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A checkup on the health of global banks shows an industry in recovery but still threatened by rapidly changing externalities.

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Canada In The Shadow Of Trump 

Canada In The Shadow Of Trump 

Robert Palombi, managing director and head of the Toronto office of Standard & Poor’s, speaks with Global Finance about the potential for shifts in US-Canada relations during a Trump administration.

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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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Thinking Forward

Thinking Forward

ING, long a pioneer in direct banking, is planning for a digital future that chairman and CEO Ralph Hamers says will transform the experience of both retail and wholesale customers.

Seeking “Responsible Growth”

Seeking “Responsible Growth”

Despite slow economic growth and flat revenue, Bank of America grew earnings 16% last year and plans further expansions, says chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan.

Growing With Startups

Growing With Startups

Sim Tshabalala, joint group chief executive of Standard Bank, explains how the continent’s biggest bank will benefit from Africa’s coming renewal.

From the Wires

Sugar Prices Fall After Cut in Gasoline Prices

By Carolyn Cui Sugar prices fell to 13-month lows Friday, as traders were spooked by a surprise gasoline price cut by Petrobras and Brazil's larger-than-expected cane crush. Raw sugar for July lost 3.9% to settle at 15.05 cents a pound ...

Canada Records C$10.39 Billion Budget Deficit in March

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA -- Preliminary figures suggest Canada's budget deficit for the fiscal year just ended is slightly smaller than originally forecast, although it remains on pace to be the largest annual shortfall in four years. The return of ...