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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.


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

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Global Finance Names The Innovators 2015 - Transaction Services

Global Finance Names The Innovators 2015 - Transaction Services

Bank Innovation | The Innovators 2015: The 25 Most Innovative Bank And Fintech Solutions Of The Past Year. Global Finance has announced its third annual listing of the most innovative banks and fintech companies in treasury and transaction services.

Brazil: Heading Towards Recession

Brazil: Heading Towards Recession

Global Finance sat down with José Francisco de Lima Gonçalves, a professor of economics at São Paulo University and chief economist at Banco Fator, to discuss his views on Brazil in 2015.

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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 (Executive Editor) of Global Finance announce The World's Best Banks of 2015, who the new & returning winners are, and our methodology. 

Global Data

Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

Mercer’s Global Cost of Living Rankings uses New York as the base city, comparing 214 cities against it. The rankings measure the comparative cost of over 200 items, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment.

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 presents the winners of its 22nd annual awards for the World’s Best Banks. 

From the Wires

ADB to Cooperate With China-Backed Bank

BEIJING--The Asian Development Bank said it has agreed to cooperate with the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank following senior-level discussions between the two institutions. Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao discussed the proposals for cooperation in cofinancing with Jin Liqun, ...

Fosun to Buy Insurer Ironshore for $1.84 Billion

BEIJING--An arm of Fosun Group will spend at least $1.84 billion to acquire the 80% of U.S. insurer Ironshore Inc. it doesn't already own, as the Chinese conglomerate furthers a bet on the global insurance industry. Fosun International Ltd. said ...

China Factory Gauge Shows Weakness in April -- Update

BEIJING--China's manufacturing sector in April turned in its weakest performance in a year, according to a private gauge of the country's factory activity, suggesting that Beijing may need to speed up its efforts to boost the economy. The private-sector HSBC ...