Saturday , 2 July 2022

Economic Overviews

Russia’s Economy & the Effect Of Sanctions On It

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is an effort by a relatively small country trying to use military action and threats, backed up by a nuclear arsenal, that can in no way compare in terms of resources to those it is threatening and, as such, the combined impacts of the imposed sanctions on its small economy will likely be significant and widely felt.

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Which Global Risks Are Posing Imminent Threats?

In the latest annual edition of the Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), it was found that a majority of global leaders feel worried or concerned about the outlook of the world, and only 3.7% feel optimistic. What global risks are leaders and experts most concerned about, and which ones are posing imminent threats? Let’s dive into the key findings from the report.

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Which Country Is More Corrupt: Canada or the U.S.?

Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2021 and it revealed that Canada now ranks #13 out of 180 countries, falling two places from last year, and the USA ranks even lower at #27. Which countries are perceived to be the least corrupt? Read on!

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Infrastructure Bill Beneficiaries Index Unresponsive To Date

The stock prices of the 12 constituents in the Infrastructure Bill Beneficiaries Index have not responded yet to anticipated dramatic increases in revenue and profits. Indeed, on average, the stock prices of 11 of the 12 constituents actually declined 8.9% in January with only Deere & Company advancing (+9.0%).

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