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Since regulatory initiatives were brought in to restrict financial crimes, free markets are struggling to keep up with compliance rules

Compliance overload: finance regulations are damaging free markets

Since regulatory initiatives were brought in to restrict financial crimes, free markets are struggling to keep up with compliance rules

It is no surprise that the move towards more onerous anti-money laundering and information exchange procedures has significantly increased transaction costs for everyone in the finance industry. The concerning new development is that the costs are beginni...

The UK’s energy market is known for being dominated by six powerful firms that set their own prices. The regulator, Ofgem, needs to ensure consumers get a fair deal

Regulator Ofgem needs to get a grip on UK energy firms

The UK’s energy market is known for being dominated by six powerful firms that set their own prices. The regulator, Ofgem, needs to ensure consumers get a fair deal

The importance of the global energy industry cannot be understated. As the world powers towards further industrialisation, the companies that provide the energy that makes it possible have become ever-more important. However, it’s fair to say the profit...

He may be one of the richest people on the planet, but Carlos Slim will soon need to offload some of his domestic assets. Even so, the Mexican magnate still has one eye on expansion

Slimming down: Mexico’s telecoms master looks to offload assets

He may be one of the richest people on the planet, but Carlos Slim will soon need to offload some of his domestic assets. Even so, the Mexican magnate still has one eye on expansion

It’s not every day that Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest people, decides to throw in the proverbial towel. But then Slim, who has amassed much of his multi-billion-dollar fortune in the telecoms market of his native Mexico, is a pragmatist, and...

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

Since regulatory initiatives were brought in to restrict financial crimes, free markets are struggling to keep up with compliance rules

Compliance overload: finance regulations are damaging free markets

Since regulatory initiatives were brought in to restrict financial crimes, free markets are struggling to keep up with compliance rules

Canada set for unified securities regulatory systems

Canada has been on a torturous road to unify its securities regulatory systems. Now, the central government is one step closer to a Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator

Why everyone’s talking about ‘dark pools’

‘Dark pools’ have been used for trading purposes since the 1980s, but following a number of investigations into leading financial institutions, they are set to become much more high-profile