Ever since the invention of the internal combustion engine, oil has been one of the most crucial commodities on Earth.
Long before the invention of modern day maps or gunpowder, the planet’s major powers were already duking it out for economic and geopolitical supremacy.
While the Yukon only produced 2.2% of Canada’s gold in 2016, the territory’s considerable potential may finally be getting realized in a big way.
Low oil prices are still causing big problems for many countries
How many tons of ink are used to print new U.S. currency notes every day? Today's infographic for The Money Project answers this question, and much more!
Today, Chile is the world's top copper producer with 7 of the 14 biggest mines globally. But it wasn't always that way.
Although Chile has always been noted for its abundant mineral wealth, the country was actually not a notable copper producer even at the beginning of the 20th century.
There are always lessons that can be learned from the “smart money”.
Maps shape our understanding of the world – and in an increasingly interconnected and global economy, this geographic knowledge is more important than ever.
Millions, billions, trillions? Abstract numbers are hard to comprehend, but not when you visualize them.
In some counties in the U.S., especially those with lots of oil and gas activity, there are billions of gallons of waste water, brackish water, or saline water that aren’t potable for human consumption.
After decades of hyper-growth and worsening pollution, China has fully embraced rapid transit as a way to keep cities moving.
These charts show how energy experts, including those from the U.S. government, have fared at forecasting the emergence of solar energy over the last couple decades.
Today’s infographic comes from Eurocontrol Technics Group, and it highlights the global problem of fuel theft.
Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.
Today’s infographic comes from SCMP, and it shows where Chinese overseas investment has been going, with a particular focus on the United States between 2000 and 2016.
With 2,400 listed companies and a market cap of $20 trillion, the NYSE is the biggest exchange in the world. But how do other exchanges compare?
The following animated chart is based on data and projections from the U.N. Population Division, and it shows the evolving population share by region between 1950 and 2100.
The value of money is not static. In the short term, it may ebb and flow against other currencies on the market. In the long-term, a currency tends to lose buying power over time through inflation, and as more currency units are created.
For many investors, hedge funds appear to be shrouded in mystery.
Ever wondered just how far down companies drill for oil?
Technology is only as good as the materials it is made from. That’s why graphene, a two-dimensional supermaterial made from carbon, is so exciting.
Chart of the Week - What powers the U.S., and how that mix is evolving over time
The enigmatic cryptocurrency has steadily climbed in price to take the title of the best-performing currency in both 2015 and 2016
With all that value coming from such a small package, sometimes it is hard to put gold’s immense worth into context.