Technology

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....

Just when consumers thought mainstream technology could not advance further, wearable technology comes to the fore. World Media & Technology Corp has been developing affordable products to rival the likes of Google and Pebble

WOR(l)D expands its business to wearable technology

Just when consumers thought mainstream technology could not advance further, wearable technology comes to the fore. World Media & Technology Corp has been developing affordable products to rival the likes of Google and Pebble

Wearable technology is still a fairly new category in the technology industry, and despite some highly regarded existing entrants, such as the Pebble Watch and Google Glass, the market is cautiously adjusting to this new form of technology (see Fig. 1), a...

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...

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

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

Product placement is big business. Companies have spent a staggering amount of money in an attempt to part us with our hard-earned cash and purchase their latest product offering, with global product placement spending growing an estimated 11.7 percent in...

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

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

Once upon a time, teenagers with questionable 1970s haircuts crowded round dressing rooms, mobbing their favourite band for a scribbled autograph on the cardboard casing of their new vinyl LP. Roll on 40 years and there’s been a fair few changes, and no...

The value of the networked economy in business is unrivalled and something that companies of all shapes and sizes must embrace

Power Clouds: the networked economy is everything

The value of the networked economy in business is unrivalled and something that companies of all shapes and sizes must embrace

With over $90trn of revenue projected over the next 10 years, the networked economy presents a lucrative chance for businesses to enhance their profits and influence within the market. Since its inception, the internet has radically revolutionised the way...

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