Tag Archives: Economy

Crypto Finance Group: Why Every Bank Will Need a Crypto Asset Strategy

ZURICH, Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

We live in an age of digital disruption that has accelerated over the last year. Central banks are unleashing record levels of monetary stimulus, while technology continues to rapidly reshape our global economy. It has shown us that conventional thinking will not bring the answers for what lies ahead. In the midst of this change, crypto assets are emerging as a ‘safe-haven’ asset for institutional investors looking for alternative stores of value for their investment portfolios. Continue reading

09Feb/21

Technology Futurist David Shrier Joins Imperial College Business School

Innovator to develop and deliver classes within the new Centre for Digital Transformation

LONDON, Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Imperial College Business School has expanded its faculty with the appointment of technology futurist David Shrier to the position of Professor of Practice (Artificial Intelligence and Innovation). Continue reading

08Feb/21

AETA – A Revolutionary Breakthrough in the Forecasting of Earthquakes

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, a research team from Peking University began working on a system designed to forecast earthquakes days before they occur with promisingly accurate results. People have begun moving into the digital world of harnessing big data and training AI to greatly assist mankind. Continue reading

16Jan/21

Engagement Of Highgate Advisory Ltd As The GRZ Communication Advisor For The Debt Management Process

LUSAKA, Zambia, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As part of Government’s ongoing process aimed at restoring Zambia’s public debt sustainability, it became necessary to engage a specialized communication firm with experience in debt restructuring related communication to ensure effective communication with all creditors and stakeholders. It is international best practice for countries restructuring their external debt to hire a financial advisor, a legal advisor and a communication advisor to assist in the restructuring process. The Government of the Republic of Zambia organized an international tender in line with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act: five international firms were invited to participate and three submitted their proposals. Continue reading

10Jan/21

Boston Startup Building a New Way to Work in West Africa

Ajuma Technologies, Ltd. has announced their plans to launch in early 2021. Ajuma Technologies is reinventing how West Africans work by putting small businesses and self-employed workers at the center of the experience. Their mobile app, Ajuma, is a platform that combines a service marketplace and a business management/booking platform into a single app. It was built specifically with West Africa’s numerous small businesses and freelancers in mind. Continue reading  

22Sep/20

FORTUNE Announces Sixth Annual Change the World List of Companies That Are Doing Well By Doing Good

Today, FORTUNE reveals its sixth annual “Change the World” list, which showcases over 50 companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations this year. Companies are recognized for innovative business strategies that positively impact the world. This year’s list includes 28 companies from the U.S. and Canada; 10 from Asia and the Middle East; 8 from Europe; and 3 each from Africa and Latin America. Read more

25Aug/20

New smart money app sync. launches to compete with major challenger banks across Europe

sync. is aiming to become the first digital smart open banking app offering their easy-to-use financial services across Europe, promising to manage every aspect of a user’s financial life in one place.

sync. was created out of frustration with traditional banks and the niche offering of new challenger banks that are not responding to all the needs of the end customer. Read more

10Aug/20

CIH Bank automates corporate banking services with Finastra

Finastra has announced that CIH Bank, a Moroccan-based commercial bank, has gone live with Fusion Corporate Channels and Fusion Trade Innovation, to digitize its end-to-end corporate banking services. The solutions are automating the bank’s trade and supply chain finance services, providing its corporate customers with access to services online, rather than in-branch. The solutions reduce manual processes, helping the bank to become more efficient and agile, grow its customer base by providing a more seamless digital customer experience and ultimately, generate new revenue streams. Read more

05Aug/20

Customer Experience Outsourcers Launch Intelligent and Self-service Options to Improve Business Outcomes in Europe

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, European Customer Experience Outsourcing Services Market, 2020, reveals that outsourcers are increasingly relying on advanced technologies to meet client requirements in the customer experience (CX) outsourcing services industry. The European market is mature and characterized by demands for specific languages, cultural affinity, and nearshoring. COVID-19 has adversely affected the industry in 2020 and Frost & Sullivan expects total market revenue to reach €16.23 billion, a 7.5% decline. Read more