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How Google Fiber is Disrupting Infrastructure Thinking

How Google Fiber is Disrupting Infrastructure Thinking

To most people the idea of infrastructure investment denotes visions of water systems, highways and bridges, and basic general services usually relegated to municipal authorities. Recently, however, at the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships Conference in Toronto, a new model for infrastructure was discussed – that of the “intelligent city.”

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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

Oil Prices Retreat on Signs OPEC Will Stay Its Course

By Timothy Puko and Georgi Kantchev Crude-oil prices slid Monday, the first day of trading after several OPEC members defended their refusal to take drastic action to prop up prices. Oil officials from several leading members of the Organization of ...

Dollar Rises Ahead of U.S. Data

By James Ramage The dollar gained against the yen Monday as calmer markets reduced demand for the haven Japanese currency and as traders prepared for the arrival of the last significant U.S. economic numbers for the year. The dollar rose ...

Oracle Agrees to Buy Datalogix Holdings--Update

By Shira Ovide Oracle Corp. on Monday agreed to buy startup Datalogix Holdings Inc., an important advertising partner to Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. The deal shows how big software companies are refashioning themselves into marketing powerhouses. Datalogix is working ...