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IDB to launch new open data portal on development in Latin America and the Caribbean
12/11/2014 12:09:04 PM
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today it will launch in the first quarter of 2015 Numbers for Development, a free and open data portal focused on Latin American and Caribbean development indicators. The new portal will allow users to access and utilize a wealth of IDB data on topics ranging from social inclusion to global integration for 26 countries in …
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche announces its 2014 economic impact and exciting first details for 10th edition in 2015
12/10/2014 11:18:38 AM
The City of Toronto today announced the economic impact of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014, Toronto’s free annual all-night celebration of contemporary art. In addition, preliminary details for next year’s 10th edition were revealed and organizers extended an invitation for artist submissions to three different programs. Based on the findings of an Ipsos Reid survey, …
Accenture and Backbase Form Alliance in Financial Services to Help Banks Improve Customer Engagement through Digital Channels
12/10/2014 10:22:22 AM
Under the alliance agreement, the companies will leverage Backbase’s wide range of customer experience management technology solutions and Accenture’s banking industry expertise and capabilities, including digital distribution and marketing strategy and core banking services. The companies will focus on providing banks with an end-to-end solution to support their digital …
Curtain up for Pipilotti Rist at Nationale Suisse
Curtain up for Pipilotti Rist at Nationale Suisse
12/9/2014 5:34:25 PM
World-famous Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist has created a vast bead curtain to hang in the stairwell at insurance company Nationale Suisse. The one-of-a-kind artwork is made up of thousands of faceted plastic balls. It now joins two further “art in architecture” projects by Hans Danuser and Daniel Robert Hunziker that also grace the refurbished Nationale Suisse head office …
KKC Launches New “The Whistleblower Blog” on International Anti-Corruption Day
12/9/2014 4:00:00 PM
December 9, 2014. Washington, D.C. Today, the law firm of  Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto, LLP  launched “ The Whistleblower Blog .”  This Blog is a  pro bono  public service project sponsored by the whistleblower rights law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP. The Whistleblower Blog highlights important news, legal developments and policy issues critical to whistleblowers …
American Express and Airbnb announce Membership Rewards® Program Relationship
12/9/2014 2:59:13 PM
American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced a new Membership Rewards program relationship with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company where people can list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world.  U.S. Card Members who are enrolled in the Membership Rewards program can now use Membership Rewards points for Airbnb eGift cards. …
WorldRemit launches Mobile Money transfers to Fiji
12/9/2014 11:00:08 AM
  WorldRemit  - the mobile and online money transfer service - announces that customers can now send money to Vodafone M-PAiSA accounts in Fiji. Money arrives in recipients’ accounts instantly, wherever in the world it is sent from. Customers using WorldRemit’s recently-launched iPhone and Android Apps will be able to send directly from their smartphones to M-PAiSA accounts, …
NYSSA, CFA Institute Veteran Abby Joseph Cohen on the Right Portfolio Strategy for 2015
12/9/2014 10:37:52 AM
The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) will convene to hear Abby Joseph Cohen give her financial predictions for the coming New Year on Thursday, December 11.   A renowned market forecaster and a longtime NYSSA member, Cohen will briefly review the past year in investing before offering her economic outlook and top securities selections for 2015.  “Abby …
Morgan Stanley Launches The Institute of Family Wealth Management - A Powerful Strategy that Focuses on Developing Families of Wealth and the Next Generation of Investors
12/9/2014 9:26:37 AM
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management today announced the launch of its Institute of Family Wealth Management (IFWM) to focus on family wealth which is part of a powerful strategy designed to help its Financial Advisors better serve clients’ growing multigenerational needs. The IFWM is the first-of-its-kind interactive e-learning program that will give Financial Advisors the …
NCR Brings Consumer Transaction Technologies around the World
12/9/2014 8:38:41 AM
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) continues to deliver consumer transaction technologies and financial services around the world by installing Somalia’s first-ever automated teller machine (ATM) in Mogadishu, the East African country’s capital, with Salaam Somali Bank . “We are excited to bring the first ATM to Mogadishu. The installation serves as a sign of hope for the city as …
Foreign Nationals File Whistleblower Rewards Claims in United States
12/9/2014 8:00:00 AM
Washington, D.C. December 9, 2014.  Today, as part of the U.N. sponsored International Anti-Corruption Day, the National Whistleblower Center issued a report,  The Importance of Whistleblower Rewards in Combating International Corruption , endorsing whistleblower reward laws.  The Center is calling on government’s around the world to enact whistleblower laws and to model …
Valitor and Caxton FX sign agreement for issuing prepaid cards using multi-currency eWallet technology
12/9/2014 6:16:30 AM
The Iceland-based issuing and acquiring services provider, Valitor, and Caxton FX have signed an agreement for the issuing of prepaid cards using multi-currency eWallet technology developed by Valitor.   In real-time, the eWallet helps manage the money of the user and provide a run down of the total available balance and the status of each currency in the wallet - this …
Majority Rules – Most Chinese Car Buyers Prefer Cash Purchases, but PwC Study Shows Trend is Toward Increased Financing
12/8/2014 8:32:24 AM
While China continues to dominate as the world’s largest automotive market, a PwC AutoFacts survey shows the country still lags far behind in new vehicle financing, although signs are emerging that the trend is changing. Currently, 76 percent of car buyers purchase vehicles with cash, forcing the auto financing industry into a niche role in this vast marketplace. But with the …
Recommended cash offer by funds advised by Apax to acquire 100% of the shares of EVRY
12/8/2014 8:26:50 AM
EVRY ASA (“EVRY” or the “Company”) has entered into a transaction agreement (the "Transaction Agreement”) with Lyngen Bidco AS (the “Offeror”), a company indirectly owned by private equity funds advised by Apax Partners LLP (the “Apax Funds"), pursuant to which the Offeror will put forward a recommended voluntary cash offer at a price of NOK 16.00 per share (the "Offer Price") …
Bank of America and (RED) Approach Midway Point of Two-year, $10 Million Partnership to Support the Global Fight Against AIDS
12/4/2014 11:21:22 AM
A flurry of World AIDS Day and #GivingTuesday activities mark the latest milestone in a two-year, $10 million partnership between Bank of America and (RED). The goal of the partnership, which was announced in January , is to help end mother-to-child transmission of HIV and achieve an AIDS-free generation by supporting the critical work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, …
Allstate to Join Consortium Researching Benefits of Using Drones
12/3/2014 2:57:15 PM
In an effort to learn more about how unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, can improve the property claims process, Allstate Insurance Company will join a consortium dedicated to the research and development of drones. Drones used for property insurance can potentially create much faster inspections of homes both for underwriting and claims adjustment. …
Perspectium Replicator Receives Integration Certification from ServiceNow
Perspectium Replicator Receives Integration Certification from ServiceNow
12/3/2014 2:14:45 PM
Perspectium today announced it has received certification of its integration with ServiceNow. Certification by ServiceNow signifies that Perspectium’s Replicator for ServiceNow has successfully completed a set of defined tests focused on integration interoperability, security and performance. The certification also ensures best practices are utilized in the design and …
Wells Fargo Launches ‘Wells Fargo Investment Institute’
12/3/2014 12:12:04 PM
Wells Fargo’s Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement (WBR) division today announced the launch of Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII). WFII brings together the investment research, strategy, manager research and publications teams from WBR’s four lines of business to create a single group with a goal of providing world-class advice to the company’s financial and wealth advisors …
London Stock Exchange Group launches pan-European ELITE programme
12/3/2014 12:07:55 PM
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announces that it is to extend ELITE, its pioneering programme for high growth private companies, to businesses across Europe. The enlarged programme, already home to over 200 Italian and UK companies, will be deeply rooted in each domestic European market, through partnerships with local institutions including blue chip advisers, …
Fidelity Institutional Announces New Collaboration with Learnvest(TM)
12/3/2014 11:04:59 AM
Fidelity Institutional, the division of Fidelity Investments® that provides clearing, custody and investment management products to registered investment advisors (RIAs), retirement recordkeepers, broker-dealers, family offices and banks, today announced a new collaboration with LearnVestTM, as well as additional resources to help advisors explore options to digitize their …