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Infrastructure: Can It Rebuild The Global Economy?

Bridges, ports, roads and dams:  Infrastructure investment is having a moment in the sun. But will it rise to the high hopes so many have that it can rebuild crumbling economies around the world? 

Memo To Corporate Borrowers: Don’t Panic

The golden age of cheap corporate funding is coming to an end. Or is it? After Donald Trump’s surprise election as US president, markets reached a quick consensus that a new economic day was dawning. But interest rate hikes may not come as fast--or do as much damage--as some expect.

A New Day Dawning For US Regional Banks?

Expectations for lower corporate taxes and an easing of regulatory pressure on the finance industry under President Donald Trump bode well for midsize regional banks and their commercial clients across the US. Will those expectations be met or dashed? 

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The Poorest Countries in the World

The Poorest Countries in the World

All these extremely fragile and underdeveloped economies have either recently been through a civil war or are suffering from ongoing sectarian or ethnic conflicts. 

The World's Richest and Poorest Countries

The World's Richest and Poorest Countries

Global Finance ranks the world’s richest and poorest countries for 2016, taking into consideration GDP per capita, adjusted for relative purchasing power.

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China Stars Awards Ceremony

China Stars Awards Ceremony

In November in Beijing, Global Finance honored winners of our ninth annual Stars of China Awards, recognizing excellence in Chinese banks. 

Q&A w/CMB: Leading China’s Private Banking

Q&A w/CMB: Leading China’s Private Banking

Wu Chunjiang, assistant general manager for private banking at China Merchants Bank (CMB), talks with Global Finance about building strength regionally in private banking.

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CCB Consumer Confidence Survey-Historical

The monthly consumer confidence survey covers a representative sample of 5,000 U.S. households. The survey is conducted for The Conference Board by TNS, the world's largest custom reserch company Total Present Expected Month Index Index Index Feb 17 114.8 133.4 ...

Gold Prices Fall, Copper Edges Higher

By Ira Iosebashvili and Katherine Dunn Gold prices fell Wednesday, as investors bet the Federal Reserve is more likely to increase interest rates this month. Gold for April delivery was recently down 1% at $1,241.60 a troy ounce on the ...

Sugar Unchanged After Record March Delivery

By Carolyn Cui Sugar futures little changed Wednesday, as traders were parsing the implications of a physical settlement worth $512 million on the global sugar market. Raw sugar for May delivery unchanged at 19.23 cents a pound on the ICE ...