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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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BEST INTERNET BANKS AWARDS CEREMONY 2014

BEST INTERNET BANKS AWARDS CEREMONY 2014

Global Finance held its 11th annual Internet Banks Awards dinner in New York in November. Leading financial executives from around the world were present to accept their awards and honor other recipients.

From the Wires

European Stocks Remain Volatile -- 4th Update

By Josie Cox European stocks remained volatile Friday, with investors weighing the prospect of more monetary stimulus in Europe against the threat of political upheaval in Greece as well as the Russian currency crisis. Having opened the day higher, mirroring ...

WPP to Acquire Ecuadorian Market Research Firm

LONDON--Advertising company WPP PLC (WPP.LN) said Friday that its unit Millward Brown has agreed to acquire Ecuadorian market research firm Habitus Investigacion SA for an undisclosed sum. Habitus is expected to record $5 million in revenue in its 2014 financial ...

European Stocks Remain Volatile - 3rd Update

By Josie Cox European stocks remained volatile Friday, with investors weighing the prospect of more monetary stimulus in Europe against the threat of political upheaval in Greece as well as the Russian currency crisis. Having opened the day higher, mirroring ...