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ASIAN FDI: KEEP IT FLOWING

FDI & Economic Development Update | Asia
Inbound FDI was down globally last year, but the lion’s share went to Asia.

EGYPT: AN INTERVIEW WITH CIB'S CHAIRMAN

Global Finance sat down with Egyptian bank CIB’s chairman and MD, Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, to discuss its strategy during the Arab Spring and how it plans to attract a younger clientele.

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Book Review: Heaven’s Bankers

Book Review: Heaven’s Bankers

The Islamic finance industry has grown significantly over the past 15 years, and Harris Irfan's book, Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance gives a fine account of some the groundbreaking transactions that opened up the industry and made it more competitive.

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 The World's Best Banks of 2015 - Announcement

The World's Best Banks of 2015 - Announcement

Andrea Fiano (Editor) & Denise Bedell (Managing Editor) of Global Finance announce The World's Best Banks of 2015, who the new & returning winners are, and our methodology. 

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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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From the Wires

South Korea's Economy Hits a Bump

By Kwanwoo Jun SEOUL--South Korea's economy hit a weak note in March as exports shrank more sharply than expected and manufacturing slid back into contraction. The soft picture is likely to intensify political calls for more fiscal or monetary stimulus. ...

Dollar Falls Against Yen as Weak BOJ Tankan Hurts Nikkei

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar weakened against the yen in Asian trade Wednesday, with stronger risk aversion prompting safe haven buying of the Japanese currency following a lackluster reading from the Bank of Japan's corporate sentiment survey. The U.S. currency ...

Asian Shares Mostly Lower

China shares gained Wednesday, extending a whirlwind first quarter rally, despite signs of weakness in the country's economy. Chinese firms trading in Hong Kong were up 1.3%, while the Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.7%. The latter benchmark of mainland ...