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Happy birthday, euro.

31 December 2008  |  4087 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In a few hours time the euro will be ten years old and, despite the many forecasts of its demise along the way, the currency is beginning to fulfil its promise. Not only has it contributed to economic development and low inflation in the Eurozone, and been beneficial to trade, but it has also established global credibility, especially in the throe...

Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Sock it to me!

31 December 2008  |  3575 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Well, with so many billions washed out in 2008, it looks like banks don't think a billion is too much! See this hilarious news item - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7804876.stm With the banks getting it between their eyes, one can understand their being cross eyed. Not sure if banks are thinking of creative solutions to recove...

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Bo Harald
Bo HaraldZEF, Transmeri, Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki Region

Identity 2.0

29 December 2008  |  4985 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Identity 2.0 presentation. Fascinating style - useful content indeed. We need to address both sides of the coin: 1. the tool, 2. the process how this is attached - when we talk about coming federated ...

Stanley Epstein
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

The financial crisis and operational risk management

29 December 2008  |  8740 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As a committed operational risk professional, I cannot help but stare in amazement amidst all the financial ruin and desolation that surrounds us. There has been a lot of hand-wringing and pronounceme...

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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

World Bank bans Satyam for 8 years over lax ethics, security

23 December 2008  |  7320 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Fox News has been dogged in its pursuit of scandals going on at the World Bank, including the hacking cases we wrote about in October. To add to Satyam's recent woes, they have now confirmed that Sat...

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Crisis: traditional thinking in rewards programs is useless

22 December 2008  |  4737 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Banks have already substantially cut credit limits and it seems obvious that they should be giving out fewer cards than in the past, but you can’t really tell this with all the credit card marketing

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2009 - is that the year we all went online?

22 December 2008  |  5397 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

So ... I have been saying for a long time that the primary cause of plastic card transaction fraud is the idiot policies adopted by the issuing banks - I know how to win friends and influence people

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Iosif Itkin
Iosif ItkinExactpro part of London Stock Exchange Group - Moscow

Random thoughts about a recent computer glitch that hit TSX

22 December 2008  |  5602 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Most financial systems are designed to handle outages in one or another way. However, even if redundancy is incorporated into the system’s architecture it is not uncommon to see that insufficient atte...

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Iosif Itkin
Iosif ItkinExactpro part of London Stock Exchange Group - Moscow

Crisis exposes banks' weaknesses towards ERM vendors

19 December 2008  |  4203 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Comparing Ernst & Young figures against PRMIA Global Risk Survey results (http://www.prmia.org/globaleventseries/news/20080618.html) Ernst & Young Enterprise-wide risk-reporting process is in ...

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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Post-mortem of a market closure: When the chips are down

19 December 2008  |  3905 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Quite often when an exchange has to close due to technical problems, the detail of what exactly happened is kept hushed up (e.g. LSE TradElect glitch in September). But TMX CEO Thomas Kloet has been ...

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