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Proximity Payments in the United Kingdom

by March 9th, 2016

The UK is one of the most advanced countries in terms of proximity payments, with the launch of Apple Pay in mid-2015. Although proximity payments is still relatively new, particularly with regard to wearable technology, UK consumers are well placed to adopt these payment methods with smartphones widely available and contactless payments already commonplace, thus […]

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Russia’s Financial Industry less Attractive for Foreign Investors

by November 19th, 2015

Falling oil prices, economic sanctions and the weakening ruble have all taken their toll on Russia‘s financial industry, causing profits in this sector to shrink by a staggering US$ 12 billion in 2014. While the largest banks are reeving financial support from the Central Bank, a number of smaller banks were forced to merge or terminate […]

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Smart Cities in the UAE

by October 19th, 2015

Cities in the United Arab Emirates are advancing in technology and connectivity, and as a result are being labelled as “smart cities”. For example, mobile payment technology is increasing across the country, and the UAE is set to become the first country with a unified health database. These, along with other advancements, are helping the […]

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