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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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Global Finance Names The Innovators 2015 - Transaction Services

Global Finance Names The Innovators 2015 - Transaction Services

Bank Innovation | The Innovators 2015: The 25 Most Innovative Bank And Fintech Solutions Of The Past Year. Global Finance has announced its third annual listing of the most innovative banks and fintech companies in treasury and transaction services.

Brazil: Heading Towards Recession

Brazil: Heading Towards Recession

Global Finance sat down with José Francisco de Lima Gonçalves, a professor of economics at São Paulo University and chief economist at Banco Fator, to discuss his views on Brazil in 2015.

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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 (Executive Editor) of Global Finance announce The World's Best Banks of 2015, who the new & returning winners are, and our methodology. 

Global Data

Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

Mercer’s Global Cost of Living Rankings uses New York as the base city, comparing 214 cities against it. The rankings measure the comparative cost of over 200 items, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment.

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 presents the winners of its 22nd annual awards for the World’s Best Banks. 

From the Wires

Swiss Manufacturing Output Steadies in April

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's manufacturing output steadied in April suggesting companies are coping with the stronger franc and that the country may avoid an economic recession. The Swiss Purchasing Managers' Index was unchanged in April from March at a seasonally-adjusted ...

China Shares Recover From Early Losses

By Chao Deng China shares closed higher Monday, recovering from an early fall after a reading of the country's manufacturing activity slowed more sharply than initially expected, a further sign the economy is flagging. The Shanghai Composite Index finished up ...

Eurozone Manufacturing Slows

The eurozone's manufacturing sector expanded in April, although at a slightly slower pace than in March, as orders continued to flow and companies added staff, a survey of purchasing managers showed Monday. Data firm Markit, which surveys more than 3,000 ...