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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

U.S. Oil Prices Slip as Dollar Rises

By Nicole Friedman And Georgi Kantchev U.S. oil prices fell Thursday after comments by the European Central Bank president strengthened the dollar. Light, sweet oil for April delivery fell 37 cents, or 0.7%, to $51.16 a barrel on the New ...

Jobless Rate Seen Falling to 5.6% -- Data Week Ahead

The following are forecasts for this week's remaining data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal. DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS (ET) Friday 0830 Nonfarm Payrolls Feb +240K (33) +257K 0830 Unemployment Rate Feb 5.6% (32) 5.7% ...

Draghi Comments Weigh on Euro -- 3rd Update

By Josie Cox Mario Draghi ruffled the euro and local debt markets Thursday in outlining the parameters of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program. After a brief surge, the euro weakened slightly against the dollar, hitting a new 11-year low ...