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WORLD'S SAFEST BANKS 2014

Standard Bearers
New entrants raise the benchmark for Global Finance’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Safest Global Banks.

CYPRUS BEGINS LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY

REGIONAL FOCUS | THE LEVANT
Amid continuing harsh austerity measures, things are—very slowly—starting to recover, alongside restructuring that will change the focus of the economy.
 

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How Google Fiber is Disrupting Infrastructure Thinking

How Google Fiber is Disrupting Infrastructure Thinking

To most people the idea of infrastructure investment denotes visions of water systems, highways and bridges, and basic general services usually relegated to municipal authorities. Recently, however, at the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships Conference in Toronto, a new model for infrastructure was discussed – that of the “intelligent city.”

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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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CHINA: A NEW ECONOMY IN THE MAKING

CHINA: A NEW ECONOMY IN THE MAKING

Annual Survey | Stars Of China
Something’s changed this year. Midmarket innovators are taking the lead, Internet companies are now world-beaters, and banks are staking their ground in a whole new way.

The World's Safest Banks Microsite

The World's Safest Banks Microsite

It is essential for companies to work with banking partners they know they can trust. Global Finance’s annual ranking of World’s Safest Banks have been the recognized and trusted standard of financial counterparty safety for more than 20 years.

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Europe Stocks Rally -- Update

By Josie Cox European stocks and bonds rallied in early trade Monday, still encouraged by hints of further stimulus from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi last week and even though data showing stronger than expected German business sentiment may ...

German Business Sentiment Rises -Update

By Brian Blackstone FRANKFURT--German business sentiment unexpectedly increased in November, a closely watched survey showed, suggesting Europe's largest economy is slowly finding its footing after struggling to expand in recent months. The Ifo Institute said Monday that its monthly business ...

BT in Talks to Buy Telefonica's U.K. Unit -- Update

By Simon Zekaria LONDON-- BT Group PLC on Monday said it is in talks to buy Telefonica SA's U.K. mobile business, 02, as the British telecom incumbent lays out its ambitions to be a fully-fledged wireless operator in the U.K.'s ...