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Lafferty Daily Briefing – 29 June 2020

Fresh from its victory over the entire German financial establishment, the FT today carries an extraordinary page-long piece from its editorial team Lex...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 25 June 2020

Wirecard collapsed yesterday as the company announced it would file for insolvency after a multi-year fraud. In a statement the company said it was facing...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 24 June 2020

Africa's biggest lender by assets Standard Bank will start reporting climate risk-related lending this year, according to its chief executive Sim...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 23 June 2020

Back in the early days of the millennium, digital advertising was on the rise, taking about two percent of the vast global advertising market.  Two...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 22 June 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority will take insurers to the High Court next month to solve the question of how much money they should pay out over the coronavirus...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 18 June 2020

Wirecard, the darling of German finance since it replaced Commerzbank in the DAX, is back in the news and headed for what looks like a terminal reckoning. It...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 17 June 2020

We noted recently that the banks with the greatest global exposure to decarbonization are the big US banks.Europe is not far behind, warns the ECB regulator...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 16 June 2020

WhatsApp Pay is launching in Brazil. "WhatsApp says in its blog post that the payments service -- which currently is free forconsumers to use (that)...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 11 June 2020

Digital credit news: CNBC reported yesterday that Amazon will soon announce a new partnership with Goldman Sachs. "Small business owners who sell...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 10 June 2020

The Wirecard story is hitting a crescendo after a report yesterday by Citizen Lab on a hacker-for-hire team it called Dark Basin. Citizen Lab named "with...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 9 June 2020

Danske Bank will allow employees to continue to work one or two days a week from home, and will ensure all meetings can be joined by Skype or other tools,...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 8 June 2020

The African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of $288.5 million to assist Nigeria deal with the crisis caused by the novel coronavirus. Nigeria...

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