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ECB President Draghi highlights risk of market fragmentation resulting from different blockchain approaches

May 30, 2017 06:11 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The European Central Bank (ECB) is closely monitoring potential risks from fintech and is also contributing to financial innovation by acting as operators, ECB President Mario Draghi said recently. Speaking at the ECON...

Russian financial institutions, MasterCard select 12 fintech startups for accelerator

May 30, 2017 05:50 am UTC| Fintech

Earlier in February, four Russian banks teamed up for a fintech lab and accelerator in collaboration with MasterCard and Accenture in order to foster the development of new banking products and services. Now, the...

Copenhagen FinTech, Singapore Fintech Association sign MOU to foster fintech innovations

May 29, 2017 05:54 am UTC| Fintech

Copenhagen FinTech, a Danish fintech ecosystem, has signed the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Fintech Association in order to test solutions and offer access to the wider markets of Europe and...

Japan’s Mizuho Group to establish fintech venture in June

May 26, 2017 09:56 am UTC| Fintech

Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group announced that it will start a fintech venture in the coming month in order to generate 100 billion yen ($894 million) in added value by 2020. According to the reports by Reuters, the...

DFSA launches Innovation Testing Licence for fintech companies

May 25, 2017 09:47 am UTC| Fintech

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) announced the launch of Innovation Testing Licence (ITL) that will permit fintech startups to apply for a class of financial services licence. ITL is a restricted financial...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Bank of Papua New Guinea explores blockchain potential for improving financial inclusion

May 25, 2017 06:23 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Australian government has allocated $200,000 to support the Bank of Papua New Guineas efforts to explore the potential of blockchain technology to help improve PNGs low rate of financial inclusion, ABC reported. The...

MAS, IFC sign memorandum of cooperation to develop fintech innovation in Asia

May 24, 2017 10:08 am UTC| Fintech

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it has signed a memorandum of cooperation with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in a move to establish and advance fintech innovation in Asia by developing the...

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Economy

New Zealand bonds gain at close on loss of investor appetite despite ruling National Party’s lead at latest polls

The New Zealand bonds gained at the time of closing Thursday as investors poured into safe-haven instruments, away from riskier equities and oil, despite the ruling National Party gaining traction in the latest NZ election...

Malaysia CPI inflation surprisingly rises in August, owing to higher oil prices

Malaysias consumer price-led inflation index (CPI) for the month of August surprised on the upside after four consecutive months of decline, headline CPI inflation picked up in August to register 3.7 percent y/y, from 3.2...

JGBs remain little changed after BoJ stands pat on monetary policy decision

The Japanese government bonds remained little changed Thursday after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday and maintained its upbeat view of the economy, signaling its conviction that a solid recovery...

Australian bonds plunge following weakness in U.S. treasuries; RBA Governor Lowe's speech in focus

The Australian bonds plunged Thursday, following weakness in the U.S. counterpart after the Federal Reserve announced its policy decision yesterday, announcing that it will begin its balance sheet normalization next month....

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...

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

Electric Bus Breaks World Record In Long Distance Driving In A Single Charge, 1,100 Miles

Range is the biggest problem that most people have when it comes to electric vehicles, but as one company that made an electric bus just proved, this is really not an issue. Packing some really big batteries, a bus by a...

Nintendo Finally Issues Take Down For Super Mario 64 Online

Well, it was only a matter of time and it seems Nintendo has finally noticed the Super Mario 64 Online mod. As expected, the video game giant has issued a takedown notice to the people behind the project, which it has done...

Hidden Switch NES Golf Is Apparently A Tribute To Late Video Game Legend Satoru Iwata

Recently, reports of the Nintendo Switch having a hidden NES Golf game in its codes started circulating. At the time, it was thought to be a fun little detail in a console thats simply rocking the industry with its...

Apple Intentionally Makes iPhones Vulnerable To Hacking With iOS 11

With the tech world constantly being besieged by hacking threats at every single moment of every day, users expect companies like Apple to make them safer, not more vulnerable. However, it would seem that the Cupertino...

HTC Suspends Trading Amid Google Acquisition Rumors

HTC just suspended trading of its stocks in the Taiwan Stock Exchange, which is reportedly due to the matter of Googles impending acquisition of the company. Neither company has yet to confirm if this is actually...
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September 21 07:00 UTC Released

TRConsumer Confidence*

Actual

68.70 %

Forecast

Previous

71.1 %

September 21 00:00 UTC Released

JPBOJ Rate Decision*

Actual

-0.1 %

Forecast

-0.1 %

Previous

-0.1 %

September 21 08:30 UTC 8888m

GBPSNB, MM GBP

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-0.76 Bln GBP

September 21 08:30 UTC 8888m

GBPSNCR, MM GBP

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-3.912 Bln GBP

September 21 08:30 UTC 8888m

GBPSNB Ex Banks GBP

Actual

Forecast

7.100 Bln GBP

Previous

-0.184 Bln GBP

September 21 12:00 UTC 298298m

BRIPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI

Actual

Forecast

0.15 %

Previous

0.35 %

September 21 12:00 UTC 298298m

BRIPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI YY*

Actual

Forecast

2.60 %

Previous

2.68 %

September 21 12:30 UTC 328328m

CAWholesale Trade MM

Actual

Forecast

-0.9 %

Previous

-0.5 %

September 21 12:30 UTC 328328m

USInitial Jobless Claims

Actual

Forecast

300 k

Previous

284 k

September 21 12:30 UTC 328328m

USJobless Claims 4-Wk Avg

Actual

Forecast

Previous

263.25 k

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