Monthly Archives: January 2014

PHILIPPINES – The Trip

Philippines Jan 26-Feb 11 Because I booked late, I could not get a direct flight to Manila, and instead flew Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh – Singapore – Manila over 22 hours. Singapore is the best designed airport in the … Continue reading

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Philippines – Travel Facts

HISTORY Spanish Colonialists. Filipinos were claimed by Ferdinand Magellan for Spain in 1521 and began the bloody process of Christianisation. He was eventurally assassinated, but they returned in 1565 and conquered the local tribes one by one and Manila was … Continue reading

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Philippines –

Philippines – Travel Facts History Spanish Colonialists. Filipinos were claimed by Ferdinand Magellan for Spain in 1521 and began the bloody process of Christianisation. He was eventurally assassinated, but they returned in 1565 and conquered the local tribes one by … Continue reading

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HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Household income is a measure of the combined incomes of all people sharing a particular household or place of residence. It includes every form of income, e.g., salaries and wages, retirement income, near cash government transfers like food stamps, and … Continue reading

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GDP (PPP)

This lists countries of the world sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP) (the value of all final goods and services produced within a state in a given year). The GDP dollar estimates given are derived from purchasing power parity … Continue reading

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GDP (Nominal)

This is a list of countries in the world sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP), the market value of all final goods and services from a nation in a given year. The GDP dollar estimates presented here are calculated … Continue reading

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Military Spending as Percentage of GDP

Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are … Continue reading

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BIG MAC INDEX

The Big Mac Index is published by The Economist magazine as an informal way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies and provides a test of the extent to which market exchange rates result in goods costing … Continue reading

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Restrictions in Religions

Countries with Very High Social Hostilities Involving Religion (scoring 7.2 or higher out of 10 on the Social Hostilities Index) in order: Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Somalia, israel, Iraq, Palestinian territories, Syria, Russia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Yemen, Kenya, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Sri … Continue reading

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Gender Gap Index

THE GLOBAL GENDER GAP REPORT 2013 The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 is published by the World Economic Forum. The Global Gender Gap Index 2013 is the result of collaboration with faculty at Harvard University and the University of California, … Continue reading

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