The recent surge in bitcoin prices, fuelled by capital flight from China, evinces a growing desire to revamp (or circumvent) the world’s monetary order.
Understanding long-term patterns in global trade can serve as a useful window into economic and financial market developments.
The tracking of shipping routes is an oft-cited achievement of modern data science. But comparable data has been collected for centuries—as our video shows.
The central banks of the world’s most influential nations have for the past two decades been dominated by economists. This hasn’t always been the case.
We compare trade between the two countries in 1926 with the situation now. See the extent to which the nature of goods, and import and export dependencies have changed.
Unique data spanning 50 years’ of monthly black market rates reveals insights ranging from the extent of the Soviet Union’s dependence on the shadow economy to the consequences of Colombia opening its “sinister window”.