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Poland is the sixth largest economy in Europe and has enjoyed an average growth in their annual gross domestic product of 4.3% over the past decade. With a strong domestic market, low private debt and a flexible currency, Poland is the only European country to have avoided the financial recession in 2008.

New research commissioned by Ricoh reveals that European mid-sized businesses could be missing out on up to €5.7 million of annual revenues because of barriers that hinder their growth. With 75,000 mid-sized businesses across Europe*, the total missed potential revenue could amount to up to €433 billion – almost the same as the annual GDP of Poland.** [ ]

from Washington Post

Can Ashton Carter rein in a Pentagon out of control?

A Pentagon out of control Defense Department, which spends about $600 billion a year — more than the entire GDP of Poland — and employs 1.4 million men and women in uniform, 700,000 civilians and 700,000 full-time contractors. The Pentagon’s accounts are so vast and byzantine that it is probably impossible to do a thorough audit of them.

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The euro-zone recovery lost speed. Visit our interactive overview of GDP and jobs by country http://econ.st/1EAqvOs

At the end of World War II, the gray territories were transferred from Poland to the Soviet Union, and the pink territories from Germany to Poland

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At $500 billion, Apple is worth more than Poland

Apple's worth is now higher than gross domestic products of Poland, Belgium, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan.