Japan tries to shed its pessimistic image

| Feb 18, 2017

Japan tries to shed its pessimistic image

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Japan ailing? Japan suffering? Nonsense. “Japan is the richest country in the world,” proclaims Sapio magazine. And the best. And the happiest. The brightest future looms. It’s an interesting identity crisis Japan is going through. Is it a rich country or a poor country? ...

Eight men hold the wealth of half the planet: Oxfam

Jan 16, 2017

Eight men hold the wealth of half the planet: Oxfam

The gap between the superrich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. ...

Sep 28, 2016

Women a minority among top earners, researchers say

Women account for a fraction of the richest people in eight of the world’s wealthiest countries and the gender gap gets wider the higher the income bracket, a study by the London School of Economics showed on Tuesday. Using tax data from Spain, Denmark, ...

Donald Trump claims net worth of more than $10 billion

May 18, 2016

Donald Trump claims net worth of more than $10 billion

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed again Tuesday that he is worth “in excess of $10 billion” — more than twice the level of independent estimates. The New York real estate tycoon said he filed his personal financial disclosure (PFD) form with the ...