Which country in the world has the highest death rate? Which is the least literate? Which has the oldest population? Who are the biggest drinkers and smokers? Where is the cost of living lowest - and highest? This new, completely updated edition has been compiled from the very latest data sources to provide statistics, rankings and profiles of more than 60 of the world's major countries. It provides up-to-date information about the world in 1995, ranging from the largest businesses and least independent traders to the busiest airports and greatest causes of death.