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Banks and Fintech Finally Pull Together

​ The “digital revolution” has been famously disruptive in retail, but in banking it seems finance firms are seeking more cooperation with technology. 

Honing An Edge in Transaction Banking

Much has been said about the brave new world of transaction banking—robots and blockchains replacing humans and inefficient paper. Incorporating artificial intelligence and Big Data enable smarter, more strategic, enterprise-wide efforts.

CFOs Boxed Out By Compliance?

CFOs are now so consumed by the need to meet expanding compliance requirements, they’re finding it harder to focus on big-picture strategy. 

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The Happiest Countries in the World 2015

The Happiest Countries in the World 2015

The study bases its rankings on data from the Gallup World Poll and takes into account variables such as real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, corruption levels and social freedoms.

Best Global Brands 2015

Best Global Brands 2015

The American Marketing Association defines a “brand” as “a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers.” Some marketing researchers assert that brands are one of the most valuable assets that a company has.

Awards & Rankings

China Stars Awards Ceremony

China Stars Awards Ceremony

In November in Beijing, Global Finance honored winners of our ninth annual Stars of China Awards, recognizing excellence in Chinese banks. 

Q&A w/CMB: Leading China’s Private Banking

Q&A w/CMB: Leading China’s Private Banking

Wu Chunjiang, assistant general manager for private banking at China Merchants Bank (CMB), talks with Global Finance about building strength regionally in private banking.

From the Wires

GE Says Revenue Felt Oil's Pressure -- WSJ

By Ted Mann and Joshua Jamerson General Electric Co.'s revenue declined 2% in the fourth quarter, as the company dealt with a depressed oil industry and shipped fewer jet engines and power turbines than it had planned. Although revenue was ...

Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Chips -- WSJ

iPhone maker says component supplier unfairly leveraged its monopoly position By Tripp Mickle Apple Inc. sued Qualcomm Inc. alleging the chip supplier demanded unfair terms for its technology, escalating long-simmering tension between companies at the heart of the global smartphone ...