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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.

10 years on, crisis mode is new normal for central banks

Frankfurt Am Main - The collapse of US investment giant Lehman Brothers 10 years ago forced central banks to take unprecedented steps to help rescue the global economy, thrusting them into uncharted territory they are still navigating.

Fragile Argentina placing faith in IMF meeting

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne heads to Washington on Monday to thrash out a hastily revised loan deal with the International Monetary Fund to help revive South America's second-largest economy.

Encouraging millennials to save with new tech: Q&A Special

While some millennials have poor saving records overall, many are investing their savings in the stock market. To boost investment, however, companies need increase corporate social responsibility.

Guterres raises alarm over UN cash crunch

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday of a serious cash shortfall at the United Nations, telling staff in a message that cost-cutting measures are in store.

G20 urges dialogue to resolve trade tensions that threaten growth

Buenos Aires - Group of 20 members pleaded on Sunday for increased dialogue to defuse escalating trade tensions that could hit global economic growth hard.

High risk of 'losing control' of AIDS epidemic: experts

Amsterdam - The AIDS epidemic risks resurging and spiralling out of control unless billions of extra dollars are pumped into prevention and treatment, experts warned Sunday on the eve of a major world conference.

Mnuchin pushes for EU, China concessions amid trade stalemate

Buenos Aires - The United States and its European Union allies were locked in a trade stalemate on Saturday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to budge on demands for concessions.

French minister implores US to 'see sense' over trade war

Buenos Aires - France's finance minister Bruno Le Maire told AFP on Saturday that the United States must avoid pushing the world into a "survival of the fittest" scenario through tit-for-tat trade sanctions.

Trump ups ante ahead of G20 discussions on global trade tensions

Buenos Aires - US President Donald Trump's latest attacks on China and the European Union will shape the discourse on global trade conflicts and competitive devaluation as Group of 20 finance ministers meet in Buenos Aires this weekend.

Insurtech startups disrupting the financial landscape

Insurance is in a deep wave of change and a considerable part of this transformative process is coming from new, aggressive insurtech startups. We profile three leading examples.

Wealthy Qatar clubs fined for not paying players

Lausanne - Two clubs from gas-rich Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts, were amongst six fined by FIFA on Thursday for non-payment of salaries to players and were warned they face a transfer ban as a consequence.

AC Milan's Europa League ban appeal set for Thursday

Lausanne - AC Milan's appeal against a European ban for breaking UEFA's financial fair play rules will be heard Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the court announced.

UK's Brexit plan called 'real blow' to City

London - The British government's new blueprint for Brexit on Thursday drew a firm thumbs-down from the City, which warned it would damage both the all-important finance sector and the wider economy, but industry appeared happier.

UK's Brexit plan is 'real blow' to City

London - The British government's new blueprint for Brexit is a "real blow" to London's all-important finance sector as it will damage jobs, tax revenues and growth, a City official said Thursday.

Indian banks turning to artificial intelligence

Several Indian banks, including state-owned SBI and Bank of BarodaNSE, have begun deploying artificial intelligence in order to improve efficiency and predict customer behavior.

Blockchain can assist banks with consumer lending

Many industries gaze at blockchain and scratch their heads in puzzlement. However, for the finance sector Ripple is in use for cross-continental transactions and the next area for reform is consumer lending.
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