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Real Time payments

It’s Showtime for Real-Time Payments

Among the technologies that will transform the financial services sector in the future, real-time payments is entering stage-right.   A number…

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Why Iron Ore Is A Proxy for China’s Economic Health

Iron ore prices have tumbled by 58 percent over the past 12 months, far outpacing declines in other industrial metals. …

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Monday Outlook: Labor Population and Jobs

  The non-farm payrolls report for April could be read several ways. However, the rate of job growth outpaced the…

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Andrew Lo Discusses the Financial Wave of the Future

  This is part two of our innovation series where influential voices from finance and economics tell us their ideas on…

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Three Scenarios for Financial Markets Following U.K. Elections

On May 7, 2015, the United Kingdom will hold elections that could dramatically reshape its relationship with the European Union…

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Monday Outlook: Fed Officials Speak

  The April non-farm payrolls figure will be the most watched data release this week, but the most watched statements…

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Don Wilson on Post Dodd-Frank Financial Innovation

  This is the first in a three-part video series on innovation, where influential voices from finance and economics tell…

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Why Futures Are Important in Any Interest Rate Environment

  At its April 2015 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve again voiced its commitment to…

Fiscal Cliff

Weekly Outlook:  Low GDP Expected

  May begins this week, and with it comes a couple of key indicators on Friday – April motor vehicle…

Dairy Markets

Monday Outlook: Milk Production and Housing

  The EU lifted its milk quota at the beginning of the month, and Tuesday marks the first release of…

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Monday Outlook: Housing Data

  March housing data is released Thursday, and the Fed’s Beige Book release Wednesday highlight the economic week ahead.  See…

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Q&A with OzU Invest, Winners of the 2015 CME Group Trading Challenge

Back in the 2000s, one of Turkey’s most successful businessmen, billionaire Hüsnü Özyeğin, saw some of the economic challenges in…