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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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Teva to Acquire Auspex in $3.2 Billion Deal

By Tess Stynes Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to acquire Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a deal valued at roughly $3.2 billion, increasing the Israel-based drug maker's presence in the market for treatments for central nervous system disorders. Teva is offering ...

Hon Hai 2014 Earnings Rise 22% -- Update

By Lorraine Luk HONG KONG-- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a major assembler of Apple Inc.'s iPhones, reported its highest earnings growth in five years, mirroring the blockbuster earnings report from the U.S technology giant in its fiscal first quarter. ...

Yoox Confirms It Is in Talks With Net-A-Porter -- Update

By John Revill ZURICH--Italian online fashion retailer Yoox SpA said Monday that it was in talks about a potential "business combination" with Net-A-Porter, the Web-based clothing seller owned by luxury giant Cie. Financière Richemont SA. Geneva-based Richemont, which confirmed the ...