World’s Largest Companies 2018

World’s Largest Companies 2018

The largest companies in the world are getting bigger. Global Finance has selected three of the most respected and renowned rankings of company size—the Fortune Global 500, Forbes Global 2000 and PwC Global Top 100—to provide a comprehensive picture of which global brands are the biggest.

Unemployment Rates Around the World 2018

Unemployment Rates Around the World 2018

Unemployment is simple enough to understand: it is an economic condition in which individuals seeking jobs remain un-hired. Yet measuring how many people are unemployed at any given moment in any given country is rather complex.

Household Saving Rates 2018

Household saving is defined as the difference between a household’s disposable income (wages, income of the self-employed and net property income) and its consumption (expenditures on goods and services.)

The Most Peaceful Countries In The World 2018

The Most Peaceful Countries In The World 2018

Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) reveals the most peaceful countries in the world. Despite living in the most peaceful century in human history, the world has become less peaceful over the last decade. 

New Volkswagen CEO To Lead Electric Transition Efforts

Volkswagen Group has a new driver at the wheel. In April, the Wolfsburg-based company named Herbert Diess, head of the flagship VW brand, as CEO.  Diess will leade information technology, group development and research across the organization, while overseeing strategy ...


Mongolia Gets A New Tough Acting Prime Minister

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh was unanimously elected prime minister in October after his predecessor, Jargaltulga Erdenebat, was ousted by parliament following corruption allegations.

More Rules, More Fines, More On Balance

Lenders have paid more than $300 billion in fines since the 2008 financial crisis; the growing regulations are slowly forcing stronger balance sheets.  

Jack Ma Pledges US Jobs. Sort Of

Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma stood side by side with president-elect Donald Trump on January 9 to tout Alibaba plans that would “create one million [US] jobs.” Turns out, the plans are to support exporters, which may or may not create jobs in the US.