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A checkup on the health of global banks shows an industry in recovery but still threatened by rapidly changing externalities.

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Canada In The Shadow Of Trump 

Canada In The Shadow Of Trump 

Robert Palombi, managing director and head of the Toronto office of Standard & Poor’s, speaks with Global Finance about the potential for shifts in US-Canada relations during a Trump administration.

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The Safest Countries in the World

The Safest Countries in the World

The Global Finance ranking of World's Safest Countries incorporates three measures of security and safety, factoring natural disaster risk with measures of peace and crime. 

The Poorest Countries in the World

The Poorest Countries in the World

All these extremely fragile and underdeveloped economies have either recently been through a civil war or are suffering from ongoing sectarian or ethnic conflicts. 

The World's Richest and Poorest Countries

The World's Richest and Poorest Countries

Global Finance ranks the world’s richest and poorest countries for 2016, taking into consideration GDP per capita, adjusted for relative purchasing power.

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Thinking Forward

Thinking Forward

ING, long a pioneer in direct banking, is planning for a digital future that chairman and CEO Ralph Hamers says will transform the experience of both retail and wholesale customers.

Seeking “Responsible Growth”

Seeking “Responsible Growth”

Despite slow economic growth and flat revenue, Bank of America grew earnings 16% last year and plans further expansions, says chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan.

Growing With Startups

Growing With Startups

Sim Tshabalala, joint group chief executive of Standard Bank, explains how the continent’s biggest bank will benefit from Africa’s coming renewal.

From the Wires

Oil Prices Fall After OPEC Extends Cuts

By Stephanie Yang and Jon Sindreu Oil prices sold off on Thursday, as an agreement among major oil producers to extend a deal to limit output failed to appease investors. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries renewed a deal ...

A Quant Program Is the Reason You Just Bought That ETF

By Sarah Krouse At the exact moment a mom-and-pop investor considers buying bank stocks, an advertisement pops up on their desktop promoting a financials-focused fund. The scenario isn't science fiction, it is BlackRock Inc.'s latest business plan. The world's largest ...