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Financial facts around the world

  1. The analogy of the Bear and Bull comes from California.
  2. Women make up 21% of active investors in the United States, while men make up 24%.
  3. The US dollar is a well-known currency all over the world.
  4. The British Pound is the world's oldest independent currency, dating back 1200 years.
  5. There were 2,012 companies trading on the London Stock Exchange as of March 2022.
  6. The EU receives 48% of UK exports.
  7. Canada earns $4 billion per year from seafood due to its world-leading 125,567-mile coastline.
  8. Canada produces 71% of all maple syrup in the world.
  9. Canadians have the world's second highest standard of living.
  10. The cost of healthcare in Canada is roughly half that of the United States.
  11. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is Canada's largest stock exchange and one of the largest in North America.
  12. From 1900 to 2009, Australia had the best performing stock market in the world.
  13. The Australian dollar was divided into 20 shillings, which were then divided into 12 pennies.
  14. The average Australian spends $1,377 per year on gambling, which is three times the amount spent by Americans.
  15. India contributes to approximately 3% of the global stock market.
  16. In 2017, violence cost India approximately 9% of its GDP.
  17. TCS, a technology giant, has a market capitalization of more than stocks listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange.
  18. Agriculture employs half of the people in India.
  19. It costs more than a cent to create a cent (approximately two cents for a one-cent coin).
  20. The first ATM was introduced in London in 1967.
  21. According to the Institute of International Finance, the total amount of debt in the world as of 2021 was a record $303 trillion.
  22. Only 8% of the world's currencies are physical money.
  23. In Germany, more than half of adults own stock, making the country very shareholder-friendly.
  24. Financial education is mandated in Swedish schools(All children must learn about budgeting, saving, and investing).
  25. Norway's government provides free financial advice through the Financial Services Authority.
  26. Before money was widely used, people traded goods and services.
  27. There are 180 recognized currencies in use today, each having a unique value and exchange rate.
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