Archive for the ‘Factoids’ Category

“Qatar has been spending €420m a week preparing for the 2022 World Cup…”

August 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21726098-share-clubs-revenues-highest-transfer-fees-have-been-fairly-constant

“The €179m splurged by Manchester City, an English club, on defenders outstrips 47 countries’ defence budgets. “

August 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21726098-share-clubs-revenues-highest-transfer-fees-have-been-fairly-constant

“…OPEC now expects 266m [electric] vehicles to be on the street by 2040…”

August 11, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21726069-no-need-subsidies-higher-volumes-and-better-chemistry-are-causing-costs-plummet-after

“There were 750,000 electric vehicles sold worldwide [in 2016], less than 1% of the new-car market.”

August 11, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21726069-no-need-subsidies-higher-volumes-and-better-chemistry-are-causing-costs-plummet-after

“One study found that car emissions kill 53,000 Americans each year, against 34,000 who die in traffic accidents.”

August 11, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21726071-it-had-good-run-end-sight-machine-changed-world-death