Monday, May 25, 2020
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 (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, the National...
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. Thorsten Terweiden...
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 edition where startups where able to pitch and showcase 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". Miguel Salvado: We're here at the 3rd anniversary...
James Cooper Web Summit 2016
LISBON (ViaNews) - James Cooper, Adweek Editorial Director, gave Via News an interview at Web Summit where he shared his thoughts about the Web Summit, Adweek, the media business, and entrepreneurship. "Advertising and technology marketing is full with incredibly vibrant and interesting topics for companies and also individuals." James Cooper Miguel Salvado: How are you finding the Web Summit so far? James Cooper:...
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...
David Steinberg interview
We met with David A. Steinberg, the founder and CEO at Zeta Global, to understand what he thinks about Web Summit, entrepreneurship, and Trump becoming the US president. Miguel Salvado: Hi David, welcome. David Steinberg: Thank you for having me. What a great country you have. It’s so great to be here. "Trump now has to be considered one of the greatest...

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