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Technological innovations are key for the strengthening of MSMEs in developing countries. It’s crucial for suppliers such as the Computer Warehouse Group to deliver the tech that MSMEs need

CWG uses technology to empower MSMEs in Nigeria

Technological innovations are key for the strengthening of MSMEs in developing countries. It’s crucial for suppliers such as the Computer Warehouse Group to deliver the tech that MSMEs need

The promotion and development of a structured and efficient micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in Nigeria has been considered a key focus by the government in recent years, in the hopes that this will further enhance sustainable economic de...

Direct selling, in which profits are ethically made in proportion to both the time and cash flow invested, has become an integral part of corporate operations

WOR(l)D Global Network becomes a top innovator in the technology market

Direct selling, in which profits are ethically made in proportion to both the time and cash flow invested, has become an integral part of corporate operations

Direct selling is a technique applied by WOR(l)D Global Network, a technologically innovative company that works toward improving people’s lives and offering business opportunities with niche products. Fabio Galdi, the company’s CEO, has spoken in de...

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

After months of battling it out against Canadian drug firm Valeant and activist investor William Ackman, pharmaceutical giant Actavis looks set to acquire botox-maker Allergan. The firms are to hold discussions this week to review the cash and stock te...

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

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

For more than a decade, Islamic finance has enjoyed a rapid rise in its use across the world. Sharia compliant methods of financing have traditionally been popular throughout Muslim-dominated regions, however more recently they are also being adopted in ...

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

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

Throughout most of the 20th century, robot traders would have been a mere figment of the (sci-fi film-influenced) imagination. But now they’re used by over 80 percent of trade markets, including the majority of investment banks and other big institution...

Apple’s new mobile payment system is yet another attempt by the tech industry to digitise payments. Jules Gray asks whether the firm has finally cracked it?

Apple Pay to propel mobile money into the mainstream

Apple’s new mobile payment system is yet another attempt by the tech industry to digitise payments. Jules Gray asks whether the firm has finally cracked it?

For a number of years now, many people within the technology and finance industries have been predicting the demise of a world where cash was king. Carrying around bundles of crumpled notes and dirty coins has not yet been made obsolete by the numerous pl...

Shear: Amazon takeover will not transform Twitch

Despite Amazon’s multi-million acquisition of Twitch, the gaming site will not become a pit stop for online shoppers, says CEO Emmett Shear

Following retail giant Amazon’s $970m buyout of Twitch in August, CEO Emmett Shear said the online platform would not offer shopping features. Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, he admitted Twitch will feature links to purchase ...

In the midst of technological advances, financial companies are struggling to match ambitious customer expectations without first partnering with software solution providers. Nucleus Software believes that cross-industry programs are key to profit building

Nucleus Software’s technological solutions enhance financial services

In the midst of technological advances, financial companies are struggling to match ambitious customer expectations without first partnering with software solution providers. Nucleus Software believes that cross-industry programs are key to profit building

IT companies have been working closely with financial services to deliver cost-effective and profitable solutions to the connected consumer, which predominantly started in India. World Finance spoke to Ravi Pratap Singh, President and Head of Global Produ...

Social media has revolutionised the way we communicate, relate and consume online. New figures reveal that women dominate the $1bn industry, by shopping and sharing more than men

Social media shoppers: how women are tweeting to the check-out

Social media has revolutionised the way we communicate, relate and consume online. New figures reveal that women dominate the $1bn industry, by shopping and sharing more than men

We have all seen the images: the shopping-crazed woman buying her eighth pair of shoes, while an exasperated male companion sits in a corner looking dejected. Stereotypes such as this one permeate the dialogue and influence how we think of ourselves as co...

Mozilla releases $33 smartphone for India

Firefox is hoping its low-cost smartphone will appeal to first-time buyers and bridge India’s connectivity gap

With a recommended retail price of only $33, Mozilla’s first low-cost smartphone enters an Indian mobile market ripe for growth. The Intex Cloud FX is the first handset to run Firefox’s operating system and is priced to cash in on what is widely regar...

Electronics giant set to sue UK auditor over its work on disastrous $11bn acquisition of Autonomy

HP to sue Deloitte over Autonomy deal

Electronics giant set to sue UK auditor over its work on disastrous $11bn acquisition of Autonomy

The ongoing dispute over HP’s colossal 2011 deal to buy British tech firm Autonomy for $11bn is set to rumble on, with news that the former company will sue the UK arm of accounting giant Deloitte. The news comes after two years of public disputes o...

ICSFS: Influx of cloud-based platforms will enhance banking industry

Financial institutions are increasingly looking at outsourcing their data management to the cloud, embracing the power of the internet to better connect with their customers

As online technology continues to surge forward, industries the world over are having to invest heavily in new ways to manage their operations, connect with customers and promote services. The banking industry, in particular, has used online platforms as ...

Data is one of the most invaluable weapons financial institutions have at their disposal in today’s digital landscape

Data is power: Temenos on why organisations should use analytics

Data is one of the most invaluable weapons financial institutions have at their disposal in today’s digital landscape

The digital era is upon us, and as a result, we now create as much data in two days as we did from the dawn of man through to 2003, according to Eric Schmidt from Google. The International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the digital universe is doubli...

Today the financial services industry faces more online threats than ever, so ensuring that operations are as secure as possible is crucial

Stamping out security threats: NASDAQ protects the financial services industry

Today the financial services industry faces more online threats than ever, so ensuring that operations are as secure as possible is crucial

As businesses move more of their operations online, the importance of a strong and reliable security system has become an essential part of a company’s strategy. With highly valuable information being exchanged, businesses are investing more and more in...

Murex’s risk management technology improves capital efficiency

Murex has built an integrated risk management solution: a risk engine that delivers high-performance analytics for complex simulations and data aggregation

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, banks are revisiting their policies and systems infrastructure to adapt to new regulations, primarily focusing on optimising their cost of capital. Major changes are happening in the domains of market risk, credit...

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