How to read The Economist

Some people believe that The Economist magazineis the greatest magazine in the world. It is required reading for every aspiring entrepreneur. The scope of reporting spans the globe, from the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka to the furniture industry of North Carolina. But it is the back few pages of each edition, called ‘Weekly Indicators’, that are the most important for globally oriented entrepreneurs. Using either the magazine itself or the website, study the following information and answer the questions below.

economist markets and data
This exercise relates to this part of the Economist

World markets

Market index

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