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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

EU Scales Back Ukraine Sanctions

BRUSSELS--The European Union scaled back its sanctions on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's inner circle on Friday, removing four people from its list of targets because of a lack of credible evidence. Among the four people removed from the list ...

U.S. Stock Futures Flat Ahead of Jobs Report

By Saumya Vaishampayan U.S. stock futures were little changed Friday ahead of the government's closely watched jobs report for February. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures added 15 points, or 0.1%, to 18135. S&P; 500 futures added three points, or 0.1%, ...

China to Cut Coal Consumption to Reduce Pollution

By Brian Spegele BEIJING-China's government said on Friday it will slash coal consumption by 160 million metric tons over five years as part of a pollution-prevention action plan aimed at cleaning up the nation's skies. China's Ministry of Finance and ...