Fintech entrepreneurs show why finance masters are not just for bankers

Fintech entrepreneurs show why finance masters are not just for bankers

Experimental feature Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause Some of the world’s most successful companies have been formed by founders quitting university to nurture their start-ups, not least the Harvard dropouts Bill Gates, of Microsoft, and Mark Zuckerberg, of Facebook. But a small yet significant number of students on masters in […]

How terrorist groups use minerals, stones and drugs to finance their ops

How terrorist groups use minerals, stones and drugs to finance their ops

Taliban.. (photo credit: REUTERS) Afghan authorities on Sunday seized 360 kilograms of ammonium nitrate — a substance widely used to make explosives — from the back of a truck that had just crossed the border into Pakistan. “Intelligence officers found nearly nine tons of ammonium nitrite hidden under sacks of vegetables on the […]

Watch Venmo COO discuss cryptocurrencies and the future of finance

Watch Venmo COO discuss cryptocurrencies and the future of finance

[The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Michael Vaughan, COO of PayPal’s mobile payment service company Venmo, Karen Finerman, CEO and founder of Metropolitan Capital, and Founder and CEO of BKCM Brian Kelly will discuss the future […]

General Electric dips, Microsoft up slightly, Mylan under pressure

General Electric dips, Microsoft up slightly, Mylan under pressure

Let’s check out the Yahoo Finance charts of the day. General Electric (GE): Shares are down in early trade, at around .68%. GE was urged by France’s finance minister to stick to its commitment to create 1,000 jobs at energy producer Alstom. The company made the commitment in 2015 when it bought Alstom’s energy business, […]

My journey in personal finance

My journey in personal finance

I’ve been writing this column for eight years and been writing about personal finance for more than a decade, all told. In that time my husband and I been through many personal financial milestones. We’ve had two children; bought, rented out and then sold an apartment; bought and renovated a house; switched from employment to […]

JD.com's Finance Arm to Issue Asset-Backed Securities on a Blockchain

JD.com's Finance Arm to Issue Asset-Backed Securities on a Blockchain

JD Finance, a subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, announced on Wednesday that it is planning to issue asset-backed securities (ABSs) on a blockchain. According to a report from the Securities Times, an outlet of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, JD Finance established the project in partnership with Huatai Securities, a brokerage firm that will underwrite the […]

New Lake County finance director

New Lake County finance director

Libertyville Finance Director Patrice Sutton will be hired as the director of finance and administrative service in Lake County effective July 9, replacing Gary Gordon who resigned last April. Sutton has 17 years in government finance experience serving as deputy finance director for Lake County from 2010 to 2016 before taking the post in Libertyville. […]

AYE Finance lands Rs 147 crore from CapitalG and others

AYE Finance lands Rs 147 crore from CapitalG and others

NEW DELHI: CapitalG, the growth-stage investment arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has led a Rs 147 crore funding round in non-banking financial company (NBFC) AYE Finance, in the process marking its first bet in the Indian financial services sector. The Series-C round of funding, which had Unitus Capital as the financial advisor to the […]

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