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FUTURE OF OIL: THE CORPORATE IMPACT OF DECLINING OIL PRICES

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The drastic drop in oil prices will clearly have an impact on both individual companies and on overall growth in some countries. But is the shift net positive or negative, cyclical or systemic? The ultimate outcome is yet to be seen.

TRANSACTION BANKING 2015: DISMANTLING SILOS

Special Report | Global Transaction Banking 2015 Preview
Last year brought a vastly altered landscape for transaction banking—and the same is likely to be true of 2015. Regulatory reform and new developments in data analytics and mobile banking will drive change.

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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 Supply Chain Finance Providers 2015

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Supply Chain Finance Providers 2015

NEW YORK, January 21, 2015 – Global Finance magazine has announced its eighth annual rankings for the World’s Best Supply Chain Finance Providers in an exclusive survey to be published in the February 2015 issue. The award winners were revealed today at the BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum in Amsterdam. 

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Trade Finance Banks 2015

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Trade Finance Banks 2015

NEW YORK, January 21, 2015 – Global Finance magazine has named the World’s Best Trade Finance Banks in 7 regions, 84 countries and globally in an exclusive survey to be published in the February 2015 issue. The award winners were revealed today at the BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum in Amsterdam. 

From the Wires

Gold Gains After U.S. Posts Anemic Growth

By Tatyana Shumsky NEW YORK--Gold prices rallied Friday after a weaker-than-expected reading of U.S. economic health fanned investor interest in the haven asset. Gold for April delivery, the most actively traded contract, rose $23.30, or 1.9%, to settle at $1,279.20 ...

Dollar Declines Against Yen on Softer U.S. Growth

By James Ramage The dollar fell against the yen Friday after word that the U.S. economy grew more slowly than expected in the last three months of 2014, tempering market expectations for higher interest rates. Investors moved into assets they ...

Fed's Williams Upbeat on Economy

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said Friday the U.S. economy remains on a solid path that will open the door to interest-rate increases in the summer. In an interview with CNBC, Mr. Williams said, "I see ...