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Paul Penrose

Investors goggle-eyed at Frankfurt exchange

News from the front-line of the electronic trading revolution: Deutsche Börse is to spend EUR4 billion on refurbishing its trading floor! The Frankfurt-based exchange is one of only two bourses in Eu...

30 Jan 2007
Paul Penrose

Citi to bring Egg back to the boil

Muted cheers across the City after UK insurer Prudential eventually offloaded its loss-making Internet banking operation Egg to Citigroup for £575 million (Prudential sells Egg to Citigroup). The pri...

29 Jan 2007
Finextra50 fintech index
Paul Penrose

Microsoft micropayments

Further to my recent musings on Microsoft Points (The Virtual Bank of Microsoft), Dow Jones reports on CNN that Microsoft boss Bill Gates has been looking into the possibility of developing an online...

29 Jan 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Nick Hastings

Fine Riverside Dining - Pont de la Tour

I ‘ve been to Le Pont de la Tour on a number of occasions and it gets better every time. It’s well worth popping over Tower Bridge and enjoying the views of the City from the restaurant and in summer ...

26 Jan 2007
After hours
Paul Penrose

Funny money

Online universe Second Life has been lauded by the serious business press as a glittering land of opportunity, a rapidly-expanding economy where fortunes can be made by game-players buying and selling...

26 Jan 2007
Paul Penrose

The virtual Bank of Microsoft

Is Microsoft trying to create its own online currency? It’s an issue worthy of consideration, following the Zune music player release late last year. Consumers wanting to buy and download songs from t...

25 Jan 2007
Retired Member

Blog editor - tips and tricks

Our blog editor is designed to give you lots of scope for entering and formatting your text. In the blog edit page itself you'll see the toolbar resembles a word processing package. Mouse over each on...

23 Jan 2007
Finextra site news
Paul Penrose

Moving the deckchairs at CSFI

So farewell then David Lascelles, the former banking editor of the Financial Times who co-founded respected City think tank The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation with Andrew Hilton in 1993....

23 Jan 2007
Retired Member

London pub - The Black Friar

Curious web-shaped, mosaic-encrusted relic now run by Nicholsons. Dating from 1875, the pub was modernised in 1905 in an Arts and Crafts style - hence the mosaic exterior and interior. Not like any pu...

22 Jan 2007
After hours