Expenses in R&D dropped by $3,000 from 2007 to 2010. It increased its general and administrative by $10,000 from 2007 to 2010. This is not a good shift of focus for a company who found success in R&D. iRobot has opportunities to capitalize on which can get the company to see growth in total revenue again. Globalization is one of those opportunities.
9) The sales of the company have increased relatively in 2013 but it is cancelled out by their exorbitant net loss. 10) Currently, share price also has fallen down from 17$ to only 0.56 cents leading to the company to lose more than 80% of its share value. 11) In the first quarter of 2014, net sales came down to 137.1 million USD and Gross Profit came down to 72 million USD compared to the first quarter last year. This impact was due to heavy competition. 12) About the Apparel industry in general, it has been highly volatile and inconsistent of late.
Furthermore, lack of education limits the women from getting better earning opportunities, making them even more vulnerable to exploitation. This because the population cause they have to compete with each other to get a better life. Based on data, Unemployment Rate in China remained unchanged at 4.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 4.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. Unemployment Rate in China averaged 4.13 percent from 2002 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 4.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2003 and a record low of 3.90 percent in the third quarter of 2002. Unemployment Rate in China is reported by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the PRC.
The lack of children and an increasing number of workers reaching the retiring age will be detrimental to Japan as its total population is forecast to shrink by over 30% from 127mn in 2013 to just 87 mn by 2060, causing its work force is go from a peak of 87 million in the mid-1990s to 55 million by the middle of the 21st century with the proportion of the elderly going from 25% to nearly 40%. The birth rate in Japan has been steadily declining; the birth rate in 2014 was 1.4 children per woman, well below the 2.1needed to ward off a sharp decline in population. The birth rate In fact, Goldman Sachs has stated that Japan is one of the few countries where the number of registered pets (21.3 million) continues to exceed the number of children under the age of 15 (16.5 million). Gender disparity is a huge issue in Japan. Though Japan is the third most developed economy in the world, the World Economic Forum ranked the country 105th out of 136 countries in its recent global gender-gap report, putting it behind countries such as
Poverty can mean different things But there is a difference between poverty and extreme poverty. But UN:s definition of poverty is to try to survive on less than 2 dollars a day, UN:s definition of extreme poverty is to try to survive on less than 1.25 dollars a day. POVERTY IN THE US The number of poor in the United States rose slightly last year, to 46.5 million from 46.2 million in 2011. The proportion of those living below the poverty line, however, was unchanged at 15 percent of the population, according to new statistics. The figures show that the economic recovery which led to stock market rally has not yet found its way to ordinary wage earners.
The gender gap in education has been markedly narrowed. In 2014, the net primary school enrolment rates of boys and girls were both 99.8 percent, meaning that China has achieved the United Nations Millennium Development Goals ahead of time and the proportion of female students various levels of education is at least 46.7 percent. The state has set up special funds to reduce the number of illiterate women. In 2013, the illiteracy rate for females at and over the age of 15 was 6.7 percent, 17.4 percentage points lower than in 1995. Women’s average years of schooling have increased, and the gender gap has narrowed.
Since rice is discriminating to the eating routine of about a large portion of the world's populace, the fast increment in worldwide rice costs in late 2007 and early 2008 had a negative effect on those rice customers' prosperity. Since rice achieved its record price in 2008, it kept dropping in a significant way until 2011 and achieved its minimum price with 2399 yen for 5 kg. According to David Dawe, it is stated that one effect of the rice value decrease was that the positive notoriety of the rice fare business sector was discolored seriously (Rice Crisis, 2010, p310). But this price change did not impact to quantity demanded at all despite the existence of law of demand during these years because of inelasticity of rice more especially in Japan. Due to the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March of 2011, it reached to its ex-record price with 99 percent in 2012 with 2577 yen.
More than 1,000 private learning institutes have shut down annually over the past two years. In Seoul alone, the number of cram schools dropped to 13,104 at the end of last year from 13,500 in 2010 (‘Private Education Market Shrinks’). As students who attend private school decreased, private educational institute market is declining. Even in Seoul, where is famous for institutes street, cram schools are decreasing. By appearance of EBS, money spending on private education
. Thomas Robert Malthus can be acknowledged to have laid the foundation and paved the way to future theorists interest in the subject of population growth being a major problem with dire consequences such as poverty and misery. Extensive research on the topic has been done thereafter and a great deal of the theorists concluded that population growth is a problem but moreover it can potentially hinder development as more people equate to a higher demand on resources, services, food and employment. These findings were especially directed to the developing countries as they are characterised as being grossly overpopulated and developing notably slowly. It is important to note that for every view or argument, there is a counter argument.
However, it is worth mentioning that digitalization does not automatically guarantee increase in economic growth (GDP) and decrease in unemployment rates. The following graphs will demonstrate these facts. • Figure 3 Shows GDP growth in Japan between 1980-2018 As seen from the above graph, Japan's current GDP % has dropped drastically since 2010. It has decreased by almost 3%. This comes to show that despite being a world leader in Technology and ICT today, Japan's GDP still managed to drop down and hasn't been increasing that much in the last 3 years.