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FUTURE OF OIL: THE CORPORATE IMPACT OF DECLINING OIL PRICES

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The drastic drop in oil prices will clearly have an impact on both individual companies and on overall growth in some countries. But is the shift net positive or negative, cyclical or systemic? The ultimate outcome is yet to be seen.

TRANSACTION BANKING 2015: DISMANTLING SILOS

Special Report | Global Transaction Banking 2015 Preview
Last year brought a vastly altered landscape for transaction banking—and the same is likely to be true of 2015. Regulatory reform and new developments in data analytics and mobile banking will drive change.

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Cost of Living Worldwide

Cost of Living Worldwide

The OECD defines a cost of living index (COLI) as an index that measures the change in the minimum expenditures that would be incurred by a utility-maximizing consumer, whose preferences or tastes remain unchanged, in order to maintaining a given level of utility (or standard of living or welfare).

The Poorest Countries in the World

There are two standard methods of measuring the wealth of countries and how rich or poor its inhabitants are. The measure most often used is Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which represents the size of a country’s economy. A refinement of ...

Awards & Rankings

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Supply Chain Finance Providers 2015

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Supply Chain Finance Providers 2015

NEW YORK, January 21, 2015 – Global Finance magazine has announced its eighth annual rankings for the World’s Best Supply Chain Finance Providers in an exclusive survey to be published in the February 2015 issue. The award winners were revealed today at the BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum in Amsterdam. 

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Trade Finance Banks 2015

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Trade Finance Banks 2015

NEW YORK, January 21, 2015 – Global Finance magazine has named the World’s Best Trade Finance Banks in 7 regions, 84 countries and globally in an exclusive survey to be published in the February 2015 issue. The award winners were revealed today at the BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum in Amsterdam. 

INTRA-ASIAN FLOWS: EDDIE LISTORTI, ANZ

INTRA-ASIAN FLOWS: EDDIE LISTORTI, ANZ

Eddie Listorti, co-global head of fixed income, currencies and commodities at ANZ Group in Singapore, sees intra-Asian currency flows as a lucrative opportunity.

From the Wires

European Stocks Hover at Highs

European share prices steadied at seven-year highs Tuesday with stock-market investors unperturbed by a potential showdown between Greece's new government and its international creditors. In contrast, nervousness persisted on Greek financial markets, with the country's government bond yields extending the ...

EU Heads Call for More Russia Sanctions

By Laurence Norman BRUSSELS--European Union heads of government asked the bloc's foreign ministers to consider further sanctions on Russia as a response to the latest violence in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow held "responsibility" for the rebels' actions. In a strongly-worded ...

UK Economy Slows In Final Quarter of 2014

By Jason Douglas and Jon Sindreu LONDON--The U.K. economy slowed more than expected in the final quarter of 2014 as construction activity slipped and tumbling oil prices hit North Sea oil and gas production. The U.K.'s Office for National Statistics ...