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Fintech Focus For October 7, 2020


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Quote Of The Day: Merely raising tax rates on the wealthy and corporations wouldn’t really make the system any fairer. - Bloomberg

Fintech Movers: Crypto-friendly bank Silvergate said it was particularly "bullish" on its payments platform during its Q2 earnings call. Now it's announced the Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN) has exceeded $100 billion in transfer volumes. - Block

  • Robinhood launched auto investing.
  • SIA, Nexi creating payments group.
  • BNP, Curv partner on digital assets.
  • LCH SA clearing for Cboe Europe.
  • TradeStation Crypto on TradingView.
  • Atom Finance added a subscription.
  • LendingTree adding analysis tools.
  • MSCI intros research, analysis app.
  • Liquidnet adds investment analytics.
  • LSE upgrades connectivity options.
  • Standard Chartered, DBS team up.
  • AccessFintech secures a Series B.
  • WealthCharts intros trading platform.
  • Tipalti closes out $150M Series E.
  • GigaPoints secures $1.5M for tech.
  • Neocova eyes digital transformation.
  • Citi invests in Genesis Global Tech.
  • JPM, 55ip team on model portfolios.

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Watch For This: Hong Kong's status as a key Asian financial hub will remain intact according to business experts. - BBC

  • The best practices for supply chain.
  • Election a referendum on transport.
  • G Suite is now Google Workspace.
  • Facebook cracks down on QAnon.
  • New James Bond delayed till 2021.
  • Less driving to become permanent.
  • SpaceX awarded satellite contracts.


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Market Moving Headline: President Donald Trump ended talks with Democratic leaders on a new stimulus package, hours after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s strongest call yet for greater spending to avoid damaging the economic recovery. - Bloomberg

  • Should you buy or should you sell?
  • Mercedes makes big electric push.
  • Facebook, Twitter cut Trump posts.
  • Private-jet flights to recover by 2021.
  • Apple stops selling rival earphones.
  • US trade deficit jumped in August.
  • Finance attacks new trading taxes.
  • Cuomo is imposing virus restrictions.
  • Hope for vaccine dims on regulation.
  • TikTok ban hearing on November 4.
  • AMC will keep most theatres open.
  • Airlines warn of more bankruptcies.
  • Central bankers eye more fiscal aid.

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