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Figures show that a five-year-old commitment to phase out inefficient fossil fuels has failed to materialise. However, we could be about to see a change of fortunes

Fossil fuel clampdown could finally be on its way

Figures show that a five-year-old commitment to phase out inefficient fossil fuels has failed to materialise. However, we could be about to see a change of fortunes

In the summer of 2009, G20 leaders reached an agreement in Pittsburgh to phase out needless government-given support for fossil fuels – and so began a concerted global effort to rein in wayward emissions and focus instead on renewable development. “Al...

The younger the better: millennials take over business

From Facebook to Spotify, some of today’s biggest companies were launched by millennials. Laura French looks at whether the under-30s are taking over the entrepreneurial world

Launching a start-up before hitting the tender age of 25 seems to have become common practice. And indeed one could reasonably argue that the traditional model, in which age equals success, has been turned on its head – thrown out the window along with ...

Once one of the poorest countries in South America, Bolivia’s petrochemical industry has helped drive its economy forward, and with a new plant set to begin operations in a few months, YPFB insists that the growth is showing no signs of slowing

Bolivia’s petrochemical industry set to prosper thanks to new plant

Once one of the poorest countries in South America, Bolivia’s petrochemical industry has helped drive its economy forward, and with a new plant set to begin operations in a few months, YPFB insists that the growth is showing no signs of slowing

Undertaken by Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), the first tests have begun for the Gran Chaco plant, a huge gas complex made up of more than 70 hectares, which aims to consolidate Bolivia as the main natural gas exporter in South Ameri...

Figures show that a five-year-old commitment to phase out inefficient fossil fuels has failed to materialise. However, we could be about to see a change of fortunes

Fossil fuel clampdown could finally be on its way

Figures show that a five-year-old commitment to phase out inefficient fossil fuels has failed to materialise. However, we could be about to see a change of fortunes

Bolivia’s petrochemical industry set to prosper thanks to new plant

Once one of the poorest countries in South America, Bolivia’s petrochemical industry has helped drive its economy forward, and with a new plant set to begin operations in a few months, YPFB insists that the growth is showing no signs of slowing

PTT boosts ASEAN’S economic potential

Natural gas is the most rapidly growing primary energy source in Thailand, but reserves are declining. More needs to be done to alleviate the shortage that will soon hit the nation, by increasing gas exploration inland and outsourcing more goods and services

Equity trading in the emerging markets: TradeNet advises

World Finance speaks to the President of TradeNet – a leading equity order management company based in Saudi Arabia – to discuss what advice first-time traders in the emerging markets need

Record redemptions hit Pimco following Gross departure

Pimco’s flagship Total Return Fund has been hit by hefty redemptions following the abrupt departure of co-founder and fund manager Bill Gross

European corporates continue to falter

Stability has returned to the global economy, although the sovereign debt crisis has left a marked impact on the credit quality of European Corporates

By putting the details of its portfolio managers online for all to see, Dif Broker is helping forge a new era of transparency in the sector

Transparency is key for portfolio manager Dif Broker

By putting the details of its portfolio managers online for all to see, Dif Broker is helping forge a new era of transparency in the sector

Forex brokers hit by soaring Swiss franc

SNB’s move to unpeg the Swiss franc against the euro has sent shockwaves through the foreign exchange industry

Binary options: why didn’t the regulators step in earlier?

Retail investors love binary options trading for its simplicity, while the sites that peddle these ponzi schemes make a killing out of their naivety

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

From Facebook to Spotify, some of today’s biggest companies were launched by millennials. Laura French looks at whether the under-30s are taking over the entrepreneurial world

The younger the better: millennials take over business

From Facebook to Spotify, some of today’s biggest companies were launched by millennials. Laura French looks at whether the under-30s are taking over the entrepreneurial world

Surfline powers 4G coverage in Africa

The number of mobile phone users across Africa continues to grow. Demand for high-speed internet access has led to greater investor confidence across the continent

Bitcoin prices benefit from Google crypto-system

Reports suggest Google is creating a bitcoin payment system as a temporary rise in digital currency prices causes a market-wide resurgence