All entries for July 2010

July 26, 2010


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Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view

The Gapminder software takes raw economic data from sources such as the World Bank, ILO and OECD and converts it into interactive graphs. Through these graphs you can track a trend over time either globally or for a specific country or set of countries. For example, here is a video showing the use of Gapminder to compare the development of health and the economy in the UK and China over the past 200 years.

It is also possible to create your own Gapminder graphs using Google's Motion Chart Gadget. Details of how this can be done are provided in a quick guide on the Gapminder website.

July 13, 2010


Writing about web page

TheCityUK is an independent body formed earlier this year to represent the country's financial services industry. It incorporates the former advisory services of International Financial Services London (IFSL) and UKTI's Financial Services Sector Advisory Board (FSSAB).

Last month TheCityUK launched a new Research Centre which aims to provide market analysis in the form of reports about sectors within the UK's financial services industry. The latest sectors covered in the Research Centre's reports are:

  • Bond Markets
  • Securitization
  • Hedge Funds

In addition to this range of sector reports there are reports on topics relating to international finance and international trade policy.

A complete list of the reports, which are available to download, is available on The Research Centre website.

July 01, 2010

Top 10 largest economies in 2020

This new report from Euromonitor assesses the global shift of economic power over the next decade. It focuses on the rise of emergering economies and the new consumer markets that will fuel their rapid growth. In 2010 only four of the top 10 are emerging economies; by 2020 Euromonitor predicts this figure will have increased to five,with three in the top 5. Most significant is China's deposition of the USA as the world's largest economy.

The full text of this report is available to University of Warwick staff and students from Euromonitor's Global Market Information Database (Passport GMID). This can be accessed via the Key Electronic Resources for Business page on the library website.

About this blog

This blog is written by Emma Cragg the Academic Support Librarian for Business, Management & Economics.

Information about the purpose and content of this blog can be found in the first post.

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