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Swiss Payment Forum: The Platform for Swiss Opinion Leaders and Specialists Concerning Payment

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Mobile payment in Switzerland and in other European countries equals a patchwork rug. Already distributed systems like Yapital or mpass in Germany vanish, however new providers move up. Despite various setbacks, the digitization trend within the payment sector does not run out of steam and new technologies, for example blockchain, give a fresh impetus. In Switzerland PSD2 is an omnipresent and a much-discussed topic. In the EU-countries everyone works at the implementation of the regulations of PSD2, whereas Switzerland takes a different approa... Read More »

International law / International Relations, the Hideous Imposture of the West

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International law, on a theoretical basis, makes it possible to reach a consensus in the face of a dispute and to settle it amicably. Per Dr. Mehenou Amouzou According to its definition, international law is the set of legal rules that govern relations between states or between individuals in an international framework. A State may indicate its agreement in this relationship in several ways, in accordance with the final provisions of the treaty in question. The most common ways include definitive signature, ratification, acceptance or app... Read More »

SONGWON Industrial Group ends a good year with steady growth

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Sales in 2016 totaled 694,326 Mil. KRW Gross profit was 178,049 Mil. KRW Gross profit margin widened to 25.6% EBITDA increased to 16.4% The company achieved sales revenues of 694,326 Mil. KRW and a net profit of 42,244 Mil. KRW. Within polymer stabilizers, the One Pack Systems (OPS) business was the SONGWON’s growth leader in 2016, with its world-class OPS facility in Abu Dhabi coming onstream in January and the new JV OPS plant in Qingdao, China successfully commissioned in November. Sales in plasticizers and tin intermediates also so... Read More »

Startup Canada et MasterCard s’associent pour encourager l’innovation économique

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 Startup Canada (en anglais), la communauté nationale qui rassemble les 2,3 millions d’entrepreneurs canadiens et s’exprime en leur nom, a annoncé aujourd’hui la participation de Mastercard en tant que partenaire national pour encourager la réussite des entreprises en démarrage et des petites entreprises du Canada. Mastercard intégrera son expertise en innovation et en technologie de paiements à la programmation 2017 de Startup Canada afin de favoriser la croissance et la réussite des entreprises en démarrage et des petites entreprises du Canad... Read More »

Mastercard and Boingo Wireless Join Forces to Bring Unlimited Wi-Fi Access around the World

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The Wi-Fi service is now available for select HSBC Mastercard cardholders in Argentina, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the U.K. at no additional cost. As a result, these cardholders have the potential to save hundreds of dollars each year on roaming charges and subscriptions when accessing Wi-Fi hotspot locations in airports, hotels, restaurants and cafes, inflight and more. Travel—and connectivity while traveling—is an increasing priority among people around the world. On the ground, more than half of the we... Read More »

Binary Options Strategy: Binary Options Trading Made Easy

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Binary options are one of the most preferred ways to invest if you want to earn from the slightest price movement in the global asset market. Binary options trading offer a universe of opportunities.  It is a tricky trading instrument to trade. A trader tracks the changes in the value of underlying asset rather than buying the asset. Trader fetches quick profits by choosing to invest in a wide range of underlying assets. If you want to invest in binary options and mint money in this market, you must focus on gaining as much knowledge you can... Read More »

You Can’t Put a Price on Love…Especially When it Comes to Valentine’s Day

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If you still haven’t picked up something special for your loved one – you’re not alone. Data showed the majority of Valentine’s purchases happen during a last-minute dash on February 13th, with 47.4 million transactions that day alone over the past three years. Recent years have shown that the stomach is increasingly the way to one’s heart, with spending in restaurants soaring by 102 percent since 2014. “While the way we say I love you might have changed in recent years, showing someone you care on February 14 is more popular than ever. T... Read More »

Mastercard Introduces the Masterpass #ThankTheFans House To Build Excitement for the GRAMMY Awards®

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To build excitement for Music’s Biggest Night®—the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, the Masterpass #ThankTheFans House will take up residence at Gibson Brands Sunset (formerly Tower Records), delivering a one-of-a-kind experiential record store with interactive music experiences for all fans. Masterpass users will have exclusive access to shop for rare and unique vinyl for just $10*, as well as early access to intimate evening performances. This builds to the excitement of GRAMMY night where Mastercard will unlock special offers for those tuned in t... Read More »

Mastercard and Gilead Sciences to Explore Digitized Healthcare Model in Resource Limited Setting

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The Mastercard Aid Network is a non-financial digital solution that helps facilitate the distribution and tracking of aid funds. Organizations such as World Vision and Save the Children have successfully used this technology for emergency and ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in the Philippines and Yemen. The collaboration with Gilead is the first instance where the closed-loop, points-based Mastercard Aid Network would be used in a healthcare context. An estimated 150 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C, with the vas... Read More »

Mastercard Statement on Decision of the UK Competition and Markets Authority

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We’re pleased to have the opportunity to address their one concern, regarding the LINK ATM scheme, in the timeframe provided. This acquisition promises to bring greater choice and innovation to the payment ecosystem, enabling people, governments and businesses to pay the way they want to pay. ... Read More »

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