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The 2019 Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Hong Kong
Are you wondering how buyside fixed income heads are responding to recent political and regulatory changes? Are you curious about where we are on bond connect? Or the inclusion of China into global bond indices? The 2019 Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Hong Kong aims to answer those questions and more. This two-day event – organized by WBR Singapore –
Beyond Bitcoin: Making Money On Blockchain
Blockchain
If you missed the Bitcoin train, not to worry – blockchain technology is exploding and there’s still time to invest on the ground floor in a number of different ways. Whether you want to invest in another type of cryptocurrency or you want to eschew cryptocurrency altogether and invest in the technology that builds it, there are business opportunities for
OpenFin Raises $17M To Help Enable The 'Next Generation Of Desktop Apps'
FinTech
OpenFin, a maker of operating system products for the field of finance, said Thursday it raised $17 million in Series C funding led by Wells Fargo WFC 0.04% with participation from Barclays BCS 0.12% and existing investors, including Bain Capital Ventures. What Happened OpenFin's desktop operating system enables financial services companies to create new applications while enabling integration with legacy applications, the
European Banks—Choosing the Right Layer of the Capital Structure
European Banks have mostly been magnets for bad news and disappointment for their equity holders. But we believe other parts of the banks’ capital structure offer solid returns, backed by resilient balance sheets. The Problem? Poor Profitability, Not Weak Balance Sheets European banks have been struggling to improve profitability in a persistently tough environment. Continuous low rates, a flat yield
Microsoft Opens Immense AI and IoT Lab in Shanghai
AI and IoT are set to boom in the Mainland, and from the looks of things, Microsoft will be in the thick of it. According to Xinhua, Washington-based tech giant Microsoft has opened its fourth – and largest – AI & IoT Insider Lab in Shanghai. The lab is located in a 2,800 square meter building in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech
Technology Pioneer Helping To Create Scalable Blockchain
Blockchain
Technology Pioneer Who Scaled The Internet Is Now Helping Blockchain Do The Same jaydeep_ / Pixabay Two innovative technologies, LISP and Nexus, have come together to create a one-of-a-kind scalable blockchain that many believe is the next generation blockchain solution the industry has been waiting for. LISP (Locator/ID Separation Protocol) was created by Silicon Valley’s, Dino Farinacci, to revolutionize scaling
3 Innovative Companies Leading The Charge As Logistics Automation Accelerates
AI
Robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (RAAI) technologies stand to advance nearly every sector of the market, whether that’s robots fulfilling orders on factory floors or taking over for doctors in performing surgeries. In 2013, we created the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index in an effort to benchmark all that RAAI has to offer to investors. Since then, the index
Why Play Defense in Rising Emerging Markets?
Why should emerging-market investors exercise caution in a rising market? With big unresolved challenges, we think it’s prudent to target companies with solid fundamentals and stable business models to overcome macroeconomic uncertainty and build a resilient portfolio for the long-term. Emerging-market stocks have bounced back in 2019. After dropping more than 14% in 2018, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index was
Samsung to Add Crypto and Blockchain Features in Budget Galaxy Phones
South Korean electronics giant Samsung wants to make blockchain popular, and it plans to roll out blockchain features on some Galaxy smartphones to make it happen. Citing a press release, Business Korea reports that Samsung Electronics will be adding cryptocurrency and blockchain features – currently available only on the flagship Galaxy S10 – to more affordable models. It also plans
BTC Hits $8K – Is The Bull Run Frothy Or Here To Stay?
As BTC briefly hit $8,000 earlier today, we are clearly back in crypto bull market territory. This has left many investors wondering whether we’re on our way to another crypto bubble. Below, blockchain and crypto thought leaders from IOST (the application-ready, next-gen public blockchain and Top 50 coin) and Travala.com (the leading blockchain-based hotel booking platform) posits on the drivers