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SHADOW BANKING: THE FUTURE OF BANKING?

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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.
 

REINVENTING THE DIGITAL BANK

Special Report | The Digital Bank
Banks are using new technologies to help corporate clients make better financial decisions.

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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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Prologis to Buy KTR for $5.9 Billion -- Update

By Robbie Whelan And Shayndi Raice Prologis Inc., a big owner of warehouses and retail-distribution centers, has agreed to buy industrial-property owner KTR Capital Partners for $5.9 billion, in one of the largest real-estate deals so far this year. Prologis ...

China Cuts Banks' Reserve Ratio -- 2nd Update

By Lingling Wei BEIJING--China's central bank reduced the amount of reserves commercial banks are required to hold, freeing up about $200 billion for lending in the latest easing measure to shore up the world's second-largest economy. The People's Bank of ...

Sika Offers to Buy Founding Family's Controlling Stake

By John Revill ZURICH--Swiss chemicals company Sika AG has offered 2.25 billion Swiss francs ($2.36 billion) to buy its founding family's controlling stake, Swiss media reported Sunday, a move designed to scupper a hostile takeover by France's Saint-Gobain SA. The ...