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Graham UnderwoodGFT - London

Demand for knowledge transfer in outsourcing?

17 October 2008  |  3688 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In an effort to find out what our clients and potential clients were thinking...we asked them. Although the tectonic plates in the outsourcing world seem to shift daily, changing the landscape dramatically, we discovered some interesting and relevant results: 1. A rising demand for knowledge transfer 2. An expected increase in the need for outsourc...

Ralph HazellThe Real Asset Co. and Microexchanges - London

I prefer the casino

15 October 2008  |  3232 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

" Surely the stockmarket can't go any lower" Alot of people have been asking this question recently and wondering if its time to step in to the markets! After five days or so of heavy losses in the global stockmarkets finally we had a big bounce. But is this any different to red coming five times in a row on the roulette table and bettin...

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Jonathan Rosenne
Jonathan RosenneQSM Programming Ltd. - Tel Aviv

Is the use of PIN for every purchase justified?

13 October 2008  |  5309 views  |  15 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Every use of the PIN exposes it, and the exposure has a cost attached. For small value transactions, say less than 50 Pounds, it is probably not economically justified. Moreover, establishements where...

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Ralph Hazell
Ralph HazellThe Real Asset Co. and Microexchanges - London

This sucker could go down

10 October 2008  |  3429 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It seems that George Bush has more insight than I thought after making this comment last week. Alan Greenspan wrote a now famous research article on how the monetary system risked collapse if it wasn'...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

The silent but deadly bank run

07 October 2008  |  4350 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

"We are not currently processing any deposits or any withdrawal requests through our Icesave internet accounts. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our customers. We hope to provide...

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Ralph Hazell
Ralph HazellThe Real Asset Co. and Microexchanges - London

Micro-Markets Vs Interbank markets.

06 October 2008  |  3346 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Surely not! How could anyone possibly suggest that P2P lending markets could even sit at the same table as the wholesale lending or repo markets. No prizes for who can guess which one is currently co

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

What do Boris Johnson and Wikipedia have in common?

03 October 2008  |  3665 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Well not the most obvious question I know. Boris Johnson – London’s headline grabbing mayor – and Wikipedia – an on-line encyclopaedia with definitions generated and maintained by its users – don’t se...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Crisis-hit banking sector picked over by retailers

01 October 2008  |  3688 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Tesco's decision to expand its banking business looks like a smart move, as consumers seek a safe haven for their cash away from the carnage in the traditional banking sector. UK supermarket chain Tes...

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APACS and card fraud

01 October 2008  |  3613 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

"One of APACS' key responsibilities is co-ordinating a whole range of activities to tackle payment-related fraud" Does this mean that there's work for APACS as long as there is payment fraud...

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