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Inbound FDI was down globally last year, but the lion’s share went to Asia.


Global Finance sat down with Egyptian bank CIB’s chairman and MD, Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, to discuss its strategy during the Arab Spring and how it plans to attract a younger clientele.

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Book Review: Heaven’s Bankers

Book Review: Heaven’s Bankers

The Islamic finance industry has grown significantly over the past 15 years, and Harris Irfan's book, Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance gives a fine account of some the groundbreaking transactions that opened up the industry and made it more competitive.

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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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Australia Considers Tax Changes to Fix Battered Finances

By Rob Taylor CANBERRA, Australia--Australia is considering changes to the way it taxes pension funds and targeting the tax practices of multinationals, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservatives struggle to shore up the country's finances amid deep hostility to proposed ...

Iran Talks Keep Crude-Oil Futures Under Pressure

HONG KONG--Talks over a possible relaxation of sanctions against Iran that may increase global oil supplies kept crude-oil futures near a week's low Monday, while a supply disruption due to Saudi airstrikes on Yemen looked increasingly unlikely. On the New ...

Swiss KOF Economic Indicator Edges Higher in March

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's KOF leading economic indicator edged up slightly in March as robust domestic spending is likely to offset the negative impact of a stronger franc on the outlook for Swiss exporters and the economy. The index rose ...