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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 ...

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Global Finance Names The World’s Best Global Insurers 2015

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Global Insurers 2015

Global Finance today announced the winners of its 2015 World’s Best Global Insurers awards, drawing on responses from more than 1,500 readers around the world, as well as the expertise of the editors and reporters of Global Finance. 

From the Wires

Robots Step Into Brewery, Bakery Roles

By John Revill ZURICH--A German brewer established in the 1790s has found a 21st-century answer to increasing profitability: robots. Nine years ago, Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG was struggling with production bottlenecks that weighed on its profits. Workers couldn't package and ...

Dollar Pushes Higher Against Rivals

By James Ramage The dollar gained against the yen and the euro in light holiday trade Friday as investors increased bets that the U.S. currency would rise early in 2015. The dollar rose 0.2% to 120.39 yen, nearing its strongest ...