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In the past, eastern Siberia had to rely mostly on coal for its energy supply. Now, Irkutsk Oil has begun plans to utilise the region’s gas reserves

Irkutsk unleashes Siberia’s oil potential

In the past, eastern Siberia had to rely mostly on coal for its energy supply. Now, Irkutsk Oil has begun plans to utilise the region’s gas reserves

Oil production has recently changed in the eastern Siberia region. A massive natural gas project is being implemented by the Irkutsk Oil Company – the largest Russian independent non-publicly traded company and the third-largest hydrocarbon producer in ...

Insurance penetration in Mexico has fallen far short of its neighbouring Latin American nations but there are still many opportunities for expansion

Seguros Inbursa: Mexico is a new frontier for insurance

Insurance penetration in Mexico has fallen far short of its neighbouring Latin American nations but there are still many opportunities for expansion

Although insurance penetration in Mexico is among the lowest in Latin America, the size of the sector is second only to Brazil. Underpinned by impressive social and economic gains in years passed, the country’s insurance market is looking up, and Mexico...

Terrorists have ‘any number of routes’ to achieve financing

World Finance examines how easy it is for terrorists to access money, and whether legitimate businesses are being inadvertently involved in their practices

Money laundering and terrorist financing. How big a risk are these to companies, and how easy is it to inadvertently be involved? Globally, regulations have come in which affect certain businesses, especially banks and other financial institutions, to tar...

In the past, eastern Siberia had to rely mostly on coal for its energy supply. Now, Irkutsk Oil has begun plans to utilise the region’s gas reserves

Irkutsk unleashes Siberia’s oil potential

In the past, eastern Siberia had to rely mostly on coal for its energy supply. Now, Irkutsk Oil has begun plans to utilise the region’s gas reserves

China shuns ‘dirty’ coal to tackle air pollution

The world’s largest coal importer and consumer is looking at tackling the issue of pollution, but not without consequences

In it for the long haul

Developments in the oil and gas industry have asked that major names look to the long-term if they are to capitalise on emerging market opportunities. World Finance recognise’s the most successful companies of the year in our World Finance Oil and Gas Awards 2014

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

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

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

IronFX explores impact of risk aversion on currency markets

The recent turmoil in emerging markets, starting from the US Federal Reserve’s decision to taper off its bond purchases and culminating in Russia’s position on Ukraine, has brought to the fore the issue of risk aversion

HotForex: on a mission to become the most reliable forex broker | Video

World Finance interviews George Koumandaris, CEO of HotForex, to find out what the company is doing to achieve its mission of becoming the most reliable broker in the industry

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

Actavis looks set to beat long-time rival Valeant as the winning bidder for Allergan in a buyout deal worth up to $65.5bn

Actavis moves closer to finalising Allergan buyout

Actavis looks set to beat long-time rival Valeant as the winning bidder for Allergan in a buyout deal worth up to $65.5bn

ITS unlocks growth in Islamic banking through sharia compliant technology

Islamic finance has seen rapid growth over the last few years. In order to sustain it, banks need to adopt the latest technologies

Robots are killing off Wall Street’s traders

Computers have taken over the majority of trading on Wall Street and are threatening the very nature of the trading profession. Laura French asks whether traditional traders are fighting a losing battle