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During the year, we published our infographic stories to keep you in touch with the most interesting and essential facts derived from the world's seemingly never-ending maze of statistics. We were happy to see that you enjoyed them. In today's special year-end edition, we present the ranking of the best Viz of the Day's of 2016 with the most popular one shown at the top.

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The Global Burden of Non-Communicable Disease

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill about 40 million people annually. Comprising chronic lung diseases, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, NCDs are the result of a characteristic Western, predominantly urban lifestyle and negative environmental factors. Almost three-quarters of global NCD deaths arise from low or middle income countries, where the incidence of NCDs is on the rise. - World Economic Forum   The major common lifestyle risk factors of non-communicable diseases are physical inactivity, air pollution, obesity, smoking, and drinking.Insufficient physical activity accounts for about nine percent of premature deaths...

US Suicide Rate

Suicide in the US is now considered a major public health issue. In 2016, 45,000 Americans took their own lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 53 percent increase since just 2000.A recent CDC study on trends in suicide rates by US state revealed that in the period from 1999 to 2016 the suicide rate increased in all but one state, Nevada. Among US states, the suicide rate varied from six deaths per 100,000 population in the District of Columbia to 25 in Wyoming.According to the CDC, mental health is just one contributing factor; data from its 27-state study suggests that upwards of 55 percent of suicides...

One Belt One Road: An Investment Perspective for Participating Economies

Last year the government of China formally adopted the One Belt One Road Initiative to improve the transport and trading links between China and Eurasian and African countries. A modern day version of the Silk Road network of trade routes between East and West circa 207 BCE, One Belt One Road (aka Belt and Road Initiative or just BRI) will be the largest investment initiative in history. BRI will span more than 68 countries and including an estimated $8 trillion of investment in transportation networks, energy production, and telecommunications infrastructure. The majority of the investment will be financed by Chinese-issued debt. Given the...

Crude Oil Price Forecast: 2018, 2019 and Long Term to 2030

Brent crude oil prices will average $63.4 per barrel in 2018 and decrease to $62.7 per barrel in 2019, according to the most recent forecast from the US Energy Information Administration's monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook (EIA). This reflects an upward revision of $2.5/barrel to the EIA forecast for 2018 compared to last month's Outlook.The OECD Economic Outlook as of November 2017 was less bullish, pegging the real price of a barrel of Brent oil— i.e. price adjusted for inflation—at $60/barrel in 2018.Looking out to 2020, the IMF in its Primary Commodity Prices Projections released in July asserted that after modest growth in 2018, the...