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Jan – Jun 2019

KSE-100 1 mo. performance (May – Jun 2019)
America spends about twice as much on health care as other rich countries but has the highest infant-mortality rate.
5 droughts that changed human history https://wef.ch/2YLETV0
Current state of the battle over Huawei:


This year some $10trn will pass across borders. The sums involved are vast—$550bn of remittances will go to developing countries this year (2019), more than all the capital they receive as investment from multinational companies, says the World Bank: The Economist
Source: UNDP
Source: UNDP
Middle East Construction Cost Index (April 2019) Source: MEED
Generation Z has a totally different approach to money, analysts say
America spends about twice as much on health care as other rich countries but has the highest infant-mortality rate.
Why you should never start a trade war with an autocracy: Unlike the EU, China seems willing to pay any price to punish Donald Trump’s voters. China has announced new tariffs in its trade war with America. President Donald Trump’s government has so far seemed unfazed by the damage its tariffs do to the economy (The Economist).
Factfile on Iran’s military strength, based on data analysis by the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Percentage urbanization of countries 
Pakistan scored 33 points out of 100 on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International. The index reached an all time high of 33 Points in 2018 and a record low of 10 Points in 1996.
CPEC is the emerging mixing bowl of China’s Belt and Road (BRI)