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Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

Zucker Punch: 8 Facebook acquistions to remember

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

2005 What’s in a name? An awful lot, it seems, when you’re dealing with Facebook. It all started with a domain name called AboutFace. Well, that was too close for comfort, so in August of 2005 Facebook site snapped up the Boston-based firm for $2...

Sky-high rents force tech start-ups to leave London’s Silicon Roundabout | Video

World Finance interviews This Is My Jam Co-founder Hannah Donovan on how expensive rent is eroding the start-up culture of London’s Silicon Roundabout

Hannah Donovan, Co-founder and Design Director of This Is My Jam, speaks about the changing vibe of London's Silicon Roundabout. With rents reaching extortionate prices and the government pushing its own agenda, is the Old Street tech hub losing its allur...

Glencore Xstrata's Las Bambas project in Peru is set to go to a Chinese consortium and fetch almost $6bn in cash for the Anglo-Swiss multinational

Glencore sells Peruvian copper mine for $6bn

Glencore Xstrata’s Las Bambas project in Peru is set to go to a Chinese consortium and fetch almost $6bn in cash for the Anglo-Swiss multinational

A Chinese consortium headed by the Hong Kong-listed MMG Ltd has signed an agreement for the purchase of the Glencore Xstrata–owned Las Bambas copper mine project. The deal, which comes to approximately $5.85bn in cash, marks one of China’s largest min...

Dr Salimo Abdula on oil production in Mozambique | Intelec Holdings | Video

World Finance interviews Dr Salimo Abdula, chairman of Intelec Holdings, on oil production in Mozambique

Fernando Calvillo and Manuel Calvillo on natural gas in Mexico | Fermaca | Video

World Finance interviews Fernando Calvillo and Manuel Calvillo from Fermaca about the transportation of natural gas in Mexico

Zoltán Áldott on economic development in Croatia | INA | Video

World Finance interviews Zoltán Áldott, President of the Management Board of INA, on how the oil company is contributing to economic development in Croatia

Glencore Xstrata's Las Bambas project in Peru is set to go to a Chinese consortium and fetch almost $6bn in cash for the Anglo-Swiss multinational

Glencore sells Peruvian copper mine for $6bn

Glencore Xstrata’s Las Bambas project in Peru is set to go to a Chinese consortium and fetch almost $6bn in cash for the Anglo-Swiss multinational

Aluminium premiums soar towards record heights

The increase in metal production and subsequent lowering of price, in conjunction with high energy costs and hoarding investors, leaves the metal market bare

Will copper prices rebound this year?

After a succession of fundamental changes to global demand and economic performance, copper prices have hit a seven-month high on the LME

What’s next for global currencies in 2014?

The last 12 months have seen a turbulent succession of high interest rates and economic reforms. IronFX Global predicts how global currencies in 2014 will shape up

Post-Lehman: are derivatives still a risky business?

A number of regulatory frameworks have been put in place to curb banker trading and bring a new level of transparency to the industry. Martin Morris analyses the most significant changes

Social media key for brokerage firms, say Tradenet execs

Adapted correctly, social media can be used to bring online trading platforms right to a customers’ finger tips

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

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

Zucker Punch: 8 Facebook acquistions to remember

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

Sky-high rents force tech start-ups to leave London’s Silicon Roundabout | Video

World Finance interviews This Is My Jam Co-founder Hannah Donovan on how expensive rent is eroding the start-up culture of London’s Silicon Roundabout

What’s Tesla’s secret?

Despite being the youngest and smallest car manufacturer in the US, Tesla is currently valued at more than General Motors and Fiat. What sets the company apart from the rest?