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We’ve launched our China SME Confidence Index
We’ve launched our China SME Confidence Index
9/18/2014 4:20:48 PM
Standard Chartered today launched its China SME Confidence Index (SMEI). Initially launched in October 2011 as the first confidence index targeting SMEs developed by an international bank in China, SMEI has been substantially revamped in order to give a deeper understanding of the activity and sentiment among small and mid-sized Chinese companies. SMEI is designed to provide …
Graystone Consulting Expands Presence in the Midwest and Adds Institutional Consulting Team
9/18/2014 4:11:51 PM
Based in Birmingham, MI, the team includes two Institutional Consulting Directors: Brian and Tim Brice, both Managing Directors.  They will be joined by Rebecca Wolfe, Vice President and Group Director; Ray Fortin, Vice President and Business Development Director;  Stephanie Mills, Institutional Consulting Associate; Diane Roegner, Senior Client Service Associate and Julie …
Allianz repositions its commercial P&C business in the United States
Allianz repositions its commercial P&C business in the United States
9/18/2014 1:23:47 PM
The Fireman’s Fund commercial property and casualty (P&C) business will be integrated into Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the global corporate insurance company of Allianz. The integration further strengthens the Allianz brand in its US commercial P&C business. This move follows the 2009 transfer of the Fireman’s Fund Marine business to AGCS, …
OT’s Cosmo RSA v5 EMV Platform Earns D-PAS Certification for Use in Discover Global Network
9/18/2014 11:02:16 AM
Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space and the leading global supplier of EMV chip card products and services, today announced that Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) has provided D-PAS certification to OT’s Cosmo RSA v5, for use throughout the Discover Global Network, which includes Discover, Diners Club …
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies slated to hire nearly 1,000 people by end of year
9/18/2014 10:01:36 AM
Progressive plans to fill nearly 1,000 jobs across the country by the end of 2014. Positions include IT, Analyst, Call Center, Claims and Corporate roles and span locations from Austin, Texas to its headquarters in Mayfield Village, Ohio. The news comes on the heels of Progressive’s ranking on Glassdoor’s List of Top Companies for Culture & Values , as well as its fifth …
Sept 24 Free Webinar From VZ to Feature Personal Finance Expert Jean Chatzky Offering Insights on Money Management for Small-Business Owners
Sept 24 Free Webinar From VZ to Feature Personal Finance Expert Jean Chatzky Offering Insights on Money Management for Small-Business Owners
9/17/2014 2:20:18 PM
The latest free live webinar from Verizon’s small business team on Sept. 24 will feature Jean Chatzky , the financial editor for NBC’s “Today Show” and an award-winning personal finance journalist. She will share strategies for helping small-business owners better manage their money and ensure financial success. Chatzky is also the AARP’s personal finance ambassador, the …
Fed/CSBS 2014 Community Banking Research Conference To Be Webcast Live Sept. 23-24
9/17/2014 1:45:52 PM
Bankers, academics, regulators and policymakers will gather in St. Louis next week to discuss the latest in community banking research, as well as the issues facing the community banking sector, at the second annual community banking research and policy conference hosted by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). The conference, …
Hans van der Noordaa to leave ING to become CEO of Delta Lloyd
9/16/2014 10:57:57 AM
Hans van der Noordaa, member of the Management Board Banking will become the Chief Executive Officer of Delta Lloyd N.V. as of 1 January 2015. He will therefore step down from the Board per 1 October 2014. Hans van der Noordaa was appointed to the Executive Board of ING Group in April 2006 and in 2009 became a member of the Management Board Banking with responsibility for …
New Data Show Child Mortality Rates Falling Faster Than Ever
9/16/2014 10:42:45 AM
New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015. New estimates in Levels and Trends …
IFC Invests in Virgin Mobile to Expand Affordable Access to Broadband Mobile Services in Central and Eastern Europe
9/16/2014 8:53:12 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Delta Partners Emerging Markets TMT Growth Fund II, and CEE Mobile Capital LLC (spearheaded by Dick Kiphart of KGC Capital LLC), will provide €40 million of growth capital to Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe (VMCEE) to boost access to affordable broadband …
Kerry Washington Joins The Allstate Foundation to Spotlight Finances As A
Kerry Washington Joins The Allstate Foundation to Spotlight Finances As A "Weapon of Choice" Used by Domestic Violence Abusers
9/16/2014 8:48:06 AM
Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress and advocate Kerry Washington has joined with The Allstate Foundation to raise awareness about domestic violence and the critical role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence situations. Washington is serving as the national ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, the signature initiative that gets Americans motivated …
Air Products Again Recognized for Sustainability Leadership by Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
9/15/2014 3:02:03 PM
Air Products (NYSE: APD ) has again achieved a leadership position among the top 10 percent of companies in its industry as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) 2014/2015, a gold standard benchmark for corporate sustainability performance. Air Products also is a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which places it among …
Funds advised by Apax Partners agree to sell their majority stake in the TriZetto Corporation to Cognizant Technology Solutions
9/15/2014 1:17:04 PM
Funds advised by Apax Partners (“Apax”) today announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in the TriZetto Corporation (“TriZetto”).  TriZetto, a provider of world-class healthcare information technology and service solutions, will be sold to Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (“Cognizant”) for $2.7 billion in cash, subject to customary adjustments. …
World Bank Group Launches Design of Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Mitigation
9/15/2014 12:40:45 PM
Today, the World Bank Group together with several partners announced the design of the Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation (PAF), an innovative pay-for-performance instrument that will use auctions to maximize the use of limited public resources for climate change mitigation while leveraging private sector financing.   In its first phase, the …
American Express Partners with Birchbox, Bonobos and Rent the Runway to Launch Inaugural "Online’s Day Off"
9/15/2014 11:16:42 AM
American Express’ U.S. Small Merchant Group has partnered with Birchbox, Bonobos and Rent the Runway to present Online’s Day Off, a two-day event that kicks off with a thought-leadership panel on September 18, followed by a one-day shopping event on September 20. The events will showcase innovative ways e-commerce pioneers have parlayed their online success into the physical …
Canada: Privacy breaches can affect any business. Are you protected?
9/15/2014 11:11:39 AM
With recent headlines announcing privacy breaches at some of the world’s largest financial and consumer-facing companies, Aviva Canada, one of the country’s leading providers of home, auto, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance, is emphasizing the need for businesses of all scopes and sizes to ensure they are protected against the legal ramifications of a privacy …
Merrill Lynch Study Finds Health Is the Cornerstone of a Happy Retirement, and Greatest Financial Worry
9/12/2014 4:21:56 PM
New Merrill Lynch research, conducted in partnership with Age Wave, finds that 81 percent of retirees cite health as the most important ingredient to a happy retirement, followed by financial security (58 percent), loving family and friends (36 percent), and having purpose (20 percent). The research explores three major forces that are redefining how individuals plan for …
Santander and American Express Announce Partnership to Issue Credit Cards in Mexico
9/12/2014 12:26:16 PM
Santander and American Express today announced a partnership to launch the Santander American Express® Credit Card in Mexico. This card offers an innovative way for Card Members to quickly earn rewards on their daily purchases. The new Santander American Express Credit Card, issued by Santander, focuses on rewarding Card Members for their daily spending in department stores …
Canada’s economy set to improve on the back of increased external demand: RBC Economics
9/11/2014 1:27:03 PM
Stronger external demand and the benefits of a more competitive Canadian dollar lifted Canada’s exports in the second quarter of 2014, lifting overall economic growth from weather-related weakness early in the year. This trend is expected to continue to lift GDP growth, according to the latest Economic and Financial Market Outlook issued today by RBC Economics. RBC projects …
Telenor opens Serbia’s most available bank
9/10/2014 3:50:46 PM
Today’s opening of Telenor Group’s first wholly-owned financial institution Telenor banka in Serbia provides customers with innovative mobile banking services and represents a milestone in the company’s development of online financial services and mobile banking in Europe. The digitalization of cash payments and the convenience of online and mobile banking are expected to …