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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

Eurozone Retail Sales Surge

Retail sales in the eurozone rose for the fourth straight month in January and at the fastest rate in more than nine years, a fresh sign that the currency area's economy has strengthened ahead of the launch of the European ...

Brazil's Home Prices Lose Ground in February

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--Brazil's house-price increases lagged behind inflation growth for the second straight month in February amid declining consumer confidence. House prices rose 0.17% in February, accelerating 5.87% over a 12-month period, according to FipeZap, an index of ...

UK Government Wins Court Case on Euro Clearing

By Viktoria Dendrinou BRUSSELS--A European Central Bank policy requiring British companies managing trades in euros to relocate to the eurozone should be annulled, Europe's second-highest court ruled Wednesday, marking a victory for the U.K. government which had argued such a ...