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After years of accusations, the Chinese government is no longer accused of currency manipulation

IMF: renminbi no longer undervalued

After years of accusations, the Chinese government is no longer accused of currency manipulation

There has been a broad agreement that the Chinese government, through tight monetary controls, has kept its currency undervalued. Individuals and institutions, from Ben Bernanke and economist Paul Krugman to the IMF and the US Treasury, have all in the pa...

From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Designed in China’?

Taiwan long been known for its manufacturing strengths, but is this still what drives the country today?

World Finance speaks with Simon Shen CEO of electronics conglomerate, New Kinpo Group and its newly-founded 3D printing brand, XYZprinting on the future of manufacturing in China. ...

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

De Beers to sell historic Kimberley Mine

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

The mining company De Beers has announced that it is selling its last remaining diamond producing asset in the Kimberley Mines, in order to concentrate on operations elsewhere in South Africa. The Kimberley Mines, at their peak in the early 20th century, ...

A burst pipeline has leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil, coating around four miles of the Californian coastline with a thick layer of black tar

Oil spill hits California

A burst pipeline has leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil, coating around four miles of the Californian coastline with a thick layer of black tar

The sustainable side of oil

While an abundance of natural resources can handicap an economy, oil-based sovereign wealth funds can turn a finite resource into a sustainable financial tool

Thaioil: how to navigate plunging oil prices

Thai consumers have benefited from the plunge in oil prices – paying less at the pump – but thankfully for domestic producers, the price drop is unlikely to last for long

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

De Beers to sell historic Kimberley Mine

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

Can Nigeria’s equities market successfully rebound?

The decline of 16 percent in 2014 is spurring fund managers to take their pick of Nigeria’s quality stocks, argues Elizabeth Ebi

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

Calling China: The yuan’s greater influence on FX markets

How will the opening up of the Yuan change the shape of both the FX and the FX options markets?

Jumping the hedge: How to gain clarity from option markets

How did options perform historically in different markets and how can this information help market makers make more informed decisions?

Hong Kong buys $5.85bn to maintain currency peg

Growing demand for the Hong Kong dollar is making it more difficult for the city to preserve its currency peg to the US

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 ‘Made in China’ to ‘Designed in China’?

Taiwan long been known for its manufacturing strengths, but is this still what drives the country today?

Start-ups fail to help women start up

Female entrepreneurship could be the way forward in establishing gender parity, but women remain drastically underrepresented among tech start-ups – the businesses offering the biggest potential

Investors navigate the risks of crowdfunding

While crowdfunding takes on many forms, potential investors should consider the final product as well as the investment capital of a company