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05.06.2017

Travel Ban, Trump pushes to restore the original

President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his push for his executive order banning travel and immigration from six majority-Muslim countries, lashing out against his own Justice Department and potentially exacerbating the continued legal battle over the order.  "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!" Trump said in the first of a series of tweets Monday morning.

 
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05.06.2017

BNP Paribas fined by French watchdog for inadequate anti-money laundering

French bank watchdog ACPR said it had fined BNP Paribas €10 million for inadequate anti-money laundering controls. Reuters reports that the penalty followed a 2015 inspection of the bank which revealed a number of shortcomings in its provisions for preventing money laundering and financing of terrorism, ACPR said in a statement. And it found that the bank dragged its feet in implementing an overhaul of its operations that it had officially decided to implement in 2013.

 
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05.06.2017

Web-tool to discover if a robot will cut your job

As artificial intelligence and robotics continue to pick up steam, thousands of jobs we could once take for granted are at risk of being automated, threatening to leave a bevy of diligent workers on the dole. But there might be a tool you can consult to take the necessary measures before your time has come. Created by designer-developer duo Dimitar Raykov and Mubashar Iqbal, ‘Will robots take my job?‘ is an amusing web-based tool that predicts how susceptible your occupation is to the ever-growing current of automation and computerisation.

 
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05.06.2017

Qatar Stock Market tumbles after diplomatic ties cut by Gulf states

Qatar's stock market plunged on Monday after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism.  Every stock listed on Doha’s headline index was trading sharply lower in early trade. QNB fell by 7.6 per cent, with Masraf Al Rayan and Industries Qatar down by over 9 per cent. Oil prices rose in response to the shock decision to isolate Qatar, announced early this morning by state news agencies in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

 
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05.06.2017

Switzerland VAT reform will be effective 1st January 2018

The partial revision of Switzerland’s Value Added Tax Act will come into force on 1 January 2018, the Federal Council determined 2 June. Under the new regime, to become VAT liable, global turnover should be taken into account instead of just Swiss turnover. Therefore, companies whose global turnover is at least 100,000 CHF will be liable to VAT from the first franc of turnover in Switzerland.

 
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05.06.2017

The parabolic acceleration of Bitcoin prices

The price of Bitcoins has risen more than tenfold since it bottomed in February 2015. Such a parabolic move can be compared to the rise in Silver or Gold towards 1980 or 2011, or the NASDAQ in the run-up to its 2000 top during the dot.com bubble. And indeed, the promise of a finite non Fiat universal currency, which is easy to store and transfer are huge. Amid capital flight out of China and legalization in Japan, Bitcoins are finding increased legitimacy either as a practical store a value or as the possible next international transaction currency. We hereby attempt to monitor this parabolic rise, an exercise which is never easy.

 
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02.06.2017

Summer Gadgets: What to Buy while waiting for the holidays in the Office

 
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02.06.2017

The Housing Bubble Is Bubbling

One should learn from one`s mistakes, but Americans apparently do not. The great crisis of 2008 was brought on by the securitization of sub-prime housing mortgages. To a lesser degree the same mistake was made again with the securitization of sub-prime auto loans, and now the housing market is once more preparing the basis for another crisis.

 
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01.06.2017

Soros predicts Brexit may be a dramatic divorce

Billionaire tycoon George Soros has warned the EU it is facing an 'existential crisis' and that Brexit talks could last five years. If, during the divorce negotiations, the EU manages to successfully reform itself and attract wider support from its citizens, the U.K. will want to keep its European membership, Soros told an audience in Brussels. "The divorce will be a long process taking as long as five years. Five years are a very long time in politics, especially in revolutionary times like the present," Soros noted.

 
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01.06.2017

Fintech investments on the rise after challenging 2016

Fintech is taking the world by storm, and investors are starting to notice.  While 2016 was dubbed what some might say as “challenging” for the fintech market, overall investment in fintech totalled $24.7 billion, according to KPMG. That figure is impressive enough on its own, but it pales in comparison to the $46.7 billion invested in 2015. As KPMG suggests, 2016 was a “challenging year for fintech investment,” with thanks to the Brexit vote and circumstances surrounding that outcome. The US presidential election was also a contributing factor, while there was also a slight slowdown in China.

 
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