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Euro Crisis: 50% of Firms Stuck Behind the Planning Eight Ball

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 20, 2012

Contributed by David Furlonger Today we conducted our Euro Crisis Webinar. 416 participants were surveyed about: Whether their enterprise had plans in place to deal with a worsened euro crisis...

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Euro Crisis:Get Ready for More Regulation and Protectionism.

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 10, 2012

Contributed by David Furlonger   [ Register Now For January 19th webinar: Euro Crisis Webinar ] An interesting article appeared on Reuters yesterday: Financial repression is here and may be helpful. It...

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Euro Crisis: What is the Connection between Hypothecation and the Future of Money?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 20, 2011

Contributed by David Furlonger On the weekend, I read a rather alarming commentary by David Stockman European Banking System is on the Verge of Collapse. While this analysis clearly highlights...

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Can Europe Innovate Out of a Crisis?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 13, 2011

Contributed by David Furlonger Commentators suggest over half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list began during a recession or bear market. Does this offer hope to a...

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The Tragedy of the Euro Fiscal Commons

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 9, 2011

Contributed by David Furlonger As announced on the BBC (and other media outlets) today: Euro crisis: Eurozone deal reached without UK it appears on the surface as if consensus has...

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The Euro Crisis - Are IT Professionals Prepared for the Fallout?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 8, 2011

Contributed by David Furlonger Today's WSJ suggested the Euro currency was finished: Banks Prep for Life After Euro This is another news article, in a continuing stream, that has become...

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There are Plenty of Unbanked Initiatives, but are there any Real Success Stories?

by Kristin Moyer  |  July 28, 2010

The Financial Access Initiative (FAI) believes that 2.5 billion adults worldwide do not have access to formal financial products (such as savings accounts, insurance) with either a traditional (regulated bank...

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Google Hack, Human Rights Issues and Financial Institutions

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 13, 2010

US President Obama, and other world leaders for that matter, have been criticized this past year for not being hard enough on China and its human rights track record (see...

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Blippy and the "Social Card"

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 23, 2009

A new service called Blippy let’s users share their credit card purchases on Twitter.  Each time a person makes a purchase with the cards they register with Blippy (a type of...

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Microfinance and the East

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 10, 2009

Financial services firms in the East are effectively delivering microfinance to a population that has many living below a poverty line of $2 per day. For example, microinsurance is insurance...

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