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Inflation, 2017.

Venezuela: 1090%
Argentina: 25%
Nigeria: 16%
Turkey: 11%
Iran: 10%
Mexico: 6%
Pakistan: 4.1%
Indonesia: 3.8%
Russia: 3.7%
India: 3.6%
Brazil: 3.4%
UK: 2.7%
US: 2.1%
Germany: 1.7%
Canada: 1.6%
China: 1.6%
Italy: 1.3%
France: 1.2%
Japan: 0.5%
Saudi: -0.9%
Share of males who survive to the age of 65.

Iceland: 90%
Australia: 89%
Italy: 89%
Netherlands: 89%
Japan: 88%
Canada: 88%
UK: 87%
Germany: 85%
France: 84%
China: 83%
US: 81%
Saudi: 80%
Turkey: 78%
Brazil: 72%
Indonesia: 67%
India: 66%
Russia: 56%
Nigeria: 44%

(World Bank)
GDP (PPP), 2018 ($ trillion)

China: 25.2
US: 20.4
India: 10.4
Japan: 5.6
Germany: 4.3
Russia: 4.1
Indonesia: 3.5
Brazil: 3.4
UK: 3
France: 2.9
Mexico: 2.5
Italy: 2.4
Turkey: 2.3
S Korea: 2.1
Spain: 1.8
Canada: 1.8
Saudi: 1.8
Iran: 1.7
Australia: 1.3
Thailand: 1.3
Egypt: 1.3
Personal income tax rate

Sweden: 61%
Japan: 56%
Netherlands: 52%
Israel: 50%
Germany: 47%
Australia: 45%
China: 45%
France: 45%
UK: 45%
Italy: 43%
Norway: 38%
US: 37%
India: 35%
Mexico: 35%
Turkey: 35%
Canada: 33%
Indonesia: 30%
Brazil: 27%
Pakistan: 20%
Russia: 13%
Saudi: 0%
Innovation, 2018.

1. Switzerland
2. US
3. Israel
4. Finland
5. Germany

8. Japan
12. UK
17. France
18. S Korea
28. China
29. India
31. Indonesia
34. Italy
40. Saudi
49. Russia
60. Pakistan
66. Iran
69. Turkey
85. Brazil
86. Ethiopia
112. Nigeria
132. Venezuela

(WEF)
World's happiest nations, 2018.

1. Finland
2. Norway
3. Denmark

7. Canada
10. Australia
15. Germany
18. US
19. UK
23. France
28. Brazil
33. Saudi
47. Italy
54. Japan
59. Russia
74. Turkey
75. Pakistan
86. China
91. Nigeria
96. Indonesia
122. Egypt
133. India
150. Syria

(WHR)
BREAKING: Putin says that Russia cannot trust MH17 investigation and that 'of course' no Russian missile was used to shoot the plane down.
JUST IN: Harvey Weinstein granted bail at $1 million and will have to wear an electronic monitoring device.
UPDATE: Suspect in custody after shooting situation at Noblesville West Middle School, near Indianapolis.
BREAKING: Active shooter situation at school near Indianapolis
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