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Community Finance Blog Week: Making markets work for the many. World business, finance, and political news from the Financial Times. China atrae 45 países al banco nacido a espaldas de EE UU. Setting capital free: An interview with Tom McCabe of DBS Bank. With more than $330 billion in assets as of the start of 2015, DBS Bank is one of the largest banks in Southeast Asia.

Setting capital free: An interview with Tom McCabe of DBS Bank

From its headquarters in Singapore, the bank oversees operations in 17 markets, serving more than 4.6 million customers, including 190,000 corporate and small- and midsize-business clients. Recognizing pervasive changes in the needs of corporate clients, DBS launched a new program in early 2014 that builds the advisory skills of relationship managers (RMs)—enabling them to provide deeper supply-chain insights, help clients increase their free cash flow, and enhance innovation. Within six months, the initiative had trained more than 1,600 RMs, who collectively serve more than 30,000 clients. The program’s architect is Tom McCabe, who served as managing director and global head of transaction banking until October 2014, when he became chief country officer for DBS’s US operations. Capitalizing on Asia's digital-banking boom. Since 2011, adoption of digital-banking services has soared across Asia.

Capitalizing on Asia's digital-banking boom

Consumers are turning to computers, smartphones, and tablets more often to do business with their banks, while visiting branches and calling service lines less frequently. Bank Of England To Monitor Social Networks. By Ed Conway, Economics Editor What you search for on Google and post on Facebook could soon influence what happens to interest rates.

Bank Of England To Monitor Social Networks

The Bank of England has set up a special taskforce to monitor the internet and social networks for early signs of Britain's economic ups and downs. The special team, set up by the Bank's chief economist, Andy Haldane, has been charged with exploring how new unconventional sources of data could improve its picture of Britain's recovery. IMF launching courses on online university. 21 June 2013Last updated at 10:04 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent The IMF wants to raise public understanding of economic problems facing governments around the world The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is set to join an online university network and will run finance courses which will be available free to students around the world.

IMF launching courses on online university

This first step into the world of higher education will include the topical subject of debt. The global organisation, responsible for promoting financial stability, is going to deliver courses in partnership with the edX online university platform, set up by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Almudena Román, ING Direct España - Mujeres&cia. A penas una semana después del anuncio de la retirada de Carina Szpilka de ING Direct, la entidad ha nombrado a otra mujer para llevar las riendas dela compañía en España: Almudena Román, será la nueva directora general.

Almudena Román, ING Direct España - Mujeres&cia

Según ING Direct España con este cargo Román contribuirá al crecimiento del banco en España “aportando su amplio conocimiento del sector y del cliente bancario, así como del negocio y del entorno digital”. La nueva directora cuenta con un profundo conocimiento de la entidad, de la que lleva 15 años formando parte de su equipo, con diferentes responsabilidades.Román forma parte del Comité de Dirección de ING Direct desde 2008 y durante los últimos cinco años ha ocupado el puesto de directora general de Marketing y Gestión de Marca, desde donde se ha asegurado la consistencia y alineación de los mensajes publicitarios con la estrategia del banco. La recién nombrada directora reportará a Peter Staal, consejero delegado de ING Bank Spain & Portugal. Programarse en @UIMP 2013 #telco27.

Las redes sociales nos acercan a comienzos de septiembre a un encuentro elitista por la calidad de todos sus asistentes.

Programarse en @UIMP 2013 #telco27

Tiene lugar desde hace 27 veranos en el precioso marco del Palacio de la Magdalena, sede de la UIMP en Santander. Al cierre del evento, desde el area de marketing digital y analítico en TicWisdom estamos ampliando los recursos que os preparamos. California Initiates Largest Energy Efficiency Program. Paying humans to trade stocks is a terrible business, exhibit 77. When you talk too much for Twitter. Pionline. Dan Holupchinski, along with his boss Mark Kelliher, felt so strongly about changing the design of Deluxe Corp.'s $1.2 billion 401(k) plan so participants would have an adequate income at retirement that they were willing to sacrifice a government safe harbor to do so.

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Their goal was to ensure that if employees spent a full career of 30 years at Shoreview, Minn. El Supremo emplaza a Botín a relevar a Sáenz como 'número 2' Rabobank Bets on Students to Successfully Leverage Gamification in Banking. Would you? [CONTEST] Gamification has been one of the trendiest buzz words in 2011, and it will surely remain hot in 2012.

Rabobank Bets on Students to Successfully Leverage Gamification in Banking. Would you? [CONTEST]

Interestingly, it seems like financial institutions see gamification as the holy grail, the long awaited ultimate tool which will help them improve people's damaged perception of a banking industry and engage with people despite its untangible products that nobody wants but everybody needs... Two weeks ago, the Netherlands' Rabobank, in the top 30 largest financial institutions in the world and one of the most engaging banks in Europe, launched the Rabobank Gamification Challenge. Google persuades Spanish bank BBVA to use the cloud. 11 January 2012Last updated at 06:12 By Tim Weber Business editor, BBC News website.

Google persuades Spanish bank BBVA to use the cloud

111130_Trade_Monitor_EN_tcm348-281450. Parte 1 Creciendo Felices‬‏ Press Releases - PR-110-2011 6/24/2011. Press Releases.

Press Releases - PR-110-2011 6/24/2011

Retransmisión en diferido. Santander y BBVA digieren el ladrillo adjudicado con estrategias inmobiliarias opuestas. Next Generation Sustainability Reporting, and Getting Up to Speed Today. China salta la banca en Madrid. Nadal, el nuevo hombre en calzoncillos de Armani. A Giorgio Armani le está funcionando su estrategia de hacer posar a deportistas en ropa interior. Tras futbolistas como David Beckham y Cristiano Ronaldo, tocó el turno a los tenistas. Fernando Verdasco fue el primero en apuntarse, y ahora es el número uno del mundo, Rafael Nadal, el que a partir del mes de febrero posará en calzoncillos en las vallas publicitarias de todo el mundo.

“Nadal es un verdadero fenómeno, seguramente el mejor jugador que ha pisado una pista, con una potencia y una agilidad impresionantes”, ha explicado Armani sobre su elección. “Estoy encantado de verle jugar en cada partido, es la imagen ideal porque representa un modelo sano y positivo para los jóvenes”. Bonuses for bankers, bankruptcy for public services. So, now we know about the $15bn-plus 2010 pay package for Goldman Sachs partners and employees. Banking 2.0: Trends. On April 2008 The Banker publishes and excellent article on the opportunities of on line banking. The Banker affirms that online banking is struggling to keep pace with web trends and losing the lucrative social networking market as a result. But some players could be on the verge of a breakthrough. Dr Thomas Meyer, an economist at Deutsche Bank Research in Frankfurt, has studied the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on the financial services industry and he notes that the new generation of online users (dubbed the ‘millennials’) form their loyalties at an ever-earlier stage.

He advocates the importance of ensuring a unique customer experience, driven by innovation in the underlying online banking technology capability itself, as the way in which the banks can attempt to develop “a kind of connection to the customer”. Infosys, found that several big names – including Wells Fargo, American Express, HSBC and AMEX – scored very highly on collaborative features and content. 1. The Rise of College Student Borrowing. By Rebecca Hinze-Pifer and Richard Fry I. Overview Undergraduate college student borrowing has risen dramatically in recent years. World Economic Forum - Technology and Innovation in Financial Services Scenarios.

To find out more about our activities, click on the images: About Us Through its Strategic Foresight practice, the World Economic Forum provides a unique, impartial platform and a powerful process for multi-stakeholder engagement. The Strategic Foresight team at the Forum engages policy-makers and leaders from business and civil society in strategic dialogues to better understand and address complex and long-term challenges. Much of the value of Strategic Foresight activities lies in the process. By providing stakeholders with the opportunity to learn together and build shared insights and collaborative relationships, Strategic Foresight methods help them grapple with the complexity and uncertainty of key challenges. Why don’t more people make their own money? Keith Hart Open Anthropology Cooperative What can anthropology offer someone who wants to understand money better?

Most anthropologists don’t like money and they don’t have much of it. It symbolizes the world they have rejected for something more authentic elsewhere. This lines them up with the have-nots and against the erosion of cultural diversity by globalization. Investors, the EPA and now the SEC are making pollution an incre. Photo credit Neubie A perfect storm consisting of the EPA, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and investors is pressuring companies to come clean on their environmental risks and performance. I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about FaceBook’s decision to use a primarily coal-burning utility to power its new data center where I asked should FaceBook’s investors be worried about the decision.