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G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy'

Cairns - Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks Saturday, confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy" despite rising world political tensions and mounting fears of financial instability.

World financial teen literacy assessed: U.S. ranks only average Special

Paul Golden, of the National Endowment for Financial Education, speaks with Carol Ruth Weber about the importance of teaching teens to be financially literate. Read the full interview for Golden's tips on how to educate children to be money-wise.

Pay day loan middlemen complaints double in UK this year

Earlier this week, the Financial Ombudsman Service in the UK reported how it had seen complaints about so-called "middlemen" to pay day loan providers more than double this year.

Money management expert Bruce Sellery offers tips on finance Special

Digital Journal's interview with finance expert Bruce Sellery, conducted over Twitter, shed light on tips and advice for anyone looking to better manage their money.

Business growth in UK shows promise that economy is recovering

Data released shows a steady rise in the economy for the UK. With the news of economic growth in the UK and Europe, this could be a good time to get economic guidance to grow a business or begin a new business internationally.

35 cent minimum wage fee angers Minnesota cafe customers

Stillwater - Customers are voicing their anger on social media sites for the Oasis Cafe after owners added a 35-cent tax to their tickets. Owners state that they need the fee to cover local raises in minimum wage.

Bank provokes outrage from Muslims after shutting down accounts

City Of London - Authorities with HSBC Holdings have shut down multiple bank accounts citing that they were "outside of our risk appetite". Activists are responding by calling the practice "Islamaphobic" and demanding an explanation.

Op-Ed: 9 ways to teach your children about money

Let's face it – many kids, teens and adults today are more apt to blow their money faster than it takes to earn it. And with the majority of parents surviving on credit, it's no wonder the concept of saving is a difficult one for all to grasp.

Op-Ed: Inflation and quality of life in North America

Financial commentators have written about the 2.4% rise in inflation that Canada recently saw. Media writers are correct worry and there is plenty of evidence for that assertion.

Female students twice as likely to end up in debt from stress

New research has shown that female students are twice as likely to end up in debt at university as their male counterparts owing to poor personal finance skills and the large amounts of stress placed on them.

Bankers on the march: Hong Kong financiers join democracy fight

Hong Kong - When huge crowds took to Hong Kong's streets this week to voice anger at Beijing's ever-tightening grip, an unlikely group was marching in step: wealthy financiers fighting mainland influence over the city's markets and political life.

Op-Ed: Are you getting the most out of your mobile banking app?

Today, the mobile industry has us spinning on the palm of their hands. We even rely on our smartphones to take care of our personal finances. Why don't we maximize our mobile banking experience?

Majority do not understand differences between credit cards

A large number of credit card users do not fully understand their card's terms, benefits and rewards program, and have trouble selecting between different types of cards. This is according to an annual survey of credit card users.

Starbucks offers no tuition aid for Arizona State program

The discounts mentioned in an earlier Digital Journal article have turned out to be the only thing Starbucks is giving customers. They will not be giving any money to workers for the reduced cost of tuition.

Starbucks offers tuition aid for U.S. employees

Starbucks officials have announced a new plan to help some of their staff pay for college. They are going to work with Arizona State University to provide discounts for college fees.

Clandestine UK case raises legality concerns

The case is completely shrouded in secrecy with government officials being the only sources. The information we have so far only tells us that the trial will happen in the future and not much more.

Pope Francis replaces financial team

The Pope fired all members of the Vatican's financial oversight committee and replaced them with new candidates. This came after significant problems within the group itself.

Detroit art museum contents proposed for debt payment

Detroit - The number of pieces that debt collectors are targeting after a default by Detroit has risen from 1,700 to 66,000 after a change in terms and negotiations.

Bitcoin exchange MtGox placed in administration: CEO

Tokyo - Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox was Wednesday placed in administration by a Japanese court, with an order for bankruptcy expected to be issued soon, its administrator and chief executive said.

Cash-rich global firms face calls to crack open war chests

Tokyo - Impatient shareholders are calling on the world's top firms to start spending some of the eye-popping $2.8 trillion in cash built up since the financial crisis, as analysts warn that their thriftiness could be holding back global growth.

Op-Ed: The future of mobile payments Special

The mobile payment market is changing from cloud access to digital currency and we are going to take a look at it together.

Apple: 43.7 million iPhones, 16.35 million iPads sold in Q1 2014

Earlier today Apple announced in a public statement that over 43.7 million iPhones and 16.35 million iPads were sold during the first, opening quarter of 2014 leading to combined sales of mobile devices of over 60 million units sold.

5 nifty personal finance apps

Roughly one in three Americans are keeping track of their finances via their smartphones. Here's a look at some applications to help you stay on budget.

Op-Ed: Warning to a world growing increasingly dependent on credit cards

It is absolutely possible for a person to get by without a credit score. This, by extension, means that it is absolutely possible to get by without credit cards.

Bitcoin exchange MtGox placed in administration: CEO

Tokyo - Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox was Wednesday placed in administration by a Japanese court, with an order for bankruptcy expected to be issued soon, its administrator and chief executive said.

Cash-rich global firms face calls to crack open war chests

Tokyo - Impatient shareholders are calling on the world's top firms to start spending some of the eye-popping $2.8 trillion in cash built up since the financial crisis, as analysts warn that their thriftiness could be holding back global growth.

European parliament adopts financial markets rules

Strasbourg - The European Parliament adopted new rules Tuesday to tighten the regulation of financial markets in order to stop rampant speculation, including on foodstuffs.

Greece's short-term debt rates drop after bond issue

Athens - Greece's short-term borrowing costs tumbled on Tuesday, days after the crisis-hit country returned to medium-term international bond markets for the first time for four years. Athens paid 2.75 percent interest on 1.625 billion euros ($2.

France will stick to EU deficit reduction target

Paris - France will stick to the country's EU-set budget deficit reduction target, the new finance minister insisted on Tuesday, dismissing earlier indications that Paris was angling for a delay.

European Parliament approves 'banking union' reforms

Strasbourg - The European Parliament approved on Tuesday the last elements of a new set of rules to prevent failing banks from ever again driving EU member states into bankruptcy.
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