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Singapore and France establish Fintech Bridge to foster innovation

Mar 28, 2017 09:59 am UTC| Fintech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it has signed cooperation agreements with the Autorité de Contrle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des Marchés...

Blockchain Revolution Series

European Commission proposes pilot project to improve blockchain expertise of national regulators

Mar 28, 2017 05:16 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The European Commission has proposed a pilot project on blockchain or distributed ledger technology with regard to regulation. In a draft communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Central Bank,...

Digital Currency Revolution

Mizuho, Marubeni partner to explore opportunities to offer financial services using fintech

Mar 27, 2017 11:16 am UTC| Fintech

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. announced that it has signed a fintech agreement with Mizuho Bank and Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate Marubeni Corporation. The agreement will start...

AFS to host first MEA Fintech Forum 2017 in Manama on March 29

Mar 27, 2017 10:04 am UTC| Fintech

Arab Financial Services of Bahrain (AFS) announced that it is hosting the 1st Middle East and Africa Fintech Forum 2017 that will see leading bankers, fintech experts, regulators and financial industry representatives from...

Blockchain Revolution Series

BBVA and Alfa Bank use blockchain startup BlockNotary’s solution for identification purposes

Mar 27, 2017 09:57 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

BBVA, a multinational Spanish banking group, and Alfa Bank, the largest private commercial bank in Russia, are using blockchain startup BlockNotarys solution. Denizen is a completely online division of BBVA. The bank...

Fintech Awards Luxembourg invites applications for 2017 competition

Mar 27, 2017 07:22 am UTC| Fintech

Fintech Awards Luxembourg that explores outstanding fintech startups across the globe and introduces them to potential new clients and funding opportunities in the country, has opened its applications for the 2017...

Blockchain Revolution Series

SmartCard Marketing Systems expands Fintech Accelerator program for biometrics, blockchain and AI interoperability

Mar 27, 2017 05:52 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc., a fintech payment accelerator Co solutions provider, has announced the expansion of its Fintech Accelerator Offering for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to prepare for biometrics,...

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Economy

Central Bank of Russia likely to continue cautious monetary easing, hitting 8.50 pct by end-2017: Dankse Bank

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is expected to cut the key rate by 25 basis points to 9.50 percent, as does consensus, at its monetary policy meeting scheduled to be held on April 28. CBR governor Elvira Nabiullina...

US under Trump Series: US will not terminate NAFTA but renegotiate

President Donald Trump and his team decided against pulling the plug on North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after the President held two separate phone calls with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the...

US under Trump Series: Trump administration unveils tax proposals

The US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin finally unveiled portions of the much anticipated Trump tax proposals on Wednesday. Mr. Mnuchin said that the proposal would reduce corporate tax rates from the current 35 percent...

South Korea GDP growth likely to hold up at 2.9 pct in 2017, supported by normalisation in domestic politics: Commerzbank

The South Korean economy is expected to hold up at 2.9 percent growth this year, supported by normalisation in domestic politics, continual strong exports performance and proactive policies. At the start of the year,...

JGBs trade flat after BoJ leaves benchmark policy rate unchanged

The Japanese government bonds traded flat after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) left its benchmark policy rate unchanged at its monetary policy meeting held earlier today. Also, markets will be focusing on the countrys March...

Politics

The Kremlin has its watchful eyes set on the French elections

The Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. As early as 2014, the West...

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesias capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent...

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high profile people,...

The evolution of France's left and right politics, from the 1789 French Revolution to this year's election

France is heading to the polls on April 23 for the first round of its presidential election. This election holds particular importance for the European nation, which finds itself at a crossroads, with its whole political...

Turkey's constitutional referendum: experts express fear for a divided country

Unofficial results from Turkeys April 16 constitutional referendum show that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the right to expand presidential power. The yes campaign has won 51.37% of the votes while no has...

Science

Earth Day Protest Highlights Desperate Situation Of Science And Existing Hope

A few days ago, the world celebrated Earth Day. It was meant to be a time when humanity recognized the importance of Mother Nature, highlighting its plight in some form of solidarity. However, what ended up happening is...

Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications

At the end of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that close to two-thirds of all Australians had completed a degree or apprenticeship. The growth in the number of people attending a university or...

Death metal: how nickel played a role in the world's worst mass extinction

Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great Dying. Some 90% of the species in the oceans and 70% of vertebrate...

Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it's time for a new mission

Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturns moon Enceladus could provide enough energy in the water to feed microbial life, scientists have been searching for proof that...

"Pathogen hunters": citizen scientists track plant diseases to save species

Plant diseases threaten food security and sustainability. They affect ecosystems and change natural environments. They cost money, too. An enormous amount is spent globally each year to control these diseases; the damage...

Technology

Scientists Create Artificial Womb, Opens Doors To Miracles And Abominations

Science has given way to both some of the most useful and atrocious advancements in human history. The artificial womb that scientists just successfully created has the potential for breeding both. Not only does it offer...

Instagram Set To Hit 1 Billion Users Soon, Facebook Profits On The Rise

Facebook already has three platforms that surpassed the 1 billion user mark; its main platform, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Soon, its about to count Instagram on that exclusive list and unlike its two messaging platforms,...

Call Of Duty: WWII Revealed, Here Are The Noteworthy Details

Leaks about the upcoming Activision game Call of Duty: WWII has been flowing over the last few months, which provided the media and gamers a rough picture of what the game is going to be. With the official reveal of the...

New Amazon Echo Camera Offer Is A Huge, Creepy Security Risk

When the worlds biggest online retailer introduced the always-on feature of its Echo devices, it sparked a firestorm of debates with regards to security. As such, Amazon would have had to expect the same to happen when it...

Google Employs New Method To Combat Fake News And Offensive Content

With the tech giant still under a lot of pressure to do something about fake news and offensive content, Google is employing a new method to reduce the presence and visibility of either problem. The new solution largely...
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DEBW State CPI YY*

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2.0 %

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1.6 %

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0.0 %

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0.3 %

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EZECB Refinancing Rate*

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0.00 %

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EZECB Deposit Rate*

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-0.4 %

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-0.4 %

April 27 12:00 UTC 6666m

DECPI Prelim MM

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-0.1 %

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0.2 %

April 27 12:00 UTC 6666m

DECPI Prelim YY

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1.9 %

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1.6 %

April 27 12:00 UTC 6666m

DEHICP Prelim MM

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-0.1 %

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0.1 %

April 27 12:00 UTC 6666m

DEHICP Prelim YY

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1.9 %

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1.5 %

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BRIGP-M Inflation Index*

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-1 %

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0.01 %

April 27 12:30 UTC 9696m

USDurable Goods

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1.2 %

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1.8 %

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