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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

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.

BEST IN CLASS

BEST IN CLASS

ANNUAL SURVEY | WORLD’S BEST BANKS
A selection of winners from Global Finance’s awards program over the past year.

From the Wires

Italy Preliminary CPI Up for First Time in Three Months

ROME--Italy's consumer price index rose in October for the first time in three months on a yearly basis, easing concerns about the risk of deflation, data from the statistics institute Istat said Friday. Italy's national inflation index rose 0.1% from ...

Russia Raises Interest Rates

MOSCOW--The Bank of Russia on Friday raised interest rates by 1.5 percentage points, the largest rise since March, highlighting the deepening economic cost of sanctions and falling oil prices. The central bank, which raised rates for the fourth time so ...

India September Infrastructure Output -- Table of Data

Following is a breakdown of India's infrastructure output: Sector Weight Period Sept Sept April-Sept April-Sept 2014 2013 2014-15 2013-14 Coal 4.38 +7.2% +13.6% +7.2% +2.2% Crude Oil 5.22 -1.1% +0.5% -1.2% -1.3% Natural Gas 1.71 -6.2% -13.9% -5.9% -16.5% Petroleum ...