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14 Nov, 2013, 09:00 GMT Hedge Fund Industry on the Road to Recovery

 Extreme market volatility, adverse global macroeconomic conditions, underperforming markets and low consumer confidence all colluded to create an...


13 Nov, 2013, 09:00 GMT New Beginnings for the Insurance Industry

 The past year has been challenging for insurers, due in large part to modest economic growth in key markets and low interest rates - particularly...


12 Nov, 2013, 09:00 GMT A Transformative Year for the Oil and Gas Industry

The state of the oil and gas markets in 2013 is markedly different to what it was just a few short years ago, and somewhat different to the...


11 Nov, 2013, 09:00 GMT Project Finance on the Up

 As infrastructural developments start to take off in earnest, World Finance looks at the current fiscal details behind these large scale...


09 Nov, 2013, 12:30 GMT World Finance Celebrates Telecoms Awards

Telecoms has seen something of a revival of late. Data has come to play an increasingly important role, mobile technology has driven rapid...


04 Oct, 2013, 12:30 BST Turkey's EU Waiting Game

For the better part of 20 years Turkey has remained a staple on the EU waiting list due to it having consistently fallen far short of the single...


03 Oct, 2013, 10:00 BST Marc Rich: Entrepreneur to Exile

"I am a modest, quiet person who has never done anything illegal," claimed a frustrated Marc Rich in an interview with now Senior Editor of Fortune...


19 Sep, 2013, 10:00 BST The Rise of Sustainable Banking

"Gone are the days when banks existed purely for the purpose of generating profits," writes World Finance, as financial crisis and the banking...


17 Sep, 2013, 10:00 BST Banking is Back from the Brink

The story of banking's success in 2013 is one that has eluded the headlines. Granted, a fair few banks have found themselves subjected to intense...


13 Sep, 2013, 16:00 BST World Finance Banking Awards 2013 Announced

The banking industry has undergone a fair few changes throughout the past year. Much has been done to ensure that an industry riddled with...


13 Sep, 2013, 16:00 BST Breitling Oil and Gas Leads Race to US Energy Independence

For years natural gas has remained unloved and undervalued; that is, until recently where advances in fracking and horizontal drilling have put the...


02 Sep, 2013, 17:04 BST Monetary Policy Holds Economy Hostage

Expansionary monetary policy is the hallmark of recovery say some, in particular those who've followed the US's ascent from economic despair by means ...


22 Aug, 2013, 15:42 BST Blackstone Targets Retail Investors

Blackstone Group, along with partners Fidelity Investments, aim to expand their reach to retail clients and rid the hedge fund market of its...


21 Aug, 2013, 12:29 BST China: A Force for Responsible Business?

There remains a lingering air of suspicion regarding China's capacity for responsible business. Scepticism is rife, particularly amongst Western...


21 Aug, 2013, 11:03 BST Nigeria's Regulatory Struggle for Islamic Finance

Nigeria boasts Africa's fastest growing banking sector and is now looking to expand its reach to Islamic finance, provided it can negotiate the...


14 Aug, 2013, 12:52 BST Statoil Technology Boosts Oil and Gas Markets

Hydraulic fracturing has revolutionised the extractive industry in recent years. The technological marvel has revitalised the US's lacklustre energy...


09 Aug, 2013, 15:34 BST Why is Detroit Digging in the Dirt?

It once stood at the peak of American industry, but now Detroit is a shadow of its former self. The news of its bankruptcy in July shocked many...


17 Jul, 2013, 15:05 BST The Largest Gathering of the World's Legal Community

"Many of the core issues affecting the global economy are so far-reaching because they exist within the framework of the institutions attempting to...


08 Jul, 2013, 12:49 BST Award Winning Enterprises Promise Growth

As the global economy struggles to revive a largely moribund constitution, enterprises that have nevertheless demonstrated success of late are...


29 May, 2013, 14:57 BST Private Banking's Squeezed Middle Devise New Strategies

Private bankers in emerging areas of Europe are seeing the middle segment of their market squeezed with only the biggest and the boutiques surviving, ...


09 May, 2013, 12:13 BST Is Carney the Man to Boost the UK?

Brimming with insightful, intuitive and intelligently sourced content by some of the most respected writers in the business domain, World Finance is...


19 Mar, 2013, 18:51 GMT World Finance Asks: What Would Happen Should the UK Totally Separate From the EU?

Packed with insightful, opinionated and intelligently researched content by many of the most respected writers in the business domain, World Finance...


12 Feb, 2013, 11:59 GMT How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Inflation and Love QE

"QE has earned itself a nasty reputation because of its close and personal relationship with inflation, but in the current climate, it has become...


11 Jan, 2013, 12:17 GMT Banking Landscape Changes as World Economic Forum's AGM Dawns

As world leaders prepare for the World Economic Forum's AGM in Davos at the end of the month, World Finance is reassessing the changing narratives of ...


09 Jan, 2013, 10:53 GMT What Do Microsoft, Ford and Red Bull Have in Common?

 Microsoft, Ford and Red Bull are three of the 100 stand-out performers of 2012, according to the World Finance readership and editorial panel. The...