Is low FX volatility the quiet before the storm?

Analysts predict what lies ahead for foreign exchange markets in the coming months, following an unusually calm period of low volatility

Chinese tech investment comes home

Economic hostility and sanctions exchanged between the United States and China will impact development of reality technologies, with winners and losers on both sides of the trade war

Strategic foreign takeovers worry the West

Mergers and acquisitions are increasingly becoming matters of national sovereignty and security as China, in particular, extends its power

Investment opportunities in Africa

It presents promising, high-growth opportunities for investors, but Africa is not without significant risk, as Pete Guest reports

Africa - from petrodollars to progress

The shift in approach by a growing number of African states to the exploitation of their oil and gas resources could help transform Africa’s economies. Jason Kerr, Joshua Siaw and Anthony Elghossain of global law firm White & Case explain

Africa is on the cusp of an investment boom

Africa has long been viewed as a continent of untapped potential. Now favourable demographic and economic trends are attracting an influx of foreign investment, pointing towards a new era in its development, say Jason Kerr and Rebecca Campbell, partners at White & Case

Alternative funding for cash-starved UK firms

Islamic finance could help smaller UK companies bridge the high-street funding gap, as Christian Doherty discovers

Public works projects need financial kick-start

The government is making a bid for Islamic finance to prime major infrastructure projects, writes Dan Alderson