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How Google Fiber is Disrupting Infrastructure Thinking

How Google Fiber is Disrupting Infrastructure Thinking

To most people the idea of infrastructure investment denotes visions of water systems, highways and bridges, and basic general services usually relegated to municipal authorities. Recently, however, at the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships Conference in Toronto, a new model for infrastructure was discussed – that of the “intelligent city.”

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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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Global Finance Names The World’s Best Global Insurers 2015

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Global Insurers 2015

Global Finance today announced the winners of its 2015 World’s Best Global Insurers awards, drawing on responses from more than 1,500 readers around the world, as well as the expertise of the editors and reporters of Global Finance. 

From the Wires

Goldman Sachs Sells Aluminum Business to Swiss firm

By Christian Berthelsen Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Monday it had completed the sale of its Metro International Trade Services metal warehousing unit to a Swiss company. The sale to investment firm Reuben Brothers ends the New York bank's controversial ...

P&G to Sell Camay and Zest to Unilever

By Josh Beckerman Procter & Gamble Co., which has been selling brands to focus on its largest, most-profitable operations, said it will sell its Camay and Zest soap brands to Unilever PLC. Terms of the sale weren't disclosed. Unilever said ...