World more peaceful this year – except for Middle East & a N America bestrode by Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2017


You may not believe this but it’s true. The eleventh edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories or 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, is strangely soothing. In the past year, it says, 93 countries became more peaceful than before. Only 68 countries are less peaceful than … Continue reading “World more peaceful this year – except for Middle East & a N America bestrode by Trump”

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Why Asia-Pacific’s glut of millionaires may be no reason to cheer

by Rashmee

Posted on October 3, 2015


I’m not sure how much anyone in the Asia-Pacific region should be cheering Capgemini’s World Wealth Report, which indicates that it now has more US dollar millionaires than North America. Just by a fraction, mind –the Asia-Pacific region has 4.69 million; North America has 4.68 million. Together, these people have $15.8 trillion now, says the report. … Continue reading “Why Asia-Pacific’s glut of millionaires may be no reason to cheer”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK