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Nick HastingsFinextra - London

Sex Panther rocks Vienna

23 September 2008  |  7179 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As part of their global tour to promote their new album 'Power Shakes and Super Congas' Sex Panther touched down in Vienna to rock the Hofburg. Despite a few technical problems and working with a reduced set the boys banged out a sterling cover of the Queen Classic 'Don't Stop Me Now'. If you missed the gig or were there but were over-powered by th...

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Collaborate or die

22 September 2008  |  5413 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Now we are all back in the office, it is timely to reflect on last week at Sibos, momentous by any measure. The Closing Plenary certainly caught the mood, but interwoven throughout that session was a theme which we all need to take away from Vienna. Lazaro said in his introduction that "we meet here . . . to collaborate, to collaborate, and t...

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Navjeet KhosaFinextra - London

One Laptop per Child scheme at Sibos

18 September 2008  |  5261 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

One of the highlights of Sibos in Boston last year was the breakfast speech given by Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child non-profit association. Swift says Negropont...

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Nero fiddles while Rome burns

18 September 2008  |  4224 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As we approach the end of Sibos, activity in the exhibition halls continues, at least for us, at a high level. Outside the Sibos 'bubble', when the media intrude, it seems that all hell has broken loo...

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Navjeet KhosaFinextra - London

Banking fall out prompts Thomson Reuters hiring freeze

18 September 2008  |  5080 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Amid serious concerns that the escalating banking crisis will result in a major loss of sales, Thomson Reuters has instigated a recruitment freeze at its financial markets and technology unit. Accordi...

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SEPA Migration Fails to Satisfy Sibos Delegates

18 September 2008  |  4028 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

A survey by my company - ACI Worldwide - at Sibos found that 78 percent of those delegates questioned who expressed an opinion ‘strongly agree' or ‘agree' that the migration to SEPA instruments has b...

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Tom EdwardsFinextra - London

Sibos mileage - an update

17 September 2008  |  3443 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Following on from my previous blog about the mileage a typical Sibos delegate clocks up during the event, I have an update for you. Monday started quite slowly with a modest 7.8km - there was a lot o...

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SEPA needs to change to be successful

17 September 2008  |  3460 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

...but how? In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that change needs to occur in order for SEPA to succeed. Over the course of the past few days at Sibos, it has become even clearer to me that thr...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Sibos after hours shenanigins round-up

17 September 2008  |  3001 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Sibos can sometimes appear to the outsider like an excuse for a big party - in fact a succession of parties with the free cocktails seemingly flowing from lunchtime onwards. I recall from Copenhagen s...

Nick HastingsFinextra - London

Singing well Running in the Rain

17 September 2008  |  4214 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There's a first time for everything and an early morning run at Sibos certainly was a first for me. Thanks to the good people at EBA Clearing and our excellent local guides from RZB a couple of the Fi...

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