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SHADOW BANKING: THE FUTURE OF BANKING?

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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.
 

REINVENTING THE DIGITAL BANK

Special Report | The Digital Bank
Banks are using new technologies to help corporate clients make better financial decisions.

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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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Poland to Contribute EUR8 Billion to European Investment Fund

By Patryk Wasilewski WARSAW--Poland's state bank BGK and state investment vehicle PIR will contribute 8 billion euros ($8.61 billion) in loans and guarantees to the EUR315 billion European investment fund aimed at helping the European Union's economic recovery, Finance Minister ...