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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

AstraZeneca Completes Acquisition of Rights to Actavis' Portfolio

LONDON--Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.LN) said Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of the rights to Actavis' branded respiratory business in the U.S. and Canada. As announced on Feb. 5, the transaction strengthens AstraZeneca's respiratory franchise globally and builds on ...

CEZ Says Falling Electricity Prices Pressure Quarterly Profit

By Sean Carney PRAGUE--Czech-based power company CEZ AS (BAACEZ.PR) said Tuesday that 2014 full-year earnings surpassed the company's guidance and it set slightly lower guidance for this year, while fourth-quarter net profit declined on the year amid lower electricity prices. ...