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Bankers says AI will be your newest coworker

A new report looking at trends in banking has found that 84 percent of respondents stated they are increasingly using data for automated decision-making. However, a sizable number recognize that this expansion comes with risks.

Top Japan finance official quits after harassment claims

Apo - The top bureaucrat at Japan's finance minister quit Wednesday following allegations he sexually harassed female reporters, saying he wanted to clear his name.

How blockchain is transforming banking

Blockchain is transforming a number of sectors, and this includes financial intuitions like banks. What major banks need to weigh is the extent to which they embrace blockchain and the threats that the technology poses to the industry.

Vice or virtue? Exhibition charts Germans' mania for saving

Berlin - While the European Union gears up for another of its endless post-crisis bouts over spending, debt and deficits, Berlin's German Historical Museum has turned a microscope onto the mania for saving in Europe's largest economy.

Most financial institutions report digital will change banking

Four out of five financial institutions believe that digital will fundamentally change banking yet around half state they do not have digital strategy, according to a new report.

Interview: Blockchain transforms distribution in emerging markets Special

Hong Kong - OpenPort is a Hong-Kong based digital logistics platform that uses blockchain technology to transform domestic distribution in emerging markets. To discover the advantages of this technology, Digital Journal spoke with CEO Max Ward.

Regulation and apathy hit bitcoin market

London - Wild fluctuations within the bitcoin market have once again sparked debate between investors who believe it is merely undergoing a "correction" and those who see it as a costly fad.

Women face uphill wage battle in British finance sector

London - There had never been much doubt that in London's testosterone-fuelled financial sector female workers' salaries lagged far behind those of their mostly male colleagues.

Real estate turning to technological solutions: Interview Special

New York - The real estate company Ideal was founded in 2007 by Aleksandra Scepanovic and partner Erik Serras. The duo identified a need to build a technologically innovative infrastructure for sales and rentals in key neighborhoods.

Goldman Sachs banker to join German finance ministry

Berlin - A top Goldman Sachs executive is set to join Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government as a deputy finance minister, a spokesman said, an appointment that drew immediate scorn from the opposition.

Olaf Scholz, Germany's pragmatic new finance chief

Frankfurt Am Main - As mayor of Hamburg, he gambled big on a wildly expensive concert hall that has since become the port city's crown jewel. But as Germany's new finance minister, the pragmatic Olaf Scholz is expected to make far fewer waves.

China can be more 'courageous' in opening: central banker

Bejing - China's chief central banker said on Friday the country could be more "courageous" in opening its markets, as European and American firms push for greater access to the world's second largest economy.

Millennials are seeking non-traditional banking

A wake-up message for banks: if you want to remain competitive you need to embrace digital multi-channels and appeal to tech-savvy millennials.

Banking in the balance: Digital strategies to protect banks

How do banks continue to expand digitally and at the same time protect themselves from fraud and make banking easier for customers? A new report from IBM explores this pressing question.

Kenya can't account for $400 million of public money

Nairobi - Kenya's government cannot account for $400 million in public funds, according to a damning report from the auditor general highlighting the country's failure to crack down on graft and misuse of state resources.

Brexit free trade deal cannot include financial services: France

London - Any post-Brexit free trade deal struck between Britain and the European Union must not include financial services, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday before meeting his UK counterpart.

$1bn painting 'only matter of time' as art prices surge

Paris - The fine art market is going through such a boom that it is only a matter of time before a painting sells for $1 billion (818 million euros), according to a new report seen by AFP Wednesday.

New innovation for digital investment advice market

A Canadian based startup has raised funding and plans to disrupt the ever-changing digital investment advice market. The company is Wealthsimple and it has raised $51 million in funding from Power Financial Corp.

Interview: How to invest wisely in the digital age Special

Personal finance is on the top of many people’s minds. While the digital era provides more opportunities for investment, making the wrong choice can be costly. Wealthsimple Dave Nugent, Head of Investments, gives some advice.

Banks begging to engage with cryptocurrencies

Global banking is currently a $134 trillion industry and in the U.S. ten or so major banks have dominated the market for decades. This is set to be disrupted with blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Where the top 10 U.S. banks are investing in fintech

A new market analysis report maps out how the top ten U.S. banks are investing in fintech. This is across categories like blockchain, insurance and lending.

Interview: Optimized customer journeys for banking Special

The retail industry continues to innovate by developing optimized customer journeys for online stores. Is there a similar competitive situation facing major banks? Vizolution’s CEO Bill Safran thinks so.

Digital transformation of insurance to lower fraud risk

The digital transformation is driven by new competitive threats and a desire to prevent false claims, according to a new report. With the latter, the process of behavioral biometrics can assist with fraud prevention and a better customer experience.

Brazil registers lowest current account deficit in 10 years

Bras - Brazil registered a current account deficit of $9.8 billion in 2017, its lowest in a decade and down from $23.5 billion the year before, the country's central bank said Friday.The 2017 figure is equivalent to 0.

Brazil registers lowest budget deficit in 10 years

Bras - Brazil registered a budget deficit of $9.8 billion in 2017, its lowest in a decade and down from $23.5 billion the year before, the Brazilian Central Bank said on Friday.The 2017 figure is equivalent to 0.

BankMobile, aiming to make banking affordable: Interview Special

BankMobile is the largest technology-enabled bank in the U.S. in terms of number of consumer checking accounts, and its popularity is growing. To find out why this is we spoke with Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder of BankMobile.

Fintech is targeting millennials using AI

Millennials as a demographic are seen as technology savvy, but not particularly active investors. Fintech firms are targeting millennials using new technologies to tap into an otherwise underserved market.

Bitcoin market turns bearish as China plans 'orderly exit'

Bitcoin's value is slipping after leaked documents from China suggest the country's finance regulator could clampdown on cryptocurrency mining. Israel's central bank has also voiced concerns, saying today it will not recognise Bitcoin as a real currency.

Removing hurdles for European fintech funding

Across Europe, new rules will come into force that will make it easier for crowdfunding platforms and marketplace lenders face to operate and scale across the member states of the Single European Market.

Digital strategies matter in bond markets

IT investments are popular on stock markets due to the potential of high rewards. New research shows that IT investments also matter to bond markets. However, investing here requires a different strategy, according to a new study.
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