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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 […]


Security

Half of businesses attacked online in last two years

March 20, 2019

Via: TechRadar

More than half of all European businesses have suffered some form of disruption caused by a cyberattack over the last two years, new research has claimed. A report from Kaspersky Lab found that 54 percent of businesses have faced at […]


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, […]


News

Apple loses court case in battle with Qualcomm, ordered to pay fine

March 18, 2019

Via: TechRadar

In the latest chapter of ongoing issues between Apple and Qualcomm, the latter has won a patent infringement case against Apple in San Diego. A jury there found that the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus […]


Energy, Industries

Oil prices ease as OPEC comments on supply cuts remain hazy

March 18, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Oil futures slumped Monday but were well off the lowest levels of the day as the market continued to assess the state of supply. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies said Sunday they were deepening their […]


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 […]


Energy, Industries

Venezuela’s falling oil supply is a major ‘challenge’ to global energy markets

March 15, 2019

Via: Business Insider

A major advisor to energy producing nations has suggested that the continued fallout from Venezuela could present a “challenge” for global oil markets. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that crude supplies from Venezuela are at risk of falling […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Amazon’s focus on boosting profits could raise shares by 25%, KeyBanc analysts say

March 15, 2019

Via: CNBC

Closing pop-up stores, pushing the grocery business and focusing on advertising all will help Amazon boost profits, KeyBanc analysts said as they boosted the online retailer’s price target. The KeyBanc analysts raised their recommended allocation on Amazon to overweight and […]