27 November 2014

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Orit Nathan MahalalBanc De Binary - Limassol

Supply and Demand: The OPEC Dilemma

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Factors driving down the price of oil causing deep divisions among OPEC nations! To many, it is known as black gold - the thick sludge that gushes out of wells across the Middle East, where a huge portion of the world's oil resources are concentrated. Oil is one of the world's most precious commodities, driving industry, and providing the necessar...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

The Credit Card Fraud Mob Boss

26 November 2014  |  933 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There once was a guy named Albert Gonzalez who dressed like a woman—but not because he got off on this, but because he wanted to conceal his actual appearance while he used a ream of phony cards to steal money from an ATM in 2003. A cop noticed the activity and didn’t quite buy the disguise. The police officer nabbed the thin, disheveled Gonzale...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Back in Block

25 November 2014  |  1184 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

On the way in this morning, I was listening to my favourite AC/DC album and thinking about the challenges of block trading. The problem is well known - a combination of multi-market trading, algos and...

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Ani NachevaArkk Solutions - London

PRA consults on further Solvency II reforms

25 November 2014  |  846 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) has published a consultation paper on further measures for the implementation of Solvency II. With only a few months left before the official application of t...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

How The Internet of Things can go very wrong

25 November 2014  |  548 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Internet—one of history’s greatest inventions—is also one of history’s greatest platforms for crime. Here are ways things can go very wrong with the Internet of Things. Med-hacking. Researchers ...

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Laurence LeydenSAP - Feltham

Is cloud the key to cost control and agility?

25 November 2014  |  998 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Cloud and cost control. It fits like a glove, doesn't it? I read with interest in the Ovum report, "The Critical Role for Cloud in the Transformation of Retail Banks", that there has been a...

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Tim BrewTim Brew Consulting - London

A murmuration of bankers is gathering!

25 November 2014  |  1086 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It was with great interest that I read the article last week about the plans to launch a new bank called Starling when Anne Boden, former AIB COO, announced her plans for the new digital bank. Along ...

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Daniel SzmuklerEBA Group - Paris

From Vision to Focus

25 November 2014  |  806 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Major progress was made in 2014 on the common understanding of the strategic importance of alternative payments for the European banking sector, against the background of transforming private and publ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Synchronising regulation

25 November 2014  |  820 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

US securities industry regulator FINRA recently implemented new time-stamping rules, a topic also on ESMA’s MiFID II task list. FINRA requires US firms to express time in milliseconds when reporting ...

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Akshay BerryInfosys Limited - Delhi NCR, India

Payments Bank - New wine in an old bottle?

25 November 2014  |  1461 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Not many policy pundits expected India's Central Bank, known for its cautious stance in issuing Banking licenses, to propagate differentiated banking licenses itself. Payments and Small Banks reflect ...

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