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Failing to map out the risks posed by low-price and low-carbon scenarios, fossil fuel companies continue to face criticism. Stress testing could be the answer

Could stress tests save the fossil fuels industry?

Failing to map out the risks posed by low-price and low-carbon scenarios, fossil fuel companies continue to face criticism. Stress testing could be the answer

On an unspectacular day in January, one middle-income commuter filled his 4x4 to the brim with cheap fuel, while another American oil exec worked late into the night, deciding how he might announce in the early hours that stocks had fallen through the flo...

Gazprom and Shell fuse together

Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell have agreed to a strategic cooperation deal at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum

Gazprom, the world’s largest extractor of natural gas, has signed a strategic deal with oil and gas producer Royal Dutch Shell. Termed The Agreement of Strategic Cooperation, a Gazprom press release claims that it will ensure cooperation between the two...

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

Clemens Aichholzer, founder of Mind Agilis, tells World Finance that a billion dollar valuation is no longer unique in a positive financing environment that exists globally for tech firms. ...

Failing to map out the risks posed by low-price and low-carbon scenarios, fossil fuel companies continue to face criticism. Stress testing could be the answer

Could stress tests save the fossil fuels industry?

Failing to map out the risks posed by low-price and low-carbon scenarios, fossil fuel companies continue to face criticism. Stress testing could be the answer

Gazprom and Shell fuse together

Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell have agreed to a strategic cooperation deal at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum

Renewables could overtake coal in 15 years, says IEA

Climate change deal could transform global energy market far sooner than previously thought

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

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

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

The future part 2: poorer, taxed harder, and more opportunistic

World Finance speaks with Richard Dobbs co- author of No Ordinary Disruption on the key forces transforming the global economy over the next two decades

The future part 1: poorer, older and more resourceful

World Finance speaks with Richard Dobbs co- author of No Ordinary Disruption on the key forces transforming the global economy over the next two decades