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Switzerland to swiftly develop bitcoin regulations

Jul 12, 2017 06:37 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Swiss Federal Council last week adopted an amendment of the Banking Ordinance (BankO), which aims to reduce the barriers to entry for fintech firms and boost the competitiveness of the Swiss financial center. To be...

Bank of Thailand, Monetary Authority of Singapore ink fintech agreement

Jul 12, 2017 06:01 am UTC| Fintech

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a FinTech Cooperation Agreement (CA) and updated an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Banking Supervision. The two...

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Thomson Reuters launches incubator program, seeks cryptocurrency and blockchain startups

Jul 10, 2017 05:55 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Global media giant Thomson Reuters has launched a startup incubator that will host early-stage entrepreneurs engaged in cutting-edge technologies. Thomson Reuters Labs The Incubator will offer an opportunity to the...

Japan’s FSA to launch fintech testing hub

Jul 05, 2017 12:06 pm UTC| Fintech

Japans Financial Services Agency announced that it will offer a framework for fintech firms to test new technologies, services and innovations in order to identify legal complications and risks standing in the way of...

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Barclays’ Rise to host variety of fintech events during London Fintech Week

Jul 05, 2017 10:31 am UTC| Fintech

Rise, an open innovation programme created by Barclays, is going to host a number of events during the London FinTech Week from 10-14 July at 41 Luke Street, London. The events include discussions on the current hot...

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Fintech firm Global Debt Registry completes blockchain proof-of-concept

Jul 04, 2017 10:38 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Global Debt Registry (GDR), a fintech company based in Delaware, has announced the completion of a secure permissioned blockchain proof-of-concept (POC). In its official release, the company explained that the inaugural...

Hong Kong Qianhai Authority, Dubai’s FSRA partner to drive investment and fintech cooperation

Jul 03, 2017 09:57 am UTC| Fintech

The Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen- Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone (Qianhai Authority) has partnered with Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to foster and...

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Economy

RBA likely to adopt tightening policy by 50 bps in 2018, says ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is expected to adopt a tightening monetary policy in 2018 is boosted by the hawkish shift in the RBAs language. This would reverse the rate cuts of 2016 and take the real cash back to...

New Zealand bonds slump at close after GDT price auction cheers markets

The New Zealand bonds slumped at the time of closing Wednesday after dairy prices rose at the overnight GlobalDairyTrade Price auction, reporting its second consecutive increase. Also, the countrys current account deficit...

New Zealand current account deficit narrows slightly higher than expectations in Q2

New Zealands current account deficit narrowed slightly more than expected in Q2; helped by historical revisions, the annual deficit fell to 2.8 percent of GDP. The seasonally adjusted current account deficit also...

JGBs tad lower post better-than-expected August trade balance data; eyes on BoJ’s policy decision

The Japanese government bonds trade slightly on the downside Wednesday after the countrys trade balance data for the month of August showed exports and imports surging in August, with both beating expectations as a...

Australian bonds plunge on growing investor confidence in the country’s economic outlook; RBA Lowe’s speech in focus

The Australian bonds plunged Wednesday as growing investor confidence in the Australian economic outlook has pushed rates on government bonds up to their highest level in six months. Also, investors will now be looking...

Politics

Undocumented youth divided over how to fight back against Trump immigration clampdown

Young immigrants from across the US participated in the first act of civil disobedience by undocumented youth under the Trump administration on July 26 in Texas. After protesters sat in the street outside the state capitol...

India at 70: after the celebrations, single-party dominance menaces democracy

Seventy years ago, Jawaharlal Nehrus famous Tryst with Destiny speech not only marked Indias independence from British rule but also expressed the vision for a united, democratic, egalitarian and modern country. Not...

Can corporate America afford to walk away from President Trump?

After campaigning as the candidate best able to work with business, President Donald Trump has shown he is anything but. A stream of resignations from high-level business counsels hit a crescendo recently when Trump was...

Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that's unlikely

Vladimir Putins power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and its easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not...

Warning signs of mass violence – in the US?

There are those who say that comparing President Donald Trumps rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler is alarmist, unfair and counterproductive. And yet, there has been no dearth of such comparisons since the 2016...

Science

Scientists Create Robots The Size Of DNA Strands That Can Rearrange Molecules

Robots are great for a lot of things and can perform functions that humans would either have a hard time accomplishing or simply would not be able to do. Among the latter case is rearranging the molecules of a living...

China Signs Deal With Israel Over Lab-Grown Meat, Food For The Future

With the world facing the global crisis known as climate change, most countries are doing whatever they can to reduce carbon emissions. However, one of the biggest contributing factors to greenhouse gasses that is rarely...

Denmark Finally Sells Last Oil Company For $7.45 Billion

As a country committed to fighting climate change and reducing its carbon footprint, Denmark is finally selling off the last remaining oil company in the country. The oil firms were owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and the...

Trump’s Pick For NASA Head Is Not A Scientist And A Prominent Climate Change Denier

The Trump administration has proven to be incompetent in filling crucial roles with qualified people, evidenced by an anti-EPA EPA head and an anti-DOE head of DOE. Now, the president has nominated a non-scientist who is...

Scientists Can Now Bioengineer Lungs, Reducing Potential Deaths Due To Organ Shortage

At this point, its no secret that being placed on the organ transplant list is no guarantee of survival if patients are in need of a new heart, or liver, or lung. One of the ways that this problem can be solved is by...

Technology

Scientists Create 3D-Printed Synthetic Muscle For Robots

While tech giants like Elon Musk are warning the world against a potential AI apocalypse once machines become more intelligent, some are more concerned about giving robots more tools to become stronger. One group of...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Criticized By Google Executive Over AI Fears

At this point, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the poster boy of cautious artificial intelligence development within the tech community. This has made him a target of those invested in the rapid development of AI such as...

Steam Addresses Review Bombing Issue, Adds Histogram

Theres no doubt that Valves digital distribution platform Steam has a review bombing problem. This is basically where gamers who have a problem with a video game publisher or studio that has nothing to do with the games...

GameStop Xbox One X Pre-Orders Coming Again Tomorrow, Better Get Ready

Fans who have been itching to get their hands on an Xbox One X will want to check out GameStops website. The next round of pre-orders is scheduled for tomorrow and its expected to be another Hunger Games situation....

Wolfenstein 2’s New Trailer Is NSFW And Really Pushes Anti-Fascism

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the upcoming game in Bethesdas shooter franchise. A new trailer for the title featuring some gameplay elements just came out and it is classified not safe for work (NSFW). Whats more,...
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September 20 11:00 UTC Released

USMBA 30-Yr Mortgage Rate

Actual

4.04 %

Forecast

Previous

4.03 %

September 20 11:00 UTC Released

USMortgage Refinance Index

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1497.8 %

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1636.8 %

September 20 14:00 UTC 6363m

USExisting Home Sales

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Forecast

5.46 Mln

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5.44 Mln

September 20 14:00 UTC 6363m

USExist. Home Sales % Chg

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0.3 %

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-1.3 %

September 20 14:30 UTC 9393m

TRCentral Govt Debt Stock*

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817.1 Bln TRY

September 20 15:30 UTC 153153m

BRForeign Exchange Flows*

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-1.251 Bln USD

September 21 08:30 UTC 11731173m

GBPSNB, MM GBP

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-0.76 Bln GBP

September 21 08:30 UTC 11731173m

GBPSNCR, MM GBP

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Forecast

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-3.912 Bln GBP

September 21 08:30 UTC 11731173m

GBPSNB Ex Banks GBP

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7.100 Bln GBP

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-0.184 Bln GBP

September 21 12:00 UTC 13831383m

BRIPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI

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0.15 %

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0.35 %

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