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Mifid II news and analysis articles

Exchange groups have 30-month exemption from access rules; listed derivatives users concerned it will become permanent<p>Success of UPIs could be …

Trading

What is MiFID II Explained / What is MiFIR (in under 7 minutes)

International Financial Law Review

CFTC budget woes, US and China tariff tensions, and possible talent shortage under the SMR<p>This week's news from Practice Insight: fund managers …

Bigger Is Better: MiFID II Will Give Large Buy- and Sell-Side Firms a Massive Advantage

Despite the imminent deadline, many firms are still scrambling with the specifics of MiFID II’s requirements. Although buy-side firms expect to be …

These 3 things could trigger another financial crisis

Last weekend the International Monetary Fund made its second cut to global growth forecasts this year. Many economic commentators have begun asking what would happen if the next recession hit while interest rates were still far below pre-2008 levels.<p>Despite these issues, the regulatory foundations …

Convert Social Media Fans Into Customers

Social fans are amazing, but are you leveraging those relationships into loyal customers?<p>Social media platforms are the new marketing frontier. There …

Marketing

Encouraging signs for the UK digital ad market

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>UK digital ad spend grew by 16.4% — the highest year-over-year (YoY) rate of growth since 2008 — to eclipse $12.2 billion in 2015, according to new IAB UK report …

Advertising

10 things in tech you need to know today

1. <b>Alphabet, Google's parent company, overtook Apple to become the most valuable company in the world.</b> Last night, the company was worth roughly $544 billion. At that point, Apple's market capitalization stood at $534 billion.<p><b>2. About one in seven people on the planet now use WhatsApp, according to</b> …

Big Banks Boost Block Chain Startup With New Funding, Deal

Digital Asset Holdings LLC, a block chain startup, has raised more than $50 million in funding from a group of big banks seeking to make sense of the …

10 Free Marketing Tools For Small Business

Buying software is easy when you’re a big company – you can make providers fight for your contract. They tailor services to your needs, cut prices …

Infographics

Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold this month, noting volatility in global markets and highlighting a sharp fall in oil prices that is likely to keep inflation low.<p>Members of the Bank’s nine-member monetary policy committee (MPC) voted eight to one to leave rates at 0.5%, where …

Economics

Increasing Sales Beyond Your Site: Channel-Specific Distribution Strategies

There is no doubt that in 2016, the most successful brands will be omnichannel in nature. This means that they will be selling anywhere the customer …

eCommerce

Top Smartwatches and Fitness Monitors of CES 2016

Last week’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2016 has showcased really cool products that will get us excited for this year. Among them are the new …

Can wearable tech help to police – and beat – doping in sport?

DR DAVID GOULD<p><b>Biotechnology researcher at Queen Mary, University of London</b><p>IAAF bans four senior officials over alleged doping cover-ups<p>Read more<p>Wearable GPS and motion sensors already have a big impact on athletic training and performance. The introduction of remote monitoring of molecules in sweat …

Wearable Tech

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Music now has over 10 million subscribers, reaching the milestone just six months after its launch in June.</b> Rival Spotify took six years to surpass the 10-million-subscriber threshold.<p><b>2. Offensive posts were published on Jeremy Corbyn's Twitter feed following the apparent hacking of the</b> …

Apple is reportedly making it easier to switch from iOS to Android (update)

Company agrees to develop data transfer tool under pressure from European telecoms, report says<p>Apple is developing a tool that would make it easier for users to transfer their data from iPhones to Android devices, according to a report from <i>The Telegraph</i>. Citing a "senior industry source," the paper …

Barclays doubles its rewards as rival banks boost their freebies

As Santander increases the fees on its 123 account, other banks are hoping they can win your loyalty with some tempting freebies - including this …

Personal Finance

5 Ways Pinterest Can Boost Your Marketing Engagement

Pinterest, the site that was thought to belong to merely middle age women and young girls, is more than just your chocolate chip cookie and hairstyle …

Marketing

How 3 Facebook Changes will Affect Customer Service and Social Commerce

Up until 2016 Facebook trended as one of the top marketing and advertising platforms on the web. That does not stand to change in 2016. However, we …

Customer Service

Chinese stocks tumble again, oil falls and gold rises

Another disappointing start to the week following a rough trading session in China<p>China's benchmark Shanghai stock index closed down 5.33pc today, as investors continued to worry over the state of the world's second largest economy, which is already responsible for sparking a rout across global …

The 2015 Analytics Software Market

Now that the books have closed on 2015, it’s time to look back and take in some of the changes in the analytics software market. There have been several trends (open source, cloud hosting, SQL on Hadoop) that have continued to play out, as well as the emergence of AWS Redshift as a major force in …

Big Data

3D Illustrations of Pop Culture Characters and Objects Deserted in a Post-Apocalyptic World

In “Stretched Out”, a drowsy Simon’s Cat who has been sleeping outside all day was awoken by his human who was ready to feed him dinner. As with many …

Beastie Boys

This wireless exec turned senator is leading the fight for workers of the Uber economy

As a VC and early investor in wireless technology, he helped start the company that became Nextel, invested in hundreds of other startups, and has an estimated net worth over $200 million.<p>But the Democrat from Virginia is worried about the state of capitalism today.<p>"I worry that capitalism is not …

5 Progressive Digital Marketing Trends for 2016

<b>Motion (video)</b> will be the new currency to grab attention and conversions in a digitally distracted world<p><b>Influencer Marketing</b> will be the catalyst to move from being a conventional brand to a coveted brand.<p><b>Customer engagement marketing</b> will transform the customer's journey. Organizations will …

The revolution in technology that is helping blind people see

Lex Arriola is your typical 15-year-old girl. She uses her smartphone a ton. She texts. She FaceTimes. Like most teens, she loves emoji and, of …

Artificial Intelligence

China bans overseas banks from foreign exchange business

Shares in the Asia-focused banking sector fell yesterday amid talk that China’s central bank suspended at least three overseas banks from foreign …

Investing

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. A bombshell report from The Wall Street Journal reveals that two former employees of the blood-testing startup Theranos are accusing the company of deleting the quality-control data of its proprietary machines.</b> The blood-testing company known for its finger-prick testing technology came under …

Say hello to Boeing's newest airliner — the 737 Max

Boeing<p>Boeing recently rolled out the first completed 737 Max 8 airliner at its assembly facility in Renton, Washington. The company's next-generation single-aisle airliner was presented at a ceremony in front of several thousand Boeing employees.<p>Over the years, the 737 family has become the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple won a complete victory in a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of rigging iMessage to not deliver texts to Android users.</b> A federal judge dismissed the case.<p><b>2. India has temporarily banned Internet.org's Free Basics service that brings the internet to developing nations.</b> India …

What Having a Social Media Presence Can Do For Your Brand

Although social media is relatively recent, we can all agree that it is here to stay, and it has turned itself into a vital part of Customer Service …

Public Relations