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  • Foreign visitors to Thailand hit 2.3 million in June, a 53% increase from last year.
  • Finance Minister: "We are praying that tourists will forget about this incident” by October (the high season)
  • Tourism accounts for as much as one-fifth of Thailand’s GDP
  • "MOSCOW-Russia's economic outlook has improved thanks to higher oil prices, and the economy will return to growth next year, the World Bank said Monday.”
  • "The World Bank now sees the economy shrinking by 2.7% this year before growing by 0.7% next year and by 2.5% in 2017." In April, the World Bank expected Russia's economy to contract by 3.8% this year; 0.3% next year."
  • http://www.nasdaq.com/article/world-bank-sees-russian-economy-returning-to-growth-in-2016-20150601-00155
  • http://www.nasdaq.com/article/world-bank-sees-russian-economy-returning-to-growth-in-2016-20150601-00155
  • Chinese companies bring far more of their own people to work in menial jobs compared to Western companies
  • View among many Chinese is that Africans "are thieves"; Chinese tend to stick together
  • African activists say Chinese pay labor less, fish illegally, smuggle ivory and logs
  • Global palm oil production is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 5.9% in the period 2011 to 2020 to reach 84.0 million MT
  • majority of the growth is expected to come from Indonesia with a CAGR of 7.8 percent, and production in Malaysia is expected to expand only by 2.7 percent
  • Japan, the worlds third-largest economy, beat growth expectations for the first quarter of 2015.
  • the economy grew by 0.6% in seasonally adjusted terms in the three months to March. Analysts had been expecting 0.4%
  • annualised growth rate came in at 2.4%, beating expectations for an increase of 1.5%.
  • Electric power consumption in the US was 13,395kWh per capita in 2010; by contrast, in China and India it was just 2,944kWh and 626kWh per capita respectively
  • While growing middle class adds increased energy consumption, it also adds brainpower for more efficient energy solutions
  • A report by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) reviewing 22 countries showed that American millennials are lagging behind
  • U.S millennials 18 to 34 years old ranked 21st out of 22 in numeracy
  • For problem solving in technology-rich environments, 56 percent of American millennials met the minimum standards, behind every other nation
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