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RBI’s R&D institute for banking to test blockchain technology

Jan 06, 2017 05:37 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), an arm of Reserve Bank of India, is set to test blockchain technology to support framework for digital transactions, as reported by Business Line. The...

Study provides fresh insights into the benefits of mobile money in Kenya

Jan 05, 2017 16:45 pm UTC| Economy Fintech

A recently published study on the long-run effects of mobile money on economic outcomes in Kenya provides some valuable insights that will benefit economic development and financial inclusion policies across Africa. The...

Fintech entrepreneur Peggy Mangot joins Wells Fargo's Innovation Group

Jan 05, 2017 07:26 am UTC| Fintech

Wells Fargo has appointed Peggy Mangot as the senior vice president of its Innovation Groups design and delivery leadership team, American Banker reported. Mangot served as the CEO of SparkGift, which was acquired by...

Keystone Bank selects fintech firm NetGuardians for protection against e-banking fraud

Jan 05, 2017 05:51 am UTC| Fintech

Nigeria-based Keystone Bank has chosen Swiss-based fintech firm NetGuardians for real-time protection from online banking fraud ensuring Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the countrys central bank and regulators recent...

Scottish university launches UK’s first fintech course

Jan 05, 2017 05:26 am UTC| Fintech

Scotland-based University of Strathclyde has announced the launch of a new masters program in fintech, making it UKs first fintech course, in order to support the digital transformation of the countrys financial...

Fintech startup Monese raises $10M to expand mobile banking to Europe

Jan 04, 2017 09:36 am UTC| Fintech

Fintech firm Monese that provides mobile banking for migrant workers, announced that it has raised $10 million from a suite of top investors from around the world including Anthemis Exponential Ventures, Korea Investment...

CMA, Lloyds Banking Group and Santander Group to keynote RBI 2017

Jan 04, 2017 09:29 am UTC| Fintech

The Retail Banking Innovation Conference 2017, organised by theFinTech Network, has announced the names of three keynote speakers for the event that is scheduled to be held on 14th and 15th March 2017 in...

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Economy

Brexit to have little impact on eurozone growth prospects in 2017 - Schaeuble

German Finance Minister, Schaeuble, speaking on the German growth prospects and on Brexit at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos said that Brexit is likely to have little impact on eurozone growth prospects in...

Too early to discuss ECB tapering, says Benoit Coeure

The European Central Banks executive board member Benoit Coeure speaking on the central banks monetary policy programme at Davos told CNBC that ultra-loose monetary policies will not last forever. However, he added that it...

Chart of the Day: Shrinking margins

This interesting chart, shared by Soberlook.com shows the difference between the input and output components of producer price index (PPI) for the United Kingdom. The recent drop in the pound has accelerated the input...

Steven Mnuchin supports strong dollar

Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker and the 45th President of the United States pick as the treasury secretary asserted in his support for a stronger dollar at the Senate confirmation hearing, which is striking...

China’s capital outflows mean tweaking of controls

There was further confirmation from SAFE yesterday that the Chinese authorities will continue to tweak the current system of capital controls to discourage and prevent capital outflows intensifying even further. The recent...

Politics

Theresa May confirms it'll be a hard Brexit – here's what that means for UK trade

Today, Theresa May confirmed that the UK government intends to leave the EUs single market and customs union. The consequences of this decision from a trade perspective should not be underestimated. The single market...

Liberal or conservative? Most of our beliefs shift around

One common reaction to the election of Donald Trump (and perhaps to a lesser extent, the Brexit vote) among liberals like me is an expression of dismay that some of our fellow citizens are more racist and more sexist than...

Trumpus Andronicus? What the Byzantine Empire can tell us about the rise of populist leaders

The approaching Donald Trump presidency has taken quite a battering from historians. Comparisons have abounded with the 20th centurys greatest villains, including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, even if some have...

How progressives can still make change in the age of Trump

Things are not looking good for American progressives. President-elect Donald Trump is poised to put in place many regressive policies in his quest to make America great again that are fundamentally at odds with what...

When politicians become pundits

Former prime minister Tony Abbotts weekend column in The Australian was a good example of professional politicians intervening in the public debate through guest punditry. Abbott has a journalistic background, and is...

Science

Why we should send Bill Gates to Mars

Bill Gates, along with a few of his billionaire friends, has launched a US$1 billion fund to support research into energy technologies that will help us address climate change. The idea behind Breakthrough Energy...

Bee Makes Endangered Species List, Scientific Community Alarmed

Bees are often considered the single most important pollinators in the natural world, helping to spread life all across the land by coming in contact with pollens and spreading them everywhere. Now, one species of these...

Scientists Create Li-Ion Batteries With Built-In Fire Extinguishers

Following the wake of widely covered incidents involving exploding lithium-ion batteries in products like the infamous hoverboard and the unfortunate Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the fire hazard posed by the power source has...

Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus' atmosphere

Venus is known both as the planet of love and the Earths evil twin. And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, theres actually a lot we dont know about our celestial neighbour. Now...

Menopause Reversing Treatment To Start Clinical Trials

A lot of things in life are thought to be irreversible and menopause has been one of the most devastating for a lot of women. Now, a new treatment that is meant to reverse menopause is about to go on clinical...

Technology

Government Green Lights Building Of Atlantis, Construction Begins in 2019

When talking about cities of the future, most people often think of major landmasses floating in the sky. Before getting there, however, it seems engineers are looking at solving the floating aspect first and they are...

Mind-Controlled Robot ‘Teleport Helps The Disabled Move Around

It would seem that the world of robotics is progressing at an exponential rate, with advances in artificial intelligence and cybernetic mimicry leading the charge. Now, machines that can be controlled via neural interface...

Meitu App Makes Users Look Like Cute Anime Characters And Vulnerable To Data Mining

There is a new app in the market that is skyrocketing in popularity of late because it can turn any user into a cute anime character. While the benefits may seem appealing, particularly to a certain otaku-ish segment of...

LG Patent Foldable Smartphones Too; Company Receives Tablet Hybrid Patent

LG seems to be seeking a dominant position in the smartphone market with its foldable phone model. GSMInfo first reported that LGs patent showcases a new smartphone model looking likea merger of two, different parts. The...

Mark Zuckerberg Doesnt Run His Facebook Profile, A PR Team Does

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most prolific billionaires in the U.S. largely thanks to his activities on Facebook. Having his own Facebook profile has given the social media figure the appearance of accessibility. However,...
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DEProducer Prices YY

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1.0 %

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0.3 %

January 23 07:00 UTC 37793779m

TRConsumer Confidence*

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63.40

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2.3 %

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-0.2 %

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-5.1 %

January 23 19:00 UTC 44994499m

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-2.5 %

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94 bln $

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