Economy & Finance

Infrastructure leads as investment activity returns to Brazil | World Finance

Brazil's economy is in the middle of a strange miracle, as economic stability emerges out of the recent politically tumultuous years. Latin...

Brazilian capital markets recover after government's economic U-turn | World Finance

Brazil's economy has been recently rocked by scandal after scandal. The Bovespa index had its worst day since 2008 in May 2017, when newly...

First Bank of Nigeria targets 30m customers in financial inclusion drive | World Finance

Nigeria's economy has been severely punished by the ongoing slump in oil prices: crude sales make up more than 90 percent of the country's export...

First Bank: Feeding Nigeria's 200 million people will be huge business | World Finance

Nigeria imports nearly a shipload of rice every week. But it is one of the most agriculturally fertile countries in Africa. The challenge, says...

Expanding Banking Coverage Through Innovation | World Finance

The Dominican republic has recently undergone vital changes to its banking infrastructure. René Grullón VP of Banko Popular Dominicano joins to...

Banking Revolution in the Dominican Republic | World Finance

Banko Popular Dominican has been at the forefront of Banking innovation for 52 years. René Grullón, VP of International and Private Business, sit...

Bancomext's extra $700m to support Mexico's IoT and creative industries | World Finance

In August 2016, Bancomext issued $700m in tier two subordinated preferred capital notes, to shore up its business of helping Mexico's exporters...

Baiduri Bank launches new online services for Brunei's businesses | World Finance

Bruneians demand sophisticated banking products, says Baiduri Bank CEO Pierre Imhof. They are wealthy, they travel the world, and they expect the...

Portugal's second wind after recession meltdown | World Finance

Antonio Gaioso Henriques, VP of Activo Bank, breaks down the steps that the government of Portugal has taken to reduce the debt to GDP ratio in the...

Is robo-advice the future of wealth management? | World Finance

Robotification has transformed manufacturing, logistics, and grocery shopping. But is it going to transform investment services? Paul Stratford and...

Blockchain: Complex challenges on the path to fintech transformation | World Finance

Blockchain is the innovation at the centre of the bitcoin phenomenon – a technology that can foster trust between completely anonymous transactors....

Turkey's insurance industry has $150bn potential – Zurich Turkey CEO | World Finance

Yılmaz Yıldız, CEO of Zurich Turkey, breaks down the country's $30bn insurance industry. Turkey has quite low insurance penetration compared with...

Yılmaz Yıldız: What Trump's wall means for emerging economies | World Finance

It's the bridge between Europe and Asia, enjoying one of the highest average growth rates in the OECD over the last few years. Despite domestic and...

Why we love being scared: The science of fear

Haunted houses, horror movies, spooky costumes -- why would anyone voluntarily get scared? CNN Tech's Ramy Zabarah and CNN Media's Frank Pallotta...