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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.


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.


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

End-February Consumer Sentiment Index at 95.4

The final reading of a measure of February consumer optimism remained below its January level, according to data released Friday. The University of Michigan final February sentiment index stood at 95.4, which was up from the preliminary reading of 93.6 ...

A Better Way to Tap Home Equity?

By AnnaMaria Andriotis As the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates, banks are promoting home-equity lines of credit with a temporary fixed rate. The feature can be useful for borrowers who value predictability and plan to pay back the ...

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 ...