Global Finance and Market Trends

Could Facebook/bank destroy the retail banking giants? – Investigating Outsourcing

I have written a few articles recently about how large internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter could be the biggest threat to retail banks for many of their services.Facebook is moving into financial

Barclays’ boss treads fine line in investment bank review

Analysts predict this might lead to a cut in the investment bank’s size of up to 20 percent. This would equate to about 5,000 jobs going out of 26,000 and could strip out about

GC Grapevine | Turkey’s capital markets board seeks more influence

To increase market visibility at home and abroad, Turkey’s Capital Markets Board (the “CMB”) has injected new life into its Association of Capital Markets Intermediary Institutions, with new bylaws and a new name: the Turkish

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail? « The Berkeley Blog

For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Lately the pressure of continuous disruption has forced them to step up the pace. More often than not the results of these acquisitions are disappointing. What can

CoinReport American Investment Banker James Rickards Takes on Bitcoin

James Rickards, an American economist, lawyer and investment banker posted an opinionated article on Bitcoin detailing what he feels about the digital currency. He first explains what exactly Bitcoin is. He writes that the

Foreign exchange market order flow Australian dollar 23 April 2014

HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors. Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange,

PhaseOptics, Wharton Business Plan Competition Finalist | Entrepreneurship Blog

PhaseOptics, Wharton Business Plan Competition Finalist | Entrepreneurship Blog

Team Leader: Frank Brodie MD’14/WG’14 Team Member: Grant Mitchell MD’14/WG’14 What’s new and exciting about your business? We’re excited to be part of a company that is developing a novel technology that can help so many

Some commercial banks report declines in Q1 net profit as uncertainty bites

TMB Bank yesterday reported net profit for the first quarter of Bt1.602 billion, a drop of 12 per cent year on year. Its net interest margin (NIM) fell by 8 basis points to 2.87

Apple Acquired 24 Companies Over Last 18 Months, ‘We’re On The Prowl’ for More

During today’s second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has purchased a total of 24 companies over the last 18 months, some that are known and some that remain unknown.

NewsDaily: Barclays’ boss treads fine line in investment bank review

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 | Reuters * Investment bank dominates too much – investor * Jenkins seen cutting investment bank 10-20 pct -analyst * Bank faces backlash over bonuses at AGM April 24 LONDON, April 15