It is the first company to successfully pivot from computer maker to device maker. And its devices are now ubiquitous, its annual new product releases are among the most anticipated in the world and it recently announced it would begin issuing a dividend to its stock owners expected to generate $10 billion in the first year alone. There is also speculation that Apple will enter into the payments market in the near future (allowing its handheld products to serve in the same fashion as a credit card). This alone would turn them into a trillion dollar company.
Cars are what make the world go ‘round. Both makers of cars and drivers of them are located everywhere, in just about every country. Read on to learn more about where the most cars are used and who makes the most vehicles in the world.
It might surprise you to know that the largest countries, like China and Russia, have the fewest number of vehicles per 100 people. These countries, as well as Turkey, Iran, Mexico, Brazil, most of South America and parts of Africa, have only 1 to 150 cars per 100 people. Many of these are third world countries where transportation, at least via personal car, is not a priority.
Nuclear power is back in favour, at least in government circles. Today,energy and climate change secretary Ed Miliband will expand upon the UK’s plans for a fleet of new nuclear reactors. Elsewhere, Sweden hasreversed its decades-old ban on nuclear power and an increasing number of countries are expanding their nuclear generating capacity.
Four new reactors are under way in Europe at the moment: two Russian-designed reactors in Slovakia, plus Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 and France’s Flamanville 3, which both rely on the French state-owned Areva’s involvement and expertise. The Finnish site has been beset by delays, rising costs and criticisms over safety and still has no definite opening date, while the cost of Flamanville 3 has risen from €3.3bn to €4bn.