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Today the financial services industry faces more online threats than ever, so ensuring that operations are as secure as possible is crucial

Stamping out security threats: NASDAQ protects the financial services industry

Today the financial services industry faces more online threats than ever, so ensuring that operations are as secure as possible is crucial

As businesses move more of their operations online, the importance of a strong and reliable security system has become an essential part of a company’s strategy. With highly valuable information being exchanged, businesses are investing more and more in...

Murex’s risk management technology improves capital efficiency

Murex has built an integrated risk management solution: a risk engine that delivers high-performance analytics for complex simulations and data aggregation

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, banks are revisiting their policies and systems infrastructure to adapt to new regulations, primarily focusing on optimising their cost of capital. Major changes are happening in the domains of market risk, credit...

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 the standard of recent years, 2013 was a calm one in the European corporate credit arena. The first half saw the eurozone still in recession, although this was offset by a 0.3 percent increase in GDP in the second half. Meanwhile, only four long term s...

Nigeria’s energy sector is on the verge of something big, but government restrictions on foreign companies and issues with oil theft are complicating business. Now, a local resource company is set to take on the multi-billion dollar oil fields

Twin listing Seplat could seriously boost Nigeria’s energy industry

Nigeria’s energy sector is on the verge of something big, but government restrictions on foreign companies and issues with oil theft are complicating business. Now, a local resource company is set to take on the multi-billion dollar oil fields

A look at the Ruia brothers’ takeover of Essar Energy

When Shashi and Ravi Ruia, two of the most successful businessmen in India, decided to delist Essar Energy from the London Stock Exchange, it took a ruthless approach to get the job done. Rita Lobo looks at the deal, and the brothers behind it

Dr Salimo Abdula on oil production in Mozambique | Intelec Holdings | Video

World Finance interviews Dr Salimo Abdula, chairman of Intelec Holdings, on oil production in Mozambique

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

Today the financial services industry faces more online threats than ever, so ensuring that operations are as secure as possible is crucial

Stamping out security threats: NASDAQ protects the financial services industry

Today the financial services industry faces more online threats than ever, so ensuring that operations are as secure as possible is crucial

Murex’s risk management technology improves capital efficiency

Murex has built an integrated risk management solution: a risk engine that delivers high-performance analytics for complex simulations and data aggregation

Could Apple’s purchase of Beats restore the brand to its former ‘cool’ glory?

Apple’s $3bn deal to buy Beats shows a departure in its growth strategy, and could be seen as a desperate bid to recapture its former popularity