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NASCAR, Talking Animals, and Closing the Protection Gap
By admin February 22, 2018

Many Americans will recognize brand jingles, talking geese and gecko mascots, red umbrellas, and NASCAR race-car drivers endorsing insurance brands. These insurance companies provide help to individuals and businesses to manage and mitigate risks. The traditional insurance market operates as a pooling of resources (through premiums) from its policyholders and pays affected policyholders who experience

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Tapping Superplatforms to Further Economic Growth & Financial Inclusion
By admin February 16, 2018

  Superplatforms, the “Platforms of Platforms” Experts have claimed that banks are decaying, but they have persisted over time. However, the entrance of new internet “superplatforms” into financial services may be the end for some traditional financial institutions.   Superplatforms are successful and regularly recognized on lists of the world’s most innovative and client-centered companies.

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Jerome Powell becomes the new chair of US Federal Reserve
By admin February 5, 2018

After the former US Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, left office, Jerome Powell will be sworn in today. Since the nomination of Powell at the end of last year, what policy the Federal Reserve will adopt has been a subject of concern. The Federal Reserve is responsible for fulfilling the responsibilities of the U.S. Central

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China Put’s The Kibosh on Cryptocurrency Funding
By admin September 6, 2017

In the latest chapter of the cryptocurrency rollercoaster, over the weekend China put a dramatic halt on ICO’s (initial coin offerings), decrying it to be “an unauthorized and illegal public funding activity.” The halt essentially prohibits digital token financing and trading platforms from doing conversions of coins with fiat currencies. Reflected by a joint statement

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Regulations on Cryptocurrency
By admin August 1, 2017

Bitcoin and other electronic forms of currency like Ethereum have become the new popular investment. In this past year, the market that is known as initial coin offering (ICO), has been valued at $1.3 billion. These Cryptocurrencies have also garnered a considerable amount of attention of major companies like Microsoft. The popular investment has caught

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THE BASSIOUNI GROUP (TBG CAPITAL) AND SPENCER BARNOR CAPITAL JOIN NEWLY LAUNCHED “CONVERGENCE INVESTMENT NETWORK”
By admin April 27, 2017

TBG Capital, The Bassiouni Group’s investment division, is excited to announce a new milestone in its ongoing development: Together with its investment partner Spencer Barnor Capital, TBG Capital has united with the Convergence Investment Network, the newly-launched online platform from Toronto-based Convergence that “connects credible private, public, and philanthropic investors with one another to invest

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Great Development Agendas also Need Responsible Investments
By admin September 19, 2016

The 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have among their objectives a lot of noble aspirations ranging from achieving inclusive and quality education, to ensuring full and productive employment, to eradicating hunger and promoting sustainable agriculture. The problem, however, is that these objectives are as noble as they are expensive. The OECD recently estimated that meeting all 17

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Will the Global Economy Ever Escape the “Low-Growth Trap?”
By admin June 14, 2016

The World Bank recently revealed its updated 2016 Global Growth Forecast. The 2016 global growth rate is forecast to reach 2.4 percent, which is 0.5 percent lower than the 2.9 percent pace projected in January. There are four key factors contributing to this move: sluggish growth in advanced economies, stubbornly low commodity prices, weak global

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