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September 13, 2010

The Economist Special Report: Latin America

Last week the Economist published a Special Report on Latin America. The report, written by Michael Reid the Economist's Americas Editor, looks back on the past 200 years in the history of Latin America. It focuses on the region's struggle for political independence and its growth and development over this period.

The report includes a number of articles on the democracy, society and economy of the region and features an audio segment on Latin America at 200:

August 04, 2010

EIU Global Forecasting Service

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The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has recently launched the Global Forecasting Service. This service provides forecasts for the world economy in the form of a monthly report. In addition you can find outlooks and analysis for specific regions, commodities and exchange rates. Analysis is also provided on global risk and world trends.

As well as the monthly report the data can be downloaded as an interactive chart or summary table.

For more information on the Global Forecasting Service why not take a quick tour of the site.

Access to this resource is free but requires registration.

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 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.

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

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