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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HTC announced to bundle its virtual reality (VR) headset with painting application from Google on Monday last week. HTC have also open pre-order and will start shipment in early April.
Ending a sanction on Iranian oil export, The Monte Toledo, an oil tanker appears as the first to deliver crude oil in Europe since mid-2012. Iran’s oil export during February falls short from its earlier announcement for adding 500,000 barrels per day to the global oil market. However, industry insiders presume for Iranian oil exports in larger volume to Europe and Asia during the current month.
Retailers can manipulate consumer regret to beat competitors
The French luxury group gains full control of the 70-year-old Parisian fashion house Christian Dior in a mammoth deal worth around €12.1 billion.
UK luxury fashion retailer Burberry posts lackluster set of results for its second half following an impressive result in the third quarter, a retail analyst stated.
What seemed like a perfect hacking operation turned out to be a failure as Kaspersky has spotted a mistake on the part of the Lazarus hackers. It found a brief connection that came from North Korea - proving their identity and origin.
A lawsuit has been filed by a Democratic political consultant and Fox News contributor on Monday alleging, among others, that Roger Ailes denied her of a permanent hosting job after she turned down his sexual advances.
South African leader, Jacob Zuma, has sacked finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a move that drove the country's currency down five percent in value. The president calls for a midnight reshuffle in his Treasury members who he felt were disloyal to his political intentions.
The US president has long promoted a change on how foreign businesses should run their operations - and that is to revive American manufacturing. Uniqlo head showed he didn't like being given an ultimatum by Trump.
Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, has not participated in the first round of bids that is currently underway but said it is open to providing quotes to supply the raw materials for Trump's promised border wall.
Arket, which means 'sheet of paper' in Swedish, will cater to a modern-day market with products for men, women, children and the home.