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JPMorgan posts worst bond trading results since financial crisis

JPMorgan's fourth quarter results missed estimates on lighter-than-expected corporate and investment banking revenue and expenses that came in slightly higher than analysts' average estimate.

Best and worst banks for student loans in the U.S.

Analysts LendEDU have released two reports that have assessed the CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database for 2018. This is in relation to student loans in the U.S., considering intuitions assessed as ‘best’ and ‘worst’.

French women reclaim 'yellow vest' protests with peaceful demo

Paris - Hundreds of women on Sunday marched in Paris to reclaim France's "yellow vest" movement from violent activists, a day after protesters smashed their way into a government ministry.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to streets

Paris - France's "yellow vest" protesters were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to streets

Paris - France's "yellow vest" protesters were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.

US government shutdown veteran analyzes current crisis

Washington - Patrick Griffin worked in the White House for Democratic president Bill Clinton and participated in negotiations with Republican lawmakers during the 1995 government shutdown -- the longest in recent US history.

U.S. interest rate movement is following the market

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the fourth time this year. However, this is in response to market conditions, according to Peter Kendall and Steven Hochberg from Elliott Wave International.

France boosts pay for police in wake of 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - The French government will give police officers a long-sought raise after a strike called in the wake of the "yellow vest" anti-government protests, which have strained security forces already on high alert after years of jihadist terror attacks.

EU implements Brexit 'no deal' contingency plans

Apo - The European Union on Wednesday adopted backup plans to protect air transport and financial markets in the event Britain leaves without a Brexit deal in 100 days.

Five insurtech startups to watch out for in 2019

There is a wave of insurtech startups emerging each year. Some fall by the wayside, others become major players. Five companies set to make it big in 2019 are profiled, from an insurance as a service pioneer to a blockchain innovator.

Biggest changes for insurtech for 2019

2018 saw a series of changes shaking up the insurance sector and the level of innovation and associated disruption looks set to continue into 2019. These include greater collaboration with big firms, blockchain and AI.

Germany, France 'in fresh push for EU financial transaction tax'

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany and France will on Monday seek to revive the long-delayed EU financial transaction tax by proposing that member states be allowed to use the revenues to reduce their EU budget contributions, a German newspaper reported.

Bank of England warns pound would crash 25% in no-deal Brexit

London - The Bank of England on Wednesday warned a no-deal Brexit would trigger a financial crisis in Britain, causing the pound to plunge by 25 percent.

IMF team ends Pakistan visit as talks continue

Islamabad - A team from the International Monetary Fund concluded its visit to Pakistan Tuesday, the government said, adding that "substantive progress" had been made but talks will continue on a possible bailout.

Cryptocurrency bitcoin marks 10 years

London - October 31, 2008 marked the birth of bitcoin. Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors.

Wall Street greets bitcoin with interest and worry

New York - Bitcoin may be the fraud of the century, depending on whom you believe, or it could be a gold mine for early adopters.

Japan unveils sales tax hike

Apo - Japan on Monday announced a much anticipated sales tax hike in 2019 to address the nation's huge public debt, despite warnings it could hobble growth in the world's third-biggest economy.

Q&A: Blockchain provides financial access to the unbanked Special

Boston based Airfox is a new service designed to provide financial access to unbanked individuals in Brazil. Digital Journal spoke with CEO and co-founder Victor Santos to discover more.

Q&A: Blockchain to cause further disruption of financial services Special

Blockchain is starting to have a huge impact on finance, with the potential of offering a more efficient, more transparent, more secure financial marketplace. The path towards this will be rocky. A leading expert — Victor Santos — provides analysis.

US Treasury secretary remains concerned about weak China currency

Washington - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday he had told the head of China's central bank about his concerns over the weakness of China's currency.

Who runs the (economic) world? It might soon be women

Nusa Dua - Who runs the world? It might soon be women as a crop of female economists join IMF chief Christine Lagarde in top positions at major financial bodies.

Iran parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

Tehran - Iran's parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners.

Iran parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

Tehran - Iran's parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners.

No deal Brexit could trigger U.K. recession

London - A no deal Brexit for the U.K. could lead to a recession, according to a leading banker. This presents a key issue as uncertainty hovers over the British government's strategy.

Italy cuts deficit targets in concession after EU pressure

Rome - Italy's populist government bowed to pressure from the European Union over its spending plans with an offer Wednesday to taper budget deficit targets beyond 2020, as it looked to reassure nervous markets.

Digital transformation trends in insurance

Insurance companies continue to struggle when it comes to customer experience, with users complaining of poor service when making claims or because of undue waiting times. Insurance companies are redressing this with new technology.

Q&A: Artificial intelligence assists with financial forecasting Special

As companies start gearing up for 2019 financial forecasting, artificial intelligence solutions at Genpact have outlined how machine learning can be used to improve financial forecast accuracy.

Q&A: How digital technology is disrupting finance Special

Digital technology is disrupting finance in several ways, from blockchain to artificial intelligence. Those who embrace the technology and implement it smartly are likely to gain a competitive advantage, says analyst Scott Rottmann of Genpact.

World unprepared for next financial crisis: ex-IMF chief

Paris - The world is less well equipped to manage a major financial crisis today than it was a decade ago, according to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Pope rails against 'killer' money-centred economy

Rome - Pope Francis has hit out against our money-centred culture that promotes poverty and excludes humanity, in an interview with Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper published on Friday.
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