Economist Intelligence Unit

Vancouver Retains Title of World's Most Liveable City

For the fifth straight year, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, bested 139 other cities worldwide in ratings of "relative comfort" to hold onto the right to call itself the World's 'Most Liveable' City, according to new rankings by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

In Peru, Tiny Loans Add Up to Big Business

Microloans have taken off in Peru, where informal employment is high and access to credit is low. Now, the nation ranks No. 1 in the annual Economist Intelligence Unit survey of world's best business environments for microlending. In fact, five of the top 10 countries are in Latin America.