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Greece: still corrupt, still unsound infrastructurally, still uncompetitive

Times are changing for Greece’s debt-ridden economy and the rest of the EU as new anti-austerity government Syriza takes power

Times are changing for Greece’s debt-ridden economy and the rest of the EU as new anti-austerity government Syriza takes power

World Finance speaks to Roman Gerodimos, Founder of the Greek Politics Specialist, on what the election of Syriza means for Greece's floundering economy World Finance: Roman, let's be blunt, if Syriza were to win its negotiations with the rest of t...

No watered down agenda for Greece

New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said Greece will not default on its bailout debts but is this really realistic?

New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said Greece will not default on its bailout debts but is this really realistic?

World Finance speaks to Dr Roman Gerodimos, Founder of the Greek Politics Specialist Group to find out what new ruling party Syriza has planned for the country’s debt ridden economy. World Finance: The new Greek PM, Alexis Tsipras has said in his...

Richard Murphy: Companies have forgotten how to make money

“Make the money, then worry about paying the tax,” says the tax researcher, arguing that with businesses sitting on cash piles with no investment plans, there’s no point cutting corporation tax

“Make the money, then worry about paying the tax,” says the tax researcher, arguing that with businesses sitting on cash piles with no investment plans, there’s no point cutting corporation tax

Zero corporation tax - a concept put into practice in many of the world's top tax havens: the United Arab Emirates, Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin Islands. Places that have been less affected by the global financial downturn. Is there a correlatio...

Bank Aljazira on Saudi Arabia’s Islamic finance trends

World Finance speaks to Bank Aljazira about the increase in sharia-compliant institutions throughout Saudi Arabia

World Finance speaks to Bank Aljazira about the increase in sharia-compliant institutions throughout Saudi Arabia

The global banking sector took a big hit in the 2008 crisis, as collaterised debt increased to concerning levels. Now in its wake, sharia-compliant institutions grew in number. One bank that has taken off in the region is Bank Aljazira. Its Senior Vice Pr...

Can Greece wave goodbye to debt?

World Finance speaks to Richard Murphy, Tax Researcher and Political Economist, about Greece's future after the successful election of Syriza

World Finance speaks to Richard Murphy, Tax Researcher and Political Economist, about Greece’s future after the successful election of Syriza

World Finance: Richard; how do you see Greece's economy developing, now Syriza is in power? Richard Murphy: Nobody knows what is going to happen in Greece; nobody knows how the European Central Bank and Germany are going to react to the demands that...

WWJD? Cut executive pay?

World Finance speaks to Dr James Corah, Deputy Head of Ethical and Responsible Investment CCLA, to ask what role religion should play in economic policy

World Finance speaks to Dr James Corah, Deputy Head of Ethical and Responsible Investment CCLA, to ask what role religion should play in economic policy

World Finance: James, do you think religion should play a role in economic policy? Dr James Corah: We're not going to talk about economic policy at the macro level; but personally, one of the things that drives me to do the job that I do, and one of...

Subjective ethics; How the church invests

The church requires over £1bn a year to maintain its places of worship. So where is this money coming from?

The church requires over £1bn a year to maintain its places of worship. So where is this money coming from?

Finance and the church: not usually linked, but holding investments of over £15bn, it certainly has some financial clout. World Finance speaks to Dr James Corah, Deputy Head of the ethical and responsible investment at the church investment charity CCLA,...

Istanbul bourse success: Turkey ‘has all the right pre-requisites’ for high profits in 2015

World Finance speaks to Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman and CEO of Borsa Istanbul, to discuss what the future holds for the Istanbul bourse

World Finance speaks to Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman and CEO of Borsa Istanbul, to discuss what the future holds for the Istanbul bourse

At the end of 2014, the Istanbul bourse's main index closed at an all time high, and became the fifth most profitable stock exchange. Will this success continue in 2015? World Finance talks to Ibrahim Turhan, CEO of Borsa Istanbul, to find out. Wor...

Part two, Greece’s future: ‘There’s been enormous corruption, waste, fraud, and abuse’

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, about Greece's debt problem

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, about Greece’s debt problem

World Finance: Greece's debt is largely believed to be unsustainable and unrepayable; is this the case? Steve Hanke: They even have debt of €1.5bn that's coming due in, I believe, the end of February. And it was supposed to be paid at the end of D...

Part one, Greece’s future: eurozone exit ‘would be a disaster’

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, about Greece’s economic future

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, about Greece’s economic future

On January 25, Greece will hold parliamentary elections: a move which has generated uncertainty in the eurozone, given the potential for the radical left party Syriza to emerge as the largest party. World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, Professor of Applie...

HSBC retirement report: onus now on individuals to prepare

World Finance speaks to Michael Schweitzer, Global Head of Sales and Distribution at HSBC to discuss what its latest report means for pensioners

World Finance speaks to Michael Schweitzer, Global Head of Sales and Distribution at HSBC to discuss what its latest report means for pensioners

Bleak news for the world's savers: the long-term impact of the global economic downturn will be felt for many decades, according to a new report by HSBC. Despite encouraging signs of recovery, the longer-term impact of the crisis will cause waves for mill...

Cuba currency: is the country’s economy ready for a global market?

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, about whether a single currency can help Cuba's economic situation

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, about whether a single currency can help Cuba’s economic situation

World Finance: Cuba's plan for a single currency was disclosed in 2013, and comes as the 11.1 million nation, where most of the economy is under state control, slowly opens to foreign nations and more privatisation. Cuban central bank president Ern...

Davos 2015: oil prices, China domination and Greek eurozone exit on the agenda

World Finance asks Mark Spelman, Managing Director at Accenture Strategy and member of the Global Agenda Council, what the most important back-room discussions will be at the WEF in Davos, 2015

World Finance asks Mark Spelman, Managing Director at Accenture Strategy and member of the Global Agenda Council, what the most important back-room discussions will be at the WEF in Davos, 2015

World Finance: Mark, so, what are the most significant back-room conversations that are going to be taking place at Davos this year? Mark Spelman: First and foremost, people are looking at confidence around the macro-economic conditions, and how tha...

How can countries use international economics to stop terrorism?

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, once senior economist for former US President Ronald Reagan, to discuss whether economic methods - like sanctions - can deter terrorism

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, once senior economist for former US President Ronald Reagan, to discuss whether economic methods – like sanctions – can deter terrorism

World Finance: Steve, you were a senior economist for former US President Ronald Reagan; considering one of the major issues in global politics today is tackling terrorism, how can countries use international economics to deter terrorism? Steve Hank...

AKD Investment Management on Pakistan’s growing economy

World Finance speaks to Imran Motiwala, Chief Executive Officer of AKD Investment, about Pakistan’s improving economic conditions

World Finance speaks to Imran Motiwala, Chief Executive Officer of AKD Investment, about Pakistan’s improving economic conditions

Pakistan's economy is said to be getting back on track, with overall macro-economic conditions in the country improving. World Finance speaks to Imran Motiwala, Chief Executive Officer of AKD Investment, about what this means for investments in the count...

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