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INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE: BRIDGING THE GLOBAL GAP

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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.
 

NEW LIFE IN EQUITY DERIVATIVES

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.

EGYPT SEES FDI AS KEY TO GROWTH

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

Russia Annual Consumer Inflation Accelerates Again in February

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--Russia's annual consumer inflation accelerated further in February, exceeding the central bank's key rate, data showed Thursday. The Federal Statistics Service said consumer prices rose by 16.7% on the year in February after rising 15% in January. ...

ECB Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

The European Central Bank kept its interest rates unchanged Thursday, as it prepares to embark on a massive asset-purchase program designed to lift sagging consumer prices in the eurozone and boost the currency bloc's growth prospects. The ECB said it ...

U.S. Jobless Claims Up 7,000

WASHINGTON--The number of Americans seeking first-time unemployment benefits rose last week, but the number is still consistent with an economy that is adding jobs. Initial jobless claims increased by 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000 in the week ended Feb. ...