The Payment Industry Ecosystem: The trend towards digital payments and key players moving markets

Thanks;Jaime Toplin Published;Dec. 21, 2018, 11:44 AM Payments ecosystem 2019: Key players in payments value chain This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — preferences that are causing digital…

Visa and MasterCard to cap fees for non-EU travellers

Thanks; ANDREW PENTOLWednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 Published;Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 MasterCard and Visa have offered to cap face-to-face transactions at 0.2% for debit and 0.3% for credit transactions. The European Commission has announced that non-EU MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards used in European stores will have the same rates of interchange fees…

Readers React: Plastic straw ban a start to improving environment

Thanks;Marlena Ruser Published;December,19 @6.55am Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s Restaurants, displays paper straws at his business in Seattle, where plastic straws were banned July 1. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times via AP) The recent movement to ban plastic straws by many large corporations is an important step in Big Business accepting that there are…

UN Scientists: El Niño Likely to Develop in Next Three Months

Thanks;the daily beast Published; Nov,27 International Space Station/Reuters The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization has issued a warning that an El Niño weather event could occur in the next three months. El Niño is a naturally occurring phenomenon that brings unusually warm and nutrient-poor water to the Pacific Ocean near the equator, creating temperature changes…

Phra Vajiramedhi recognised for his compassion

Thanks;The nation Published;November 16, 2018 01:00 Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, left, poses with Christian Schaake, from the Private Sector Partnership Services, and Kelly Clements, UN deputy high commissioner for refugees, after a ceremony in Geneva. THE UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday appointed highly respected Thai Buddhist monk, Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, and Princess Sara Zeid…

Critical information for the U.S. trading day

Thanks;Barbara Kollmeyer Published: Oct 18, 2018 9:39 am ET Analyst who predicted the 2008 crash warns of bubble brewing in U.S. household wealth Much has been made about how much wealth is sloshing around in U.S. households and the significance of that fact.  Our call of the day, pulls no punches as it warns that all…