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  • Indonesia bans fintech firms in payments from using cryptocurrencies

    Indonesia’s central bank has issued a regulation banning use of cryptocurrencies by financial technology companies involved in payment systems, and said it is examining whether there’s a n...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/us-markets-bitcoin-indonesia/indonesia-bans-fintech-firms-in-payments-from-using-cryptocurrencies-idINKBN1E11DB4749
  • Long-term bets on European banks still fraught with risk

    Since the financial crisis equity investors have been weighing up when to dive back into Europe’s rigid banking sector. In early 2017 it appeared as if, finally, their moment might have arrived....


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    https://www.ft.com/content/dc4bc444-db37-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b4824753
  • Decade in the making: post-crisis banking rules finally signed

    Financial regulators reached a long-sought deal on Thursday to harmonize global banking rules, capping a decade of effort to make banks more resilient even if they fell short of their own initial hope...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-basel-banks/decade-in-the-making-post-crisis-banking-rules-finally-signed-idUSKBN1E12AC?il=04754
  • Wall Street banks push back on launch of bitcoin futures

    The world’s largest banks are pushing back on the introduction of bitcoin futures, raising concerns with US regulators that the financial system is ill-prepared for the launch of the contracts a...


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    https://www.ft.com/content/5ee5fda2-daa7-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b4824745
  • HSBC has 3-year head start on foreign investment banking rivals in China

    HSBC has a three-year head start on its foreign investment banking rivals in China because of the British bank’s unique position of having management control of its securities venture there, chi...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hsbc-china/hsbc-has-3-year-head-start-on-foreign-investment-banking-rivals-in-china-gulliver-idUSKBN1E10MA4746
  • World Bank approves $1.15 billion development policy loan for Egypt

    The World Bank Group said its executive board approved on Tuesday a $1.15 billion development policy loan for Egypt to support the country’s economic reform programs. The loan is the last in a s...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-worldbank-egypt/world-bank-approves-1-15-billion-development-policy-loan-for-egypt-idUSKBN1DZ2S74741
  • Central bankers on home stretch with bank capital rules

    Central bankers are expected to give the green light on Thursday to a set of capital requirements for banks, a decade after taxpayers had to bail out lenders in the 2007-09 financial crisis. The requi...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/us-basel-banks-regulations-factbox/factbox-central-bankers-on-home-stretch-with-bank-capital-rules-idINKBN1DY10Q4740
  • Central banks need to ensure tightening cools froth in financial markets

    Major central banks must ensure their efforts to gradually lift interest rates prove effective enough to cool some already “frothy” financial markets, the Bank for International Settlement...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/us-bis-report/central-banks-need-to-ensure-tightening-cools-froth-in-financial-markets-bis-idINKBN1DX0OP?il=04738
  • A Startup Sportsbook's Big Bet On Creation Of Its Own Cryptocurrency

    As the future of sports betting has become the most pressing issue in the gaming industry, at least in the United States, one company is focused on creating a more equitable and fair pricing model for...


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2017/12/02/a-startup-sportsbooks-big-bet-on-creation-of-its-own-cryptocurrency/#73f04feff3bf4735

EVENTS

Conferences

World Finance Banking Symposium

WORLD FINANCE BANKING SYMPOSIUM

December 14-15, 2017
You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation consideration at the World    Finance & Banking Symposium (2017) that will take place on   December  14th-15th, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. This two days conference, hosted by NIDA Business Sch...

Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

AUSTRALASIAN FINANCE & BANKING CONFERENCE

December 13-15, 2017
The AFBC is the most significant and prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together the world's foremost leaders of thought from the financial community, providing international academics and industry professionals with the opportunity to meet and share their resea...

30TH AUSTRALASIAN FINANCE AND BANKING CONFERENCE

30TH AUSTRALASIAN FINANCE AND BANKING CONFERENCE

December 13-15, 2017
The 30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC) is organised by the Institute of Global Finance and the School of Banking and Finance. The AFBC is the most significant and prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together the world's foremost leaders of th...

MBF International Rome Conference on Money, Banking and Finance

MBF INTERNATIONAL ROME CONFERENCE ON MONEY, BANKING AND FINANCE

December 14-16, 2017
MBF Conference will be hosted at the University of LUMSA - Palermo (Sicily) Campus. As a special feature, MBF will jointly launch the Ferdinand Pecora Prize for the Regulation of Banking and Finance. The Prize draws on the fact that, before migrating to New York, the prosecutor leading the famous Pe...

Fundamentals of Bank Credit Risk Analysis

FUNDAMENTALS OF BANK CREDIT RISK ANALYSIS

December 04-05, 2017
The Fundamentals of Bank Credit Risk Analysis, organized by the Moody's Analytics, Inc will take place from 18th January to 19th January 2017 in London, United Kingdom. The conference will teach participants the framework and tools necessary to analyze bank credit risk, in both developed and eme...

Fundamentals of Bank Credit Risk Analysis

FUNDAMENTALS OF BANK CREDIT RISK ANALYSIS

December 04-05, 2017
The Fundamentals of Bank Credit Risk Analysis, organized by the Moody's Analytics, Inc will take place from 18th January to 19th January 2017 in London, United Kingdom. The conference will teach participants the framework and tools necessary to analyze bank credit risk, in both developed and eme...

ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference Show Guide

ABA/ABA FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT CONFERENCE SHOW GUIDE

December 03-05, 2017
The ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference will bring together the nation's top anti-money laundering financial services, legal, and law enforcement experts along with senior regulatory officials. The 2016 conference convened with over 1,050 attendees. Co-sponsored by the American Bar A...

24th National Conference on Insurance and Development

24TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INSURANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

December 04-04, 2017
On the occasion of Insurance Day in Iran, as always, Insurance Research Center (IRC) has planned to conduct the 24th annual conference of insurance and development with the main theme of exploring risk management and insurance with the assistance and support of Central Insurance of I.R. Iran and som...

 

Webinars

JUL 27, 2016
WEBINAR REPLAY: KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PRIVATE HEALTH EXCHANGE
Implementing a private health exchange might seem like a daunting task for an employer to consider, but what if it’s not? With the right planning, expertise and stakeholders, moving to a private health exchange can be a smooth transition for both the employer and employee.
DEC 12, 2017 | 11:00AM
ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES: A QUARTERLY PERSPECTIVE
A panel of experienced Ernst & Young LLP professionals, moderated by Angela Evans, EY Americas Co-Director of Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services, will discuss ongoing issues and regulatory trends in the tax accounting arena. Topics will include recent tax legislation with tax ac...
DEC 13, 2017 | 2:00 P.M.
ACCOUNTING: BEST PRACTICES FOR ACHIEVING A CONTINUOUS CLOSE
Many finance teams are attempting to complete an annual close more quickly but they are unable to do so more efficiently. That’s because many finance teams still rely on manual processes, including those for gathering financial data, leading up to the close.
DEC 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM
THE POWER OF DIGITAL TO TRANSFORM FINANCE
The digital evolution is transforming the way finance professionals must approach their job as well as the skills and tools they must use on a daily basis to drive organizational success. This session will cover how financial professionals can leverage the power of digital to transform fin...
DEC 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM
BLOCKCHAIN: HOW DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY CAN MODERNIZE PAYMENTS
Join us for a webinar that will discuss Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for Payments Modernization to hear how blockchain can help organizations like yours achieve faster transaction times and considerably reduce costs while increasing security and resilience. Vivek Kohli, Emerging Pay...
DEC 14, 2017
JPMORGAN INVESTMENT FUNDS - GLOBAL MACRO OPPORTUNITIES FUND
The Global Macro Opportunities Fund aims to capitalise on global macroeconomic trends to drive returns using a dynamic, multi-asset approach that aims to deliver positive returns in different market environments. The fund capitalises on the expertise of an experienced team of investors, wh...
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