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Offering inventory financing to commodity traders brings much-needed liquidity to the Islamic trade finance market.

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From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

Inside Sibos | Video
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 Transaction Processing Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 1, 2014 at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA during SIBOS 2014.

Our editors interviewed representatives from winning organizations at the event and on the conference floor.

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From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

Inside Sibos | Video
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 Transaction Processing Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 1, 2014 at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA during SIBOS 2014.

Our editors interviewed representatives from winning organizations at the event and on the conference floor.

Global Data

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

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the  best banks globally, regionally and by country. The banking industry remains under stress, but there are bright spots.

BEST IN CLASS

BEST IN CLASS

ANNUAL SURVEY | WORLD’S BEST BANKS
A selection of winners from Global Finance’s awards program over the past year.

From the Wires

Brazil Consumer Confidence Down In October

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--Brazil's main consumer-confidence index dropped in October on renewed concerns about inflation and lack of growth, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, or FGV, said Friday. FGV said its consumer-confidence index for October was 101.5 points, down from ...

Ruble Falls Amid Credit-Rating Concerns

MOSCOW--The Russian ruble slid to yet another all-time low against the dollar and the euro as investors wait for the latest report on the country's creditworthiness from Standard & Poor's Inc., expected later Friday. S&P; has Russia's low investment-grade credit ...

Italy October Consumer Confidence Falls

By Liam Moloney ROME--Italian consumer confidence fell in October to its lowest level since February, as household sentiment on most issues declined as the country heads towards a third year of recession. Italy's consumer confidence index slipped to 101.4 in ...