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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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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 (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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Teva Offers to Buy Mylan for $40 Billion -- 5th Update

By Jonathan D. Rockoff Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has proposed to acquire rival Mylan N.V. for about $40 billion in cash and stock, a tie-up that would create the world's biggest generic drug company by sales. A Mylan spokesman couldn't ...

Democratic Fissures Appear in Pacific Trade Pact

By Siobhan Hughes And William Mauldin WASHINGTON--A bloc of congressional Democrats is bucking White House pressure to exclude concerns over currency manipulation from a bill to expedite a 12-nation trade pact, widening a rift between President Barack Obama and his ...

Greek, German Leaders Are Expected to Meet

By Nektaria Stamouli And Viktoria Dendrinou ATHENS--Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a summit in Brussels on Thursday, a senior Greek government official said, as Greece and its international creditors try ...