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Goldman Sachs is backing big data in the Asian market with a multi-million investment into Antuit, a Singapore-based data analytics start-up

Goldman Sachs leads $56m funding into Asia’s Big Data

Goldman Sachs is backing big data in the Asian market with a multi-million investment into Antuit, a Singapore-based data analytics start-up

The bank is providing the majority of a $56m funding package for Antuit, which provides data analytics in the fields of marketing, sales and supply chains. Indian investor Zodius Capital, which has already bought into the firm, is also providing part of t...

Zenith Bank leads the way for Nigeria

By now, the rapid growth of the Nigerian banking sector, and subsequently its economy, should come as no surprise. Zenith Bank CEO Peter Amangbo tells World Finance how his bank, and the country as a whole, is becoming a global force

According to some estimates, the Nigerian financial sector is expanding at approximately twice the rate of Nigeria’s current annual GDP growth, which sits at seven percent. Meanwhile, the number of Nigerians outside the banking system is in constant dec...

The financial sector is supposedly losing its grip over graduates, but why are millennials turning their backs on finance, and can it attract a new generation of bankers?

The graduates turning their back on the finance industry

The financial sector is supposedly losing its grip over graduates, but why are millennials turning their backs on finance, and can it attract a new generation of bankers?

Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are apparently far less concerned about money than previous crops of young people. Some will argue that their lack of concern for cash is down to their over-doting parents running around frantically after their pre...

Bankers’ bonuses are ‘the wrong target’, says Conservative MEP leader

World Finance looks at whether bank bonus caps will have a negative effect on Europe’s economic performance

France budget cuts fall short of EU targets

France’s budget cuts for 2015 are the biggest seen under President François Hollande, but they are not enough to meet EU demands

China’s trade surplus reaches $49.8bn

The country’s trade surplus is at highest ever value following a drop in imports and increase in exports

The importance of data for risk management systems

As financial regulators demand significant enhancements to risk management practices, additional digital stress tests have to be implemented for the process to work

Banco Puente ‘very optimistic’ about Argentina’s investment opportunities

Despite its sovereign debt, Argentina is among the 20 largest economies in the world and offers not only a good platform to do business for the rest of Latin America, but has an abundance of interesting investment opportunities

BankMed inspires Lebanese growth

Having become a key player in Lebanon’s banking community, BankMed has grown across the Middle East, expanding its business ventures over a multitude of platforms

Kuwait International Bank is helping foreign firms seize opportunities in Kuwait’s burgeoning Islamic banking market and beyond

KIB facilitates investment in Kuwait

Kuwait International Bank is helping foreign firms seize opportunities in Kuwait’s burgeoning Islamic banking market and beyond

Liechtenstein fights back as market conditions threaten Europe

Volatile market conditions in parts of Europe and beyond are posing challenges to Liechtenstein’s financial industry. The principality must adapt its focus to keep up with the changing demands

Banca March’s prudent approach sees it become Europe’s most solvent bank

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets