Strategy

The best (and worst) countries for raising a family

The coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on the struggle of working parents who are juggling both their jobs and childcare duties. Lack of free or affordable childcare was an issue before the pandemic, and industry insiders project to only get worse in the coming months unless Congress passes an […]
The best (and worst) countries for raising a family
Lifestyle

14 royal scandals and celebrations from 2019 that you probably forgot

2019 brought some celebrations and scandals for royal families around the globe. In Thailand, King Vajiralongkorn celebrated his coronation, married his fourth wife, and stripped his consort of her royal titles after she reportedly plotted against his new queen. Some of the world’s royal families bucked tradition, such as the […]
14 royal scandals and celebrations from 2019 that you probably forgot
News

These are the 20 safest and most crime-free countries

Economics and security are closely connected. A strong economy and safe citizenry each enables the improvement of the other. The World Economic Forum takes a nation’s security into account for its annual “Global Competitiveness Report,” focusing on the threats that organised crime, terrorism, homicide rates, and reliability of its police […]
These are the 20 safest and most crime-free countries
Markets

RANKED: The 29 richest countries in the world

Size doesn’t always mean wealth when it comes to the world’s richest countries, according to data published in April by the International Monetary Fund. Twice a year the IMF releases a huge dump of data about the economic power of the world’s nations, with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita […]
RANKED: The 29 richest countries in the world
Tech

Luxembourg doesn’t want to claim €250 million from Amazon in back taxes

Luxembourg doesn’t want to claim back €250 million ($US295 million; £221 million) from Amazon in back taxes. The European Commission ruled on October 4 that the small EU nation, which charges less corporation tax than most other European countries, had given illegal state aid to Amazon. But Luxembourg challenged the […]
Luxembourg doesn’t want to claim €250 million from Amazon in back taxes