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According to research by a leading FinTech company, surprisingly few retail investors are studying the fund information that is sent to them

Few retail investors are studying fund information

According to research by a leading FinTech company, surprisingly few retail investors are studying the fund information that is sent to them

Recent research carried out by Instinct Studios, a design-led FinTech company, found that among the 500 retail investors they surveyed, 27 percent of women said they studied the fund information they received in detail. Conversely, only 21 percent of men ...

How can we tell we have hit market bottom?

The cyclical nature of financial markets gives confidence to analysts. We all know when we hit bear territory it’ll only last so long before we start seeing bullish sentiments start to filter through. The question is when…

World Finance spoke with Russell Napier, a financial archaeologist, who analysed Wall Street Journal articles two months before and after the great market bottoms of the 1900s to find out what similarities these all had. Come back later for a full ...

Groupe Casino sells a majority stake in Thai supermarket chain to TCC Group for $3.5bn

Thai tycoon buys up Big C supermarkets

Groupe Casino sells a majority stake in Thai supermarket chain to TCC Group for $3.5bn

In a significant step to reduce mounting debt levels, French retailer Group Casino has sold its controlling stake in one of Thailand’s largest supermarket chains. TCC Group, which is owned by Thai business tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, has agreed to...

To fund new transport infrastructure, President Obama has proposed a tax on oil of $10 per barrel

Obama Administration proposes new oil tax

To fund new transport infrastructure, President Obama has proposed a tax on oil of $10 per barrel

Enough oil, let’s talk about renewables

One thing rarely mentioned in the oil price discussion is renewable energy

Oil prices will make a comeback in 2016

When it comes to oil prices, many expect them to keep dropping – given 2015’s poor performance. But one optimist is energy analyst Gaurav Sharma, who forecasts prices to rise to $50 by the fourth quarter of 2016

To prevent panic buying and selling, the Chinese government is considering a “circuit breaker” mechanism

China considers new stability plans

To prevent panic buying and selling, the Chinese government is considering a “circuit breaker” mechanism

Equity investors anticipate greater volatility

Measure of expected volatility in US equity markets reaches highest point since 2011

De Beers to sell historic Kimberley Mine

Diamond company’s last mine in the 19th century diamond-rush town goes up for sale

China’s surging credit is now increasingly in the form of bonds, as bank lending slows

New data shows growth in Chinese credit at end of 2015

China’s surging credit is now increasingly in the form of bonds, as bank lending slows

How the Fed rise affects FX, and what this means for 2016

The FED rate rise, while accurately predicted, was one of the most hotly anticipated macro-economic events of last year. Since then, the knock-on effect on the global financial system has been widely reported

David Bowie’s bond legacy

David Bowie has died, aged 69. Known as an innovator and musical pioneer, his creativity and innovations extend even into finance

QIB sprearheads innovation in Islamic banking products

Qatar Islamic Bank – the first Islamic bank in Qatar – is constantly focused on developing new and innovative Islamic banking products and services

Acting CEO to drive innovation and growth at Qatar First Bank

The newly appointed Acting CEO of Qatar First Bank, Ahmad Meshari, is one of the most influential names in Islamic finance, and looks set to lead the firm on to unprecedented success

Bank Nizwa prospers as Oman embraces Islamic banking

As the first Islamic finance institution in the country, Bank Nizwa is leading the way in opening up the promising Omani market for customers and investors alike

The brightest minds in financial technology will be descending on Finovate Europe next week. It's the perfect place to network for start-ups and established players alike

Finovate 2016

The brightest minds in financial technology will be descending on Finovate Europe next week. It’s the perfect place to network for start-ups and established players alike

Alec Ross on the weaponisation of code

Cybercrime is one of the most pressing issues of today. How will businesses respond?

Computer-based testing revives conservative finance

The financial services industry is finally adopting computer-based testing for its exams