Understand your contract of employment

Banks typically write confidentiality clauses into employment contracts, as well as restrictive clauses preventing former employees from approaching clients and staff. But do these clauses stand up in court? By Andrew Young

Solutions to rouble trouble

The rouble derivatives market developed in haste after further liberalisation of the currency in July 2006 and positive changes to the Russian Civil Code 1062, centring around the previous treatment of derivatives as gaming, in January 2007.

All eyes on the Middle East

Growing interest in Islamic banking, new technological developments and a wave of freshly repatriated money have put forex trading in the Middle East on the cusp of an exciting new era, reports Nikki Marmery