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Tumbling oil prices have brought a re-assessment of the world’s energy mix. Jules Gray asks if it’s time that we start to seriously look at alternative sources of power generation

Forget price slumps. Oil’s days have always been numbered

Tumbling oil prices have brought a re-assessment of the world’s energy mix. Jules Gray asks if it’s time that we start to seriously look at alternative sources of power generation

The dramatic collapse in the price of oil over the last 12 months has caused panic around a world so reliant on the fossil fuel. Oil has become the dominant resource of the world’s energy mix over the last century, meaning that the bigger consumers of i...

Innovations driven by tech giants are set to shake up a staid auto industry, challenging existing manufacturers’ dominance

Tech giants come to the rescue of the luddite car industry

Innovations driven by tech giants are set to shake up a staid auto industry, challenging existing manufacturers’ dominance

For a product so heavily relied upon the world over, technological innovation in the car industry has moved at an almost glacial pace over the last century. Car manufacturers have made small and superficial changes to the capabilities of their vehicles ev...

Jack Ma’s grand ambitions have taken Alibaba on a rollercoaster ride to the summit of online business in China. Elizabeth Matsangou asks whether a global market takeover is also afoot

Alibaba set to take over the world

Jack Ma’s grand ambitions have taken Alibaba on a rollercoaster ride to the summit of online business in China. Elizabeth Matsangou asks whether a global market takeover is also afoot

The three main websites of Alibaba are Taobao, Tmall and Alibaba.com, and they dominate the online shopping market in China with an 80 percent share, collectively handling more business than any other e-commerce firm. But it doesn’t stop there for the H...

Tumbling oil prices have brought a re-assessment of the world’s energy mix. Jules Gray asks if it’s time that we start to seriously look at alternative sources of power generation

Forget price slumps. Oil’s days have always been numbered

Tumbling oil prices have brought a re-assessment of the world’s energy mix. Jules Gray asks if it’s time that we start to seriously look at alternative sources of power generation

Energy poverty stifles sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development

In sub-Saharan Africa, two out of every three people are without access to electricity, and it is this energy poverty that is handicapping the region’s economic development

China’s coal imports fall by 43 percent

Amid China’s slowing growth and new efforts to reduce pollution, imports of the world’s largest coal consumer have fallen dramatically

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

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

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