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Crazy Train! Risk Appetite Has Reached ‘Extreme’ Levels As Cash Flows Slow

It is quite a start to the New Year! Goldman Sachs issues a warning over extreme levels of  risk appetite while, at the same time, cash flows are slowing. 544 more words

Flying Blind With Bitcoin: Should You Invest, too?

My own kids dabble in bitcoin. If you feel compelled to join the crowd, I have three pieces of advice for you.

from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance… 8 more words


The humble savings deposit

A savings deposit have almost become a necessity in this modern time. Even some students who are below the legal age have access to a savings deposit of some kind specially when they are away studying somewhere else. 953 more words


A timely disruption – open banking

2018 is the year “open banking” becomes a reality. Bank customers, including small and medium-sized businesses, can share their current account information securely with other third party providers starting from this month. 1,197 more words



Moody’s Investors Service projected Lebanon’s economic growth to pick up from 2.5% in 2017 to 2.8% in 2018 as a result of the anticipated and long-awaited public investment projects estimated at $16 billion spanning over a 10-year period. 33 more words

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Essential parts of an effective compliance program

The following are essential parts of an effective compliance program:

  1. Strong organizational leadership and compliance culture
  2. Standards and procedures
  3. Authority, autonomy, and resources for the compliance function…
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Draghi’s Membership in Murky G30 Financial Group Under Fire, by Don Quijones

There’s nothing questionable about this at all. From Don Quijones at wolfstreet.com:

A private club for central bankers, regulators, and bankers.

On Wednesday, ECB President Mario Draghi suffered the rare ignominy of being criticized in public by the EU’s Ombudsman, Emily O‘Reilly, whose job it is to arbitrate public complaints about EU institutions. 256 more words