The reason for the reorganization is to Stampen financiers did not accept the plans to finance the business forward, says CEO Martin Alsander for the echo. Stampen CEO: Our banks did not approve our financial plans @sr echo - SR echo echo @sr May 23, 2016 We have over the past two years worked to reduce leverage, while we have implemented extensive savings and rationalization to create sustainable profitability. SVT's Mission Review reported last fall that the company also handed out about 250 million to its shareholders. Read more: New sports giant to challenge the tabloids online Johanna Öberg was appointed CEO of Stampen Media about a year ago with the goal of increasing the company's digital focus and accelerate the transformation of the Group. According Stampen target is a new beginning which ensures journalism, jobs and businesses in the long term. Applications for the current group companies submitted on Monday.
FRANKFURT— Aixtron SE AIXG 13.72 % shares surged Monday after Chinese entrepreneur Zhendong Liu made a takeover offer for the German chip maker, valuing the company at €670 million $751 million , the latest in a series of acquisitions fueled by China s appetite for European expertise.The German unit conducting the takeover is called Grand Chip Investment GmbH.Equinet noted the deal would likely strengthen Aixtron s goals in Asia, while maintaining the existing setup at production facilities.Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund is financed by the state fund Sino IC, which manages assets of around $20 billion and targets acquisitions in the semiconductor industry, a person familiar with the deal said .The Aixtron offer is a 50.7% premium on the three-month weighted average share price, and both the executive and supervisory boards support the offer, it added.The voluntary public offer is for all of Aixtron s shares outstanding, including those represented by American depository shares.
A house, a car, a retirement plan, heck even your TV are all investments.As personal finance site Mom and Dad Money explains, you don t necessarily have to understand every single detail about an entire industry to be able to buy anything, but understanding how something works on a basic level should be a prerequisite to investing in it.Before you invest in something, make sure whoever s telling you about it can explain it in a way you understand:I don t care how good something sounds.However, in any industry there s probably someone out there hoping to make a quick buck off of someone who isn t looking too closely at the terms of their investment.Taking time to understand what you re investing in isn t just a good discipline, it s protection against being taken advantage of.8 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Investing in Anything Mom and Dad Money via Rockstar Finance
View photosMoreThe SWIFT logo is pictured in this photo illustration taken April 26, 2016.REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Illustration/File PhotoWASHINGTON Reuters - Recent hacks of international banks through the SWIFT messaging system raise serious questions about cyber-related risks to U.S. firms, Representative Carolyn Maloney wrote on Monday in a letter to the country's top banking regulators that asked about measures to strengthen systems' security.Maloney, a Democrat who represents part of Manhattan - home to many people employed in finance and banking - wrote to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, U.S. Comptroller Thomas Curry and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Martin Gruenberg that she remains "deeply concerned about U.S. banks' exposure to these new, sophisticated cyber attacks."Reuters has reported that Wells Fargo last year approved transfers totaling $12 million from Banco del Austro in Ecuador after receiving requests through the secure messaging system, and that both banks now believe those funds were stolen by unidentified hackers.Maloney is not the first to wonder how U.S. regulators are responding to the threats emerging through the SWIFT system.Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, also a Democrat, last week made similar inquiries, asked SWIFT and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York how they were bolstering security in the wake of the Bangladesh heist.
Yes, you might be investing in a fraction of your own and your neighbors mortgages!As a point of reference, the global fixed income market is about 100 trillion dollars, of which the United States comprises one-third.Investors ranging from common retirees, high net worth individuals and family offices to pension and endowment funds are all receptive of investment products that offer a high and steady payout, low volatility, low correlation to equities and limited sensitivity to interest rate movements i.e.At LendIt, Prosper s president Ron Suber voiced that Citigroup over-estimated the risk of the loans and hence demanded a higher interest rate spread.And if the securitization model stops working, the origination platforms need to broaden their lender base in order to distribute the loan inventory that they warehouse on borrowed capital.With securitization, investors have little idea if the underlying pool can support all the AA bonds issued.
Photograph: D-WaveEver since Charles Babbage s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time.He conceptualised the possible improvements in speed that might be achieved with a quantum computer.However, they re still limited by their simple binary options.And yet, he added, it remains totally unclear whether you can get to what I d consider true quantum speedup using D-Wave s architecture.This is 108 times faster than some specific classical algorithm on problems designed to be very hard for that algorithm but easy for D-Wave… A claim of 108 speedup is thus very misleading.With conventional computers, creating complex models – such as, for example, the Monte Carlo simulation used in the finance industry to analyse different interest rate scenarios – requires an enormous amount of computing power.
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The World Bank is launching a dedicated pandemics $ 500 million is automatically activated PEF rahaitusvälineen Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, which covers the countries are trying to prevent the spread of disease uncontrollable. The Fund decided to finance ministers of the G7 meeting in Sendai, Japan. The new financial instrument aims to reduce the risk of a new, potentially more dangerous Ebolaakin disease would spread around the world before scientists ennättäisivät to come up with the vaccine. For the first time we will have a system that can transfer the funds and teams of professionals outbreak before the disease starts to spread uncontrollably, "says World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. "Pandemics constitute one of the greatest threats to humans and animals as taulouksille." PEF take advantage of its funding reinsurance company.
If you re looking to tighten your budget so you can put a few more coins in your piggy bank, this simple approach will get you spending less and curb your desire to constantly be buying things.Redditer Oax Mike shared his secret in the personal finance subreddit: having two days per week where he doesn t spend a dime.This trick is more than just a clever budgeting tactic, however, it s also a mind trick.It helps you realize how little you actually need on a day-to-day basis, and it helps you avoid budget-breaking impulse purchases.And if you do, you know for certain that it s something you really do want.If two days a week is too hard to commit to at first, start with having a monthly free weekend and work your way toward it.
You may notice JPMorgan Chase taking over your Snapchat feed this weekend — that is, if you're anywhere near a college campus.The bank is rolling out a massive campaign to honor college graduates around the country.It's part of a plan to help recruit them as employees."You have to reach people where they are and they're on Snapchat," JPMorgan's chief marketing officer, Kristin Lemkau, said."It's the largest themed ad buy on Snapchat, according to the firm.Starting Sunday, you'll see JPMorgan ads on Snapchat's "Graduation Live Story" as well as on 80 different campus stories and several Discover channels."Investment banks are turning to increasingly creative ways to remain attractive career choices for millennial employees.Citigroup, for example, is giving junior staff the opportunity to take a year off and do charitable work while still earning 60% of their pay.A second initiative will let junior bankers spend four weeks in Kenya running a micro-finance project.The banks are also rewarding top performers by fast-tracking them to promotions, and encouraging mobility between departments and cities.
This new generation of skyscrapers range from 50 to 100 stories, are almost uniformly filled with luxury housing—and some are wedged into the city with astoundingly tiny 45-feet-wide footprints.A new exhibition at the Skyscraper Museum in New York looks at how the slender movement came to be: from the air rights laws that made them possible, to the design innovations that allow architects to build such spindle-thin towers.In the last few years, newer buildings have been able to achieve even more jaw-dropping ratios.The Nordstrom Tower going up on 57th Street has a ratio of 1:23!From left to right, the grey buildings are: Shanghai World Financial Center, CTF Finance Centre, One WTC, Lotte World Tower, Mecca Royal Clock Tower, Shanghai Tower, Burj KhalifaAlthough some of these towers are going to be among the tallest in the US—depending on who you ask, the Nordstrom Tower will just barely top 1 WTC for Western Hemisphere bragging rights—they re still in the shadows of the world s tallest structures.One can only imagine that as advances in engineering and elevator tech progress, we ll soon be seeing buildings as tall as the Burj that are only a handful of yards wide.
Blockchain technology, which is best known for powering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is gaining steam among finance firms because of its potential to streamline processes and increase efficiency.The technology could cut costs by up to $20 billion annually by 2022, according to Santander.That's because blockchain, which operates as a distributed ledger, has the ability to allow multiple parties to transfer and store sensitive information in a space that s secure, permanent, anonymous, and easily accessible.Over 50 major financial institutions are involved with collaborative blockchain startups, have begun researching the technology in-house, or have helped fund startups with products rooted in blockchain.In full, the report:Examines the funding increases that are pouring into blockchainAssesses why blockchain is becoming so popular and what factors are driving up increased research and developmentExplains in full how blockchain technology work and what assets make it valuable and vulnerableIdentifies pain points in the financial industry and profiles how various firms are using blockchain to solve themDemonstrates the challenges to mainstream adoption and their potential solutionsInterested in getting the full report?Did you know...Our BI Intelligence INSIDER Newsletters are currently read by thousands of business professionals first thing every morning.Fortune 1000 companies, startups, digital agencies, investment firms, and media conglomerates rely on these newsletters to keep atop the key trends shaping their digital landscape — whether it is mobile, digital media, e-commerce, payments, or the Internet of Things.Our subscribers consider the INSIDER Newsletters a "daily must-read industry snapshot" and "the edge needed to succeed personally and professionally" — just to pick a few highlights from our recent customer survey.With our full money-back guarantee, we make it easy to find out for yourself how valuable the daily insights are for your business and career.
Entering an already crowded market, Symphony has announced it will produce an iOS app for its cloud-based messaging service.The iPhone app will be released next week and an Android beta app is planned for the Summer.Its main competitors for both web and app-based secure messaging are Slack and Bloomberg's Terminal.Ironically, Symphony's greatest asset may be the fact that messages can be stored and accessed by a government agency: the law requires that financial institutions are auditable and their employees' communications be accessible in the case of an investigation.Symphony was launched in September last year and is aimed squarely at Wall Street, posing a direct challenge to the ubiquitous Bloomberg Terminal.Symphony was set up in 2014 by Goldman Sachs and 14 of the world's biggest banks in response to the news that some reporters from Bloomberg's news division had spied on the use of the company's business terminals by leading figures in the finance world.
Photographer: Eva Persson / Keksi The energy industry will be digitized. Sectors that traditionally invest heavily in IT and digitization, for example, banking and finance, retail and healthcare. It also recognized the energy giant Vattenfall Digital Technology earlier this spring. It depends in part on a high degree of rules and regulations from the authorities, he said. Digital technology meets him at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm during a break in a major seminar on precisely the energy industry. , Kimmo also believe in a variety of related services around the home automation and what he calls the customer experience, such as real-time view of consumption and to obtain recommendations for smarter use.
Opower founders Alex Laskey left and Daniel YatesThis article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine.For more stories from WIRED's mission-driven businesses package, click here.And in 2007, when Opower was founded, the utilities industry had fallen way behind."All the other major industries like finance and airlines had developed ways of giving their customers information to help them make better decisions," Laskey says.So Laskey, who had previously not been interested in starting a business, switched from trying to improve energy policy through working in politics to changing it from within the industry.Given that your chances aren't high anyway, you may as well do something where you're proud of what you're trying to accomplish."
View photosMoreChinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in a counting machine while a clerk counts them at a branch of a commercial bank in Beijing, China, March 30, 2016.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoBEIJING Reuters - China's government has approved a plan to clean up the country's online financial sector, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, including rules to limit the activities of P2P lending firms, the source of recent fraud scandals.It outlines stricter rules for peer-to-peer P2P platforms, where lending quadrupled last year to 440 billion yuan $67 billion , according to Citigroup research, forbidding them from holding clients' capital in-house."Good platforms welcome government regulation for a simple reason: without good rules, bad players push out good players," said Wang, adding a lack of regulation forced all platforms into unfair competition.Last month, police arrested 21 executives at Zhongjin Capital Management - a high-profile Shanghai-based platform that promised retail investors double-digit returns for short-term projects - accusing them of "illegal fundraising."The government is also calling for the establishment of a centralized registration system for Internet financial products and a unified platform for Internet bank accounts.
Shots were fired as Uber Technologies Inc. drivers clashed with operators of metered taxis in Johannesburg s Sandton financial district, intensifying the territorial dispute between workers for the U.S. ride-hailing service and traditional taxi motorists.Authorities were notified and arrests have been made.The threats and intimidation against those who want to use Uber to boost their income is unacceptable.The clash took place outside the area s Gautrain station, part of a rail link between Johannesburg and Pretoria built for the soccer World Cup in 2010.Leisure Nkuna, 24, needed his right arm bandaged after being hit by stones during a ride to the station from a nearby Hilton hotel, he said.Three Citi employees were in another Uber car that was stoned.Metered taxi operators have objected to competition from Uber in cities around the world, including Paris and Jakarta.In Johannesburg, police had to be called on Monday to protect politician Ismail Vadi after drivers protested against the issuing of operating licenses to their Uber counterparts, according to the News24 website.
Now fill comparison site Byggvaru list on checkout by 1.4 million to bring more digital-yourself shop. In Round participating venture capital company Almi Invest and television profile Martin Timell, which already is a partner in the company. The money will be used to finance further expansion, including in Norway, where the company has a partnership agreement with Byggebolig, the country's largest online forums for yourself. It's a very good match with Byggebolig. They have a lot of traffic but want to find more ways to capitalize on it, says Building Product List founder Magnus Svensson. He describes the trend in the building trade as it goes from the clamp and is a market where more and more suppliers to create standard solutions that make it easier to find the right timber on the internet.
Johan Lund, president of Front Office. Photo: Flickr / http: //401kcalculator.org / Press Finance Hidden Ice Peter Gyllenhammar has, together with the Front Office, working with businesses OK butt functions, started an investment company that focuses on identifying and flip flopped company to success. It will mainly be companies that we have completed the reorganization, but also and more tech companies will end up there, said Johan Lund, president of Front Office. Initially, these are about 200 million crowns, but Peter has while nearly 500 million in cash that could generate a better return. To identify the troubled companies, the investment company to make use of the Front Office's proprietary platform "CONDITIONER", which among other things collects data such as credit reports, court documents, as well as negative news from sources such as Breakit. But I come from the startup stage and have a lot of contacts there.
Chinese O2O healthcare services startup, Ping An Health Cloud Co. Ltd., announced a hefty round of Series A funding on Friday.The Ping An Insurance subsidiary raised $500 million USD, putting the company at a valuation of around $3 billion USD.The development of China s online healthcare industry is still in its early stages, said Tao Wang, the Chairman of Ping An Health Cloud, in an article by NetEase Finance link in Chinese .This round of funding will help Ping An Doctor 平安好医生 open the era of internet healthcare 2.0′.Users can make doctor appointments through the app, pay for private online consulting, purchase medicine, find nearby pharmacies and hospitals, track how many steps they ve taken, post pictures of their gym workouts, and more.According to Ping An Insurance s annual financial report for 2015, Ping An Doctor has partnered with 40,000 external doctors and has about 30 million users.Last September, WeDoctor announced a $394 million USD round of Series C funding, following a $100 million USD round of funding from Tencent in 2014.Launched in June 2015, Ping An Doctor is just one piece of Ping An Insurance s internet finance ecosystem, which includes Ping An Haoche Ping An Good Car, our translation , an automobile e-commerce services platform, and Ping An Haofang Ping An Good House, our translation , a platform for crowdfunding, trading, renting, and obtaining loans for real estate property.These internet finance businesses are a way to boost Ping An Insurance s customer base and encourage customer migration across the company s various businesses, such as insurance, banking, and asset management.Ping An Insurance also has a venture capital arm called Ping An Ventures, whose investments include Chinese e-commerce app Mogujie in 2015 and U.S biotech startup 20/20 GeneSystems in January.A spokesperson from Ping An Health Cloud did not respond immediately for a comment.Image credit: Shutterstock.