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The launch of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge has seen 13 major companies sign up to the country’s action on climate change

US companies commit $140bn to climate change

The launch of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge has seen 13 major companies sign up to the country’s action on climate change

A group of 13 major US companies have signed up to the government’s climate change pledge as part of the American Business Act on Climate Change, and in doing so stepped up the nation’s leadership in the lead-up to the UN’s Paris Summit this Decembe...

Manage risk so you can take more of it

Poor risk management heightens the likelihood of a new economic crash and businesses are putting themselves in danger by neglecting or avoiding formal risk management processes

World Finance speaks with Gillian Lees from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants on how to approach risk management. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

The road ahead for the automotive industry looks bumpier than ever. Elizabeth Matsangou takes a look at the challenges facing vehicle manufacturers in the modern industry climate

The automotive industry goes through radical changes

The road ahead for the automotive industry looks bumpier than ever. Elizabeth Matsangou takes a look at the challenges facing vehicle manufacturers in the modern industry climate

Tighter regulations, rising costs, and as with most industries – technological innovation – are sending ripples throughout the global car industry. As a result of economic pressures, rising commodity prices and slowing growth in some areas, the market...

The launch of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge has seen 13 major companies sign up to the country’s action on climate change

US companies commit $140bn to climate change

The launch of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge has seen 13 major companies sign up to the country’s action on climate change

Businesses pipe up as Iran and the US seal nuclear deal

Landmark nuclear accord between US and Iran offers global businesses huge new opportunity

As oil prices drop, will Islamic extremism suffer?

Max Singer, an expert in US defence policy, once said that the rise of militant Islam against the US coincided with the rise in oil prices in 1979. Aaran Fronda asks if oil’s recent price drop will see this trend reversed

Diamond company’s last mine in the 19th century diamond-rush town goes up for sale

De Beers to sell historic Kimberley Mine

Diamond company’s last mine in the 19th century diamond-rush town goes up for sale

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

Rogers: The yuan the only currency on the horizon

World Finance speaks to Jim Rogers on the future of currency markets

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?

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

Microsoft’s recent gains in new markets have been overshadowed by a multi billion-dollar writedown and a strengthening US currency

Microsoft suffers its biggest quarterly loss after writedown

Microsoft’s recent gains in new markets have been overshadowed by a multi billion-dollar writedown and a strengthening US currency

Rage against the music machines: are algorithms getting silenced?

Algorithms have formed the backbone of many online music services, but there is a shift towards the old industry model of human tastemakers

Is the tech-heavy NASDAQ valuation bubble ready to pop?

Technology entrepreneur says billion dollar valuations do not guarantee success and switching to profitability should be the end goal