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The Financial Services Club's Blog Our biggest stories of the past week are ... The Age of the Password is over I saw a great but scary presentation this week from Kamran Meer, Chief IT Security Officer at Bank Alfalah, the sixth largest bank in Pakistan. 1,4 billion people have smartphones increasing at 44% per annum (infographic) A fantastic infographic was sent over to me today by the folks at Open Mobile Media. There's a big difference between KYC and KNOWING your customer I had a really interesting conversation with @Anthemis last week. Bankers and regulators: do you want a Red or a Blue Pill (Matrix)? I present all the time and talk about the forces of change for the future: Political, Economic, Social and Technological (PEST). Laughing at the banks and all the way to the bank? Talking of a two-stream market divided between Political and Economic change and Social and Technological change, there are other undercurrents that ripple in these waters. The major general news stories of the past week include ...

SunGard Global Trading Regulations are reshaping the trading landscape, from the shift of OTC derivatives towards electronic trading to MiFID II’s proposal for a consolidated ticker. At the same time, liquidity is fragmenting, and clients are demanding new ways to trade. The largest sell-side firms, for example, still need to offer a broad, global network of exchange connectivity that includes emerging markets, as well as provide direct market access and services around different asset classes. But multiple systems with ad-hoc connections and complex workflows increase costs and hide risks. To be competitive in today’s trading environment, you need to be first to new market opportunities and be able to cost-effectively execute trades across multiple platforms, instruments and geographies. Automation has become a critical tool, especially for order management and trading processes.

journalist wins IT reporting award - News - FinanceAsia.com - Th More by country Our own Elton Cane wins Hyperion IT Press Awards as Hong Kong’s best online IT reporter. Articles older than 48 hours are available to subscribers only. Paid subscribers have no limits. Subscribe Now or call +852 2122 5222 or email subscriptions@financeasia.com Why subscribe? Unlimited access to the web site and mobile site, including video reports & web casts Full access to the historical archive of over 16,000 articles. 11 print & 11 e-magazines a year, plus back issue access Daily email news bulletins iPad & iPhone subscription access via the apps Regular supplements & reports Notification of relevant regional events, Up to 30% savings when buying the FULL package. Our review of the boxes at this year's Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. International investors are keen to get a piece of Indonesia’s leading department store operator, allowing the price to be fixed above the mid-point. LATEST FROM AsianInvestor LATEST : The Corporate Treasurer Magazine

Javelin Strategy - Payments February 2014 ONLINE RETAIL PAYMENTS FORECAST 2013-2018: Alternative Payments Go Mainstream The e-commerce market is evolving at a spectacular rate, and never before has it been more competitive. 33 pages; 17 charts/graphs E-COMMERCE PLATFORM REVIEW: Fueling Online Shopping for Tomorrow E-commerce transactions constitute a growing share of the overall retail market, prompting merchants and payments processors alike to expand their platforms for card-not-present (CNP) payment acceptance and processing. 39 pages; 29 charts/graphs January 2014 MOBILE PAYMENTS MARKET: Tablet Shopping Surges as Mobile Retail Sales Top $60 Billion Consumer mobile purchasing surged to an all-time high, reaching almost $60 billion and demonstrating triple-digit growth in 2013. 29 pages; 20 charts/graphs BIOMETRICS IN BANKING AND PAYMENTS: Versatile Voice Faces An Apple-Led Fingerprint Revolution 33 pages; 11 charts/graphs SOCIAL MEDIA PAYMENTS: Redefining Shopping for a New Era 32 pages; 16 charts/graphs

Themis Trading C'est pas mon idée ! Fragmentation Index » Blog Archive » The Luck of the Irish – 27 Looks like it’s Ireland’s turn to run the gauntlet with the MTF community. Pretty much all the MTFs – Chi-X, BATS, NASDAQ OMX Europe and Turquoise – have announced that they will be trading Irish stocks from now on. For this reason we have now included the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and its accompanying index (ISEQ) on the FFI website. This is a good pointer to the decoupling that is occurring between indices and their parent exchanges. As this process continues, country-specific indices may become less relevant as we are all increasingly forced to adopt a more pan-European perspective. I guess when this has happened you could say that MiFID will have done its job in terms of breaking down the national monopolies in equities trading across Europe. Is it all over for Dublin as far as keeping hold of its current market share of ISEQ stocks?

e-Finance Roundtable - News - FinanceAsia.com - The network for More by country FinanceAsia and Sybase hosted a round table in Phuket on October 22 to discuss the impact of, and opportunities presented by, the latest technology in the Asian financial services industry. Elton Cane, writer, FinanceAsia.com, chaired the discussion. Articles older than 48 hours are available to subscribers only. Paid subscribers have no limits. Subscribe Now or call +852 2122 5222 or email subscriptions@financeasia.com Why subscribe? Unlimited access to the web site and mobile site, including video reports & web casts Full access to the historical archive of over 16,000 articles. 11 print & 11 e-magazines a year, plus back issue access Daily email news bulletins iPad & iPhone subscription access via the apps Regular supplements & reports Notification of relevant regional events, Up to 30% savings when buying the FULL package. Our review of the boxes at this year's Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. LATEST FROM AsianInvestor LATEST : The Corporate Treasurer Magazine

Global mobile statistics 2012 Section F: Mobile payment, NFC, m-commerce, m-ticketing and m-coupons Home: Full index of contents and highlights • Section A: Mobile subscribers; handset share • Section B: Mobile Web; 3G • Section C: Mobile marketing, advertising and messaging • Section D: Consumer mobile behavior • Section E: Mobile apps, app stores • Section F: Mobile payment, NFC, m-commerce, m-ticketing and m-coupons • Section G: Mobile financial services (MFS) and m-banking • Section H: VC investment in mobile. Section F: Mobile payment, including m-commerce, near-field communications/contactless payments, m-ticketing and m-coupons 1) Mobile payments (m-payments) 2) Top countries for m-payments 3) NFC tap & go payments 4) Mobile commerce (m-commerce) 5) Mobile shopping consumer behavior 6) Top m-commerce retailers 7) Mobile tickets (m-ticketing) 8) Mobile coupons (m-coupons) 1) Mobile payments (m-payments) 2) Top countries for m-payments 3) Near-field communications (NFC) tap & go payments 4) Mobile commerce (m-commerce) and mobile retail (m-retail) 5) Mobile shopping consumer behavior

International Financing Review The Finance 2.0 Manifesto - Umair Haque - HarvardBusiness.org Dear G20, It’s confusing. Should you tax bankers’ bonuses, or limit their pay? Should you nationalize banks, or let public-private partnerships bid for bad assets? The answer is: all may be necessary, but none are sufficient. Where are all the customers’ yachts? Bankers have got society, communities, and depositors by the throat. Banks don’t need to be bailed out of bad debt. Finance 1.0 has the same relationship with society as Godzilla does with cities. Finance 1.0 isn’t fit for economics 2.0. Finance 1.0 is built on a long-obsolete set of organizing principles. Today’s bankers, investors, and traders will never build a better finance. It’s time to put Wall Street’s business as usual out of business. Here are nine paths to igniting the next financial revolution. Edge funds. Macro and microcurrencies. Social banks. Fair markets. Stakeholder communities. Whisper bullhorns. Googlizing financial instruments. Anti-ratings. Open source modeling. Finance 1.0 cannot power growth 2.0. Luv,

Private equity eyes opportunities in Korea - News - FinanceAsia. More by country JPMorgan Partners Asia Managing Director Eugene Suh talks about recent investments and the effect of corporate restructuring on private equity deals. Articles older than 48 hours are available to subscribers only. Paid subscribers have no limits. Subscribe Now or call +852 2122 5222 or email subscriptions@financeasia.com Why subscribe? Unlimited access to the web site and mobile site, including video reports & web casts Full access to the historical archive of over 16,000 articles. 11 print & 11 e-magazines a year, plus back issue access Daily email news bulletins iPad & iPhone subscription access via the apps Regular supplements & reports Notification of relevant regional events, Up to 30% savings when buying the FULL package. FinanceAsia is taking a break for the Easter holiday. The two deals raise a combined $220 million and come at the end of a quarter that has been dominated by follow-ons and block trades. LATEST FROM AsianInvestor LATEST : The Corporate Treasurer

untitled With the triReduce service, participants are able to tear up their existing trades at their own mid mark-to-market valuations so the difficult negotiation of a bilateral termination is eliminated; and the number of trades that are eliminated significantly increases due to the multilateral nature of the process. Interest rate swap terminations: triReduce rates Currently TriOptima offers triReduce Rates termination cycles in 27 currencies with around 210 regional and global institutions participating worldwide. *All notional numbers are calculated single counted except for trades facing a CCP where each side of the trade is counted, following market practice. Credit default swap compressions: triReduce credit TriOptima began offering triReduce Credit termination cycles with CDS Indices in 2005 as the need to streamline back office processing of Credit Default Swap transactions became a priority. All notional numbers are calculated single counted.

Testé Pour Vous - Banque des particuliers : le bilan de 2011 2011 a d'abord été, dans le domaine de la banque des particuliers, l'année de la mise en œuvre d'une démarche engagée fin 2010 par l'ex-ministre de l'Economie et des Finances, Christine Lagarde. Objectif ? Réguler les tarifs bancaires et améliorer leur visibilité. Depuis le 1er janvier 2011, les banques doivent en tout cas présenter, en tête de leurs plaquettes tarifaires et sur leurs sites Internet, une liste de 10 tarifs standard censée faciliter la comparaison des offres par le consommateur. Une autre mesure s'adresse à la clientèle fragile : il s'agit de l'inclusion dans les offres bancaires de "forfaits sécurité", appelés également gammes de paiement alternatif au chèque (GPA) et proposés à des tarifs accessibles. Au vu de certains sondages, cette démarche vers plus de transparence et de lisibilité des tarifs n'avait rien de superflu. En face, les établissements bancaires ont semblé faire preuve de bonne volonté.

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