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Banks actively developing fintech and blockchain solutions to maintain competitiveness: HKMA

Jun 20, 2017 07:34 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Banks are increasingly exploring latest biometric identification technology, including blockchain or distributed ledger technology, Norman Chan, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, recently said in an official...

Fintech Australia to host ‘Intersekt’ fintech festival in Melbourne from October 27 to November 3

Jun 19, 2017 09:08 am UTC| Fintech

Fintech Australia announced that it would host a week-long fintech festival in Melbourne later this year from 27 October-3 November 2017 that is expected to be the most influential fintech event in the Asia-Pacific...

FINRA establishes fintech Innovation Outreach Initiative to better track developments

Jun 16, 2017 06:51 am UTC| Fintech

FINRA, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, announced that it has established fintech Innovation Outreach Initiative in order to bolster better understanding of fintech innovations and their impact on the...

ASIC, SFC enter into fintech cooperation to support and understand the financial innovation

Jun 14, 2017 07:04 am UTC| Fintech

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced that it has entered into a seal agreement on fintech cooperation with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in a move to support and...

KPMG acquires fintech firm Matchi

Jun 12, 2017 07:33 am UTC| Fintech

Big four auditing firm KPMG has acquired global innovation and fintech matchmaking platform Matchi that has connected more than 100 leading banks and insurance companies around the world with implementable fintech...

Digital Currency Revolution

US firm Synechron joins Misys InFusion Partner Program amid blockchain push

Jun 12, 2017 04:29 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Synechron Inc., a New York-based financial services consulting and technology services provider, has announced that it will join the Misys InFusion Partner Program. Misys launched the InFusion Partner Program in 2014....

MAS, ASBA sign MOU to bolster fintech innovation

Jun 09, 2017 08:49 am UTC| Fintech

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA) in order to bolster fintech collaborations between both the...

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FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 23rd August 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Japan: Flash Nikkei manufacturing PMI improves to 52.8 in...

Japanese bonds steady in lacklustre trade, inflation data in focus

The Japanese bonds traded nearly flat Wednesday as market awaits inflation data scheduled for Thursday, August 24 at 23:30 GMT. Also, little trading activity is observed in the light of no important economic data or...

Australian bonds slump following weakness in U.S. treasuries, Jackson Hole in focus

The Australian bonds slumped Wednesday tracking weakness in the U.S. treasuries as investors digest weak economic data ahead of the Federal Reserves Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium scheduled for this Friday in...

U.K. manufacturing sector sentiment remains positive in August

The CBI Industrial Trends survey showed that confidence in the U.K. manufacturing sector continued to be positive in August, with the output index dropping slightly from its record reading of 31 percent in July to 30...

German ZEW index drops to ten-month low in August

The initial of the several economic surveys for the month of August due this week was a mixed bag. The German ZEW survey of investor analysts saw the outlook index dropped by the most in thirteen months to a ten-month low...


A major uprising in Jerusalem and beyond is just a few missteps away

The last thing the Middle East needs is a major conflagration in Israel-Palestine but a summer crisis in Jerusalem made it clear that in the right circumstances, it really could happen. The crisis began in the early...

Charlottesville, Virginia: the history of the statue at the centre of violent unrest

The violent scenes in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to the death of one woman and left many more injured began as a dispute over a statue of General Robert E. Lee, which sits in a local public park. However, the...

Charlottesville, Donald Trump, and the dark side of American populism

Charlottesville, Virginia is home to the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson; he was a slave owner, but today stands as a symbol of the USs egalitarian ethos and political myth. But on August 12, some seven...

Is liking something on Facebook 'protected political speech'? It depends

Australians are often surprised to learn that their Constitution contains no right to free speech. Even the right to political speech, which is constitutionally implied, is increasingly complicated by new online platforms...

Why the withering nuclear power industry threatens US national security

These are tough times for nuclear power in the U.S. Power plants under construction are facing serious delays, halts and cost overruns. Utilities in South Carolina abandoned a project to complete construction of two power...


Scientists Advance 3D-Printed Living Tissue, Artificial Organ Creation

When most people think of 3D-printing, they imagine plastic or metal objects such as furniture or machine parts. However, scientists have been working on printing living tissue as well, which would allow scientists to...

Eclipse of reason: Why do people disbelieve scientists?

If youve been paying attention, you know that on Aug. 21, were in for a special cosmic treat: the Great American Eclipse of 2017. The moons shadow will track a 4,000-kilometre course across the continental United States...

Hackers Spread Malware Via DNA, Could Destroy Police Computer Networks

Scientists and engineers have been pushing the digital frontier for decades and they have just pushed the boundaries towards new territory. Encoding a malware in DNA, scientists were able to infect computers that tried to...

Scientists Discover New Type Of Brain Cells That Could Lead To Hyperintelligence

While tech revolutionaries like Elon Musk prefer to merge man with machine in order to make humans smarter, stronger, and better, others prefer a more biological approach. A team of scientists recently discovered new types...

Expert Warns Of CRISPR Causing Class Warfare

Humanity is living in an interesting age, where scientists can finally start manipulating the human genome in ways that were not possible before due to CRISPR. Many have even hypothesized that through these amazing...


AI’s Music Album Released With Song Lyrics From YouTuber

For some time now, artificial intelligence and machine learning have been the subject of intense debate and speculation as to what they are capable of. Recently, an album was released with the music created completely by...

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Is Coming, It Costs $200

BioWare is about to give collectors who are fans of the BioShock franchise a treat come November when its BioShock 10th Anniversary Collectors Edition package arrives. Its a limited offer that comes with a BioShock: The...

Shenmue 3 Trailer Finally Released, Tempering Expectations Advised

The action RPG Shenmue franchise has had a cult following since its launch in earlier console generations. Since then, the third title has had to be crowdfunded, with expectations for the end result being high. A trailer...

HTC Vive Gets $200 Cheaper Following Similar Oculus Rift Tactic

Last month, Oculus decided to slash the price of its high-end virtual reality headset, the Rift in order to make it more appealing to mass consumers. This time, its HTCs turn to make its incredibly expensive Vive unit...

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Sold Out In All Stores

During the 2017 Gamescom event on Sunday, Microsoft finally launched pre-orders for the special edition of its upcoming super-powered console the Xbox One X called the Xbox One X Project Scorpio. The name is obviously an...
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