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Socially networking with the Hoff

I haven’t written much about Facebook lately because we’re all familiar with it now, although you may not be familiar with the fact that Wells Fargo have recently launched Stagecoach Island, their virtual world, in Facebook. But I’m more interested in the fact that David …

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MiFID starts to really bite

As 2008 progresses, some organisations are realising the true meaning of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, MiFID. First you have the new upstarts: Chi-X, Turquoise, BATS Europe, Equiduct, NASDAQ OMX Europe and more circling to take advantage. All of these Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs) …

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Do recessions make banks redundant?

In times of crisis, there is danger and opportunity, and this is no truer than when there is a recession, stagflation or war. In the 1920’s for example, during the runaway hyperinflationary times of the Weimar Republic, Germans started to create alternative economies using local …

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We’re not all doomed

According to the media in Britain this week, it’s all doom and gloom in the financial markets. Unemployment numbers up, inflation rising, house prices tanking, the euro sliding and oil and gold prices sunk.  The press are even forecasting that China and India’s economic boom …

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We’re not all doomed

According to the media in Britain this week, it’s all doom and gloom in the financial markets. Unemployment numbers up, inflation rising, house prices tanking, the euro sliding and oil and gold prices sunk.  The press are even forecasting that China and India’s economic boom …

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We’re not all doomed

According to the media in Britain this week, it’s all doom and gloom in the financial markets. Unemployment numbers up, inflation rising, house prices tanking, the euro sliding and oil and gold prices sunk.  The press are even forecasting that China and India’s economic boom …

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More smart cards than humans

There was a nice little press release from research firm IMS this week headlined, “Smart Card Global Domination Nearing Completion”. The report is all about the fact that there will be over seven billion smart cards issued in 2009. The human race won’t reach seven …

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