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Taiwan long been known for its manufacturing strengths, but is this still what drives the country today?

From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Designed in China’?

Taiwan long been known for its manufacturing strengths, but is this still what drives the country today?

World Finance speaks with Simon Chen CEO of electronics conglomerate, New Kinpo Group and its newly-founded 3D printing brand, XYZprinting on the future of manufacturing in China. ...

Female entrepreneurship could be the way forward in establishing gender parity, but women remain drastically underrepresented among tech start-ups – the businesses offering the biggest potential

Start-ups fail to help women start up

Female entrepreneurship could be the way forward in establishing gender parity, but women remain drastically underrepresented among tech start-ups – the businesses offering the biggest potential

In February, 800 female entrepreneurs gathered at the Female Founders conference hosted by Y Combinator. That’s certainly a promising sign, but the very existence of a separate entity dedicated to women is a stark reminder that men remain the overwhelmi...

While crowdfunding takes on many forms, potential investors should consider the final product as well as the investment capital of a company

Investors navigate the risks of crowdfunding

While crowdfunding takes on many forms, potential investors should consider the final product as well as the investment capital of a company

Crowdfunding sites have revolutionised the way people invest and how international companies seek out capital, with the World Bank estimating that the industry is set to bring in more than $93bn worth of investment by 2025. Most people who have taken part...

Cybercrime is on the rise, and it could threaten the world’s biggest institutions. If economies are to protect themselves effectively then efforts to tackle it need to go far beyond Obama’s crackdown

Get ready: the cyber-criminals are coming, and they’re better than ever

Cybercrime is on the rise, and it could threaten the world’s biggest institutions. If economies are to protect themselves effectively then efforts to tackle it need to go far beyond Obama’s crackdown

The prolific Sony hack late last year sparked attention and debate across the world. But it was just one of the latest in a string of malicious cyber attacks doing untold damage to the reputations and revenue bases of the globe’s largest corporations ...

Murex spearheads capital market innovation

Enterprise software providers have a crucial role to play in driving innovative growth through capital markets, integrating technology and financial services for stronger results

Out of the financial crisis came a common consensus that agreed capital markets must exist in a more tightly controlled risk management environment, if only to avert the calamitous events of the recent past. With this school of thought has emerged a sharp...

2015 will be FinTech's year, says Kantox's Philippe Gelis

Is FinTech really recession proof?

2015 will be FinTech’s year, says Kantox’s Philippe Gelis

Reporting from Finovate Europe 2015, World Finance asks if the financial technology sector will ever slow down. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Beware a FinTech swarm, says KPMG's Warren Mead

What threat do traditional banks face from FinTech?

Beware a FinTech swarm, says KPMG’s Warren Mead

More collaboration between traditional banks and the financial technology sector will help both to thrive, the KPMG partner tells World Finance. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

We must learn from Scandinavia's approach to women in boards and as entrepreneurs

Heilmann: EU not doing enough to promote female entrepreneurship

We must learn from Scandinavia’s approach to women in boards and as entrepreneurs

World Finance reports from Finovate Europe 2015 and asks Stefan C Heilman, "Where are all the women?" Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

President Modi is determined to turn India’s reputation as a lower-end tech economy into that of a leading digital region

India plays catch-up with the rest of the technology world

President Modi is determined to turn India’s reputation as a lower-end tech economy into that of a leading digital region

Despite an abundance of first-rate engineering and scientific minds, India’s technology sector has not got anywhere close to the sort of innovation and profitability seen in other parts of the world. While Silicon Valley-based firms have shaped the digi...

Russian investors expect a small amount of instability, says Denis Kalinin

Have Ukraine tensions hurt Russia’s start-up community?

Russian investors expect a small amount of instability, says Denis Kalinin

World Finance speaks to Denis Kalinin from Finstar Financial Group on the unique mindset of investors into Russia. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

From Facebook to Spotify, some of today’s biggest companies were launched by millennials. Laura French looks at whether the under-30s are taking over the entrepreneurial world

The younger the better: millennials take over business

From Facebook to Spotify, some of today’s biggest companies were launched by millennials. Laura French looks at whether the under-30s are taking over the entrepreneurial world

Launching a start-up before hitting the tender age of 25 seems to have become common practice. And indeed one could reasonably argue that the traditional model, in which age equals success, has been turned on its head – thrown out the window along with ...

The number of mobile phone users across Africa continues to grow. Demand for high-speed internet access has led to greater investor confidence across the continent

Surfline powers 4G coverage in Africa

The number of mobile phone users across Africa continues to grow. Demand for high-speed internet access has led to greater investor confidence across the continent

The economic base of Africa has not changed, with strong raw material exports from agriculture, oil and minerals. Today, Africa’s desire is to harness the continent’s full potential, and not rely on material exports. With better management of natur...

We report from the latest financial technology conference in London, the European home of FinTech

Financial technology comes home: Finovate Europe 2015

We report from the latest financial technology conference in London, the European home of FinTech

World Finance speaks to Finovate delegates from Online Pay, Asseco SEE and Fobiss about what the conference offered to them. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Reports suggest Google is creating a bitcoin payment system as a temporary rise in digital currency prices causes a market-wide resurgence

Bitcoin prices benefit from Google crypto-system

Reports suggest Google is creating a bitcoin payment system as a temporary rise in digital currency prices causes a market-wide resurgence

Google has announced it is currently testing a new payment system known as Plaso. Seen as a direct rival to Apple Pay - a mobile payments system - Plaso is believed to allow customers to carry out bitcoin transactions using their Android smartphones to p...

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...

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