Cross-border acquisitions are becoming increasingly common, but some governments are not overly happy to pass control of key industries into foreign hands

Standing in the way of capitalism

Cross-border acquisitions are becoming increasingly common, but some governments are not overly happy to pass control of key industries into foreign hands

Leading African bank Guaranty Trust Bank's alternative approaches to retail growth have brought about a boom in customers and profits, fuelling expansion into new markets

A new era of African banking

Leading African bank Guaranty Trust Bank's alternative approaches to retail growth have brought about a boom in customers and profits, fuelling expansion into new markets

Marissa Mayer's technological prowess has shone through from childhood to her Stanford years. Her work at Google and Yahoo makes her one of the greatest innovators of our time

Marissa Mayer: Queen of Silicon Valley

Marissa Mayer's technological prowess has shone through from childhood to her Stanford years. Her work at Google and Yahoo makes her one of the greatest innovators of our time

After six years of trying to avoid justice, the prison doors have finally closed on rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel. But as his tumultuous journey comes to an end, it’s difficult to assess the impact of the man’s convoluted legacy

Jérôme Kerviel: from rags to riches to ruin

After six years of trying to avoid justice, the prison doors have finally closed on rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel. But as his tumultuous journey comes to an end, it’s difficult to assess the impact of the man’s convoluted legacy

Key reforms are boosting the Mexican economy and pulling in investors that are otherwise fleeing volatile Latin American markets

Mexico’s reforms make the country increasingly attractive to investors

Key reforms are boosting the Mexican economy and pulling in investors that are otherwise fleeing volatile Latin American markets

Dubai airline says it will buy more A380s if Airbus puts revamp request into action

Emirates could buy 80 superjumbos from Airbus by 2020

Dubai airline says it will buy more A380s if Airbus puts revamp request into action

LEI promotes transparency across financial markets

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) has been devised to provide financial institutions with a greater understanding of corporate entities. Once finalised, it could greatly reduce cross platform risk exposure

Marc Faber has built a career on anticipating the rise and fall of stock markets. Frequently pessimistic, his outlook for the coming years should give upbeat central bankers pause for thought

Marc Faber’s financial predictions are the ones we fear, but need to hear

Marc Faber has built a career on anticipating the rise and fall of stock markets. Frequently pessimistic, his outlook for the coming years should give upbeat central bankers pause for thought

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

Private banking embraces mobile technology, but developments are slow

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

Client-centricity is Mediolanum Asset Management’s defining characteristic, and it has built itself a sustainable competitive advantage as a result

Client-centricity at the core of MAML’s business

Client-centricity is Mediolanum Asset Management’s defining characteristic, and it has built itself a sustainable competitive advantage as a result

Replacing the ageing Alaskan Way Viaduct will greatly improve economic prospects for those in Seattle and the surrounding area, provided the programme passes without incident

Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement to reshape Seattle’s future

Replacing the ageing Alaskan Way Viaduct will greatly improve economic prospects for those in Seattle and the surrounding area, provided the programme passes without incident

The rise of 3D printing has led some to speculate on the transformative effects it could have for traditional supply chains

3D printing cannot completely replace traditional manufacturing, say experts

The rise of 3D printing has led some to speculate on the transformative effects it could have for traditional supply chains

Years of unfulfilled pension promises have created a $1trn funding gap that is only now beginning to close

Pension funding gaps cause turmoil throughout America

Years of unfulfilled pension promises have created a $1trn funding gap that is only now beginning to close

Banks are increasingly looking to traditional retailers in order to boost competitiveness and keep pace with changing consumer behaviour

Banks take inspiration from retailers to attract consumers

Banks are increasingly looking to traditional retailers in order to boost competitiveness and keep pace with changing consumer behaviour

Foreign investment continues to flow into China, though it’s at a considerably slower pace than before as the dragon economy sees a significant slow down in exports and GDP growth

Foreign direct investment flows into China despite slowing economy

Foreign investment continues to flow into China, though it’s at a considerably slower pace than before as the dragon economy sees a significant slow down in exports and GDP growth

China’s property sector has slumped in 2014. Construction and house prices have dropped rapidly, and shockwaves are being felt across the global commodities market. Rita Lobo wonders whether the real estate sector is the first teetering tile in a row of dominos

China’s property slowdown could have a domino effect on global commodities

China’s property sector has slumped in 2014. Construction and house prices have dropped rapidly, and shockwaves are being felt across the global commodities market. Rita Lobo wonders whether the real estate sector is the first teetering tile in a row of dominos

Manufacturing capital

Having gained a definitive global presence through rising oil prices, for years the GCC monopolised the industry. Now, however, each country must diversify if it is to maintain sustainable economic growth. World Finance recognises those contributing to this change, in the 2014 GCC Awards

Colossal mineral deposits have led to Mongolia recording record levels of economic growth, but the government must stop passing populist laws if the country is to realise its potential

Mongolia looks to end mining purgatory

Colossal mineral deposits have led to Mongolia recording record levels of economic growth, but the government must stop passing populist laws if the country is to realise its potential

Apple’s $3bn deal to buy Beats shows a departure in its growth strategy, and could be seen as a desperate bid to recapture its former popularity

Could Apple’s purchase of Beats restore the brand to its former ‘cool’ glory?

Apple’s $3bn deal to buy Beats shows a departure in its growth strategy, and could be seen as a desperate bid to recapture its former popularity

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