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Brain Food - 16.01.17

January 16 · Issue #17 · View online
Brain Food - 16.01.17
Important News
Blackstone, Warburg Pincus and Chinese group in fray to take over Global Logistics
Accenture beats Brexit blues with largest-ever London startup programme
SoftBank’s $100bn Investment Fund Starts to Take Shape
Sonos CEO steps down as company faces increased competition
Northwestern Mutual Life launches $50m FinTech fund
Douglas Flint tells Treasury Select Committee that HSBC will move jobs out of UK
2016: the year in review - Woodford Investment Management Ltd
Financial Services
HSBC to stir up local rivalry with launch of P2P payments app in Hong Kong
Seven banks plan blockchain platform for SMEs
Axis Bank ties up with Ripple for cross-border remittances
Commerzbank creates corporate transformation programme
Airtel takes on Indian incumbents with live launch of mobile payments bank
Deloitte to open Wall Street blockchain lab
DTCC to build post-trade distributed ledger framework for derivatives
Frankfurt Sets Sights on Becoming Germany's FinTech Hub
Swift goes deeper into the blockchain
Parsing Lemonade PR to see if P2P insurance is game changer or a mirage
One way IBM CEO Rometty sees Wall Street embracing blockchain
Dubai aims to generate startup buzz with FinTech Hive
Belgium builds FinTech bridge to London
FinTech Story: Hits and Misses From 2013 to 2016 and the Way Forward
Deal News
Jumo Sells Microenterprise, Consumer Lender AFB Ghana to Letshego
KKR offers to buy tool maker Hitachi Koki in $1.28bn deal
Advent and Bain agree deal to buy Concardis
Maluuba + Microsoft: Towards Artificial General Intelligence
InvestCloud snaps up Babel for $20 million
GoFundMe acquires CrowdRise to go deeper into the charitable giving space
U.K. Online Lender Bucks Brexit With $100 Million Funding Round
CompareEuropeGroup Secures €20m in Series A Funding
Global FinTech Funding Reached $36bn in 2016 With Payments Companies Securing 40% of Total Funds
Microsoft, Qualcomm back Israel's Team8 cybersecurity firm| Reuters
Activehours, which makes every day a payday, just raised $22 million in Series A funding
MobileCause Raises $15m in Series B Funding
Appetize lands over $20m
Kalixa Payments bought for £30m by Singapore investor
Sweden's iZettle raises €60 million in funding
Slack Invests in Finance Bot Startup Sway Finance
Open data - competition cuts both ways
City bosses to face MP grilling over Brexit doomsday claims
ECB consults on development of pan-EU settlement service for instant payments
Faster Payments maps way to ISO 20022 standard
Key Hires
Credit Suisse Shakes up Global Markets Division, EMEA Co-head Parts Ways
Worldpay founder Ogden enters challenger bank space
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