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From The Winners @ IMF 2014

From The Winners @ IMF 2014

INTERVIEWS:
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 World's Best Bank Awards at a ceremony held during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, DC on October 11, 2014.

These videos feature top executives from the world’s leading financial organizations discussing key issues, marketplace conditions and the economic outlook for regions around the world.

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 @ IMF 2014

From The Winners @ IMF 2014

INTERVIEWS:
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 World's Best Bank Awards at a ceremony held during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, DC on October 11, 2014.

These videos feature top executives from the world’s leading financial organizations discussing key issues, marketplace conditions and the economic outlook for regions around the world.

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

German Jobless Numbers Fall Sharply in Oct -- Update

By Todd Buell FRANKFURT--Germany's jobless rate decreased sharply in October, suggesting that uncertainty about the country's economic outlook isn't taking a toll on the labor market yet. In seasonally adjusted terms, the number of jobless fell 22,000 in October, data ...

Eurozone Confidence Revives, Points to Growth

Businesses and consumers across the 18 countries that share the euro became slightly more upbeat about their prospects during October, a fresh sign that the currency area's economy is unlikely to slide back into contraction. The pickup in confidence follows ...