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Data can be currency, just like salt

We are living in times where I often talk about data being our new currency, and that data is more valuable than money or gold in the context of modern life. This may sound like a joke, but historically we have often migrated value and meaning from different objects as …

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Data can be currency, just like salt

We are living in times where I often talk about data being our new currency, and that data is more valuable than money or gold in the context of modern life. This may sound like a joke, but historically we have often migrated value and meaning from different objects as …

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Things worth reading: 22nd August 2011

Things we're reading today include … Quattrone's return tops tech's surprising weekFinancial Times   Lloyds takes three suitors for branches through to next stage of biddingThe Telegraph Barclays needs to focus on the basics of banking: John Winter interviewThe Telegraph Icap's threat to quit UK over EU taxThe Independent Bank …

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Things worth reading: 22nd August 2011

Things we're reading today include … Quattrone's return tops tech's surprising weekFinancial Times   Lloyds takes three suitors for branches through to next stage of biddingThe Telegraph Barclays needs to focus on the basics of banking: John Winter interviewThe Telegraph Icap's threat to quit UK over EU taxThe Independent Bank …

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Things worth reading: 19th August 2011

Things we're reading today include … Morgan Stanley Cuts Global Growth ForecastBusiness Week Recession fears cause havoc on world marketsThe Independent Banks plunge amid worries over eurozone exposureThe Independent   Banks 'should take more risk' argues BoE executive directorThe Telegraph Haldane right on risk but markets aren't ready for moreThe …

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Things worth reading: 19th August 2011

Things we're reading today include … Morgan Stanley Cuts Global Growth ForecastBusiness Week Recession fears cause havoc on world marketsThe Independent Banks plunge amid worries over eurozone exposureThe Independent   Banks 'should take more risk' argues BoE executive directorThe Telegraph Haldane right on risk but markets aren't ready for moreThe …

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New York’s banks and breasts

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So I’m walking around New York and stumble across Broadway and 32nd where this billboard is over Penn Station’s subway entrance:    Now I am confused on so many levels. First, who’s that woman covering up her breasts?  Isn’t America the land where any sign of a nipple results in …

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New York’s banks and breasts

DB

So I’m walking around New York and stumble across Broadway and 32nd where this billboard is over Penn Station’s subway entrance:    Now I am confused on so many levels. First, who’s that woman covering up her breasts?  Isn’t America the land where any sign of a nipple results in …

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Things worth reading: 17th August 2011

Things we're reading today include … MPs set to question role of new City watchdogThe Independent Deutsche Bank Faces Breuer Trial in Kirch Legacy of LitigationBusiness Week European Bankers Slam Transaction Tax PlansBusiness Week Top trader to exit BarclaysThe Independent RBS cutting customers' ATM accessBBC Leaders give lukewarm response to …

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Things worth reading: 17th August 2011

Things we're reading today include … MPs set to question role of new City watchdogThe Independent Deutsche Bank Faces Breuer Trial in Kirch Legacy of LitigationBusiness Week European Bankers Slam Transaction Tax PlansBusiness Week Top trader to exit BarclaysThe Independent RBS cutting customers' ATM accessBBC Leaders give lukewarm response to …

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HSBC stumble with Secure Key

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HSBC have just hit the headlines as they’ve launched an additional layer of internet security, in th form of a calculator terminal called ‘secure key’.  The calculator is small enough to attach to a key fob, and generates a random pass code each time you want to go onto online …

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Things worth reading: 17th August 2011

Things we're reading today include … BofA in talks to sell Merrill's property assetsFinancial Times 4,000 jobs at risk as BofA sells MBNA credit card divisionThe Independent BarCap star to go in prop trading exodusFinancial Times ABN Amro agrees Swiss private bank saleFinancial Times   King Says ‘Severe’ Market Stress …

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Can the SEC and FSA really stop insider trading?

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It’s funny and amazing how many ways we communicate these days as, being in the USofA, I’m in a meeting where we are all twittering, emailing, text messaging, Skyping … you name it. This makes it interesting from a regulatory and communications perspective with banks, as tracking who’s saying what …

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