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WWB offers bespoke recruitment solutions for
professionals from Accountancy, Finance,
Banking, Insurance and Human Resources
for local, national and international
clients and candidates.

With a local presence and a global reach, we
have successfully been servicing the needs
of clients and candidates from all over the
world since 2001.

Financial Facts

Money really does make the world go around.

We discovered a few outrageous facts about finance we thought we’d share.

  • Apple’s cash and investments are now equal to the GDP of Hungary and more than that of Vietnam and Iraq.
  • Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.
  • Until the US Federal Reserve was created in 1908, individual banks in the US could create their own money.
  • Equatorial Guinea had the fastest-growing economy in 2010, growing by 66.2% of GDP a year.
  • The world’s top 10 billionaires own more than a half of a trillion dollars collectively.
  • China produces more gold than any other country in the world – 270 tonnes a year. South Africa mines 156.5 tonnes of platinum annually, while a mighty 3,494 tonnes of silver comes out of Peru.
  • In 2008 Zimbabwe experienced the worst inflation in the world – 6.5 sextillion %. It also has the highest annual inflation on consumer goods, a massive 24,411%. By comparison, second-placed Ethiopia has just 44% inflation.
  • The world’s first bank was Monte Dei PAschi de Siena, Founded in 1472 and headquartered in Tuscany, Italy. It still operates today.
  • According to The Economist, “By 2030, 22% of people in the OECD club of rich countries will be 65 or older, nearly double the share in 1990.”

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