Russian financial institutions, MasterCard select 12 fintech startups for accelerator

May 30, 2017 05:50 am UTC| Fintech

Earlier in February, four Russian banks teamed up for a fintech lab and accelerator in collaboration with MasterCard and Accenture in order to foster the development of new banking products and services. Now, the...

Copenhagen FinTech, Singapore Fintech Association sign MOU to foster fintech innovations

May 29, 2017 05:54 am UTC| Fintech

Copenhagen FinTech, a Danish fintech ecosystem, has signed the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Fintech Association in order to test solutions and offer access to the wider markets of Europe and...

Japan’s Mizuho Group to establish fintech venture in June

May 26, 2017 09:56 am UTC| Fintech

Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group announced that it will start a fintech venture in the coming month in order to generate 100 billion yen ($894 million) in added value by 2020. According to the reports by Reuters, the...

DFSA launches Innovation Testing Licence for fintech companies

May 25, 2017 09:47 am UTC| Fintech

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) announced the launch of Innovation Testing Licence (ITL) that will permit fintech startups to apply for a class of financial services licence. ITL is a restricted financial...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Bank of Papua New Guinea explores blockchain potential for improving financial inclusion

May 25, 2017 06:23 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Australian government has allocated $200,000 to support the Bank of Papua New Guineas efforts to explore the potential of blockchain technology to help improve PNGs low rate of financial inclusion, ABC reported. The...

MAS, IFC sign memorandum of cooperation to develop fintech innovation in Asia

May 24, 2017 10:08 am UTC| Fintech

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it has signed a memorandum of cooperation with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in a move to establish and advance fintech innovation in Asia by developing the...

Initial Coin Offering Series

Global experts to come together for Initial Coin Offering Conference on May 29

May 19, 2017 15:01 pm UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

THEblockchain, along with EconoTimes, is going to host a conference focusing on Initial Coin Offering (ICO) a new and innovative fundraising method that has quickly gained popularity among fintech and blockchain...

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BoJ likely to maintain 'QQE with yield curve control' policy unchanged at upcoming monetary policy meeting, says Danske Bank

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is expected to maintain its QQE with yield curve control policy unchanged at the next monetary policy meeting ending on Tuesday, January 23. Governor Kuroda is further, likely to downplay the...

New Zealand bonds plunge at close tracking U.S. Treasuries; eyes on Q4 consumer inflation data

New Zealand government bonds plunged at the time of closing Friday, tracking a fall in U.S. Treasuries as well, on news of a plausible re-shuffling in the United States Federal Reserve. At the time of closing, the yield...

JGBs flat in muted trading session ahead of BoJ’s policy meeting early next week

Japanese government bonds remained flat in muted trading session Friday as investors are curiously eyeing the Bank of Japans (BoJ) monetary policy decision, scheduled to be held early next week for further detailed insight...

Australia 10-year bond yield reaches near 4-month high tracking U.S. counterpart on possibility of Fed re-shuffle, global sell-off

Australian 10-year government bond yields hit a near 4-month high on the last trading day of the week, tracking similar sound in the U.S. counterpart, following a possibility of a re-shuffling in the United States Federal...

U.S. Treasuries suffer ahead of initial jobless claims, 10-year TIPS auction

The U.S. Treasuries continued to be beaten Thursday as investors look forward to the countrys weekly initial jobless claims, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT, followed by the Philly Fed Manufacturing index, due...


GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to confront South Africa's bleak future

Among all the remarkable turns in African politics this year, one of the most momentous was Decembers ANC party congress in South Africa, where the party chose a new president: Cyril Ramaphosa, who narrowly bested...

Is the British monarchy actually adapting to changing social norms?

Is the royal marriage story were being sold really a fairy tale come true? Or is it a story spun by Buckingham Palace for its own self-interest, one shrouded in myth and make-believe? In the coverage of next summers...

Politics won out over international law in recent UN elections

For the first time in the courts history, the UK will not have a judge sitting at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Christopher Greenwood, who was seeking a second nine-year term, pulled out of the race on November...


Urban Farming Could Be Humanity’s Best Hope To Solve Deforestation And World Hunger

World hunger and global deforestation are two of the biggest problems assaulting humanity right now. Sure, theres also climate change, but it can almost be considered an umbrella under which all of the global threats from...

Automation Takes Over Stem Cell Manufacturing Too, FDA Approves

When discussing stem cell research, most people would likely bring up scientists harvesting stem cells from living tissue. While this is certainly true, there is now a new method that would allow researchers to manufacture...

Popular Pain Medication Ibuprofen Could Lead To Male Infertility, Study Says

Ibuprofen is one the most well-known pain medications in the West, taken by millions of people every day. Its a particular favorite of many athletes who suffer from muscle soreness and joint pains. According to a recent...

Scientists 3D-Print Living Tissue That Form Shapes, Pointless Or Gateway To Westworld?

Synthetic tissue has been a huge source of excitement in the scientific community for years, especially after 3D-printing technology really took off. Recently, scientists reveal that they were able to create shapes with...

Climate Change Impact Will Include More Asylum Seekers In Cooler Countries, Study Says

The impact that climate change can have is nearly universal. It pervades every aspect of human and animal life, making the planet uninhabitable by the day. One of the most alarming results of the increasingly hostile...


Apple Employees Get $2,500 Bonuses In Celebration Of Major Tax Cut

Apple might be a little late to the celebration game, but it will reportedly be giving employees $2,500 in bonuses to celebrate the recently passed tax cut bill. These bonuses will supposedly come in restricted stock units...

iPhone Users Beware, New iMessage ‘Text Bug’ Is Freezing Devices

A new bug that targets the iMessage feature on iPhones called chaiOS is currently floating around. Users who receive a message containing this bug are warned not to open it because it will cause their devices to crash....

Apple To Pay $38 Billion In Tax For Plans To Bring Home Its Billions From Overseas

Apple recently announced that it would be bringing home the bulk of its overseas funds, which happens to be the largest of any U.S. company. This would involve paying $38 billion in taxes, but it seems the company doesnt...

Apple Is Hiring For Work-From-Home Jobs Positions

Job hunters might want to perk up and pay attention. Apple is currently looking for new employees for both full-time and part-time positions that would allow them to work from home. Officially called At Home Advisors, the...

China Adds To Apple iPhone Slowdown Woes, Wants Answers

Yet another consumer group from a major smartphone market is looking for answers from Apple with regards to the issue of slowing down older iPhones. The Shanghai Consumer Council sent the Cupertino firm a letter, asking...
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