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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Tobin, or not Tobin, that is the question

31 January 2012  |  2555 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Well at least it is in France, as reports seem to confirm that its finance minister is enthusiastically pushing ahead with a unilateral Tobin-style tax on equities, bonds and derivatives trading. It’s a shame that the proponents of such a tax don’t seem to have done even a basic amount of homework. The original idea introduced by Nobel Laureate e...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Did Fraud get a mention in Davos?

31 January 2012  |  4036 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Fraud is a problem. CIFAS, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, noted a 9% increase in overall fraud from 2010 to 2011. Startlingly, there was an 18% rise in facility takeover fraud –when a criminal obtains your credit card details, bank details or mobile phone to use your money without permission. CIFAS cited tough economic times as the reason for...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

How To Steal A Car: Hack It!

31 January 2012  |  3261 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

No more jimmying doors with a Slim Jim, bricks through windows, extracting lock cylinders with a dent puller, or hot-wiring ignitions. Automobiles today are being built to include wireless capabilitie...

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Dennis Baillon
Dennis BaillonCharles River Development - Melbourne

Thai Fund Manager's Embrace of Technology Paying Dividends

31 January 2012  |  3428 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The funds management industry in Thailand is one of the most competitive and fast growing markets in Asia, and investment management technology to help promote this growth is being quickly adopted. A...

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Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman SwaminathanGTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune

Pushing The Envelope On Technology - Part 1

30 January 2012  |  4311 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Banks know that they can cut costs and enhance customer experience by adopting mobile, social media and other cutting edge technologies. However, most of them drag their feet on innovation, often citi...

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Andy Morris
Andy MorrisACI Worldwide - Watford

Fraud around every corner?

30 January 2012  |  3541 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The latest round of industry statistics paints a bleak picture of UK fraud. CIFAS’s latest report identified a 9% growth in fraud, whilst also highlighting an 18% growth in account takeover related fr...

Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

An old world for Stock Borrowing and Lending

30 January 2012  |  4797 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The announcement of the ESMA industry consultation relating to this year’s implementation of new regulations for the revision of the markets for short selling, including stock borrowing and lending c...

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Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Prepaid card recycling in China

30 January 2012  |  3775 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One of the most interesting parts of doing market research in China is learning about the innovative ways of doing business. A few weekends ago the fracas over the China launch of the iPhone 4S at the...

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Bo Harald
Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

The United States of Europe

29 January 2012  |  3610 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When now the market and media hystery around the Euro is fading away it is getting clear that half-pregnant is not a happy state. More integration is needed to reach the splendid potential of a true s...

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Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

Breaking up of the Euro contingency projects

25 January 2012  |  3521 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Much to my surprise I found out recently that a large number of UK Banks have already been working on their plans for the eventual breakup of the Euro. As I understand it the banks are basing their pl...

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