I recently came across some interesting data about China’s impact on copper prices which I thought would be useful and interesting to share with everyone. Copper is an essential commodity, and plays an important role as a raw material for the growth and development of the global economy.
10th Jun '10
If I talk about sports in India, the first thing, sometimes the only thing that pops up in one’s mind is “CRICKET!” That’s it. The list ends there. Not “cricket, tennis, badminton… etc”
Our standing in the Olympic Games over the decades doesn’t pose a better picture…
India first participated in the Olympics in 1900, where Norman Pritchard won 2 medals in athletics. Till date, India has been able to procure only 20 medals. 9 of which are gold with 8 of these from hockey. It is heartbreaking to see a country with population of 1.2 billion produce such few victories and have the second lowest medals/capita in the world! Maybe we can learn a few lessons from our neighbor, China. The last few Olympics, China has left an indelible mark on the score board. It currently holds a total count of 100 medals and is only 10 medals short of surpassing the USA as No.1 in total medals won. No mean feat for what was once considered a “third world country.” …read more
31st Mar '10
I came across this data while going through the PE industry, and thought it would make an interesting chart. It shows how PE investments in emerging markets have fluctuated since 2001. It shows clearly how China and India dominate the BRIC investing landscape. 2008 is an interesting year, seeing investment in India top China for the first time, followed by the rapid drop in investment in 2009.
If the chart doesn’t load, try this link
Chart provided by Chartle.com. It’s the first time we’ve used it, and it really helps in making a point beyond what just normal charts would. Do note, the site is in beta so the charts can get stuck (by turning trails on, for example); refreshing the page tends to help in this case.
Its also possible to directly import data from excel, making chart creation a lot easier.
17th Nov '09
As the title asks, which country seems more likely to create jobs faster than the other?
Will India’s entrepreneurs be able to make headway against a hesitantly reformist and bureaucratic Government to create wealth? Or will China’s growth oriented and top heavy government be able to leverage its proven ability to launch yet another surge of growth?