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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. 

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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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CURRENCIES: Dollar Dragged Lower As U.S. Data Disappoints

By Victor Reklaitis and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch , Hiroyuki Kachi Tankan survey supports yen NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--The dollar lost a little ground Wednesday, hurt by weaker-than-expected readings on the U.S. economy. The ICE dollar index (DXY), which tracks the buck ...

Dollar Slips on Soft U.S. Economic Data

By James Ramage The dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Wednesday, as disappointing data suggested a slowing U.S. economy that could delay any increase in interest rates. The euro rose to $1.0762 in late-afternoon trade, increasing 0.3% ...

Greece Presents More Detailed Bailout Plan

Greece made little headway in negotiations on Wednesday toward ending its standoff with its international creditors, leaving the government facing the prospect of at least another month without new financing and starved for cash. Athens handed over a more detailed ...