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From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

Inside Sibos | Video
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 Transaction Processing Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 1, 2014 at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA during SIBOS 2014.

Our editors interviewed representatives from winning organizations at the event and on the conference floor.

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From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

From The Winners @ SIBOS 2014

Inside Sibos | Video
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 Transaction Processing Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 1, 2014 at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA during SIBOS 2014.

Our editors interviewed representatives from winning organizations at the event and on the conference floor.

Global Data

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 ...

Awards & Rankings

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the  best banks globally, regionally and by country. The banking industry remains under stress, but there are bright spots.

BEST IN CLASS

BEST IN CLASS

ANNUAL SURVEY | WORLD’S BEST BANKS
A selection of winners from Global Finance’s awards program over the past year.

From the Wires

Oil Prices Edge Higher on Chinese Data

By Nicole Friedman Oil prices gained on Tuesday on better-than-expected economic data from China, the No. 2 oil-consuming nation. However, prices remain near multiyear lows on ongoing concerns about high global supplies and moderate demand. After U.S. prices dipped briefly ...

Dollar Rises Against Euro, Pound

By James Ramage The dollar gained against the euro and the British pound on Tuesday as an increase in U.S. existing home sales and expectations for higher core inflation improved investors' outlook for interest rates. The euro fell 0.7% versus ...

Deadlock Over Russian Gas to Ukraine Remains

By Vanessa Mock BRUSSELS-- Russia and Ukraine dashed expectations that they would end their long-running gas dispute on Tuesday, with Kiev's inability to pay for its gas debts to Moscow emerging as the main obstacle. Ukraine agreed to pay $3.1 ...