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Finance Tech, Liquidity

Former Fed Chair Yellen says the recession indicator in the bond market could mean a rate cut not a downturn

March 25, 2019

Via: CNBC

HONG KONG — Janet Yellen, the former chair of the Federal Reserve, said Monday that the recent triggering of a recession indicator in the U.S. bond markets could signal the need for a rate cut and not a prolonged economic […]


Finance Tech, Trading

U.S. stock futures indicate modest losses ahead for Wall Street

March 25, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock futures slipped on Monday, as investors struggled to regroup after data showing weakness on the global economic front triggered the worst day for equities since the start of the year. How are benchmark indexes trading? In volatile action, […]


Finance Tech, Trading

Gold modestly higher as worries over global growth continue

March 22, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Gold continued to push higher Friday, overcoming a stronger U.S. dollar as investors reacted to global growth fears that were underlined by a round of downbeat economic data, as well as the Federal Reserve’s dovish tone earlier this week. Gold […]


Finance Tech, Trading

Trump ramps up trade war, saying US will keep tariffs on China for a ‘substantial period’

March 21, 2019

Via: Business Insider

Trade war tensions were exacerbated once again after President Donald Trump said that the US would leave more than $250 billion of tariffs with China in place for a “substantial period.” The president made the comments ahead of the resumption […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments, Software & Tools

Instagram testing new Checkout feature that lets you shop within the app

March 21, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Instagram has announced that it’s testing a new feature called Checkout, which will allow users to buy products from fashion, beauty and other brands within the photo-sharing app. In a blog post, Instagram said the feature is currently “in closed […]


Finance Tech, Liquidity

U.S. Companies Are Going After EU Bond Market Investors

March 20, 2019

Via: Fortune

Corporate bonds in the U.S. have seen slow times. Companies have been issuing less debt, with investment-grade bond issuance off by 18% year over year, according to Barron’s. High-yield bond offerings are down 25%. Blame a number of factors: rising […]


Finance Tech, Liquidity

Treasury yields edge lower ahead of Fed meeting

March 19, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Treasury yields struggled for direction on Tuesday before a Federal Reserve meeting that could show policy makers scaling back rate-hike projections amid investor skepticism the central bank can push forward with further hikes in 2019. The 10-year Treasury note yield […]


Finance Tech, Trading

Europe markets calm as investors wait for Fed meeting, trade developments

March 19, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Markets in Europe rose slightly following a late-rallying Asia session, as investors waited for signals from the Fed and U.S.-China trade talks. How did markets perform? The Euro Stoxx 600 SXXP, +0.79% was at 383.66, 0.4% higher than Monday’s close […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Instagram Wants to Help Users Buy Products in its App

March 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

Instagram is strengthening its role in e-commerce by allowing users to pay for dresses, makeup, and watches inside its app. The new checkout feature, which begins rolling out on Tuesday, lets users make in-app purchases from 23 retailers, including Nike, […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments, Software & Tools

FIS to Buy Worldpay, an E-Commerce Payments Processor, for $34 Billion

March 18, 2019

Via: The New York Times

LONDON — The financial technology provider Fidelity National Information Services agreed on Monday to buy Worldpay for about $34 billion, in a bid to become a powerhouse in the global payments sector. The deal is among the biggest in the […]