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Inbound FDI was down globally last year, but the lion’s share went to Asia.


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

Brazil's Grupo OAS Files for Bankruptcy Protection

By Luciana Magalhaes SÃO PAULO--Brazilian conglomerate Grupo OAS said Tuesday it filed for bankruptcy protection in a São Paulo state court for nine of its units amid a corruption investigation that has engulfed some of Brazil's largest construction firms. OAS, ...

Argentina Hit by Labor Strike

By Taos Turner BUENOS AIRES--Union members went on strike across Argentina, shutting down banks, ports and public transportation to demand lower income taxes. The strike, which is the fourth big labor shutdown President Cristina Kirchner's administration, adds an element of ...

Dollar Rallies into Fourth Day

By James Ramage The euro suffered its largest quarterly decline against the dollar in its history, dropping 11% over the first three months of the year as investors have focused on the diverging outlooks for the U.S. and Europe. Investors ...