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FRONTIER MARKETS REPORT | MOROCCO
Morocco boasts solid outward FDI, geopolitical stability and proximity to key markets, but corruption is commonplace.

RECOVERY IS UNDER WAY IN CEE

REGIONAL REPORT | CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE
Central European countries are starting to recover, with growth accelerating in most markets. But the region’s banks still have some trials to overcome.

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Seeing Opportunity In Obstacles

Seeing Opportunity In Obstacles

Inside Sibos | Day 3
“Global Transaction Banking is the fastest growing unit in Société Générale,” says Christian Behaghel, head of GTB at Societe Generale. “It is a very stable business, and while we generate something like 6% of the total revenue of the bank, we are experiencing growth of our revenue of 10-15% a year.” This compares, he says to some areas of retail banking that have 0-2% growth a year.

Trade Finance Goes Digital

Trade Finance Goes Digital

Inside Sibos | Day 3
This year’s Sibos event is set to see a greater focus on the use of technology to support trade. Since the launch of the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO), and the publication last year of the Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligation (URBPO) by the International Chamber of Commerce, adoption of the new instrument has been gradual—but across the industry there is increasing focus on how technology can be deployed in an area traditionally dominated by paper.

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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 Stars Of China 2014

Global Finance Names The Stars Of China 2014

NEW YORK, September 18, 2014 — Global Finance is proud to present the winners of the 7th annual Stars of China Awards, honoring the best banks and companies in China. Global Finance’s Stars of China Awards are the preeminent evaluation ...

BEST INTERNET BANKS 2014 – ROUND 1

BEST INTERNET BANKS 2014 – ROUND 1

In this first installment of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the top online corporate and consumer banks by country and then by region, according to product or service category.

From the Wires

France 2015 Budget To Curb Spending--second Update

By William Horobin PARIS--The French government Wednesday presented a 2015 budget aimed at striking a delicate balance: shoring up France's finances without tipping an economy heavily reliant on public spending into recession. Finance Minister Michel Sapin detailed EUR21 billion ($26.5 ...

Eurozone Woes Fuel Germany's Bond Bargains

By Emese Bartha FRANKFURT--The eurozone's creaking economy is helping Germany to snag bargains in the bond market. Wednesday, the country paid record low costs to issue bonds maturing in 10 years, offering a yield of under 1% to investors on ...

U.S. Manufacturing PMI Slows to 56.6 in September--Update

By Kathleen Madigan The U.S. manufacturing expansion cooled a bit in September after a very hot August, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Institute for Supply Management. The ISM's manufacturing purchasing managers' index in September fell to 56.6 ...