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

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China Reunification At 20: A Mixed Bag

China Reunification At 20: A Mixed Bag

Hong Kong has grown beyond most expectations since its reunification with China two decades ago. But Shanghai and Shenzhen pose fresh challenges.

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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. 

The World's Richest and Poorest Countries

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

Real Yields Pull Back as Investors Rethink Growth Prospects

By Min Zeng Inflation-adjusted bond yields are falling again, highlighting investors' doubts about the U.S. economy's growth prospects. The yield on the 10-year Treasury inflation-protected security, or TIPS, pulled back to 0.483% Friday, down from 0.530% Thursday and a recent ...

China Regulator Tells Insurers to Keep Their Noses Clean

SHANGHAI--China's insurance regulator called for greater self-discipline in the industry to better serve the economy, as part of a broader effort to guard against financial risks. Insurers need to "return to core business" and strive to become "shock absorbers and ...