June 27, 2019 · 3 MIN READ
One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy venture that aims to redraw global trade routes. It is estimated to cost more than $1 trillion USD, making it arguably the largest overseas investment programs ever undertaken by a single country. This could likely change the global eco-economic and geopolitical balance of power.
Apr 15, 2019 · 2 MIN READ
The exponential growth of data is undisputed, but the numbers behind this explosion are hard to comprehend, particularly when looked at in the context of one day. By 2025, it’s estimated that 463 exabytes of data will be created each day globally – that’s the equivalent of 212,765,957 DVDs per day!
Apr 11, 2019 · 3 MIN READ
Tech companies are betting that the future of personal computing will be driven by the sound of your voice. If they’re right, this early stage of smart speaker adoption will have a massive impact on future profits. Switching smartphone brands is relatively straightforward, but switching an entire voice assistant ecosystem? That’s not quite as easy.
Dec 14, 2018 · 2 MIN READ
The latest estimate from the World Bank puts global GDP at roughly $80 trillion in nominal terms for 2017. This chart from HowMuch.net uses data from the World Bank to visualize the entire global economy by GDP in 2017 in one chart.
Dec 14, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. Google.com, for example, has an astounding 28 billion visits per month.
Dec 06, 2018 · 2 MIN READ
The company is expected to go public as early as the first quarter of 2019 and its valuation is expected to exceed the $15.1 billion it previously was estimated to be worth.
Dec 23, 2016 · 4 MIN READ
This image of the Korean Peninsula at night is a graphic visualization of the huge gap in economic development between North and South Korea. We see with even more clarity the isolation of North Korea in direct contrast to the prosperity of the South.
Jan 03, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
After the Korean War came to an end in July 1953, North Korea signed a massive trade deal with Sweden in an effort to rebuild their economy and to become more independent functioning state. Sweden became the first western country to open an embassy in North Korea in 1975.