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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.


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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Publicis Posts 32% Jump in First-Quarter Sales

By Ruth Bender PARIS-- Publicis Groupe SA Tuesday reported a 32% jump in first-quarter sales, boosted by the strong dollar and its latest digital acquisition as the advertising company works toward a recovery after a tough past year. Publicis said ...

Oil Futures Rangebound as Markets Assess Supply Levels

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures moved in a narrow price range in Asian trade Tuesday with investors closely tracking oil production levels in the U.S. and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, ...

Dollar Posts Mild Gains Against Yen on Rise in Stocks

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar staged a moderate increase against the yen in Asia trade Tuesday, with gains in major stock markets encouraging selling of the perceived safety of the Japanese currency. Around 0450 GMT, the dollar was at Y119.42, ...