This chart from Reuters (V. Flasseur) shows the 10 year government bonds yields for Italy and Spain. With Italy's yield spiking above 7 percent in 2011 and Spain's yield spiking above 7 percent in 2012 both countries saw there interest rate come back to just above 4 percent now.
This graph shows the national average of residential real estate prices in China. As you can see prices, corrected for inflation, have increased by 70 percent up until late 2012 and lost some of it's value in the beginning of 2013. This shows that although the Western world encountered a big crisis, Chinese house prices rose substantially.
After all tightening measures house prices were lowered.
This graph gives the real (2009) average house price in the Netherlands from 1628 until 2009. As you can see on average over housing cycles house prices remained around their long term average level of 100.000 euro's. Currently the house prices are way above the long term avearge.
Prijsbewegingen op de koopwoningmarkt - Onderzoeksinstituut OTB/TU Delft
With OECD data this chart graphs the projected government balance for 2013, for most developed and emerging countries. Japan has the biggest projected deficit, of over 10 percent. Slovenia, Ireland and the U.K are also running big deficits. Contrary to the number of countries with a deficit, there are only a few that are expected to have a budget surplus. Examples are Norway and Switzerland.
Cedar Education Lending constructed this great inforgraphic with a lot of information about the current job market in the United States. Among other things, jobs with the best and the worst employment possibilities and highest and lowest ranking careers are described.
This table from The Economist shows average house prices in Developed and Bric countries compared to their respective income and rent levels. House prices in Hong Kong, Canada and New Zealand are most overvalued. While house prices in Japan are highly undervalued. Also, the graph shows that Hong Kong saw the highest average price increase over the last year. The Netherlands had the biggest decline.
Denmark has the highest projected government spending as a percentage of GDP, with 58.4 percent. France and Austria also have notably high expentiture percentages, even above Noric countries Finland and Sweden. Greece doesn't have that high government spending after all with 48.3 it is around the average. Australia has the lowest government spending for the selected countries.