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Inbound FDI was down globally last year, but the lion’s share went to Asia.


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Book Review: Heaven’s Bankers

Book Review: Heaven’s Bankers

The Islamic finance industry has grown significantly over the past 15 years, and Harris Irfan's book, Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance gives a fine account of some the groundbreaking transactions that opened up the industry and made it more competitive.

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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. 

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 ...

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U.S. Personal Income-Historical

Seasonally adjusted in billions of dollars at annual rates. PCE in current dollars. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -PERSONAL INCOME- -PCE- -WAGES/SALARIES- Mo Ago Yr Ago Mo Ago Yr Ago Mo Ago Yr Ago Level % chg% chg : Level % ...

Canada May Issue More Ultralong Bonds in Fiscal 2015-2016

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Canada said Monday it might issue more ultralong bonds in the coming 2015-16 fiscal year, something the country did three times in the past 12 months. The possibility was mentioned in the Finance Department's annual debt-management strategy ...

DH Corp to Buy Fundtech for $1.25 Billion

Canada's DH Corp. said Monday it has agreed to acquire New York-based Fundtech, which provides payments and transaction banking software, for $1.25 billion in cash. DH, which is based in Toronto and provides specialty products to banks, said it will ...