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From The Winners @ IMF 2014

From The Winners @ IMF 2014

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Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 World's Best Bank Awards at a ceremony held during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, DC on October 11, 2014.

These videos feature top executives from the world’s leading financial organizations discussing key issues, marketplace conditions and the economic outlook for regions around the world.

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From The Winners @ IMF 2014

From The Winners @ IMF 2014

INTERVIEWS:
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 World's Best Bank Awards at a ceremony held during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, DC on October 11, 2014.

These videos feature top executives from the world’s leading financial organizations discussing key issues, marketplace conditions and the economic outlook for regions around the world.

Global Data

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

Awards Program - 2015

Awards Program - 2015

Global Finance regularly selects the top performers among banks and other providers of financial services. These awards have become a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the  best banks globally, regionally and by country. The banking industry remains under stress, but there are bright spots.

From the Wires

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Rally; Dow Up Triple-digits

By Barbara Kollmeyer and Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market rallied on Friday, sending the S&P; 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average into record territory, after a surprise fresh stimulus from the Bank of Japan. ...

Dollar Climbs to Near Seven-Year High Against Yen

By James Ramage The yen collapsed against the dollar and other currencies Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by increasing its monthly asset purchases in an effort to boost the economy. The dollar rocketed to 112.48 yen, the ...

U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Lawmaker Ahead of Obama Visit

By William Mauldin WASHINGTON--The U.S. has imposed sanctions on a Myanmar lawmaker and businessman linked to attacks on Myanmar's democratic opposition. The new sanctions, announced Friday, come days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Southeast Asian country, ...