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SHADOW BANKING: THE FUTURE OF BANKING?

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As banks find their margins squeezed on traditional lending and payments activities, nonbank credit and financing—supported by technological innovation—is growing exponentially.
 

REINVENTING THE DIGITAL BANK

Special Report | The Digital Bank
Banks are using new technologies to help corporate clients make better financial decisions.

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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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ECB's Draghi Rejects Talk of Greek Exit -- Update

By Brian Blackstone And Ian Talley WASHINGTON--European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Saturday rejected speculation that Greece may be forced to abandon the euro, reiterating that Europe's single currency is irrevocable. At a news conference during meetings here of ...

ECB's Draghi Rejects Talk of Greek Exit

By Brian Blackstone WASHINGTON--European Central Bank President Mario Draghi rejected speculation that Greece may be forced to abandon the euro, reiterating that the single eurozone currency is irrevocable. At a news conference on Saturday during meetings of the International Monetary ...

Costco Raises Dividend, Reauthorizes Repurchase Program

By Lisa Beilfuss Costco Wholesale Corp. said Friday that it is raising its quarterly dividend 13% and reauthorizing a $4 billion repurchase program, moves that follow what some analysts called one of its strongest quarters ever. The retailer is lifting ...