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Sunnier days for the global economy: Scotiabank Economics Global Outlook

January 19, 2017 Financial No Comments

The global economy is projected to post its best performance this year since 2014. While geopolitical risks abound, recent economic data point to strengthening growth prospects in most areas of the world. … Continue Reading

SWIFT Explores Blockchain as Part of its Global Payments Innovation Initiative

January 13, 2017 Financial No Comments

Proof of Concept launched to determine if distributed ledger technology could help banks reconcile their nostro databases in real time … Continue Reading

Mastercard Redefines Affluence for Asia Pacific

January 10, 2017 Financial No Comments

Mastercard has refreshed its affluent platform in Asia Pacific with an elevated suite of premium dining and travel rewards and services. Available exclusively for Platinum, World and World Elite Mastercard consumer creditcardholders in the region, Mastercard now provides enhanced value, catering to the evolving desires of Asia Pacific’s burgeoning affluent population. … Continue Reading

Procesos MC Peru to Start Accepting JCB Cards in Peru

January 9, 2017 Financial No Comments

JCB International Co., Ltd. (“JCBI”), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., is pleased to announce a new partnership for JCB merchant acquiring business with Procesos Medios de Pago S.A. (“Procesos”), one of the largest merchant acquirers in the Peruvian market. With this agreement, JCB cards started to be accepted at more than 70,000 Procesos merchants throughout Peru. … Continue Reading

Bank of Portugal Names Lone Star Funds Preferred Bidder For Novo Banco

January 7, 2017 Financial No Comments

Lone Star Funds today issued the following statement from Oliver Brahin, president of Lone Star for Europe, on Lone Star’s selection by the Bank of Portugal as the preferred bidder for the acquisition of Novo Banco, S.A.: … Continue Reading

SkyBus Rolls Out Alipay Payment Platform At All Ticketing Counters

January 5, 2017 Financial No Comments

SkyBus, operator of Melbourne’s express airport transport service, recently launched its ‘’Alipay’payment platform partnership allowing tourists to pay for travel to and from Melbourne Airport quickly and easily. … Continue Reading

Australian retailers to have a ‘cracker’ 2017

January 3, 2017 Financial No Comments

SPENDING on restaurants, holidays and entertainment is expected to dramatically jump by up to 10% in 2017, as consumers embrace a new era of ‘personalised hospitality’, Australia’s leading independent eftpos provider, Tyro, predicted today. … Continue Reading

Dreaming Of A Holiday But You Would Prefer To Pay Later?

December 21, 2016 Financial No Comments

Dreaming of that breathtaking trip but never thought you’d actually take it? … Continue Reading

H.I.S. Reports Results for the Full Year Ended October 2016

December 13, 2016 Financial No Comments

H.I.S. Co., Ltd. (TSE1: 9603), a leading travel and airline ticket agency, has announced results for the full year ended October 31, 2016. … Continue Reading

Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

December 12, 2016 Financial No Comments

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. … Continue Reading

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