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


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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

U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Climb

U.S. crude stockpiles rose slightly more than expected in the week ended March 27, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Crude-oil stockpiles gained 4.8 million barrels to 471.4 million barrels, the EIA said. Analysts surveyed ...

Lafarge, Holcim Get Clearance in India

Cement makers Lafarge SA (LG.FR) and Holcim Ltd. (HOLN.VX) said Wednesday their planned merger is still on track after they received clearance from Indian competition authorities. In a joint statement Wednesday, Lafarge and Holcim said they had agreed to sell ...

Business Leaders Voice Support for U.K.'s Conservative Party

By Jenny Gross and NicholasWinning LONDON--Business leaders from more than 100 companies released a letter Wednesday backing the U.K.'s Conservative Party, marking a significant escalation in the intervention from British business ahead of a national election. The letter, signed by ...