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Pettifor: HSBC renminbi two-way tool profoundly symbolic of currency’s future

Ann Pettifor of Prime Economics argues Germany’s adoption of the two way currency tool confirms China’s future global currency status, which comes at the expense of eurozone countries

Economist speaks to World Finance about what she considers to be German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s misdirected economic programme that expands export to China. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Pouliot: ‘Chinese government wants national champions, afraid of foreign competition’

Bernard Pouliot of Quam Financial Services Group argues the Chinese government is engaging in discriminatory practices

A financial services manager tells World Finance the brokerage market is dominated by Chinese firms at the expense of internationals. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Contributing 19 percent to its GDP, mining is essential to the economic prospects of South Africa. Chris Griffith, CEO of Anglo American Platinum, tells World Finance how platinum can be extracted in a sustainable way

A new age of sustainability for South Africa’s mining industry

Contributing 19 percent to its GDP, mining is essential to the economic prospects of South Africa. Chris Griffith, CEO of Anglo American Platinum, tells World Finance how platinum can be extracted in a sustainable way

Although mining is the backbone of South Africa’s economy, its success is not without consequence; and only by considering environmental and social wellbeing alongside financial performance can leading companies pave the way for sustainable growth. As t...

Contributing 19 percent to its GDP, mining is essential to the economic prospects of South Africa. Chris Griffith, CEO of Anglo American Platinum, tells World Finance how platinum can be extracted in a sustainable way

A new age of sustainability for South Africa’s mining industry

Contributing 19 percent to its GDP, mining is essential to the economic prospects of South Africa. Chris Griffith, CEO of Anglo American Platinum, tells World Finance how platinum can be extracted in a sustainable way

Iberdrola: new energy solutions needed for greater sustainability

Utility company Iberdrola has made significant strides increasing its on and offshore wind farms. However, more investment is needed in Europe’s energy sector to help reduce carbon emissions with renewables

The future of Colombia’s energy sector

Embracing liquefied natural gas and improving reliability will be vital for Colombia, says Ricardo Roa

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

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

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

Murex spearheads capital market innovation

Enterprise software providers have a crucial role to play in driving innovative growth through capital markets, integrating technology and financial services for stronger results

Is FinTech really recession proof?

2015 will be FinTech’s year, says Kantox’s Philippe Gelis

What threat do traditional banks face from FinTech?

Beware a FinTech swarm, says KPMG’s Warren Mead