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From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

Inside Sibos | Video
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 Transaction Processing Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 1, 2014 at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA during SIBOS 2014.

Our editors interviewed representatives from winning organizations at the event and on the conference floor.

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From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

Inside Sibos | Video
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 Transaction Processing Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 1, 2014 at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA during SIBOS 2014.

Our editors interviewed representatives from winning organizations at the event and on the conference floor.

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

U.K. Will Pay an Extra GBP2.1 Billion to EU

The U.K. will be required to contribute an additional EUR2.1 billion ($2.6 billion) to the European Union's budget, a move that will likely inflame euroskeptic sentiment in Britain and make it more difficult for U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative ...

Polish Zloty Undervalued, Stimulates Economy --Central Bank Head

By Patryk Wasilewski WARSAW--Poland's currency is slightly undervalued helping to stimulate economic recovery, the Polish central bank's governor Marek Belka said Friday. Asked about the consequences of the undervalued zloty, Mr. Belka said: "obviously it stimulates growth." The Polish zloty ...

LONDON MARKETS: U.K. Stocks Slide Amid Ebola Fears

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.K. stocks headed lower on Friday amid a broader global selloff, ignited by reports of an Ebola case in New York City and offsetting relief that U.K. GDP numbers didn't miss expectations. The ...