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From The Winners @ IMF 2014

From The Winners @ IMF 2014

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Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 World's Best Bank Awards at a ceremony held during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, DC on October 11, 2014.

These videos feature top executives from the world’s leading financial organizations discussing key issues, marketplace conditions and the economic outlook for regions around the world.

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From The Winners @ IMF 2014

From The Winners @ IMF 2014

INTERVIEWS:
Global Finance honored the winners of its 2014 World's Best Bank Awards at a ceremony held during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, DC on October 11, 2014.

These videos feature top executives from the world’s leading financial organizations discussing key issues, marketplace conditions and the economic outlook for regions around the world.

Global Data

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 ...

Awards & Rankings

BEST IN CLASS

BEST IN CLASS

ANNUAL SURVEY | WORLD’S BEST BANKS
A selection of winners from Global Finance’s awards program over the past year.

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the  best banks globally, regionally and by country. The banking industry remains under stress, but there are bright spots.

From the Wires

Reuters/Mich Final October Sentiment Edges Up to 86.9

By Cynthia Lin U.S. consumers are feeling their most optimistic about the economy since before the financial crisis, according to a survey of households released Friday. The Thomson-Reuters/University of Michigan final October sentiment index edged up to 86.9 from a ...

Dollar Hits 6-Year High Against Yen

By James Ramage The yen plummeted against the dollar and other currencies Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets overnight by increasing its monthly asset purchases in its effort to boost the economy. The dollar rocketed 2.6% versus the ...