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Firms are beginning to discover unexplored oil and gas reserves available in central Asia. As technology develops, oil production is set to increase 20 percent by 2020

Vazon Energy on the changing landscape of oil and gas

Firms are beginning to discover unexplored oil and gas reserves available in central Asia. As technology develops, oil production is set to increase 20 percent by 2020

Central Asia is among the relatively untapped global oil areas, which Dr David Robson, Executive Chairman of Vazon Energy, describes as the “fuel tank” for the Asian economy. A geologist and leading businessman, he spoke to World Finance about how oil...

Hong Kong-based telecom giant set to buy the UK’s biggest mobile business, although regulators may have competition concerns

Hutchison Whampoa set to buy O2 UK for £10bn

Hong Kong-based telecom giant set to buy the UK’s biggest mobile business, although regulators may have competition concerns

The UK’s highly competitive mobile telecom industry is set for a major shake up after news emerged that O2, the country’s biggest provider, is set to be purchased by Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa. The potential deal, worth £10.25bn, would see the H...

Although it is a country full of economic promise, Mozambique has a lot of development challenges to overcome if it is to fulfil its true potential

Foreign investments foster development in Mozambique

Although it is a country full of economic promise, Mozambique has a lot of development challenges to overcome if it is to fulfil its true potential

Mozambique became independent from Portugal in 1975. At that time, the economy fell into decline and it became one of the poorest countries in the world. The governance model and the civil war that took place in 1977 only worsened the situation. From 1985...

Firms are beginning to discover unexplored oil and gas reserves available in central Asia. As technology develops, oil production is set to increase 20 percent by 2020

Vazon Energy on the changing landscape of oil and gas

Firms are beginning to discover unexplored oil and gas reserves available in central Asia. As technology develops, oil production is set to increase 20 percent by 2020

Foreign investments foster development in Mozambique

Although it is a country full of economic promise, Mozambique has a lot of development challenges to overcome if it is to fulfil its true potential

Mina Group brings fuel to the remotest parts of the world

Before the fuel for the journey, there’s the journey for the fuel. World Finance talks to Graham O’Donoghue and Zack Friedman, CEO and CFO of Mina Group, about the challenges of delivering fuel to the most remote places on earth

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

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

SNB’s move to unpeg the Swiss franc against the euro has sent shockwaves through the foreign exchange industry

Forex brokers hit by soaring Swiss franc

SNB’s move to unpeg the Swiss franc against the euro has sent shockwaves through the foreign exchange industry

Binary options: why didn’t the regulators step in earlier?

Retail investors love binary options trading for its simplicity, while the sites that peddle these ponzi schemes make a killing out of their naivety

Can Ecuador’s digital currency save its economy?

Ecuador’s government is poised to introduce a state-backed digital currency to reverse its decline, though some claim the name is misleading

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

Hong Kong-based telecom giant set to buy the UK’s biggest mobile business, although regulators may have competition concerns

Hutchison Whampoa set to buy O2 UK for £10bn

Hong Kong-based telecom giant set to buy the UK’s biggest mobile business, although regulators may have competition concerns

There’s no escaping product placement for the ‘skip’ generation

How do you advertise to consumers when they have a skip button? Simple, you just seamlessly superimpose products into the background

Audio streaming services rock the music industry

Audio streaming services are transforming the way music is consumed; from artist interaction to size and revenue potential. This change is inevitable, and could spell the end of physical music sales