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Our global pages<p>Global services/practices<p>Commercial and IT<p>Competition, EU and trade<p>Construction and engineering<p>Consulting<p>Corporate<p>Corporate counsel …

Mobile money: The next wave of financial inclusion

<b>The rapid uptake of smartphones and data usage in Myanmar as well as limited access to formal banking offers a unique opportunity for mobile money</b> …

AFI 2016 Global Policy Forum Concludes

The eighth Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Global Policy Forum (GPF) concluded today in Nadi, Fiji, with the announcement of an increased …

Preparing for a World Without Cash

The Federal Reserve has done almost nothing to study how a digital currency might work.<p>By<p>Max Raskin and<p>David Yermack<p>Central bankers throughout the world, from Canada to Ireland, have recently indicated that they might issue digital currency in the future. Yet the U.S. has been absent from the …

Central Banks

AFI Helps Bring Financial Inclusion To Centre Of Economic Development

Weather <b>Fiji, Suva</b> Max 30°C, Min 23°C<p>Fiji Sun<p>Co-workers mourn clerk’s death<p>A 35-year-old clerk is the latest road fatality after a freak accident in …

How FinTech Disruptors Are Rewriting The Rules

Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial services technologies reshaping how transactions are conducted and …

Financial Services

Can Business Solve Poverty?

If you ask the influential members of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, the answer is unequivocally yes.<p>“Can business solve poverty? If you think it can, raise your hand.”<p>When I asked that question from the podium earlier this week at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs’ …

Winners and Losers on the Road to Financial Inclusion

A great transformation is shifting the weight of global power, population and economic growth from what was once called the first world to what can …

BANKING THE UNBANKED: THE MOBILE OPPORTUNITY

By Serge Van Dam, Mobiliti Segment Leader, International Group, Fiserv<p>In developing economies banking services have long been limited. Historically, …

Banking

Dropbox and Vodafone Team Up to Offer Customers 25GB

Vodafone customers will be getting some free cloud storage staring next month.<p>The carrier and Dropbox announced today that customers will receive 25GB of free storage on the cloud-storage service for one year. The storage will be used by Vodafone’s Backup+ mobile feature. The offer will be …

Customers

How To Maximise Your Free Storage Space On Every Cloud Service

Between Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and half a dozen other services, the sky is the limit on how much cloud storage you can get. Here are some of …

With Dropbox Groups, businesses can finally sort folders based on departments

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Box Posts Q4 Loss, Cites Error By Analyst; Shares Fall

Sales rose 61 percent year on year, but expenses jumped too.<p>Reporting the results for its first quarter as a public company, cloud storage and collaboration company Box posted a quarterly loss amid some confusion over what the consensus view of analysts actually was.<p>Box’s fiscal Q4 loss of $1.65 …

Apple Blames Server Error for Outage of iTunes and App Stores

Customers worldwide are impacted by the outage.<p>Apple blamed an internal server error for the widespread outage of its iTunes and App stores that impacted customers worldwide.<p>The outage, which began around 1:30 am PT, means customers may be unable to make purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, …

U.S. Data Chief Aims to Empower Citizens with Information

Patil joins recruits who moved from Silicon Valley to Washington to craft administration tech policy<p>A few years ago, almost no one outside Silicon Valley had heard the term data scientist. Now it is one of the country’s most in-demand job titles. Even the White House recently hired one: DJ …

CIA Aided Program to Spy on U.S. Cellphones

Marshals Service uses airborne devices that mimic cell towers to scan data on thousands of cellphones<p>WASHINGTON—The Central Intelligence Agency played a crucial role in helping the Justice Department develop technology that scans data from thousands of U.S. cellphones at a time, part of a secret …

Surveillance

Cisco, Microsoft Team Up to Target Cloud Vendors

Collaboration aims to market technology to telecom carriers, other cloud providers<p>Many technology vendors offer cloud-style computing services for businesses. Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are among them, but the two technology majors also want to sell to other cloud providers.<p>The …

Dutch Court Strikes Down Country’s Data Retention Law

The District court of The Hague said the law, which requires telecom providers to collect and store data for as long as 12 months, violates citizens’ right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data.

Judiciary