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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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Dollar Flat Againt Yen, Euro Ahead of Book Closing

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar was essentially flat against the yen and the euro, as investors remained cautious and avoided taking strong, lopsided positions ahead of the March 31 end of the Japanese fiscal year. Around 0450 GMT, the dollar ...

Hyundai Elevator Frustrates Foreigners

By In-Soo Nam SEOUL--The failure of a Swiss elevator maker to stop a Hyundai Group company from revising its rules to increase share capital has frustrated foreign investors who want changes to South Korea's corporate governance. Schindler Holding AG said ...

Some Energy Companies Find the Going Tough

By Matt Jarzemsky The ranks of financially stressed companies have swelled to a 4 1/2 -year high as the sharp drop in oil prices batters energy companies. The number of companies with the worst below-investment-grade debt ratings rose to 184 ...