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To kill or not to kill, that is the question

After a few cups of tea in the harbour … or I threw mine in there as American tea is never quite English breakfast … I wandered back to the BECC (Becks: there he is again, ah no he isn’t, it’s the Boston Conference and Exhibition Centre, the BCEC) for …

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Posh and Becks at SIBOS

I take the last flight out of Heathrow to Si-Boston last night and am amazed to find myself being brushed aside at the security gates by some hulking brute of a figure.  As I turn to raise myself up to my full five feet nine inches of bristling quivering wreck, …

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Posh and Becks at SIBOS

I take the last flight out of Heathrow to Si-Boston last night and am amazed to find myself being brushed aside at the security gates by some hulking brute of a figure.  As I turn to raise myself up to my full five feet nine inches of bristling quivering wreck, …

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Posh and Becks at SIBOS

I take the last flight out of Heathrow to Si-Boston last night and am amazed to find myself being brushed aside at the security gates by some hulking brute of a figure.  As I turn to raise myself up to my full five feet nine inches of bristling quivering wreck, …

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Posh and Becks at SIBOS

I take the last flight out of Heathrow to Si-Boston last night and am amazed to find myself being brushed aside at the security gates by some hulking brute of a figure.  As I turn to raise myself up to my full five feet nine inches of bristling quivering wreck, …

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FX trading breaks the three trillion dollars a day mark

In a no turn-up for the books there then announcement, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released figures this week that show that the world is trading over $3 trillion a day in foreign exchange (FX) instruments in 2007. These are the results of the three-yearly survey the BIS performs …

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FX trading breaks the three trillion dollars a day mark

In a no turn-up for the books there then announcement, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released figures this week that show that the world is trading over $3 trillion a day in foreign exchange (FX) instruments in 2007. These are the results of the three-yearly survey the BIS performs …

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Chip and PIN five years from now

So I finally sussed out a way to make my long-term vision of sticking chips inside people for payments a reality through a medium-term transition away from my short-term loathing for Chip & PIN.  This will be achieved as we strip things back to the basics. For example, look at …

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Chip and PIN five years from now

So I finally sussed out a way to make my long-term vision of sticking chips inside people for payments a reality through a medium-term transition away from my short-term loathing for Chip & PIN.  This will be achieved as we strip things back to the basics. For example, look at …

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A new currency launches

The US Dollar rules the global markets, even whilst it is being bombarded during the credit crunch.  After all, nearly all countries across Latin America and the Middle East are tied to the dollar.   That is why the dollar is the reserve currency of the world.  The thing is though …

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Bankers are from Mercury, techies are from Uranus

What goes around comes around … Some things never change …  Same old, same old … Y’know you’re getting old when you are tired of hearing a debate about something fundamental but just continual. And so if men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then bankers are from …

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