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As economic growth languishes and worries about the specter of deflation mount, much-needed infrastructure development and new sources of project financing could provide a panacea to global growth.


Market Report | Equity Derivatives
With volatility rising from historic lows on the equity derivatives market, investment banks are finding renewed interest from clients among nonfinancial corporations.


FDI Update
After four years of challenges in the social, economic and political space, Egypt rolls out the welcome mat for foreign direct investors.

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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 ...

Awards & Rankings

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Investment Banks 2015

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Investment Banks 2015

Global Finance magazine has named its 16th annual World’s Best Investment Banks by country, region and sector, as well as the Best Legal Advisers and the Deals of the Year, in an exclusive survey to be published in the April 2015 issue.

From the Wires

Oil Prices Fall After Solid February

LONDON--Oil prices slipped on Monday amid concerns that oil's February rally isn't sustainable. Crude oil futures rose last month, snapping a seven month losing streak, on hopes that supply cuts in the U.S. will alleviate the global glut that drove ...

Unilever Buys REN Skincare for Undisclosed Sum

LONDON--Unilever PLC (ULVR.LN) said Monday it is buying REN Skincare for an undisclosed sum. The food, home and personal care products firm, which houses Persil, Dove, Hellmann's and Wall's ice cream among its portfolio, said it expects to close the ...

India Releases New Monetary Policy Framework

By Gabriele Parussini MUMBAI-The Indian government and the Reserve Bank of India have agreed on a monetary policy framework, which will make managing inflation the key determinant in the central bank's policy decisions. As part of the framework, the RBI ...