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  • Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs in the USA

    Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs in the USA

      Manufacturing continues to be a critically important industry for many economies. In the US, manufacturing generally involves transforming raw materials into products employing mechanical, physical or chemical processes. America’s manufacturing industries usually involve plants, factories and mills; they also include small and home-based businesses and raw materials are typically commodities or components. Manufacturing anything
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  • Countries where Toyota is Popular

    Countries where Toyota is Popular

      Toyota is one of the leading car manufacturers in the world, and offers a number of models such as the Prius, Yaris, Corolla, and Camry. The company was founded in 1937, in Japan, and over the years its popularity has continued to grow. Today the Japan-based manufacturer has the distinction of producing more than
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  • The Top 15 E-Commerce Markets in the World

    The Top 15 E-Commerce Markets in the World

      The Global retail e-commerce industry is growing at an impressive rate. An increasing population, rise in the purchasing power of the people, changing consumer trends, and strong economic growth are some of the factors that are driving the growth of the retail e-commerce industry around the world. The global retail e-commerce will witness a
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  • The Most Globalized Countries Around the World

    The Most Globalized Countries Around the World

      KOF Index of Globalization is an annual report published by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. The report accesses the rate of globalization in nations across the world. The index is based on three dimensions, which are – economic, social, and political. Through these dimensions, the Index of Globalization measures the economic
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  • A Look at the Value of Pesticides That Nations Imported in 2014

    A Look at the Value of Pesticides That Nations Imported in 2014

      Pesticides are used in agriculture. Farmers use pesticides to get rid of agents that may harm crops such as insects, weed and fungi. Other than this, pesticides are at times used in other activities also such as to remove shrubs and weeds from roadways as well as to combat the growth of algae in
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  • The percentage of Labor force employed in informal economy around the world

    The percentage of Labor force employed in informal economy around the world

      The informal economy can be defined as that segment of the economy which is not regulated by the government. Also described as the grey economy, an informal economy is not taxed and activities in this segment are not included in the country’s Gross Domestic Product and Gross National Product. There are many nations in
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  • Countries That Give Us Our Daily Salt

    Countries That Give Us Our Daily Salt

      It would not be an overstatement to say that salt is one of the greatest discoveries in the history of mankind. Just imagine how tasteless our food would have been had salt not been discovered. Apart from adding flavor to our food, it is also an essential ingredient for the health of both man as
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  • Merchandise Trade in Terms of Percent of GDP in Various Countries

    Merchandise Trade in Terms of Percent of GDP in Various Countries

      Merchandise trade can be defined as the cumulative value of the exports, as well as the imports, between a country and another. When the relative size of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is taken into account, the merchandise trade as the percentage of GDP reflects the trading strength of one economy with that of
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  • How Secure is Your Country’s Internet Server?

    How Secure is Your Country’s Internet Server?

    Have you ever had a nightmare where you see all your data or money being stolen just because you had unfortunately logged into an insecure server? Well, if you are living in North Korea, Somalia, Sudan or Ethiopia, that bad dream of yours might just come true. For in these countries, there is a strong
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  • Which Country Has the Largest Number of ATMs per 100,000 Adults?

    Which Country Has the Largest Number of ATMs per 100,000 Adults?

    Auto Teller Machines, popularly known as ATMs, have largely changed the way we carry out our financial transactions. Right from withdrawing cash and checking accounts to paying utility and insurance bills and even undertaking fund transfers, all can be done by the tap of button. So, to make life much easier for people and to
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