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The JOBS Act has been well received by small businesses, and for good reason; however, the long awaited Title III has thus far come up spectacularly short

How legislation is changing the crowdfunding landscape

The JOBS Act has been well received by small businesses, and for good reason; however, the long awaited Title III has thus far come up spectacularly short

As of March this year, overall donations to the five-year-old crowdfunding platform Kickstarter surpassed the $1bn mark, with in excess of half that amount made payable in the 12 months previous. What’s more, $663.3m of the $1bn stemmed from US shores, ...

China must open its doors to rest of world

With the Chinese government recently announcing a swathe of economic reforms, it remains to be seen whether bureaucracy is turning off foreign investors

The latest economic reforms announced at China’s most recent Third Plenum were broad and had far-reaching consequences for the world’s second-largest economy. Even top Chinese politician Yu Zhengsheng admitted that the reforms were “unprecedented”...

In a move to hedge against falling commodity prices, the world’s biggest resource company is looking to sell off non-core assets

BHP Billiton considers $19bn sell-off

In a move to hedge against falling commodity prices, the world’s biggest resource company is looking to sell off non-core assets

The global resources company, BHP Billiton, is considering a further overhaul of its portfolio in order to focus on five key commodities. This follows a media report suggesting that BHP is considering an AUS$20bn ($19bn) spin off of less-profitable assets...

Investment opportunities in Colombia’s hydrocarbons sector look set to rise, given that companies such as Reficar are instilling a greater sense of sustainability in the industry

Reficar invest in long term Colombian production

Investment opportunities in Colombia’s hydrocarbons sector look set to rise, given that companies such as Reficar are instilling a greater sense of sustainability in the industry

Detroit goes bust

Detroit has become the biggest city in US history to file for bankruptcy, after drowning in debts of almost $19bn

Challenges for Colombia’s extractive industries

The Colombian hydrocarbons sector has undergone impressive changes over the past decade, though resulting figures have revealed for continued growth there should be an even greater capacity for exploration and extraction

With the Chinese government recently announcing a swathe of economic reforms, it remains to be seen whether bureaucracy is turning off foreign investors

China must open its doors to rest of world

With the Chinese government recently announcing a swathe of economic reforms, it remains to be seen whether bureaucracy is turning off foreign investors

BHP Billiton considers $19bn sell-off

In a move to hedge against falling commodity prices, the world’s biggest resource company is looking to sell off non-core assets

Hutchison Whampoa owner to sell retail stake, forgoing IPO

Asia’s richest man calls off IPO of AS Watson and agrees to sell stake to Singapore’s Temasek Holdings

There are numerous challenges facing Europe’s lacklustre economy, not least of which being the region’s inflexible labour markets and horrific youth unemployment situation

Davos update: problems remain for Europe

There are numerous challenges facing Europe’s lacklustre economy, not least of which being the region’s inflexible labour markets and horrific youth unemployment situation

Private sector output contracts sharply in France

New figures reveal drop in output in November, and come days after news the economy shrunk in the last quarter

Greek privatisation suffers setback

A scandal involving the Greek privatisation agency chairman has forced him into resignation, impacting on the country’s ongoing privatisation programme

The Libyan Investment Authority has accused France’s second largest bank of paying bribes to secure deals in the final Gaddafi years

Société Générale accused of bribery during Gaddafi regime

The Libyan Investment Authority has accused France’s second largest bank of paying bribes to secure deals in the final Gaddafi years

Glencore sets sights on Mauritanian ore

A $1bn contract between Glencore Xstrata and the West African nation could help the former realise a long-running iron ore ambition

Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan on the Ivory Coast economy | Video

World Finance interviews Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan on the economic situation in the Ivory Coast today