neighbourhood schemes drive wedge between communities across UK

22 June 2024 @ 4:00 am

Vitriolic debate in Bath illustrates how reaction to anti-pollution measures has become increasingly polarised

Treasure House Fair returns to London for a second year

22 June 2024 @ 4:00 am

Dealers at the event will be hoping the next edition will bring improved visitor numbers

duedil.com

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UK companies house, business insights. Now pay walled so not as useful as it has been.

kickstarter.com

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the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.

venturebeat.com

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Venture capital technology news

The Steam Next Fest demos I enjoyed the most | Kaser Focus

21 June 2024 @ 10:54 pm

Steam Next Fest gives us a chance to try out a number of games pre-launch. Here are the ones GamesBeat's Rachel Kaser enjoyed playing.

Why Anthropic’s Artifacts may be this year’s most important AI feature: Unveiling the interface battle

21 June 2024 @ 9:18 pm

Anthropic's Artifacts, a new AI workspace feature, may revolutionize human-AI interaction and reshape enterprise software, signaling a shift in focus from raw capabilities to user experience in the competitive AI landscape.

Stability AI gets new leadership as gen AI innovations continue to roll out

21 June 2024 @ 9:09 pm

New CEO and more funding are reportedly coming to Stability AI as former CEO presses forward on decentralized AI.

Is AI bullshit? Here’s how to find out

21 June 2024 @ 8:24 pm

Many businesses from startups like Color to Fortune 500 enterprises such as Walmart are already embracing AI and seeing tangible results

Black Girl Gamers releases details on its 2024 Online Summit

21 June 2024 @ 5:40 pm

Black Girl Gamers confirms that it's holding its Online Summit on August 3, while also revealing details about the speakers.

Microsoft reminds us just how big the Xbox business has become | The DeanBeat

21 June 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Microsoft won the Summer Game Fest with the best games and broadest portfolio of titles coming for 2024 and 2025.

OpenAI acquires Rockset to strengthen its retrieval capabilities

21 June 2024 @ 4:30 pm

With this deal, the tech stack built by Rockset, especially the “world-class indexing and querying capabilities,” will be powering the retrieval stack of OpenAI products.

Street Fighter VI’s director dishes on the upcoming fighters

21 June 2024 @ 4:25 pm

While at SGF, we got a chance to chat with Street Fighter VI director Takayuki Nakayama about the new characters.

VB Transform 2024: Find out if new AI inference platforms have what it takes to topple Nvidia

21 June 2024 @ 4:05 pm

Everyone and their very smart grandmother are talking about the increasing pressure to scale AI while it becomes more expensive every day.

1Kin Labs unveils Web3 modular gaming network Gr1d

21 June 2024 @ 1:30 pm

1Kin Labs has unveiled its Web3 modular gaming network GR1D to simplify access and asset management for blockchain games.

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unadulterated financial news from Max Keiser

The Covid-19 Dominoes Fall: The World Is Insolvent

16 March 2020 @ 4:40 pm

To understand why the financial dominoes toppled by the Covid-19 pandemic lead to global insolvency, let’s start with a household example. The point of this exercise is to distinguish between the market value of assets and net worth, which is what’s left after debts are…Read more ›

Goodbye to All That: The Demise of Globalization and Imperial Pretensions

13 March 2020 @ 9:57 pm

Globalization and Imperial Pretensions have been decaying for years; now the tide has turned definitively against them. The Covid-19 pandemic didn’t cause the demise of globalization and Imperial Pretensions; it merely pushed the rickety structures over the edge. It’s human nature to reckon…Read more ›

[KR1513] Keiser Report | Thinking Exponentially

13 March 2020 @ 12:30 am

In this final episode of Keiser Report from Los Angeles, Max and Stacy discuss the exponential growth in debt and dollars that preceded the pandemic sweeping through some of the world’s major economies. They discuss the oil and stock market…Read more ›

And Then Came the Lawsuits: Pandemic in a Litigious Society

12 March 2020 @ 6:38 pm

Never mind prevention or vaccines; the big question is “who can we sue after this blows over to rake in millions of dollars?” Yes, this is pathetic, tragic, perverse and evil, but that’s reality in a hyper-litigious society like the U.S.…Read more ›

What the Fed Can Do: Print and Buy, Buy, Buy

10 March 2020 @ 5:39 pm

Much has been written about what the Federal Reserve cannot do: it can’t stop the Covid-19 pandemic or reverse the economic damage unleashed by the pandemic. But let’s not overlook what the Fed can do: create U.S. dollars out of thin…Read more ›

The Gathering Storm: Could Covid-19 Overwhelm Us in the Months Ahead?

10 March 2020 @ 5:37 pm

The present disconnect between the science of Covid-19 and the status quo’s complacency is truly crazy-making, as we face a binary situation: either the science is correct and all the complacent are wrong, or the science is false and all the…Read more ›

[KR1511] Keiser Report | Painting Pandemic with Alex Schaefer

7 March 2020 @ 2:04 pm

In this episode of Keiser Report from Los Angeles, Max and Stacy discuss deglobalization as supply shocks hit the world in the midst of a pandemic… even if the WHO won’t call it that. They talk about an opinion piece…Read more ›

Did Covid-19 Just Pop All the Global Financial Bubbles?

5 March 2020 @ 4:39 pm

Even though the first-order effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are still impossible to predict, it’s already possible to ask: did the pandemic pop all the global financial bubbles? The reason we can ask this question is the entire bull mania of…Read more ›

The Limits of Force: A Bayonet in the Back Will Not Restore China’s Economy

5 March 2020 @ 4:35 pm

The Chinese authorities threatening to punish workers who refuse to return to work are getting a lesson in the limits of force in an unprecedented national trauma: a bayonet in the back will not restore the legitimacy and confidence that have…Read more ›