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As banks find their margins squeezed on traditional lending and payments activities, nonbank credit and financing—supported by technological innovation—is growing exponentially.


Special Report | The Digital Bank
Banks are using new technologies to help corporate clients make better financial decisions.

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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

U.S. Stocks Bounce Back Monday

By Dan Strumpf U.S. stocks bounced back on Monday from Friday's steep declines, lifted by upbeat earnings news and an announcement of more stimulus from China. Stocks kicked off the session sharply higher and stuck to a narrow trading range ...

Rothschild Mulls Rival Offer for Asia Resource Minerals

LONDON-- Asia Resource Minerals PLC's co-founder and major shareholder Nathaniel Rothschild said Monday he's considering a rival takeover offer for the embattled U.K.-listed Indonesian coal miner just days before a high stakes vote aimed at securing the company's future as ...

Zions Bancorp's Profit Edges Lower

By Josh Beckerman And Julie Steinberg Zions Bancorp said its earnings edged down in the most recent quarter as a key measure of lending profitability declined, though net interest income rose slightly. Earnings came in above Wall Street estimates. Zions ...