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Ukraine Crisis? U.S. Trade With Russia Grows in March Despite Standoff

Ukraine Crisis? U.S. Trade With Russia Grows in March Despite Standoff | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Rising U.S.-Russian tensions over the continued disorder in Ukraine didn’t derail trade between the two Cold War rivals in March.
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U.S. Good exports to Russian totaled just $11 billion in 2013 

 

Russia doesn't rank among the top 15 U.S. trading partners, according to the Commerce Department.

 

So far this year, total trade with Russia ranks just ahead of Ireland, and behind that of Colombia and Thailand.

 

Russia supplies oil, metals and fertilizer to the U.S. and imports American machinery, vehicles and food.

 

Europeans are much more dependent than the U.S. on imports and exports with Russia:

 

Up to 75% of Foreign Direct Investment stocks in Russia come from EU Member States  

 

Russia is the third trading partner of the EU and the EU is the first trading partner of Russia.                                                                      

Source : http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/russia/

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Italy and Spain come bottom of OECD's literacy and numeracy league tables

Italy and Spain come bottom of OECD's literacy and numeracy league tables | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Japan and Finland fare best in survey testing basic skills of people living in 24 industrial democracies
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Developing and harnessing skills improves employment and job prospects, boosts economic growth and improves the quality of life, the OECD said. The low-skilled are also more likely to have bad health.Numeracy for people aged 16-24

1 Netherlands

2 Finland

3 Japan

4  Flanders (Belgium)

5 South Korea

6 Austria

7 Estonia

8 Sweden

9 Czech Republic

10 Slovak Republic

11 Germany

12 Denmark

13 Norway

14 Australia

15 Poland

16 Canada

17 Cyprus

18 Northern Ireland

19 France

20 Ireland

21 England

22 Spain

23 Italy

24 United States

 

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