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Political will to push clarity in Africa

The nature of corruption has changed, says author Tom Burgis, as governments attempt to create more stable infrastructure

The nature of corruption has changed, says author Tom Burgis, as governments attempt to create more stable infrastructure

World Finance speaks with Tom Burgis author of The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth on how has this changed recently. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Africa’s paradox of plenty

Africa’s great natural wealth has become its curse so says Tom Burgis author of The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth

Africa’s great natural wealth has become its curse so says Tom Burgis author of The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth

World finance spoke to the FT’s Investigations Correspondent to find out how Africa’s many natural commodities have become a burden Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Gadio: Markets will penalise Zambia for growing public debt

From excessive interest on local debt markets to unsustainable bond purchasing, Africa strategist Samir Gadio says the next few years will be unfavourable to Zambia

From excessive interest on local debt markets to unsustainable bond purchasing, Africa strategist Samir Gadio says the next few years will be unfavourable to Zambia

Samir Gadio, Head of Africa Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank, says markets are increasingly worried about the macroeconomic projections for Zambia, particularly as an election looms. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Does India require greater stimulus?

World Finance speaks with Shaily Mittal, MNI Indicator Economist to find out what has caused growth to lag in India during the last few quarters

World Finance speaks with Shaily Mittal, MNI Indicator Economist to find out what has caused growth to lag in India during the last few quarters

As India approached its seventieth year of independence, the mood has dampened since Modi’s election win. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

What does the Chinese central bank know that we don’t?

Chinese stock markets fell through the floor recently, but is strong business sentiment likely to fix the fault? World Finance spoke to Philip Uglow, MNI Indicators Chief Economist

Chinese stock markets fell through the floor recently, but is strong business sentiment likely to fix the fault? World Finance spoke to Philip Uglow, MNI Indicators Chief Economist

World Finance speaks with economist to work out how much trouble the Chinese stock crash is likely to spread. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Leather: Markets misinterpret RMB refocus

Economist specialising in Asia debunks myths surrounding an Asian currency war, pointing out China is gradually heading towards greater openness

Economist specialising in Asia debunks myths surrounding an Asian currency war, pointing out China is gradually heading towards greater openness

Economist Gareth Leather tells World Finance that China’s next step in capital market reform effort should include less intervention in the stock market and a more liberalised approach to setting interest rates. Come back later for a full transcr...

China overextended, but don’t overreact following Black Monday

World Finance speaks with Philip Uglow, MNI Indicators Chief Economist to find out what Black Monday means for China and the rest of the world

World Finance speaks with Philip Uglow, MNI Indicators Chief Economist to find out what Black Monday means for China and the rest of the world

Its been said in the past when the US sneezes Europe gets a cold. How heavy an infection can the EU, Africa, and the US expect from this Chinese virus? Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Teaching entrepreneurship: Venezuela’s BOD backs micro-business funding

More than 20,000 micro-business owners have graduated from Banco Occidental de Descuento's entrepreneurship schools this year, says bank president Victor Vargas

More than 20,000 micro-business owners have graduated from Banco Occidental de Descuento’s entrepreneurship schools this year, says bank president Victor Vargas

Victor Vargas is one of Venezuela's top entrepreneurs: president of BOD and numerous other Latin American banks, he is leading the charge in supporting micro-businesses in the country. He describes the micro-business landscape in Venezuela, how Venezuelan...

Bartholomew: Regulatory red tape hits the poorest the most

Journalist and author James Bartholomew says an intense regulatory apparatus discourages the poor from being gainfully employed

Journalist and author James Bartholomew says an intense regulatory apparatus discourages the poor from being gainfully employed

The Daily Telegraph journalist James Bartholomew speaks to World Finance about his book The Welfare of Nations, in which he highlights that more rigorous regulatory standards undermine efficiency and are a heavy tax burden. Come back later for a fu...

Traditional financial service providers sit up as crowds gather

Crowdfunding started off as a grassroots phenomenon but now could this be the new mainstream way to raise finance?

Crowdfunding started off as a grassroots phenomenon but now could this be the new mainstream way to raise finance?

World Finance speaks with Dr Richard Swart, director of UC Berkeley’s research programme on innovative entrepreneurial finance to find out. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Choosing an investment strategy: Learn from advisors’ experience

Learning from others' experience is something that investors as well as advisors should spend more time and attention on, says Brown Brothers Harriman's Scott Clemons

Learning from others’ experience is something that investors as well as advisors should spend more time and attention on, says Brown Brothers Harriman’s Scott Clemons

Dramatic valuation increases in the equity markets mean investors are taking on more risk, says Scott Clemons, Chief Investment Strategist for Brown Brothers Harriman. He explains a recent trend in asset allocation from fixed income to equities, and how i...

Lifting Iranian sanctions brings great opportunities and risks

International trade regulation expert Daniel Martin says Iran and other frontier markets bring long-term opportunity for the most brazen

International trade regulation expert Daniel Martin says Iran and other frontier markets bring long-term opportunity for the most brazen

Legal analyst Daniel Martin offers a sobering analysis of how the lifting of sanctions in Iran could produce great gains or losses. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Brandt: Economists are clueless, gold still has long term value

Well-known trader says economists are basically clueless when it comes to understanding the true downward pressure on gold, unlike other raw materials

Well-known trader says economists are basically clueless when it comes to understanding the true downward pressure on gold, unlike other raw materials

Proprietary trader Peter Brandt tells World Finance that institutional traders stand to gain the most from taking a long-term view on gold futures. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Energy sector gains from Takeover Code upgrades

While the business community bemoans excessive regulation in the Takeover Code, Kate Ball-Dodd, representing sellers and bidders, welcomes the changes

While the business community bemoans excessive regulation in the Takeover Code, Kate Ball-Dodd, representing sellers and bidders, welcomes the changes

Mayer Brown Partner Kate Ball-Dodd says greater regulation has evened out the playing field for UK takeovers. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

New Cairo to develop at expense of rest of Egypt?

Senior global investment strategist says he fears FDI in Egypt will be focused on New Cairo and communities along the Suez Canal, leaving sorely needed developments elsewhere still neglected

Senior global investment strategist says he fears FDI in Egypt will be focused on New Cairo and communities along the Suez Canal, leaving sorely needed developments elsewhere still neglected

Senior global investment strategist and oil and gas consultant Burdin Hickok tells World Finance that a historical pro-West stance will ensure Egypt competes effectively against other burgeoning Middle Eastern economies, such as Iran. Come back lat...

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