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Venture Capital Funding for Fintech Startup Reached $13.8 Billion in 2015

Global venture capital funding for financial technology companies hit $13.8 billion last year. The number is a double from previous year, indicating a serious impact of fintech to the financial services.

Mar 14, 2016 10:38 AM EDT

Bank of Japan To Stick In Negative Interest Rate Policy, Reversion Likely In April

Through a surprise move, Bank of Japan has adopted negative interest rate aiming to force the banks in investment. Meanwhile, the negative economic outlook has compelled the commercial banks to squeeze their investment portfolios while diminishing the BOJ move. Analysts have forecast for unchanged monetary policy in Tuesday’s meeting while predicting for a major change in April.

Mar 14, 2016 10:35 AM EDT

Oil prices retreat as Iran refuses to freeze output

Oil prices might have propelled above $40 a barrel level in the past week as Iran was expected to join other producers to freeze its oil output. However, Iran wants to help its ailing economy, regardless of the oversupply.

Mar 14, 2016 10:24 AM EDT

Indiegogo Launched Year-Long Initiative to Support More Female-Led Campaigns, Supported by Dell, Girls In Tech, and More

Indiegogo launched a year-long initiative to help give more support to female-led campaigns. Inspired by women entrepreneurs, the crowdfunding platform plans to host events and consultations for female-led campaigns, supported by other organizations.

Mar 09, 2016 09:20 AM EST

Intercontinental Exchange Prepare a Bid for London Stock Exchange Against Deutsche Boerse

Owner of New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange prepare its bidding on London Stock Exchange. The bid came in the midst of merger talk between London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse.

Mar 09, 2016 09:18 AM EST

Alphabet Subsidiary Verily Reveals Images of Connectivity Bridge

Verily has revealed images of its new gadget, the Connectivity Bridge, through regulatory filing with FCC on Tuesday. The gadget has been developed aiming to gain a foothold of the Alphabet subsidiary in the competitive healthcare business. Through the new gadget, Verily upholds its goal to shift the focus from intervention to prevention.

Mar 09, 2016 09:16 AM EST

SuperData trims 2016 outlook for Virtual Reality Sales

SuperData Research reduced its 2016 virtual reality revenue outlook by 30%. The company expects to sell 16.8 million mobile VR instruments within 2016 end.

Mar 09, 2016 09:14 AM EST

AMC Entertainment Will Acquire Carmike Cinemas Despite Shareholder's Objection

AMC Entertainment will acquire Carmike Cinemas to be the largest theater chain in North America. One Carmike's shareholder opposed the acquisition, citing the price offer was too low.

Mar 09, 2016 09:12 AM EST

Chinese Venture Funds Grows Up To $338 Billion, Appear As The World’s Biggest Pot of Fund

The state backed venture funds of China have raised around ¥1.5 trillion ($231 billion) during 2015. The local fund managers are working to collect another ¥2 trillion which seems to be impossible to handle. Shortage of skilled fund managers and eligible startups has been analyzed as the major hurdles in managing such huge funds.

Mar 09, 2016 09:10 AM EST

Alli Webb's Drybar opens new salon marking the growth of female founders in beauty sector

Drybar is set to open its 57th salon in the ritzy Tysons Corner mall of Virginia. Alli Webb, the founder of Drybar, aims to open 70 Drybar salons across the country and one in the region of Vancouver BC within the end of 2016.

Mar 09, 2016 09:07 AM EST

Exxon's Canadian unit offloads gas stations for $2.1 bln

Exxon Mobil Corp's Canadian unit is selling its retail gas stations in the country to five fuel distributors for C$2.8 billion ($2.1 billion). The transaction is expected to be completed by end of 2016 subject to the regulatory approvals.

Mar 09, 2016 08:56 AM EST

South African Currency Slumped as Finance Minister to Resign Over a Spat With Tax Commisioner

South Africa’s currency has dropped to its four-year low after the news of the country’s finance minister threats of resignation was reported. Finance minister Pravin Gordhan threatens to resign over a spat with Tom Moyane, as the minister demanded the tax commissioner to be dismissed, or he himself would leave.

Mar 07, 2016 09:30 AM EST

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