Category Archives: General Economy

Business Environment in Lebanon

A Good Business Environment is the most important factor contributing to an economy in any country in the world. As a country’s economy is the collective sum of its individuals income and its corporations. Therefore, the success of any country … Continue reading

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GDP growth in all countries since the start of the global economic crisis

The GDP (PPP) growth is calculated from 2008 (the start of the global economic crisis) up to 2011, the results are displayed in both Thematic Map and tabular format. 39 countries had their economy shrink, this certainly includes countries which … Continue reading

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GDP per capita (PPP) growth in the last ten years (list of countries)

The GDP per capita (PPP) growth calculated over the last ten  years is displayed below in both Thematic Map and tabular format.

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Average yearly precipitation correlation with average yearly temperature

Average precipitation in depth (mm per year) and Average yearly temperature (1961-1990, Celsius) have medium positive correlation.

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Paraguay and Iceland, a role model in renewable energy usage and sustainability

In an ideal situation, a higher yearly average precipitation would imply higher surface water flow (rivers) and more hydraulic power available for hydroelectric power generation. Sadly, the correlation between both Indicators isn’t that high. The Correlation coefficient between the percentage … Continue reading

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Average yearly temperature and GDP per capita show medium correlation levels

The correlation coefficient between the Average yearly temperature (1961-1990, Celsius) and GDP per capita, PPP (constant 2005 international $) equals to -0.31 indicating a medium negative correlation between the two indicators. In other words, this means that countries having a higher average yearly temperatures … Continue reading

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Fertility rate is highly correlated to female education levels

The correlation between the percentage of girls to boys in primary and secondary education and women’s fertility rate equals to -0.61 indicating high negative correlation between the two indicators. In other words, revealing that countries having a higher percentage of females in primary secondary … Continue reading

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Fertility rate of women has a strong negative correlation with GDP per capita

The calculated value of the correlation coefficient between the GDP per capita, PPP (constant 2005 international $) and Fertility rate, total (births per woman) is -0.53, which means that there a strong negative correlation between GDP per capita in a country … Continue reading

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The Financial gap between rich and poor people could be contributing to a higher crime rate

The calculated value of the correlation coefficient between the GINI index of income distribution and Intentional homicides rate is 0.49, which means that the homicide rate is likely to increase as the gap between the rich and poor people increases.

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Life expectancy at birth has high negative correlation with population poverty

The calculated value of the correlation coefficient between the population in a country living on less than $2.00 a day and Life Expectancy at Birth  is -0.83, indicating that poverty and life expectancy at birth are strongly negatively correlated. What does … Continue reading

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GDP (PPP) growth by country in the last ten years

The GDP (PPP) growth calculated over the last ten  years is displayed below in both Thematic Map and tabular format.

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Will The Euro Currency Persist?

The European Union and specifically the Euro zone have no good or interest in banishing (getting rid) of the unified currency called “Euro”. The Euro is an important sign of the unification of the economies of 17 European countries giving … Continue reading

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The Lebanese Jungle

I am writing this to express my frustration from the way things are in Lebanon and i hope things will change soon.

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Recent View on Economic Improvement in Lebanon

Recently, it has been obvious and clear that Lebanese economy has surpassed local unstable political situation and the global financial crisis in the past years; thanks to the careful and smart monetary policy of the central bank (that avoided much … Continue reading

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