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How the Markets, World & Wealth Have Changed Over 30 Years

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As coronavirus deaths climb, a war rages in Ukraine, and stock markets tumble, investors may find it helpful to take a longer-term view. 

In the three decades since we published our first issue of Bloomberg Markets, globalization and digital technologies have reshaped finance and the world economy.

The charts found above provide data showing the evolution of trade, economic growth, financial products, investing, and wealth.

The big trends in finance have survived other military conflicts (the Iraq War) and financial crashes (in 2000 and 2008).

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