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WORLD'S SAFEST BANKS 2014

Standard Bearers
New entrants raise the benchmark for Global Finance’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Safest Global Banks.

CYPRUS BEGINS LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY

REGIONAL FOCUS | THE LEVANT
Amid continuing harsh austerity measures, things are—very slowly—starting to recover, alongside restructuring that will change the focus of the economy.
 

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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

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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CHINA: A NEW ECONOMY IN THE MAKING

CHINA: A NEW ECONOMY IN THE MAKING

Annual Survey | Stars Of China
Something’s changed this year. Midmarket innovators are taking the lead, Internet companies are now world-beaters, and banks are staking their ground in a whole new way.

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The World's Safest Banks Microsite

It is essential for companies to work with banking partners they know they can trust. Global Finance’s annual ranking of World’s Safest Banks have been the recognized and trusted standard of financial counterparty safety for more than 20 years.

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Europe Stocks Close Higher on ECB Hopes

By Josie Cox and Tommy Stubbington European stocks and bonds rose Monday, still encouraged by hints of further stimulus from the ECB last week, even though strong German business sentiment data may diminish expectations for immediate action. The Stoxx Europe ...

BT in Talks to Buy Telefonica's U.K. Unit -- 4th Update

By Simon Zekaria and Christopher Bjork LONDON-- BT Group PLC is in early talks to buy Telefónica SA's U.K. mobile business, O2, as the two former monopolies move to shuffle their product offerings in a converging U.K. telecommunications market. The ...

ECB's Weidmann Says Monetary Policy Alone Can't Lead to Growth

MADRID--Germany's central bank president, Jens Weidmann, Monday expressed doubt that a potential government bond-buying program would increase growth in eurozone countries. Speaking in Madrid, Mr. Weidmann--who is a member of the European Central Bank's 24-strong governing council--said that monetary policy ...