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Bananas are the fourth most consumed basic food staple and the fifth most traded agricultural commodity. Now, two of the biggest players in the industry – Chiquita and Fyffes – are joining forces

Chiquita Fyffes merger could change face of banana industry

Bananas are the fourth most consumed basic food staple and the fifth most traded agricultural commodity. Now, two of the biggest players in the industry – Chiquita and Fyffes – are joining forces

Though 105 million tonnes of bananas are consumed each year, the banana industry barely gets a second thought from most consumers. So when Fyffes and Chiquita merged into a powerful banana conglomerate recently, not a lot of people paused to consider what...

After impressive quarterly results, Apple has outlined a range of shareholder-related measures to restore confidence in the company’s stock

Apple increases share buyback programme as profits soar

After impressive quarterly results, Apple has outlined a range of shareholder-related measures to restore confidence in the company’s stock

Apple has announced plans to buy back an additional $30bn worth of stock from shareholders, following the announcement of unexpectedly healthy profits. The company’s quarterly profits beat analysts’ expectations and came by way of impressive iPhone sa...

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

Since the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis, the forex market has grown to become an investment class on its own. Markos Kashiouris, Chairman and CEO of IronFX, talks about the impact of changes on the market and new hotspots for trading growth. ...

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

Fernando Calvillo and Manuel Calvillo on natural gas in Mexico | Fermaca | Video

World Finance interviews Fernando Calvillo and Manuel Calvillo from Fermaca about the transportation of natural gas in Mexico

Zoltán Áldott on economic development in Croatia | INA | Video

World Finance interviews Zoltán Áldott, President of the Management Board of INA, on how the oil company is contributing to economic development in Croatia

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

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

Will copper prices rebound this year?

After a succession of fundamental changes to global demand and economic performance, copper prices have hit a seven-month high on the LME

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

MtGox scandal puts spotlight on Bitcoin security

Despite Bitcoin’s recent successes, the dramatic collapse of its biggest exchange has thrown into question its legitimacy and has prompted questions about how the currency can weed out its rotten institutions

What’s next for global currencies in 2014?

The last 12 months have seen a turbulent succession of high interest rates and economic reforms. IronFX Global predicts how global currencies in 2014 will shape up

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

After impressive quarterly results, Apple has outlined a range of shareholder-related measures to restore confidence in the company’s stock

Apple increases share buyback programme as profits soar

After impressive quarterly results, Apple has outlined a range of shareholder-related measures to restore confidence in the company’s stock

Entrepreneurs are ‘drowning’ in incubators, says tech expert of government’s Silicon Roundabout | Video

World Finance interviews Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge, to discuss whether the government’s Silicon Roundabout incubators have any intrinsic value

Zucker Punch: 8 Facebook acquistions to remember

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up