Finance

Mayoral candidate files finance report correction

Mayoral candidate David Saucedo has filed a corrected campaign finance report after his opponent’s treasurer filed an ethics complaint against him. Saucedo, 32, resubmitted his campaign finance report to the City Clerk’s Office on Monday evening without the “designation of final report” page. “The only change is the last page on said report has been removed as it was submitted ... Read More »

Blockchain technology is the coolest thing in Indian finance right now but nobody really gets it

It’s tough to keep up with technology. And India’s finance sector knows it too well. Blockchain technology, based on concepts that underpin cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, is fast gaining pace in Asia’s third-largest economy but business executives still aren’t sure if they understand it. In 2016, some 32 blockchain firms were founded in India, according to audit and consultancy firm PwC. ... Read More »

Netting a Bargain: Get a new kitchen with interest-free finance at Ikea

Fancy a new kitchen? Ikea is offering interest-free credit. Picture: Ikea IKEA is offering interest-free credit on kitchens. Get 12 months’ zero-per-cent finance when you spend £600 or more, 24 months’ when you spend £1,200 or more, or 36 months’ when you spend £1,800 or more. This offer applies to all cabinets, fronts, appliances, tops, taps, sinks, integrated lighting, and ... Read More »

Prefer Can Fin Homes, Repco Home Finance: Ashwani Gujral

Ashwani Gujral of ashwanigujral.com told CNBC-TV18, “We often forget to mention that NASDAQ is at new highs and our tech stocks are at 52-week lows. So, that tells you the kind of gap that is there between how the US tech market is moving and how our stocks are moving.” “Can Fin Homes, Repco Home Finance all of these stocks are ... Read More »

Linklaters finance practice under scrutiny with partner exits expected amid profitability push

Linklaters is set to see a number of partner exits from its finance practice, amid a profitability drive at the firm. One ex-partner said that a process to reduce the amount of equity in the finance group began before Christmas, and is expected to lead to exits by the end of the current financial year. It is understood that, following ... Read More »

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STAMFORD — Taxpayers who wonder how their money is spent would be interested in a discussion among officials crafting the next city budget. It was about Indians vs. (bureau) chiefs, good managers vs. bad. Board of Finance members last week were asked to consider a request from Office of Operations Director Ernie Orgera to fund a position – chief of ... Read More »

Paragon Car Finance ‘takes pulse’ of burgeoning broker business

Paragon Car Finance’s latest biannual Headlight Report has revealed strong growth in the vehicle finance market during the second half of 2016 for the UK’s top 30 automotive brokers. Reflecting recent SMMT data which reported 175,000 new car registrations in January, 46% of brokers surveyed by Paragon saw an increase in new car finance applications in the six months to ... Read More »

Ireland voices anger over EU rivals wooing finance firms from London

The Irish Financial Services centre in Dublin, one of four main alternative locations for financial firms alongside Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Ireland has complained to the European commission that it is being undercut by rival centres competing to host financial firms looking for a base in the European Union outside London after Brexit. Last week, the US ... Read More »

The opportunity in refugee finance

As the World Bank and other official lenders promote financial inclusion in development programmes, specific payment and borrowing needs around refugee communities, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, have started to come into focus. The newly formed Tent Partnership for Refugees, hosted by yoghurt maker Chobani as the successor to President Barack Obama’s private sector call to action last ... Read More »

Jihadist rebel groups clash in northwest Syria – monitor

Syrian jihadists seen as close to Islamic State battled a rival hardline Islamist faction on Monday in northwestern Syria, a war monitor and an official with another insurgent group said, in an escalating power struggle. Jund al-Aqsa and Tahrir al-Sham clashed around Kafr Zeita in the countryside north of Hama, and near Tamaniaa, Khan Sheikhoun and Tal Aaas in southern ... Read More »