Strategy

We look at eight FIFA World Cups and examine what the financial pros and cons of each has been

From 1994 to 2020: the economic legacy of the World Cup

We look at eight FIFA World Cups and examine what the financial pros and cons of each has been

The FIFA World Cup allows the host nation to showcase itself globally for a whole month. It attracts vast television revenues, legions of visitors and impressive ticket sales. However, as Brazilians have learnt, the event also puts the host nation under e...

Electrolux is looking to buy GE’s household appliance business, which is up for bids for the second time around, while Coca Cola has bought a large stake of energy drink company Monster

Electrolux and Coca-Cola press for two major deals

Electrolux is looking to buy GE’s household appliance business, which is up for bids for the second time around, while Coca Cola has bought a large stake of energy drink company Monster

Wanting to streamline its business, General Electric is now in talks with Sweden’s Electrolux on the sale of its home appliance business, which is now on the chopping block for the second time this year. Electrolux confirmed 'it is in discussions re...

Financial rules are changing in the Russian financial markets, and the introduction of a Code of Corporate Governance means companies will need to adjust their practices

Gazprom Neft: as Russia adjusts its corporate law, companies must adapt

Financial rules are changing in the Russian financial markets, and the introduction of a Code of Corporate Governance means companies will need to adjust their practices

A country’s investment climate generally depends on the prevailing standard of corporate governance. Understanding this, Russian blue chips (particularly in the energy sector) are continually improving the quality of their corporate governance. Gazprom ...

With unemployment figures creeping up across the globe, employers are demanding more from candidates. Business schools have responded by creating industry-specific MBAs, writes Nash Riggins

Back to school

With unemployment figures creeping up across the globe, employers are demanding more from candidates. Business schools have responded by creating industry-specific MBAs, writes Nash Riggins

MBA graduates turning backs on finance for voluntary sector

Increasing number of graduates are shunning big salaries for the third sector

Executive MBAs present equitable option

In economic uncertainty, many executives turn to further education to compete in the jobs market. Rita Lobo explores how executive MBAs are a way to obtain qualifications and stay ahead

Economic effectiveness: how an interim manager can help

Interim managers have the intuition and strategy to help businesses realise their goals even in times of economic conservatism

Leadership development through coaching: a case study

The Defence Acquisition University is an example of how professional coaching schemes can work alongside training and development programmes to produce impressive results

Understanding professional coaching

Businesses and individuals can enhance their performance through coaching services, and finding the right coach can improve efficiency and profit

Bongani encourages Angolan transparency

Those investing in emerging economies must generate a greater sense of trust and abide by sustainable principles if they are to yield positive returns. Bongani Investment Group is doing just that

Patricio Jottar on corporate governance | CCU | Video

World Finance interviews Patricio Jottar, CEO of CCU, on the company’s rapid growth and corporate governance framework

Krishnakumar Natarajan, Rostow Ravanan, Tridip Saha | Mindtree

World Finance interviews Krishnakumar Natarajan, CEO and Managing Director; Rostow Ravanan, CFO; and Tridip Saha, General Manager; from the Indian technology solutions company Mindtree

The capital market has never before seen the variety of products that are available today, and demands on these investments vary; as do their reputations. Containers have been an attractive alternative for 30 years

Magellan sees container investments grow rapidly

The capital market has never before seen the variety of products that are available today, and demands on these investments vary; as do their reputations. Containers have been an attractive alternative for 30 years

Pay secrecy could soon be a thing of the past

The policy of complete pay transparency is a huge departure from accepted motivational structure, but some companies are starting to consider what the benefits of opening up incentive schemes might be

Activist investor Carl Icahn continues to make demands

One of the world’s most notorious activist investors, Carl Icahn, has been stirring up trouble among some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies in recent years

American economist Paul Volcker gave attendees at last year’s International Bar Association annual conference a unique insight into finance, corruption, and the rule of law. The following is an edited transcript of his keynote address

Volcker addresses corruption at International Bar Association conference 2013

American economist Paul Volcker gave attendees at last year’s International Bar Association annual conference a unique insight into finance, corruption, and the rule of law. The following is an edited transcript of his keynote address

FATCA law makes firms reluctant to trade with Americans

The US Government-led crackdown on tax evasion is making it increasingly difficult for international firms to cater to US clients. With FATCA regulations compounding the situation, it’s about to get a whole lot worse

LEI promotes transparency across financial markets

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) has been devised to provide financial institutions with a greater understanding of corporate entities. Once finalised, it could greatly reduce cross platform risk exposure