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Will Cuba be invited to Sunday lunch?

Former US Ambassador to Costa Rica and Brazil John Danilovich hopes for full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US

Former US Ambassador to Costa Rica and Brazil John Danilovich hopes for full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US

With the softening tie between the states and Cuba World Finance speaks with the now Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce on what this will mean economically for both countries. Come back later for a full transcript of this v...

Maslov: Putin ready to make Russia “a more Asian country”

Academic debates whether President Vladimir Putin’s uncharacteristic diplomacy towards Asia is a strategic long-term move

Academic debates whether President Vladimir Putin’s uncharacteristic diplomacy towards Asia is a strategic long-term move

Dr Alexey Maslov, Head of the School of Asian Studies at the National Research University in Moscow, tells World Finance that Putin’s “flexible and soft approach” towards North Korea is an effort to appeal to the wider Asian consciousness. C...

Calling China: The yuan’s greater influence on FX markets

How will the opening up of the Yuan change the shape of both the FX and the FX options markets?

How will the opening up of the Yuan change the shape of both the FX and the FX options markets?

World Finance speaks with Jessica James, Co-Head of the FX Quantitative Solutions team at Commerzbank, London to find out. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

OECD: One day more and Ukraine would have died

Corruption was one of the main reasons that led to the change of the political regime in Ukraine. A year on, how much has the country changed?

Corruption was one of the main reasons that led to the change of the political regime in Ukraine. A year on, how much has the country changed?

World Finance speaks with Olga Savran ACN Manager at the OECD’s Anti-Corruption Division to find out how Ukraine has progressed. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Jumping the hedge: How to gain clarity from option markets

How did options perform historically in different markets and how can this information help market makers make more informed decisions?

How did options perform historically in different markets and how can this information help market makers make more informed decisions?

World Finance speaks with FX Option Performance author Jessica James on why forex and forex option markets have become so huge. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

China “completely unsatisfied” with deepening North Korea-Russia trade ties

Academic argues China is not the end game for Russia, to the former country’s chagrin

Academic argues China is not the end game for Russia, to the former country’s chagrin

Dr Alexey Maslov, Head of the School of Asian Studies at the National Research University in Moscow, tells World Finance Russian exuberance over closer trade ties with North Korea is only the beginning of its East Asia pivot. Come back later for a...

Fight for $15: Can the US economy really afford doubling the minimum wage?

Economist challenges US wage campaign critics, arguing a hike to $15 is achievable within four years

Economist challenges US wage campaign critics, arguing a hike to $15 is achievable within four years

Dr Robert Pollin, co-director and professor of economics at the Political Economy Research Institute, tells World Finance that gradual price adjustments and corporate structural changes are the best way to achieve a desperately needed wage increase. ...

Can we anticipate a market correction?

Investors are being urged to prepare a defensive portfolio. That’s the advice from deVere Group, in response to the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook report

Investors are being urged to prepare a defensive portfolio. That’s the advice from deVere Group, in response to the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook report

World Finance speaks with Tom Elliot deVere Group’s International Investment Strategist on the quicksilver markets, and a possible market correction. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

The future of banking: simplicity and protectionism?

Iceland is considering a revolutionary monetary proposal - taking the power to create money from commercial banks and giving it to the central bank

Iceland is considering a revolutionary monetary proposal – taking the power to create money from commercial banks and giving it to the central bank

World Finance speaks with Professor Thorolfur Matthiasson from the University of Iceland on whether the country has the cure for bad banking. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Iceland questions fractional reserve system

Iceland – nowhere was more affected by the global financial crisis but with a staggering recovery could the country have found a cure for bad banking?

Iceland – nowhere was more affected by the global financial crisis but with a staggering recovery could the country have found a cure for bad banking?

World Finance speaks with Professor Thorolfur Matthiasson from the University of Iceland to find out how Iceland has rethought its banking system. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Cyber threats replace IP as major concern for business with China

IP rights are a big issue for China with the country known for piracy – is this changing and how has this impacted the country?

IP rights are a big issue for China with the country known for piracy – is this changing and how has this impacted the country?

World Finance speaks with Frankie Fook-Lun Leung attorney and China expert on the economic power of piracy. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

China: No more Maoist one-man policies?

How concerned is the US about China’s rise as a rival financial superpower?

How concerned is the US about China’s rise as a rival financial superpower?

World Finance speaks with Frankie Fook-Lun Leung attorney and China expert on China’s economy, whether the country is devoid of cyclical changes, and tensions over the AIIB. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Stonefield: Post-crisis, companies will do a deal as quickly as possible

A leading legal expert says companies’ risk exposure, particularly in Africa, is higher than ever before

A leading legal expert says companies’ risk exposure, particularly in Africa, is higher than ever before

Greg Stonefield speaks to World Finance about a recent EY report that highlights procedural issues buyers face. His grassroots observations are in line with the report, adding that many of the transactional hurdles are a reflection of more sophisticated r...

Don’t kill the chicken to get the golden eggs: Hong Kong versus China

The Umbrella Movement – the recent demonstrations in Hong Kong have drawn the world’s attention towards the relationship with the Chinese mainland and it’s isolated financial capital Hong Kong

The Umbrella Movement – the recent demonstrations in Hong Kong have drawn the world’s attention towards the relationship with the Chinese mainland and it’s isolated financial capital Hong Kong

World Finance speaks with Frankie Fook-Lun Leung attorney and China expert on whether it’s wise for the Middle Kingdom to exert more control over Hong Kong considering its successful track record as a major financial hub. Come back later for a fu...

How will Shell and BG change energy markets?

In perhaps the highest profile oil and gas M&A deal this decade – Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy exploration company BG Group in a transaction worth over £47bn

In perhaps the highest profile oil and gas M&A deal this decade – Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy exploration company BG Group in a transaction worth over £47bn

World Finance speaks with Dr Christian Stadler of Warwick Business School on further M&A activity in the energy sector Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

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