FIS, Venture Center select 10 startups for second VC Fintech Accelerator

May 12, 2017 10:45 am UTC| Fintech

Fidelity Information Services (FIS), a global provider of banking and payments technology leader, along with Venture Center has selected 10 companies to participate in the second year of VC Fintech Accelerator. The...

Fintech PR Agency Wachsman PR establishes European headquarter in Dublin

May 12, 2017 04:20 am UTC| Fintech

Wachsman PR, a global fintech public relations agency, has announced that it has established its European headquarters in Dublin. Founded by David Wachsman in 2015, Wachsman PR has set up its new office in Dublin,...

KPMG International acquires fintech innovation and matchmaking firm Matchi

May 11, 2017 10:02 am UTC| Fintech

KPMG International has acquired global fintech innovation and matchmaking platform Matchi that connects financial institutions like banks and insurance companies, with leading-edge financial services technology solutions...

BNP Paribas – Plug and Play venture team up with Station F to host fintech startup accelerator

May 10, 2017 09:35 am UTC| Fintech

Join venture of BNP Paribas Plug and Play has partnered with largest startup campus Station F in a move to host the second batch of fintech startup accelerator program. The fintech startups accepted into the...

Financial services companies team up to back Ohio fintech accelerator ‘Fintech71’

May 10, 2017 06:25 am UTC| Fintech

A group of Ohio financial services companies have teamed up in order to establish and back a new Ohio-based global fintech accelerator Fintech71. The effort is being backed by KeyBank, FifthThird, JPMorgan Chase,...

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Hong Kong’s FSDC releases two reports on fintech and DLT to foster development

May 10, 2017 05:42 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong (FSDC) has released two research reports in order to foster the development and application of fintech and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the country. The...

Nordea teams up with Stockholm Fintech Hub to accelerate innovation

May 05, 2017 10:19 am UTC| Fintech

Sweden-based financial services company Nordea announced that it is teaming up with Stockholm Fintech Hub (SFH), an office scape and hub that is dedicated to the fintech community, in order to collaborate on-site with...

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New Zealand bonds close narrowly mixed ahead of GDT auction

New Zealand bonds closed narrowly mixed on Tuesday as investors awaited Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction scheduled to be held today. At the time of closing, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves...

JGBs trade tad higher in quiet session ahead of Thanksgiving Day

Japanese bonds traded a tad higher on Tuesday as investors remained sidelined in any major deal ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The similar trend has been observed in the U.S. Treasuries, which saw a downward...

Australian bond yields remain little higher as RBA meeting minutes provide no surprises

Australian government bonds remained little loweron Tuesdayas the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) November monetary policy meeting minutes provided no surprises to the market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury...

U.S. Treasuries gain in muted trading session; eyes on Fed Chair Yellen’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries slightly gained Monday as investors remained sidelined in any major trading activity amid a silent session that witnessed data of little economic significance. Participants are now waiting to watch the...

EUR/USD likely to appreciate gradually towards 1.25-1.26 by end of 2018, says Credit Agricole CIB

The EUR/USD currency pair is expected to gradually appreciate towards the 1.25-1.26 level by the end of 2018, according to a recent report by Credit Agricole CIB. That said, risks for the pair remain tilted to the upside...


Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Kuwait's economic interest in mediating the Qatar-Gulf crisis

A blockade against Qatar by its Gulf neighbours is now in its fifth month. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed socio-economic ties with Qatar as punishment for its alleged support of terrorism...

Xi Jinping sets out plans to make China great again

In 1793, in his letter to Britains King George III, Chinas Qianlong emperor rejected all the British requests to improve the state of trade between England and China. After all, the Middle Kingdom possesses all things in...

Terrorist leaders in the Philippines are dead – will democracy be restored?

For almost five months, 21 million people in the southern Philippines have been living under martial law. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the province of Mindanao in May in response to...

Why the new banking laws won’t be the slam dunk the government is expecting

The federal government is set to enact new laws covering Australian banks, senior executives and directors. Called the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR), it imposes new legal obligations on banks and their...


Cancer Patient Injected With Vaccine For The First Time

Cancer is one of the last remaining major illnesses that still does not have a vaccine, but human trials have finally begun to change all this. Moderna Therapeutics just injected a patient with a cancer vaccine for the...

New Zealand’s Plan To Weaponize CRISPR To Annihilate Pests Sparks Debate In Scientific Community

Its always the same story. Governments want to use science as a weapon of mass destruction, certain members of the scientific community speak up about the potential consequences, and the debates ensue. In the case of New...

Scientists Achieved Real-Time Gene Editing In Live Human Subject For The First Time

Gene editing is considered by many as the future of medicine. The potential uses attributed to the field range from curing all kinds of diseases to making humans practically invulnerable. For the first time, scientists...

Scientist Proves Brain Implant Can Improve Memory By 30%

These days, one of the hottest topics in the tech and medical industries is the matter of cybernetics or merging man with machine. A scientist has recently advanced this field by demonstrating how a brain implant can...

FDA Approves New Smart Pill, Raises Concerns Of U.S. Government Spying

For the most part, developing new medical technologies is a huge benefit to people. Take for instance the smart pill that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved, which is meant to monitor if patients are...


EA Scrambles To Fix Need For Speed Loot Boxes In Light Of Battlefront II Outrage

In a way, its almost admirable how Electric Arts (EA) believed it could push a pay-to-win (P2W) system in a full-priced game worth $60 like Star Wars Battlefront II and gamers would not mind. Unfortunately for the...

DJI Offers $30K In Bug Bounty Program Then Threatens To Sue Cybersecurity Researcher

Bug bounty programs have become common in the tech industry, with companies offering money to white hat hackers who will then find security problems for them. DJI did the same thing in August, which resulted in a security...

Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Phone Gets Official Support Page

Not a lot of U.S. consumers might know this, but Samsung also has its own smartphone offering with the letter X on it. Its the Galaxy X and it has been the subject of rumors for years. Thanks to the addition of a support...

Tesla Roadster 2.0 Goes 0-60Mphs In 1.9 Seconds And Might Fly

Last week, Elon Musk got on stage to showcase his new electric semi and the new version of the companys Roadster. The CEO rattled specs that elicited screams of excitement from the audience, including acceleration of...

Apple’s Female Diversity Chief Resigning Following Outrage Over ‘Blue-Eyed, Blond Men’ Comment

Last week, news broke out that the female diversity chief of Apple, Denise Young Smith was resigning after the backlash she received following certain unfortunate remarks she made in October. This is a surprising turn of...
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November 20 20:00 UTC Released

BRCAGED Net Payroll Jobs*


77 k



77 k

November 20 13:00 UTC Released

RURetail Sales YY


3.0 %


3.9 %


3.1 %

November 21 13:55 UTC 452452m

USRedbook MM




-1.2 %

November 21 13:55 UTC 452452m

USRedbook YY




2.3 %

November 22 12:00 UTC 17771777m

USMBA Mortgage Applications




3.1 %

November 22 12:00 UTC 17771777m

USMortgage Market Index




401.7 Bln EUR

November 22 13:30 UTC 18671867m

USJobless Claims 4-Wk Avg




237.75 k

November 22 13:30 UTC 18671867m

USInitial Jobless Claims



240 k


249 k

November 22 13:30 UTC 18671867m

USContinued Jobless Claims



1.882 Mln


1.860 Mln

November 22 14:30 UTC 19271927m

BRForeign Exchange Flows*




-3.412 Bln USD


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