Economy


  • Automation Could Cost Up To 800 Million Jobs

    Up to 800 million people worldwide could lose their jobs because of automation. About half of them will have to learn new skills to get another job. In the United States […]

  • China Overtakes US in Number of Supercomputers

    For the first time in history, China has overtaken the United States in the number of supercomputers.  Currently, China has a total of 202 of the world’s 500 fastest computers, […]

  • Singles Day Achieves Record $25 Billion

    Singles Day is the biggest e-commerce day in the world. Organized by China’s Alibaba, shopping sales on November 11 hit a record $25 billion,  40% more than on Singles Day […]

  • Vatican Bans Cigarette Sales

    Pope Francis has announced that the Vatican will ban the sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products in the Roman Catholic state beginning in January 2018. A spokesperson for the […]

  • Paradise Papers – How To Hide Your Money

    The Paradise Papers are documents which show how rich people – celebrities, politicians and businessmen use offshore countries to protect themselves from paying high taxes. The documents were leaked to […]

  • More Amazon Rain Forest Destroyed By Mining

    A recent survey , examining the years between 2005 and 2015, has come to the conclusion that more and more of the Amazon rain forest is lost due to mining […]

  • More Billionaires in Asia Than in US

    For the first time in history there are more billionaires in Asia than in the United States. But, the amount of wealth among American billionaires is still higher than in […]

  • World’s Lowest Wine Production in Over 50 years

    The world’s wine production in 2017 is expected to be at its lowest since 1961. Grape harvests, especially in the major European wine-producing countries, Spain, France and Italy , are low. Thanks to […]

  • End of Australia’s Car Industry

    The last car , a General Motors Holden, has come off the production line in Adelaide, Australia.  It ends a 90-year long era of car manufacturing in Australia.  At its […]

  • Ocean Wind Farms Could Give Energy To Everybody

    Winds and storms in the Atlantic are so strong that wind-powered turbines in the Atlantic Ocean could provide the whole world with clean energy. Energy experts now claim that ocean […]