Market Stories in Charts | Week of 22nd Jan 2024

Data discoveries of the week, presented in charts. We look at data on India’s impressive global tax revenue, the ‘doomsday clock’, the Sony-Zee deal fallout, a rising ideological gender gap, and more. 



  1. A lesson for retail investors in information assymetry.  ?


2.  The latest figures suggest the average person spends upwards of 40% of their waking hours on an internet-connected screen.?


3. In 2023, the Mexican peso was the top-performing major currency, gaining almost 15% against the dollar.


4. Check out our series on #2024 Outlook for markets & economy by India’s leading AMCs. The SBI MF 2024 Outlook Report shows that India’s real GDP in H1 FY24 grew by 7.7%.


5. In 2021, the world had 7.1 billion mobile phone users, roughly 90% of the global population.



6. In countries on every continent, an ideological gap has opened up between young men and women.


7. The S&P 500 has risen 5000% since 1970, but only 500% after adjusting for inflation. Investors should be deeply concerned about USD devaluation.


8.  Freight has faced tremendous disruption since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s where things stand today.


9. Choose your financial advisor wisely. ?


10. A worrisome development where interest payments are ballooning into one of the US’s most substantial expenditures.



11.  The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists — a scientific advocacy group — reset the world’s “Doomsday Clock” at a mere 90 seconds to midnight. The clock, created in 1947, is a symbol reflecting global instability and nuclear threat.


12. 2024 is seeing national elections in more than 60 countries worldwide.


13. India is the most at-risk country for false information in the world as per WEF’s 2024 Global Risk Report.


14. World slowest cities.



15. Across the world, women tend to live longer than men. However, the sex gap varies between countries and is not constant over time.


16. Countries differ a lot in how much taxes they collect??


17. Which networks have the highest number of credit cards in circulation??



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