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INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE: BRIDGING THE GLOBAL GAP

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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.
 

NEW LIFE IN EQUITY DERIVATIVES

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.

EGYPT SEES FDI AS KEY TO GROWTH

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

CEZ Seeks to Maximize Dividend -- CFO

By Sean Carney PRAGUE--Czech-based electricity company CEZ AS (BAACEZ.PR) doesn't plan any exceptional financial charges or write downs this year and will calculate its dividend payment based on adjusted earnings to maximize the payout to shareholders. "At the current time ...

Sweden Seeks to Drop Budget Surplus Target

By Charles Duxbury STOCKHOLM--Sweden's government on Tuesday said it wants to drop a long-standing budget surplus target to give it greater flexibility for future investments in infrastructure projects. The Social Democrat-led government said a new target to keep public finances ...

Glencore Returns to Profit, Increases Dividend--Update

By Scott Patterson Commodities trading came to the rescue of Glencore PLC last year, helping offset a sharp downturn in raw-material prices that hit the group's mining operations hard, leaving profit down by 7% before acquisition-related and other charges. The ...