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January marked the annual meeting of the world’s most powerful business elite in Davos for the World Economic Forum. We look at what changes will be made

Davos: same old, same old?

January marked the annual meeting of the world’s most powerful business elite in Davos for the World Economic Forum. We look at what changes will be made

World Finance spoke to Mike Ingram from BGC Partners on what has come out of the meeting and whether the gathering is worthwhile. ...

Will reforms get the EU back on form?

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the finance industry has undergone stringent reform and regulation. Has it worked?

World Finance speaks with Josina Kamerling of CFA Institute on the main changes and economic impact of regulation and reform post 2008. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Europe and the United States since the global financial crisis: How do they stand regarding the remaining gaps in employment and income?

Recovery and growth are all about productivity

Europe and the United States since the global financial crisis: How do they stand regarding the remaining gaps in employment and income?

World Finance speaks with Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of SNAM and Societe Generale, at the European Investment Conference to find out. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

World Finance speaks with Svetlana Stephenson, author of Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power, on organised crime in Russia – and why gangsters there are so hard to spot

Serious organised crime may account for half of Russia’s economy

World Finance speaks with Svetlana Stephenson, author of Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power, on organised crime in Russia – and why gangsters there are so hard to spot

When we think of a gang, many of us will conjure up images of uneducated, violent young men living the shadows of society. But in Russia, gangsters are far more likely to be university-educated, with mainstream careers and aspirations. Come back la...

Investigators in Spain have been at the forefront of the fight against Russian organised crime, warning fellow NATO members of the dangers posed by “state-sanctioned syndicates”

Spain cracks down on Russian organised crime

Investigators in Spain have been at the forefront of the fight against Russian organised crime, warning fellow NATO members of the dangers posed by “state-sanctioned syndicates”

World Finance speaks with Svetlana Stephenson, author of Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power, on why Spain is fronting this crackdown and Russia’s response. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Following the horrific attacks in Paris, we can only speculate about what their economic impact may be. Yet common sense dictates that there must be consequences for business

What will the Paris Attacks means for markets?

Following the horrific attacks in Paris, we can only speculate about what their economic impact may be. Yet common sense dictates that there must be consequences for business

World Finance speaks with Johns Hopkins Professor Steve Hanke on the economic consequences of such atrocities. Come back later for a full transcript of this video. ...

With the internet becoming more and more important for global commerce, should Russia reconsider how open the internet is?

Under surveillance in Russia: is ecommerce as open as it could be?

With the internet becoming more and more important for global commerce, should Russia reconsider how open the internet is?

World Finance speaks to investigative journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan authors of The Red Web on the Kremlin’s control of Russia’s internet. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

World Finance speaks with Tom Burgis author of The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth on the who’s who of corrupt Africa

How important is checking power and anti-corruption?

World Finance speaks with Tom Burgis author of The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth on the who’s who of corrupt Africa

We saw in 2012 the imprisonment of James Ibori the high profile Nigerian Governor of Delta State who laundered money in the UK – does this case show that times are changing for corrupt parts of Africa? Come back later for a full transcript of thi...

TTIP promises freer trade between the EU and US, but has also come with controversy, as commentators raise their eyebrows

Will TTIP see the end of protectionism?

TTIP promises freer trade between the EU and US, but has also come with controversy, as commentators raise their eyebrows

World Finance speaks with Christophe Bondy of Volterra Fietta who was involved in the negotiations between Canada and the EU, on the ramifications of TTIP. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

For many in the West, Moscow's actions in early 2014 with Crimea marked the end of illusions about cooperations and the return to goepolitical and ideological confrontation

How has Russia sacrificed economic relevance?

For many in the West, Moscow’s actions in early 2014 with Crimea marked the end of illusions about cooperations and the return to goepolitical and ideological confrontation

World Finance speaks with Bobo Lo, author of Russia and the New World Disorder, on the economic fallout this represents. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Economists debate whether refocusing the continent’s economic strength on manufacturing can be accomplished with a greater centralisation of EU power

Is manufacturing the centrepiece for EU economic revival?

Economists debate whether refocusing the continent’s economic strength on manufacturing can be accomplished with a greater centralisation of EU power

Economist John Mills and former financial attaché for the Netherlands at the EU Hans Hack speak to World Finance about the financial tools necessary to regain control of the continent’s manufacturing base from emerging market rivals. ...

Economist John Mills fears the decline of the single currency just as the internationalisation of the RMB has taken off has sealed the continent’s fate

Mills: China likely to trump Europe as global leader in next decade

Economist John Mills fears the decline of the single currency just as the internationalisation of the RMB has taken off has sealed the continent’s fate

Prominent economist tells World Finance that the euro is likely to breakdown in a chaotic manner, similar to Greece’s financial straits. ...

Russia has called for the EEU to adopt its own single currency and central bank

Putin proposes single currency for the EEU

Russia has called for the EEU to adopt its own single currency and central bank

Amid growing tensions between the EU and the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin has called for a regional currency union with Belarus and Kazakhstan, whose leaders are believed to support the proposal to create a Eurasian central bank by 2025. Putin’s p...

Bailout aimed at stabilising Ukraine's troubled economy comes as conflict with Russia continues to loom

IMF bails Ukraine out again

Bailout aimed at stabilising Ukraine’s troubled economy comes as conflict with Russia continues to loom

In an effort to prevent the country falling into bankruptcy, the IMF has agreed to loan Ukraine a further $175.bn over the next four years. The bailout package will begin straight away with a $5bn payment that will help prop up the stuttering Ukrainian ec...

Eurozone finance ministers are at loggerheads over the Greek government's bailout demands

Heilmann: ‘Germany needs to take a hardline on Greek debt’

Eurozone finance ministers are at loggerheads over the Greek government’s bailout demands

Reporting from Finovate Europe, World Finance speaks to Stefan C. Heilmann, Managing Director of IEG Investment Banking Group, on whether a Troika solution is a plausible option. World Finance: We're talking about the prospect of Germany playing a ...

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