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The Need for Financial Experts to Learn About Blockchain
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The proliferation of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has introduced blockchain technology, which is set to cause major disruption in the finance industry. Blockchain is a decentralised platform that makes it possible to distribute information in different types of transactions. Think of it as a digital ledger that holds a lot of records in varying layers. Blockchain is incorruptible because users update it as opposed to a specific entity. With the increasing use of cryptocurrencies, blockchain will soon become a core component of financial services, which is why finance experts need to...

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Crowdfunding for Enterprises
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Crowdfunding for businesses has proved to be profitable various small and large companies. Big tech companies like IBM have realised the need to use crowdfunding for improved interaction and innovation. Companies exercise crowdfunding for three primary reasons: internal use, market research and external use.


Internal Use

IBM introduced crowdfunding in 2012 which was to be used internally by the over 350,000 employees globally. The aim of the project was to encourage innovations by employees, which are utilised for the benefit of the enterprise. The kind of crowdfunding used by...

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World Bank Growth Prognosis
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Economic growth plays an important role in contemporary life. As such, the world provides information on forecasts in the economic world. According to the World Bank, the growth of world economy is expected to improve to 2.7 percent this year. This is facilitated by improvements in trade and manufacturing and stabilisation of prices of commodities which has led to more exports.

As per World Bank's Global economic prospects dated June 2017, it is expected that advanced economies will grow by up to 1.9 percent this year. All thanks to favourable prices and funding situations...

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Possible European bank interest rate rise?
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Business decision makers and financiers are maintaining a keen eye on the probabilities of a movement in the headline negative ECB lending rate, as various financial products have direct links to it. 

Inflation lower than expected

In the Eurozone, inflation fell from 1.9 to 1.4 percent in May 2017 – one percentage point lower than the previous forecast – even though employment figures rose. In combination, these factors are thought likely to influence the ECB not to bring its programme of economic stimulus to an end soon despite the fact that earlier this...

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Integration of the eurozone countries
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Spain and France, among other member countries, are in strong pursuit to ensure the reformation of the eurozone. Spain forwarded a proposition to the European Commission suggesting the enhancement of economic integration through the euro. In connection to this, Spain proposes the implementation of the euro bonds and the completion of the banking union which is key in improving the governance of the eurozone. The motion further suggests the formation of an anti-crisis budget and the development of a common unemployment insurance scheme. Despite these suggestions, a report from the commission...

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