Mar 172016
 
Denmark ranks top in U.N.’s world happiness report

Denmark, perhaps better known for its fictional, suicide-agonizing prince Hamlet and fierce marauding Vikings than being a nation of the happiest people, has just won that very accolade. Again. Even U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have singled out the small Scandinavian country as an example of a happy, well-oiled society. United Nations made it official: It found Danes to be the happiest people on Earth in a study of 156 countries. The next happiest nations last year were Switzerland, Iceland and […]

Mar 092016
 
Casablanca Among Africa’s Top 5 Cities of Opportunity: Report

Morocco’s largest city and economic capital ranked fourth in the list, right between Johannesburg (third) and Algiers (fifth.) Casablanca triumphed in the hotly-contested economics index, coming first in GDP diversity and as a key location for Top 500 company headquarters — top transport and energy infrastructure rankings no doubt helped in this sense. However, and like Tunis, the city was let down by poor diversity and population growth, typical of the North African cities surveyed, the magazine added. North African cities dominated the top five, […]

Feb 032016
 
America, New Zealand and Canada become world’s most generous nations: Report

America has been named as the world’s most generous nation in the world, where its citizens give the most to charity, according to a new report. The USA, New Zealand and Canada have the highest rate of charitable donations as a percentage gross domestic product (GDP), the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) found. The UK had the fourth highest rate of charitable donations in a study of 24 nations and topped all other EU countries that were looked at. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Dec 182015
 
Only 6.67% of Indian institutes headed by women: Report

There is a significant shortage of female academic leaders in the higher education system of the country, as only 6.67% of Indian institutes are headed by women, says a report. The report which assessed percentage of females in positions of influence such as Vice-Chancellors or Directors in 810 institutions of higher education in India, found that only 6.67% institutions (54 out of 810) are headed by females. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Dec 152015
 
India expected to be among top 5 competitive manufacturing nations by 2020: Report

According to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, the top 11 countries will remain consistent between now and 2020, although with some exchange of rankings. India, currently 11th on the list, is expected to jump up to as high as fifth place. Over the next five years, India is expected to capture the top 5 position as the most competitive manufacturing nation. Meanwhile, the United States is expected to capture the top spot as the most competitive manufacturing nation in 2020, pushing current leader China […]

Nov 232015
 
Chicago ranks 5th as US emerging tech hub: Report

Chicago’s in the top five cities in the country when it comes to emerging technology hubs, according to a new report. Chicago No. 5 on a list of cities positioned to be technology’s new hotspots. The research used criteria such as tech economic momentum, talent pool, startup friendliness, and market factors such as cost of office space and housing to create its rankings. San Francisco is ranked No. 1, Washington D.C. is No. 2, New York City is No. 3 and Denver is No. 4, […]

Oct 162015
 
Pakistani people become 18th largest middle class worldwide: Report

Pakistan’s middle class consists of over 6.27 million people, according to Credit Suisse, a global financial services company. The study revealed that 14% of world adults constituted the middle class in 2015 and held 32% of world wealth. The share of middle-class adults in Pakistan’s total adult population of 111 million was 5.7% in 2015 as opposed to India’s 3% and Australia’s 66% in 2015. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Oct 152015
 
Novo Nordisk becomes world's best place to work: Report

It’s been a fairly solid week for Novo Nordisk in terms of receiving global recognition. Yesterday, the head of Novo Nordisk, Lars Rebien Sørensen, was named the best-performing CEO in the world by Harvard Business Review. And today the Danish biotech company was named among the world’s best places to work. Novo Nordisk was listed as the 25th best multinational workplace in the world, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Oct 142015
 
China's middle class overtakes US as largest in the world: Report

China’s middle class has overtaken the United States to become the largest in the world according to a comprehensive new report on the distribution of global wealth. Despite fears of a global growth slowdown in the emerging world, Asia is set to be the scene for the greatest expansion of the world’s middle class, said Credit Suisse, in its annual wealth report. China now accounts for a fifth of the world population, while holding nearly 10pc of the global wealth. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Oct 102015
 
Mumbai emerges as the world's cheapest city to live and work in: Report

Mumbai has emerged as the world’s cheapest city to live and work in, among 12 top metropolitan cities of the world. London, Hong Kong and New York are the world’s most expensive cities for companies to accommodate employees, with costs in London going through the roof, says World Research. The cheapest city in the index is Mumbai, where it costs just $29,088 to accommodate an employee, up only 2.4% since 2008, while Shanghai comes in at $38,089, up 15.6%. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Oct 082015
 
Ireland ranks 4th among the top 5 countries in the world to die: Report

Now, Ireland has come in at the top of a new list: the best countries in the world to die. In first place was the UK, followed by Australia and New Zealand. The United States ranked ninth. Ireland has ranked high among the happiest countries in the world, the best countries to travel, and the most admired and respected countries. It was even named the best country in the world by the 2014 Good County Index. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Sep 112015
 
Canada becomes world's No. 5 country to grow old

Canada is the world’s No. 5 country to grow old, according to a report that also found vast gaps in data about the world’s elderly – gaps that threaten to undermine global efforts to improve their living standards. THE BEST 10 COUNTRIES 1. Switzerland 2. Norway 3. Sweden 4. Germany 5. Canada 6. The Netherlands 7. Iceland 8. Japan 9. United States 10. United Kingdom THE WORST 10 COUNTRIES 1. Afghanistan 2. Malawi 3. Mozambique 4. Palestinian territories 5. Pakistan 6. Tanzania 7. Zambia 8. […]

Jun 252015
 
Panama tops the rankings of the world's happiest countries: Report

Panama tops the rankings of the world’s happiest countries for the second year in a row, according to a new report. In 2014, people living in the Central American country known for it’s man-made canal scored the highest on a yearly survey of global well-being created by Gallup-Healthways. In contrast, Afghanistan scored the lowest out of the 145 ranked countries. More than 146,000 people all over the world questions about five aspects of their well-being: their sense of purpose, social relationships, financial situations, community involvement […]

Jun 182015
 
Pakistan among world's top hosts for refugees: Report

Conflicts and violence raging around the world sent the number of people forced to flee their homes soaring to a record 60 million last year, the United Nations said Thursday. That is 8.3 million more refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the world than in 2013 — the highest-ever increase in a single year, the UN refugee agency said in a report titled “World at War”. At the end of 2014, the world’s top host for refugees was Turkey, sheltering 1.59 million people, followed […]