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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

India Central Bank Cuts Benchmark Rate to 7.5%

MUMBAI--The Reserve Bank of India surprised markets Wednesday with an unscheduled cut to its key lending rate, indicating that it is joining a widespread easing in monetary policy the world over. The RBI cut its main repurchase rate by 0.25 ...

India Joins the Easing Party in Bid to Weaken Rupee

By Anjani Trivedi The Reserve Bank of India joined other central banks Wednesday in voicing concerns about a strong currency as it cut interest rates for the second time this year. Central banks have been easing monetary policy in recent ...

India's Services Sector Logs Quickest Rise in 8 Months

NEW DELHI--A gauge of services activity in India rose to an eight-month high thanks to strong growth in new orders. The seasonally-adjusted Service Sector Business Activity Index rose to 53.9 from 52.4 in January, according to HSBC research released Wednesday. ...