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ASIAN FDI: KEEP IT FLOWING

FDI & Economic Development Update | Asia
Inbound FDI was down globally last year, but the lion’s share went to Asia.

EGYPT: AN INTERVIEW WITH CIB'S CHAIRMAN

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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From the Wires

In Fiscal Setback, Brazil Posts Primary Deficit for February

By Paulo Trevisani BRASÍLIA--Brazil took a step back in February on efforts to boost government savings, a cornerstone of Finance Minister Joaquim Levy's plan to bring Latin America's largest economy back to balance. The Brazilian government recorded a 2.3 billion ...

Buhari Wins in Nigeria Vote -- Update

By Patrick McGroarty in Lagos, Nigeria, and Heidi Vogt in Yola, Nigeria Nigerians chose a former military dictator and anticorruption crusader to lead Africa's top economy, after a bruising election spotlighted the government's struggle to tackle an Islamist insurgency and ...

Junk Bonds Find Buyers After Crude's Trip Down

By Matt Wirz Not too hot. Not too cold. Just right. Junk bonds started out 2015 with a Goldilocks-like first quarter, as persistently low interest rates kept the market relatively stable, while a selloff in energy-company debt provided ample opportunity ...