Part # 1 Changes in gross domestic product
http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_mcafee_are_droids_taking_our_jobs.html minute 2.
Real annual GDP growth rate
Asian and South American markets are among the 2020 growth markets
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Part # 2 Changes in stock market index
Dow Jones industrial average
Hong Kong Hang Seng Index HSI:IND
Part # 3 Changes in interest rates
Long-term interest rates
Part # 4 Changes in food prices
Food price index
The poorer the country, the larger percentage of expenditure is spent on food
Part # 5 Changes in commodity prices
http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Energy_Resources_Materials/Resource_revolution p. 25.
In the 20th century, average commodity prices declined almost 50%
ttp://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Energy_Resources_Materials/Resource_revolution p. 22.
In the first decade of the 21st century, commodity prices increased sharply
http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Energy_Resources_Materials/Resource_revolution p. 30.
The oil price is partly determined by actual supply and demand, and partly by expectation. Demand for energy is closely related to economic activity. It also spikes in the
winter in the northern hemisphere, and during summers in countries which use air conditioning. Supply can be affected by weather (which prevents tankers loading) and by geopolitical upsets. If producers think the price is staying high, they invest, which after a lag boosts supply. Similarly, low prices lead to an investment drought. OPECâ€™s decisions shape expectations: if it curbs supply sharply, it can send prices spiking. Saudi Arabia produces nearly 10m barrels a day - a third of the OPEC total. http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/12/economist-explains-4
Part # 6 Changes in government debt
Average government debt ratios in G7 economies
Part # 7 Changes in work people do
The percentage of people working in service sector in the USA is increasing
Survey shows that for every job that the Internet destroys, 2.6 new jobs are created.
Youth unemployment in Europe is alarming.
Part # 8 Changes in wages
Minimum hourly wages â€“ selected economies Country Uganda China Russia Turkey USA UK France Australia
Minimum hourly wages USD 0.12 per hour USD 0.67 per hour USD 0.91 per hour USD 3.38 per hour USD 7.25 per hour USD 9.98 per hour USD 13.10 per hour USD 16.45 per hour
Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country http://www.strategy-business.com/enews/enewsarticle/enews072909?pg=all http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/business/global/wary-of-events-in-china-foreign-investors-head-to-cambodia.html
Part # 9 Changes in savings
Savings in % of household disposable income Country China Japan Europe USA
Savings rate 50% 25% 20% -0.6%
As countries grow wealthier, their household saving rates decline
Source Development from 1960 to 2008. http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/files/article/PDF/EMC_decathlon.pdf p. 160.
Part # 10 Changes in inflation
Core consumer prices, % increase on a year earlier http://www.economist.com/node/18070386
Published on Mar 15, 2012
Published on Mar 15, 2012
Part # 1: Changes in gross domestic product. Part # 2: Changes in stock market index. Part # 3: Changes in interest rates. Part # 4: Changes...