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As economic growth languishes and worries about the specter of deflation mount, much-needed infrastructure development and new sources of project financing could provide a panacea to global growth.


Market Report | Equity Derivatives
With volatility rising from historic lows on the equity derivatives market, investment banks are finding renewed interest from clients among nonfinancial corporations.


FDI Update
After four years of challenges in the social, economic and political space, Egypt rolls out the welcome mat for foreign direct investors.

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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 ...

Awards & Rankings

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Investment Banks 2015

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Investment Banks 2015

Global Finance magazine has named its 16th annual World’s Best Investment Banks by country, region and sector, as well as the Best Legal Advisers and the Deals of the Year, in an exclusive survey to be published in the April 2015 issue.

From the Wires

Correction to Sompo Japan Article

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings Inc. plans to acquire 7.8% of French reinsurance giant Scor SE's shares outstanding from Patinex AG, and a further 7.2% stake from other shareholders. "Sompo Japan to Buy Stake in France's Scor," at 0923 GMT, misstated ...

Federal Offices in D.C. Opening on 2-Hour Delay

WASHINGTON--Federal government offices are opening with a two-hour delay Friday because of winter weather. As a result, the government will cancel the planned media release of economic data. Instead, the Labor Department's February jobs report and the Commerce Department's January ...