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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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BEST INTERNET BANK AWARDS 2014 | INTERVIEW WITH THE WINNERS

KEEPING DATA SAFE: PAOLO DI GRAZIA, FINECOBANK Paolo Di Grazia, head of direct bank, FinecoBank: Cybercrime, e-fraud, identity theft and hacktivism are hot topics in e-banking. Website design is becoming more important than ever, particularly in areas such as ease ...

BEST INTERNET BANKS AWARDS CEREMONY 2014

BEST INTERNET BANKS AWARDS CEREMONY 2014

Global Finance held its 11th annual Internet Banks Awards dinner in New York in November. Leading financial executives from around the world were present to accept their awards and honor other recipients.

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U.S. Housing Starts/Building -2-

Dec 2,050 13.4 1,713 15.4 140.2 1.5 2,081 -0.6 1,620 2.0 155.2 -0.8 Nov 1,807 -12.4 1,484 -10.9 138.1 -23.8 2,093 0.0 1,588 -0.9 156.4 -10.4 Oct 2,062 7.8 1,666 7.1 181.3 10.5 2,093 2.6 1,603 0.6 174.5 -0.2 Sep ...

U.S. Housing Starts/Building Permits-Historical-Dec 18

All data seasonally adjusted except actual levels which are not seasonally adjusted. Percent change is from the previous month. R denotes revised. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce. (*) Jan 05-Jan 04 reflect the increase in the universe of permits-issuing places ...

U.S. ECONOMIC INDICATORS: Housing Data, Latest 6 Months

Data seasonally adjusted except actual, which is not seasonaly adjusted. Median and average prices for existing and single family homes in dollars. Housing construction and homes sold in 1,000 units. R = revised. (*) data reflect the increase in the ...