Grant Thornton and The Economist launch The World in Figures 2012 app

March 05, 2012: Want to know where your country ranks in the global economic league table? Or who is the most generous aid donor? Or which country has the lowest divorce rate? The World in Figures contains a wealth of economic, socio-demographic, cultural and environmental statistics from The Economist and is now available as a free iPad app, thanks to a partnership between Grant Thornton and The Economist.

Ed Nusbaum, CEO, Grant Thornton International, explains, "The World in Figures looks at the key indicators driving tomorrow's business agenda. If you want to identify which countries are showing the most potential for growth, The World in Figures app is an excellent place to start."

The World in Figures includes country scores and rankings on more than 200 topics from foreign debt, life expectancy and natural resources, to business competitiveness, innovation and Facebook usage. Alongside detailed statistical profiles of the world's major economies, it also allows users to compare how different countries rank by topic and includes trivia from all over the world.

Ed Nusbaum adds, "Grant Thornton operates in many of the 190+ countries included in The World in Figures and we hope our existing and future clients, as well as our own people, will find The Economist's world-renowned analysis a valuable addition to their working day."

The World in Figures app coincides with the external launch of Grant Thornton's new tagline, 'An instinct for growth', part of its ambitious global strategy to earn a reputation as the leading business adviser to dynamic organisations by helping them to unlock their potential for growth. The World in Figures app is available, free, from the iTunes app store.