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Northern Ireland – Where The Women Out-Earn The Men

The gender pay gap is an issue all around the world and the UK is certainly no exception. As Statista's Martin Armstrong notes, the difference between men and women's earnings is currently largest in London, where a full-time male employee gets an average of 14.6 percent more per hour than his female counterpart. To some degree or other, the […]

Geoblocking Prevalent For EU’s Online Shoppers

This week, the European Union agreed to end unjustified geoblocking after a late-night session. This relates to geoblocking the online trading of goods and services. As Statista's Niall McCarthy explains, the agreement means companies will not be able to prevent customers from visiting and doing business on their website due to being resident in another EU member […]

The U.S. Owes UNESCO Half A Billion Dollars

This week, the U.S. and Israel announced that they would be withdrawing from UNESCO, citing 'continuing anti-Israel bias'. As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, the move comes as a major blow to the organization which is known for designating cultural sites around the world such as the Grand Canyon or ancient Palmyra in Syria. The U.S. […]

China Is Threatening America’s Unicorn Dominance

The United States is the undisputed capital of the unicorn – private companies worth more than $1 billion. This title though, is becoming more and more under threat, primarily from China. You will find more statistics at Statista As Statista's Martin Armstrong notes, according to CB Insights, there are currently 215 unicorns in the world, of […]

Germany’s East Is Shrinking

According to forecasts from the 'Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln', Germany's population is going to increase to 83.1 million by 2035. As Statista's Martin Armstrong notes, the main reason for this is the record number of immigrants and asylum seekers which arrived in the country in 2015. You will find more statistics at Statista While the overall […]

German Unity?

Germany is celebrating 27 years of unification. Since that historic night when the Berlin wall came crumbling down, however, only half of German citizens think that the east and west have grown to become one nation. That's according to a survey conducted by the Forsa research institute and the Federal Foundation. You will find more statistics at Statista […]

Google Reports Record Level Of Government Data Requests

Google has just released its biannual transparency report disclosing the number of requests governments send for users' private data. As Statista's Niall McCarthy details, in the first six months of this year, the search engine giant received 48,941 requests for data while 83,345 accounts were specified in those requests. You will find more statistics at Statista That has broken […]

Over 1.1 Million Refugees Remain In Limbo Across Europe

The majority – 52 percent – of asylum applications received by EU countries, Norway and Switzerland in 2015 and 2016 are still awaiting a decision. You will find more statistics at Statista As Statista's Martin Armstrong notes, due to the historic influx of people over this period, that share accounts for roughly 1.1 million people, according to […]

Who Leads The Autonomous Driving Patent Race? (Spoiler Alert: Not Who You Think)

These days the broad consensus on the future of driving seems to be that the car of tomorrow will be (at least partly) autonomous. Many companies, including traditional car makers, suppliers and leading tech companies are currently working on self-driving technology, all eager to save themselves a piece of what they reckon will be an […]

Visualizing The Countries Most And Least Accepting Of Migrants

According to new research from Gallup, many countries on the frontlines of Europe's migration crisis are among the least-accepting countries worldwide for migrants. Statista's Nial McCarthy notes that the research found that Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia and Croatia which are all along the Balkan route for asylum seekers recorded the lowest scores for accepting migrants. You will […]