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Bank Negara Malaysia’s FTEG calls participants for ‘Fintech Hacks’ initiative

Apr 17, 2017 10:12 am UTC| Fintech

The Financial Technology Enabler Group (FTEG) that was established by Bank Negara Malaysia in June 2016, has launched an initiative Fintech Hacks that identifies pain points in the delivery as well as consumption of...

Filipino Startup First Circle raises funding from global investors

Apr 17, 2017 06:55 am UTC| Fintech

First Circle, a fintech SME lender in South East Asia, has announced investments from Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, and Deep Blue VC. Based in the...

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Japanese Bankers Association to build common blockchain platform for member institutions

Apr 17, 2017 05:37 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Japanese Bankers Association (JBA) last week announced its plans to build a blockchain-based system that will act as a common basis for members to experiment with the technology, Nikkei reported. In March, the JBA...

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Insurtech startup Etherisc wins Most Innovative Blockchain Startup award at Blockshow Europe

Apr 17, 2017 04:16 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Etherisc, a Munich-based Insurtech startup, has bagged the Blockchain Oscar for Most Innovative Blockchain Startup. Produced by The Cointelegraph, the competition was a part of Blockshow Europe 2017. Six promising...

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Global Insurance Symposium 2017 to discuss blockchain and other innovative technologies

Apr 14, 2017 05:54 am UTC| Fintech

The fourth annual conference of the Global Insurance Symposium, to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, from April 25-27, will focus on innovative technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles,...

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Reserve Bank of Australia sets up internal working group to explore blockchain technology

Apr 14, 2017 04:21 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Reserve Bank of Australia and other domestic regulators are increasingly focusing on blockchain technology and conducting intensive research on the technology. This has been revealed by the central bank in a recent...

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R3, ACORD partner to launch blockchain centre of excellence for insurance industry

Apr 13, 2017 06:00 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Financial innovation firm R3 has announced its partnership with Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD), a non-profit organisation that provides the global insurance industry with data...

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Economy

Is China the potential driver of a new wave of globalisation?

Since the 2008 global financial crisis and with a particular impetus after Xi Jinping became president in 2012 Chinas foreign policy has been characterised by a departure from a keeping a low profile approach to one of...

Japan's underlying inflationary pressures remain subdued, highlight difficult task ahead for the BoJ

In Japan, data from the Internal Affairs Ministry showed on Friday that Japans core consumer inflation gauge rose for a fourth month in April, the longest run of gains since mid-2015, but remains far below the central...

German bunds climb on safe-haven demand amid quiet trading session

The German bunds climbed at the close of the trading week on Friday as investors poured into safe-haven instruments amid a quiet trading session that witnessed data of less economic significance. The yield on the...

EUR/HUF likely to remain steadily higher over the coming year, says Commerzbank

MNB remained dovish at its May Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting this week, but there was the absence of any fresh dovish signals, which made markets wonder whether or not MNB was going to reconsider its ultra-dovish...

JGBs flat post slightly lower-than-expected April core consumer inflation

The Japanese government bonds traded flat on the last trading day of the week after reading the countrys slightly lower-than-expected core consumer price inflation for the month of April. The benchmark 10-year bond...

Politics

Virtual doorstep: journalists, social media and the victims of tragedy

Some of the most powerful stories about the atrocity in Manchester have been told online: whether pictures of the missing, the videos taken in the aftermath or the hashtags such as #roomformanchester or #acityunited...

How World War I changed the weather for good

Culture has rarely tired of speaking about the weather. Pastoral poems detail the seasonal variations in weather ad nauseam, while the term pathetic fallacy is often taken to refer to a Romantic poets wilful translation of...

Beyond Brexit: ‘Global Britain’ looks to the emerging Anglosphere for new opportunities

What lies beyond Brexit? This is not just a question for the United Kingdom and the European Union, but also one that will reverberate around the world. One answer is the Anglosphere. Often spoken of as an...

Electioneering in the social media age

Britain is engaged in a General Election contest and once again political parties are investing money, time and energy in their online presence. The Tories are ploughing cash into Instagram adverts and Labour is doing its...

How UKIP’s decline could provide a major boost for Theresa May

The British prime minister Theresa May called a snap general election in the expectation that it will deliver her a substantially increased parliamentary majority. This in turn would give her the strong and stable...

Science

Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage

Big dams have a bad reputation. Theyre often associated with social disruption and environmental damage. That perception is now shifting. The challenges of climate, urbanisation and economic growth in countries and...

There Are Now Tattoos That Can Say It Was Stupid To Get A Tattoo Out Loud

Humans have had a long history with tattoos, going back to the hunter-gatherer days when primitive tribes would mark themselves after a successful hunt or winning a war. These days, tattoos have become a fashion statement,...

Gas Station On The Moon Planned, Mars Mission Jump Point

There are several developments in the space sector right now, one of which is the effort to colonize Mars. However, this project has quite a few obstacles with energy burnout being a major factor. This is where a Caltech...

Arms Early Impressions Favorable, Nintendo Switch Motion Control Seems Good

When it was announced that Nintendo was going to be released a fighting game with motion controls called Arms, many were concerned that the response wouldnt be up to par. Based on early impressions, however, both the game...

Scientific Proof That Vegans Are Right, Going Meatless Will Save The World

In developed communities, particularly in the US, Vegans have earned unfortunate reputations for being a little annoying. However, new scientific research suggests that they may actually have the right standpoint on the...

Technology

Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions

In 1904, Lizzie Magie patented The Landlords Game, a board game about property ownership, with the specific goal of teaching players about how a system of land grabbing impoverishes tenants and enriches property owners....

Another Private Rocket Company Competes With SpaceX, Successful Test Reaches Space

Theres no denying that Elon Musks SpaceX is the most popular private space company in the business right now. However, its not the only one. Another American company successfully launched a rocket from a New Zealand site,...

Free ‘The Witcher’ Game Available To Players Of ‘Gwent’ Closed Beta

CD Projekt Red has opened the doors to the open beta of the Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, so everyone can finally try out the spin-off card game found in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt title. This isnt the end of the surprises,...

Fallout 4 Is Free-To-Play This Weekend, But Only This Weekend

Theres no doubt that Bethesdas Fallout 4 video game has been a financial success, but it seems the company wants to increase the exposure of the title years after its release. This weekend, players will be able to download...

Far Cry 5 Details Revealed; Cults And Inbred Characters?

After confirming a few details about Far Cry 5 last week, Ubisoft promised that it will do the official announcement of the game in a few days. In the meantime, the company released an official artwork for the game that...
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May 26 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

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5.1 %

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5.0 %

May 26 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Index*

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144.1 %

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144.5 %

May 28 15:00 UTC 15161516m

SAM3 Money Supply YY*

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0.0 %

May 28 15:00 UTC 15161516m

SAPvt Sector Loans YY*

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-0.1 %

May 29 08:00 UTC 25362536m

EZLoans to Households*

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2.4 %

May 29 08:00 UTC 25362536m

EZLoans to Non-Fin

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2.3 %

May 29 08:00 UTC 25362536m

EZMoney-M3 Annual Grwth*

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5.2 %

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5.3 %

May 29 23:30 UTC 34663466m

JPAll Household Spending MM*

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1.1 %

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-2 %

May 29 23:30 UTC 34663466m

JPAll Household Spding YY*

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-0.7 %

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-1.3 %

May 29 23:30 UTC 34663466m

JPJobs/Applicants Ratio

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1.46 %

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1.45 %

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