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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

Japan's M&A Rankings Topped by a Two-Nation Hybrid

By Atsuko Fukase TOKYO--The top adviser on mergers and acquisitions in Japan is neither Japanese nor American but an unusual blend of the two that has overcome expectations of a culture clash. Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities landed the No. ...

U.S. Economic Growth Is Strongest Since 2003

The U.S. economy posted its strongest growth in 11 years during the third quarter, supported by robust consumer spending and business investment. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, grew at a seasonally ...