Graph/Table of the Week/Global Wealth Inequality

The new issue of the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report (2015) has been published. Below the distribution of global wealth.

wealth distribution

Nothing changed much since we posted the previous version here. As I commented regarding the previous version, the poor are fundamentally in Africa, India, and Asia-Pacific (mainly Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Vietnam), while the wealthy are in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific (i.e. Japan). China has more people in the middle section of the wealth distribution than at the extremes.

PS: Also posted (with a different graph) on this in my personal blog here.

Graph/Table of the week: Commodity Prices

I’ve been off almost all summer. That’s true in my own blog too. Hope to re-start slowly now. Below commodity prices, which have fallen to their 2011 level, and are about 1/3 lower than the last peak.


The consequences can sure be dire for commodity exporters. I had developed a cautiously optimistic story here. I might be wrong, of course.