Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Great Hall of the People. Photo by: Thomas Fanghaenel.
For years, China has had a famously tight grasp on the value of its currency. In 1994, the Chinese government pegged the yuan to an $8.28 exchange with the US dollar and have since allowed this fixed exchange rate to appreciate by 2.1% each year. In doing this, China eliminates a variable when conducting its monetary policy and also...
Kenya election riots.
This year's elections have been peaceful, but there are claims and counter claims regarding the results. From the day leading up to elections, companies reduced operations or shut down temporarily to allow staff to go to their rural homes to vote. The concerns about safety played a large part in convincing companies to reduce operations. Some companies went as far...
Brett King Via.news interview
MADRID, Spain (ViaNews) - Brett King hosts one of the most popular FinTech Radio Show in the world, "Breaking Banks," and founded the New-York based start-up called "Moven" with its concept of a downloadable bank account. Mr. King considers himself a futurist and was named "King of the Disruptors" by Banking Exchange magazine. Brett has advised the White House,...
Invest HK Deputy Head of Fintech, Thorsten Terweiden, at Money Conf in Madrid.
Right at the heart of the Money Conf in Madrid we met with Mr. Thorsten Terweiden, the Deputy Head of Fintech for InvestHK. InvestHK is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government department responsible for foreign direct investment. They have set up a dedicated Fintech team in Hong Kong with correspondents in London (Mr. Thorsten Terweiden) and San Francisco. ...
MoneyConf moves to Dublin in 2018
Web Summit CEO, Paddy Cosgrave, is bringing MoneyConf to Dublin. According to a company statement, "Brexit is transforming Dublin as a financial centre" so they're moving the fintech conference, MoneyConf, back to "hometown Dublin." "Brexit is transforming Dublin as a financial centre. Major banks, credit card companies and fintech startups have all signed leases in recent months. JP Morgan is...
Theresa May
The International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability report makes the case of how crucial the European Union is to the Uk's finance industry. The GFSR (Global Financial Stability Report) is a report by the IMF that's published twice a year and which draws out the financial ramifications of economic issues highlighted in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO). On page 45...
Downtown Lisbon - Rossio
According to Portugal's National Statistics Institute, last year's budget deficit fell to 2.1% of GDP, the lowest value since 1974. The European Commission opened the Excessive Deficit Procedures (EDP) on 7 October 2009 for failing to meet the 3% budget deficit limit under EU rules. After 7 years, 7 months and 15 days, on May 22, 2017, the European Commission...
Portuguese new legislation for short term property rentals.
More rigorous legislation was approved in Portugal to regulate short-term rental properties. From July 1, 2017, properties posted on Airbnb, Booking, Homeaway and other platforms will need to be enrolled on the national tourism register. To be allowed to advertise on such platforms, property owners will have to fill in a required field with the registration number of their accommodation....
Isabel Neves Interview - Lisbon Business Angels Club President
Isabel Neves is the president of the Lisbon Business Angels Club (LBAC) and one of the investors in Shark Tank Portugal. We met with her for an interview during the third anniversary of the LBAC, in which another round of startup pitches took place. It was a full house event where angel investors and startups got the chance to...
Sergio Gonçalves interview - Lisbon Business Angels Club
The Lisbon Business Angels' Club hosted another round of startups pitches where entrepreneurs showcased their projects to investors. According to Sergio Miguel Gonçalves, the former project manager for the Lisbon Business Angels' Club, "about 30% of the event attendees were investors and the event outcome was, once again, extremely positive". ...
James Cooper Web Summit 2016
James Cooper, Adweek Editorial Director, gave VIANews an interview at the Web Summit where he shared his thoughts about the Web Summit, Adweek, the media business, and entrepreneurship. James Cooper, Adweek Editorial Director, interview. "Advertising and technology marketing is full...
Miguel Carvalho - President of the Federation for Business Angels Network.
Miguel Henriques is the president of the Portuguese Federation for Business Angels' Network (FNABA). FNABA has 17 affiliate clubs, including the Lisbon's Business Angels Club which is now celebrating its third anniversary. We met with Miguel Henriques for an interview where he talked about entrepreneurship, the kind of investment business angels look for, and the participation of women in...

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World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.

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Homeless man in the the UK. Photo by: Garry Knight.

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LONDON (ViaNews) – The Royal and historic town of Windsor is not one normally associated with controversy, but in the run-up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the head of the...

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World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.

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Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.

JustEnjoy Founder talks about the relation between his tourism related startup and Canopy Lisbon

At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working...