Markets

Emerging markets are ‘at the heart of the recovery’, says Scotiabank | Video

World Finance speaks to Alberta Cefis, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Transaction Banking at Scotiabank, to find out about the opportunities emerging markets provide to investors

With approximately 50 percent of earnings coming from the international segment Scotiabank, Canada's most international bank, is a leading presence in emerging economies. World Finance speaks to its Executive Vice President and Head of Global Transaction ...

Bill Ackman, billionaire investor and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management Group (PSCM), has announced plans to raise $2bn through an IPO for fund Pershing Square Holdings

Ackman announces plans for Pershing Square Holdings IPO

Bill Ackman, billionaire investor and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management Group (PSCM), has announced plans to raise $2bn through an IPO for fund Pershing Square Holdings

The move will enable the fund, established in 2012, to raise permanent capital, opening the doors for bigger investments by reducing investor redemptions. The IPO will offer shares at $25 each. $13bn firm PSCM, which manages but remains separate from P...

Shear: Amazon takeover will not transform Twitch

Despite Amazon’s multi-million acquisition of Twitch, the gaming site will not become a pit stop for online shoppers, says CEO Emmett Shear

Following retail giant Amazon’s $970m buyout of Twitch in August, CEO Emmett Shear said the online platform would not offer shopping features. Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, he admitted Twitch will feature links to purchase ...

In the wake of Deepwater Horizon, regulators are getting tough, doling out major penalties to the world’s biggest energy firms as serious breaches in safety come to light

Pacific Gas and Electric hit by $1.4bn penalty following 2010 explosion

In the wake of Deepwater Horizon, regulators are getting tough, doling out major penalties to the world’s biggest energy firms as serious breaches in safety come to light

Brazil struggles in its quest to become energy powerhouse

Brazil was poised to join the world’s oil-rich nations, but now its beleaguered energy sector has fallen on hard times

ACWA Power promotes social development of Saudi Arabia

ACWA Power, a leading Saudi Arabian energy company, has found the ideal balance between commercial success and investing in the community

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

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

Glencore sells Peruvian copper mine for $6bn

Glencore Xstrata’s Las Bambas project in Peru is set to go to a Chinese consortium and fetch almost $6bn in cash for the Anglo-Swiss multinational

Aluminium premiums soar towards record heights

The increase in metal production and subsequent lowering of price, in conjunction with high energy costs and hoarding investors, leaves the metal market bare

The recent turmoil in emerging markets, starting from the US Federal Reserve’s decision to taper off its bond purchases and culminating in Russia’s position on Ukraine, has brought to the fore the issue of risk aversion

IronFX explores impact of risk aversion on currency markets

The recent turmoil in emerging markets, starting from the US Federal Reserve’s decision to taper off its bond purchases and culminating in Russia’s position on Ukraine, has brought to the fore the issue of risk aversion

HotForex: on a mission to become the most reliable forex broker | Video

World Finance interviews George Koumandaris, CEO of HotForex, to find out what the company is doing to achieve its mission of becoming the most reliable broker in the industry

Markos Kashiouris on the evolution of the forex market | Iron FX | Video

World Finance interviews Markos Kashiouris, Chairman and CEO of IronFX, about how the forex market has evolved over the past five years

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

Shear: Amazon takeover will not transform Twitch

Despite Amazon’s multi-million acquisition of Twitch, the gaming site will not become a pit stop for online shoppers, says CEO Emmett Shear

Nucleus Software’s technological solutions enhance financial services

In the midst of technological advances, financial companies are struggling to match ambitious customer expectations without first partnering with software solution providers. Nucleus Software believes that cross-industry programs are key to profit building

Social media shoppers: how women are tweeting to the check-out

Social media has revolutionised the way we communicate, relate and consume online. New figures reveal that women dominate the $1bn industry, by shopping and sharing more than men