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First Fintechs Fall : Funding Circle backs out of Europe

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16/03/2020

Some say that all this market madness in funding for startups came to a brutal halt in the implosion of WeWork. The latest business that has decided to retreat back into core markets is Funding Circle. In its financ...

Central Banks Respond to Desperate Markets

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13/03/2020

European Central Bank boss Christine Lagarde came under fire yesterday as she appeared to panic markets at an ECB press statement by saying that “we are not here to close [bond] spreads, there are other tools and other...

Coronavirus vs Singapore – a Digital Nomad’s perspective

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13/03/2020

For over 3 weeks I travelled through Asia and several other European countries. I was surprised that no coronavirus-related controls were carried out in countries such as Sweden, Germany or my native Poland. As one of t...

How Governments used Swiss Crypto AG Encryption Devices to Spy on Countries for Decades

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12/03/2020

On the 11th of February 2020, The Washington Post and German ZDF revealed that from 1970 onwards, intelligence agencies in the US and West Germany secretly owned a controlling stake in the Swiss firm, Crypto AG. The int...

In securities, APIs are the new oil

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11/03/2020

In a podcast with The Block, Marty Chavez – co-head of the securities division at Goldman Sachs and formerly a data scientist on the oil desk – takes us through a history of major strategic and technological development...

Another Rollercoaster Week in Capital Markets : Volatility Expected to Become Norm

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06/03/2020

As the COVID-19 Black Swan continues to roil markets, traders brace for a return to the volatile days of '01 and '08 as the disruption claims its first corporate victim: Flybe. An emergency 50 BPS rate cut by the Fe...

A Rude Awakening for Investors – BIS’ QR1

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06/03/2020

The Bank for International Settlements (the Central Banker's Central Bank) released their Quarterly Review for Q1 at the beginning of this month. This report comes hot at the heels of the fastest market correction in S&...

‘Evolve or Die’ Says Fintech Challenger Bruc Bond

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04/03/2020

In February 2020, a McKinsey report indicated that reinvention of the banking system is crucial for the livelihood of the sector. Following the report, Bruc Bond, a leading business banking firm, has today issued a s...

Credit Suisse on the Swiss Real Estate Market and – Rates

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04/03/2020

The continuation of record-low interest rates is driving a never-ending cycle in the Swiss real estate market. This has multiple consequences: Negative interest rates are making home ownership unaffordable and – contrar...

Thought Machine banks $83m as cloud native tech attracts FIs

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03/03/2020

Thought Machine raises $83m in series B funding to drive global growth and banking transformation mission. Thought Machine, the cloud native core banking technology firm, has raised $83 million to drive the next phas...

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