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USA

USA

Home to nearly 320 million people, the USA’s economy is the world’s largest economy, which is highly diversified. It is the third largest exporter of goods in the world, led by automobiles. The country is also home to many of the world’s most recognised brands.

UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Since its formation in 1971, the UAE has grown rapidly to become a Middle East economic powerhouse. Oil was discovered in the 1950s, bringing wealth and rapid expansion; since the 1970s the country’s economy has diversified greatly.

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ALGERIA

ALGERIA

A country of 36 million people, Algeria has long been a gateway between Europe and Africa and has been independent from France since 1962. A programme of rapid industrialisation was begun in the mid-1970s and the country has estimated oil reserves of 12 billion barrels.

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EGYPT

EGYPT

Inhabited by civilisations for around 9,000 years, Egypt is home to more than 80 million people. A major power in Africa and the Muslim world, the country has one of the diversified economies in the Middle East.

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SUDAN

SUDAN

Independent from British-Egyptian rule since 1956, Sudan split into two countries in 2011. Rich in resources such as cotton, gold and cultivatable land, Sudan [north] is full of potential. South Sudan contains 75% of the former Sudan’s oil reserves, and has seen investment in utilities and other infrastructure rise significantly since 2005.

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FRANCE

FRANCE

France’s mixed economy is the second largest economy in Europe by GDP. It is also the continent’s leading agricultural producer and exporter in Europe, delivering 20% of the EU's agricultural output. It is also the world’s number one tourist destination.

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GERMANY

GERMANY

The industrial powerhouse of Europe, Germany is heavily dependent upon exports. A key player in the European Union, with the bloc’s largest economy, Germany is famed for its engineering skills, production of automobiles, and high levels of innovation across its industries.

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ITALY

ITALY

Since its post-World War II transformation from an agriculture-based economy into one of the world’s most industrialised nations, Italy’s economy has grown to become the tenth-largest in the world. The country is best-known for its food products, automobiles and fashion design.

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SPAIN

SPAIN

Since becoming a democratic state in 1975, Spain has developed a successful and modern economy. The country is one of the world's leading countries in the development and production of renewable energy, becoming the world leader in solar power in 2010, and generating the greatest proportion of Europe's wind energy.

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NETHERLANDS

THE NETHERLANDS

The most densely-populated country in Europe has packed a remarkable economic punch for its size for centuries. One of the world’s 10 largest exporting countries, it is home to some of the biggest global brands, the largest port in Europe – Rotterdam – and one of the largest natural gas fields in the world.

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INDIA

INDIA

India is the largest democratic country in the world and has seen its economy grow rapidly over the last 20 years. Highly diverse, it boasts a large highly-skilled workforce. The service sector makes up 54% of the country’s GDP, the agricultural sector 28%, and the industrial sector 18%.

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CHINA

CHINA

The world’s most populous country, with more than 1.3 billion inhabitants, China has become the world’s fastest-growing major economy. The country also exports more goods than any other, thanks largely to low manufacturing costs.

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EUROPE

EUROPE

The economy of Europe is currently the largest on earth, while the European Union (EU), composed of 27 states, makes up its largest single economic area. 16 of the bloc’s countries use the single Euro currency.

NEW YORK

NEW YORK, USA

The ‘Big Apple’ is one of the world’s best-known and most-loved cities, and home to more than 8 million people. The state of New York has a large manufacturing base and exports a wide variety of goods such as foodstuffs, commodities, minerals, computers and electronics, cut diamonds, and automobile parts.

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO, USA

A worldwide centre of commerce, Chicago is home to O'Hare International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements, and one of the largest financial centres in the United States. Chicago and its surrounding metropolitan areas still also have significant levels of industrial activity, while it is considered to have the country’s most balanced economy due to its diversity.

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TEXAS

TEXAS, USA

The second largest and most populous state in the USA, Texas has more farms and agricultural land than any other US state. Farming is still a cornerstone of the state’s economy, but since its discovery in 1901, oil has played a key role. Texas has a diversified economy, as well as a leading – and growing – position in many industries, and in 2010 shared the top of the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with California – 57.

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ALABAMA

TEXAS, USA

The southeastern US state of Alabama was for centuries dependent upon agriculture, but after World War II, its economy diversified significantly to include interests in heavy manufacturing, mineral extraction, education and technology. Many military installations have also contributed to Alabama’s burgeoning industry.

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DENMARK

DENMARK

The southernmost of the Nordic countries, Denmark has a highly-developed economy. Its main exports are machinery and equipment, animals and foodstuffs and chemicals, and oil and gas – which Denmark has considerable reserves of in the North Sea. A leader in wind energy, Denmark derives more than 3% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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FINLAND

FINLAND

Until the 1950s, Finland’s economy relied almost exclusively on agriculture. Afterwards, it industrialised rapidly and now has a well-diversified economy, led by services (66%) and manufacturing and refining (31%), and supported by rich timber, mineral and freshwater resources.

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