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


Global Finance sat down with Egyptian bank CIB’s chairman and MD, Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, to discuss its strategy during the Arab Spring and how it plans to attract a younger clientele.

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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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From the Wires

Correction to Australian Dollar Article

The Reserve Bank of Australia's next policy meeting is on April 7. "Australian Dollar Hovers Above Six-Year Lows With Rate-Cut Bets Staying Firm" at 0646 GMT, incorrectly said the next policy meeting is on April 6 in the sixth paragraph. ...

German Car Market Expands 9% in March, Ford Says

By Friedrich Geiger BERLIN--Combined new car registrations in Germany of all brands were 9% higher in March than a year earlier, Ford Motor Co. (F) said Thursday. The U.S. car maker was the first to report the development of the ...

Euro Climbs Amid Weak U.S. Data.

The euro climbed against the dollar on Thursday, reflecting a pullback in the buck's big rally of 2015 amid patches of weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data. The single currency was 0.6% higher in early European trade at $1.0825. Traders said there ...