This one of those infographics that provides a lot of information – but also prompts a lot of questions; such as “How many of these changes took place in the last 20 years after they opened up?”, and “How would the United States look on these same indicators?”. (via)
EU 2007 spending by country, or on a map. (via)
I’ve been tempted to steal this design many times. it’s a nice way to present mostly qualitative information for a large number of countries – and people understand it intuitively.
Not much information here – just updated GDP data. Related article.
Click on the timeline at the top to view past versions. Roll over country names to see real GDP growth 2007-10.
The data’s slightly old, but its a really nice presentation. Click on the different data series in the upper right box to switch between them on the map and graph.
Interactive map displays the performance of all the major global equity markets for today, or versus a selection of time periods (5days/10days/1month/etc up to a year). You can also click on any exchange to drill down to more information.
[Note: There is no direct link to the map (silly java), you have to click on the "Market Macromap" window on this page]
Speaking of Gapminder, the OECD has it’s 2008 factbook dataset available using it:
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