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  1. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    However, a focus on economic fundamentals and the risk factor the index is designed to capture is a more robust approach. Balaji Thiruvengadasamy, director, equity derivatives at Barclays in Hong Kong, says: "During the initial years of the...

  2. FSB warns of spillovers from new bank structures

    The FSB plans to work with the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development on an update to the assessment as the reforms are implemented, with the results due to be presented to the G-20 in 2016.

  3. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    In this way, the ASB method somewhat mirrors the extrapolation methodology used under Solvency II, where market rates are extrapolated beyond pre-defined last liquid points to an ultimate forward rate based on long-term interest rates and economic...

  4. CIVETS: New Global Marketing Opportunities in Emerging Economies

    Many of the CIVETS countries had strong economic growth in 2011 and are showing strong signs for the future. Strong Economic Growth Ten years after coining the acronym, Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill stated recently that the development of the...

  5. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Second, SOPA would impose harmful regulations on American business and slow economic growth in the U.S. We can't let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet's development. Lamar Smith, its chief sponsor, vowing to bring it back for...

  6. 10 Takeaways from Google's Holiday 2011 Consumer Intentions Report

    Conversions on tablets are very similar to those on desktops, and the average order value is higher because the economic status of tablet buyers is on average higher than the average desktop user. Google's HowToGoMo.com is a good resource to use to...

  7. Google Makes Room for Thousands of New Googlers in California

    Sunnyvale's economic development director Connie Verceles feels that Google's move will be great for the area. Google is expanding its offices in Mountain View and Sunnyvale California, leasing additional space and even planning on re-constructing...

  8. Search, Social Media & the Offline Purchase

    While Google is pinning our economic hopes on an e-commerce led recovery, let's not forget that offline activity still makes up the lion's share of purchase behavior. This provides strategic guidance in marketing communications, media strategy...

  9. Egyptian Internet, Mobile Shutdown Cost Country $90 Million Plus

    The five to six days that the Egyptian government closed down the internet and cell phone access cost the country over $90 million dollars, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).