Archive for the ‘Factoids’ Category

“Some surprisingly common South African first names—such as Soviet, Moscow and Lenin—are living tributes to [old ties to the USSR.]”

March 20, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21718888-old-ties-days-struggle-are-being-renewed-south-africas-love-affair

“Last year China spent more than $450m on footballers…Chinese investors shelled out about $2bn on [foreign football clubs.]”

March 20, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/china/21718883-theyd-be-happier-if-they-hadnt-spent-so-much-them-already-chinese-football-clubs-are-struggling

“[Under China’s recently passed] General Principles of Civil Law…fetuses can own property…”

March 18, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/china/21718878-party-will-remain-final-judge-china-finally-starts-write-proper-civil-code

“Australia fritters away more money per person gambling than any other country…[In 2016 $990 per adult,] 49% more than Singaporeans, the next-biggest losers.”

March 18, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21718899-industry-spends-fair-bit-lobbying-too-australians-spend-more-gambling-people

“Companies will face a shortage of 1.8 million information security personnel by 2022, up 20% from 1.5 million in 2015.”

March 16, 2017

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2017/03/16/the-morning-download-oracles-cloud-revenue-shows-strong-growth/