2015

The Most Innovative Solutions For Consumers/Financial Institutions

The Most Innovative Solutions For Consumers/Financial Institutions

The Innovators 2015 - Transactions Services, is Global Finance's annual listing of the most innovative banks and fintech companies in treasury and transaction services. The firms in this category are honored for launching products or services that are transforming the transaction services landscape for consumers and financial institutions. Global Finance uses the OECD's Oslo Manual Of Innovation to evaluate honorees.

The Most Innovative Banks In Transaction Services 2015

The Most Innovative Banks In Transaction Services 2015

The Innovators 2015 - Transactions Services, is Global Finance's annual listing of key innovations in treasury and transaction services. The financial institutions included in the list are honored for launching products or services that are transforming the corporate transaction services landscape. Global Finance uses the OECD's Oslo Manual Of Innovation to evaluate honorees.

Life Expectancy By Country

Life Expectancy By Country

Data on life expectancy offers insight into the health of countries around the world and, as such, into their citizens' chances and ability to prosper.

World Population Distribution By Country

World Population Distribution By Country

Population distribution refers to the arrangement or spread of people living in a given area and includes how the population of an area is arranged according to variables, such as age, race or sex.

2014

5 Minutes w/ Joy Cave, VP & Treasurer, FM Global

5 Minutes w/ Joy Cave, VP & Treasurer, FM Global

Inside Sibos | Day 1
Global Finance spoke with Joy Cave, vice president and treasurer of international property insurer FM Global, about how the firm measures and manages relationships with its transaction banking partners and how that has changed in light of market and regulatory developments in recent years—both key topics of discussion for corporate treasurers attending SWIFT’s Sibos conference in Boston this week.

SIBOS 2014: DIGITAL BY DESIGN

SIBOS 2014: DIGITAL BY DESIGN

SIBOS SUPERSECTION 2014 | THE INNOVATORS
Global Finance presents its second annual look at some of the key innovations over the past year within the transaction services space. We make use of the OECD’s Oslo Manual of Innovation, along with submissions, key research and the input of experts, to evaluate those banks and service providers that stand out in terms of innovation over the past year.

Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

These rankings measure the comparative cost of over 200 items, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment. New York is used as the base city, comparing 214 cities against it.

2013

Global Equity Index % Change, 2003-2012

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Equity Indices measure the US dollar price change in the stock markets covered by the S&P Global Broad Market Index (BMI) and the S&P Frontier Broad Market Index (BMI).   The Global BMI consists of ...

Payment Instruments: E-Payments

Electronic payment can refer just to e-commerce--or payments for buying and selling goods or services offered online--or to any type of electronic funds transfer. It includes such payment channels as direct debit, e-money, card payments, and credit transfers. Data is ...

Payment Instruments: Card Payments

According to the Bank for International Settlements, card-based payment products are electronic money products that provide the customer with a portable, specialized computer device, typically an integrated circuit card containing a microprocessor chip. Data is from the Bank for International ...

Payment Instruments: E-Money

The European Commission Office of Internal Markets defines e-money--or electronic money--as the digital equivalent of cash, stored on an electronic device or remotely at a server. Data is from the Bank for International Settlements' Statistics on payment, clearing and settlement ...

Payment Instruments: Direct Debits

According to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS,) a direct debit is a preauthorized debit on a payer’s bank account initiated by the payee. It is also known as a pre-authorized debit (PAD) or pre-authorized payment (PAP.) Data is from ...

Payment Instruments: Credit Transfers

According to the BIS, a credit transfer is a payment order made for the purpose of placing funds at the disposal of the beneficiary, with the payment instructions and funds moving from the bank of the payer/originator to the bank ...

Payment Instruments: Checks

According to the Bank for International Settlements, a check is a written order from one party (the drawer) to another (the drawee, normally a bank) requiring the drawee to pay a specified sum on demand to the drawer or to ...

Payments Volumes Worldwide

According to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a payment system consists of a set of instruments, banking procedures and, typically, interbank funds transfer systems that ensure the circulation of money. More simply, it is a system to handle the ...

Best Countries for Doing Business 2013

The ease with which companies can start and run their businesses correlates with countries’ regulations and protection of property rights, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2013 report. In 2013 like in 2012, Singapore ranks first for the ease ...

Corporate Tax Compliance Regime 2013

In addition to tax rates , another factor of importance to companies is the amount of time and effort spent on tax compliance and reporting. According to the latest PWC ranking, the product of a study ran in partnership with ...

Corporate Tax by Country

Taxes paid by corporations can be measured in a number of ways, including the marginal corporate tax rate and the total taxes paid as a percentage of profits . The highest marginal corporate tax rate , which we consider here, ...

Economic Freedom by Country – 2013 Ranking

The Index of Economic Freedom is published annually by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, a conservative-leaning think tank in Washington DC, and it tracks levels of economic freedom around the world. First launched in 1995, the index ...

External Debt in Countries Around the World

External debt (also called "foreign debt") is the portion of total country debt that is owed to creditors outside of the country. The debtors can be the government, corporations or private households. The creditors include private commercial banks, other governments ...

Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves, 2003-2012

According to the OECD, foreign exchange rate reserves are the stocks of foreign currency denominated assets plus gold held by a central bank. More simply, they are the assets of the central bank held in currencies outside the home country ...

Foreign Direct Investments by Country and Region

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a lasting investment into a country by an investor located in a different country. There are two types of FDI: inward and outward foreign direct investments. They result in a net FDI inflow, which can ...

Mergers & Acquisitions – Top Financial Advisers 2012

Financial advisers are often key players in merger and acquisition deals, and, working alongside interested companies, they reap great profits from them. According to Thompson Reuters, in 2012 Goldman Sachs dominated this sector, coming in as the top investment bank ...

Unemployment Rates in Countries Around the World

The official unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons divided by the total labor force (which is the sum of unemployed persons and employed persons). Unemployment is an economic condition in which individuals actively seeking jobs remain ...

Largest M&A Deals 2012

The term Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) refers to the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities by corporations, with the goal of growing more rapidly and efficiently. It is a trend spurred by increased global integration ...

World’s GDP Growth by Region

The gross domestic product (GDP) of a country can be defined as the value of the total final output of all goods and services produced in a single year within a country's boundaries. The growth is expressed as a percent. ...

International Reserves of Countries Worldwide

International reserves are a country’s “external assets”—including foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks and monetary authorities, gold and SDRs. The top 10 holders of international reserves account for nearly two-thirds of the world’s total foreign currency reserves. ...