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New patterns are disrupting global trade, altering relationships and reshaping international business practices. 

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Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman

The Innovation Issue: Chief Foreign Affairs commentator for the Financial Times and Author: Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century talks with Global Finance Magazine’s Managing Editor Edith Updike. 

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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. 

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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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From the Wires

Oil Retreats on OPEC Doubts

By Timothy Puko Oil's rally fell flat with a late-week selloff canceling out early-week gains after new questions emerged about OPEC's ability to hold to its promise of output cuts. Light, sweet crude for September delivery settled down $1.15, or ...

Sugar Boost Falls Flat

By Julie Wernau Sugar futures ended lower Friday, erasing earlier gains from news that the Brazilian government had announced fuel taxes that are expected to boost demand for ethanol. Sugarcane can be converted into sugar or ethanol, and when ethanol ...