Countries

Source: ThinkstockThe United States, which prides itself as a land of opportunity, has the fourth-most uneven income distribution among developed nations, according to recently-released data. Only...
Global military spending was down slightly in 2014 from the year before. Based on nominal military expenditure figures, these are the 10 countries with the largest military budgets.
World Health Day is on April 7, and people around the globe are turning their attention to health issues. The global infant mortality rate of 33.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2013 has followed a...
Worldwide military expenditure shrunk in 2013 for the second consecutive year, falling by 1.9% to $1.75 trillion. The 100 largest arms-producers sold a combined $402 billion worth of arms and...
Source: thinkstock.comNot one country in the world has successfully eliminated its gender gap, according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). But while the scope of gender...
Source: thinkstock.comWhile many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet largely hidden, problem. An estimated 35.8 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to a...
Dying growth, crippled by high manufacturing costs and a financial system broken at the start of the recession, where supposed to slow the U.S. economy.
Based on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least livable countries. Data from the Human...
Source: ThinkstockBased on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least livable countries. Data from...
Source: thinkstock.comEuropeans went in May to the polls to vote for their representatives to the European Parliament. The results were surprising, as parties in the far right and skeptics of the...
Ultra high net worth individuals, or UNHW as new research from Credit Suisse calls them, are concentrated in the United States.
Source: thinkstockThe global population is aging rapidly. Today, there are roughly 868 million people who are at least 60 years old globally, or about 12% of the world’s population. By 2050, more...
Evaluation of the Sierra Leone economy are grim, with much of the cause being corruption. However, mining could be a key to growth.
Liberia is among the poorest economies in the world, ranking near the bottom of the list in gross domestic product.
After years of bitter court battles with creditors, Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to rating agency Standard & Poor’s. After failing to come to an agreement with creditors from its...