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Deutsche Bank hires MD and Global Head of FinTech

Jun 01, 2017 09:58 am UTC| Fintech

Deutsche Bank, a German global banking and financial services company, has appointed Tommaso Zanobini as Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Technology (fintech), which is a joint venture between Deutsche Banks...

Blockchain Revolution Series

MAS pushes Project Ubin ahead for blockchain trials

Jun 01, 2017 05:41 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has revealed the details of its project which aims to place a tokenized form of the Singaporean Dollar (SGD) on a distributed ledger. A joint report from the MAS and consulting...

Canadian fintech firm Wave raises $24M in Series D funding led by NAB Ventures

May 31, 2017 10:55 am UTC| Fintech

Canadian fintech company Wave has raised US$24 million in Series D funding round that was led by Australianbased NAB Ventures. The funding round also saw investments from Royal Bank of Canada, Silicon Valley venture...

Bank of Montreal launches second fintech accelerator

May 30, 2017 10:51 am UTC| Fintech

Bank of Montreal (BMO) announced the launch of second four-month fintech accelerator program with the DMZ incubator at Ryerson University in as move to strengthen its fintech collaborations, Finextra reported. The...

Fintech startup Autobooks relocates to Detroit for rapid expansion

May 30, 2017 06:46 am UTC| Fintech

Fintech startup Autobooks that produces payment and accounting software, which integrates into online banking platforms, announced that it has relocated to Downtown Detroit, as it sees a significant potential for fintech...

Blockchain Revolution Series

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...

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Economy

Australian bonds slump following weakness in U.S. Treasuries; FOMC decision in focus

Australian government bonds slumpedon Mondayfollowing weakness in the U.S. Treasuries as investors remained optimistic about December and three more rate hike by the Federal Reserve next year. The yield on the benchmark...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 11th December 2017

Not many economic data and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks Upcoming: Italy: Retail sales report for October will be published at 9:00 GMT. Greece: industrial production...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 8th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: Hoe loans down 0.6 percent in October. Investment lending for homes grew 1.6...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 7th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: October trade balance came at $105 million. Upcoming: Japan:...

U.S. Commerce department announces affirmative preliminary circumvention Rulings on Steel from Vietnam

Last night, U.S. Commerce Department announced preliminary affirmative circumvention rulings on steel imported from Vietnam accusing that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) and certain cold-rolled steel flat products...

Politics

Latino elites are paying the California dream forward

American Latino economic elites have incomes and wealth in the top 5 percent of earners. Some own multi-million-dollar companies or work as corporate executives. Latino politicians like Kevin De León, who is...

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Science

Scientists Prevent Weight Gain Despite High Fat Diet

The alarming rate of obesity and weight gain in industrialized nations is one of the most concerning health issues plaguing developed countries today. Scientists might have just come much closer to finally ending this...

Study Says Air Pollution Makes Exercise Pointless, Poses Huge Health Risks To Unborn Babies

Scientists have been encouraging older people to exercise in order to stay healthy, but according to a recent study, air pollution makes this rather pointless. Whats more, another study found that a dirty atmosphere has...

Baby Born Via Transplanted Uterus For The First Time

Further proving that advances in medical science never cease to amaze, a woman just gave birth to a baby with a transplanted uterus. This is the first time it has ever happened in the U.S. and provides hope to a lot of...

Smartphone Addiction Increases Anxiety And Depression, Study Finds

It might feel like the same old story, where elders take issue with new technology and tell the younger generation that their addiction to gadgets would result in problems. However, this time, tutting adults might have...

Thousands Of HIV Patients To Be Injected With HIV Vaccine In Human Trials

Even though HIV has been part of the human consciousness for several decades, creating a cure has proven difficult. Now, an international collaboration is about to perform human trials by injecting thousands of patients...

Technology

Far Cry 5 Delayed Due To Ubisoft’s Newfound Commitment To Quality

Ubisoft just announced that it will be delaying the release of several of its upcoming titles, including Far Cry 5 and the Crew 2. This is apparently due to the success of Assassins Creed Origins, which is currently being...

Net Neutrality Death May Or May Not Kill Bitcoin, Experts Disagree With Each Other

One of the biggest hot-button topics in the American political landscape right now is Net Neutrality and the upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to kill it. While many fear that the death of a free...

Vine Creator Teases New App, Could It Be Vine 2.0?

Reports that the creator of the previously popular app Vine was making a follow-up app started circulating recently when he revealed that he was working on a side project. Now, Dom Hofmann is teasing the internet with an...

Steam No Longer Accepts Bitcoin For Video Game Purchase

Even though Bitcoin is continuing to skyrocket in value, at least one prominent tech entity is jumping off the crypto bandwagon instead of on it. Valve just announced that it would no longer accept the digital currency on...

Accidental Leak Of God Of War March 2018 Release Date Might Have Been Intentional

Gamers recently spotted a release date on the PlayStation Stores God of War page. At the time, the page said that Kratos is coming back on March 22, 2018. The date has since been changed to December 31, 2018, but many are...
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