Prepare for a Fight Over This Fund Management Asset

Christel Deskins

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Just as the fund management industry’s much-anticipated consolidated wave seemed indefinitely stalled, there’s a European sale in the offing that could spark a bidding war. It offers a one-shot opportunity to amass customers and cash in an industry where size really does matter.   Load Error First mooted more […]

How Innovation Is Helping Fight Global Hunger

Christel Deskins

A Syrian woman pays for groceries using an iris scan at Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Mohammed Batah/World Food Programme Almost 700 million people in the world don’t have enough food to eat. Climate change and human conflict are making the problem worse: in the last five years, some 60 […]

Prop 21 renews old fight over rent control

Christel Deskins

Of all the proposed solutions to the state’s soaring housing costs, one has caused perhaps the most anxiety, anger and passion — rent control. In November, it’s back again. This time, it’s on the ballot as Proposition 21, a broad extension of rent control laws which could dramatically increase the number […]

Salary fight looms, despite deals on parental leave, health insurance

Christel Deskins

Despite significant progress toward the 2020-21 teacher contracts, negotiators for Brevard Public School and the Brevard Federation of Teachers union remain at loggerheads on salary hikes for district educators. SpaceX delay, teacher negotiations and Space Coast Town Centre: NI90 Click to expand UP NEXT Bargaining teams reached tentative agreements in a virtual session Wednesday on […]

Blockchain Can Help in Fight Against COVID

Christel Deskins

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso suggested blockchain would be key in the world’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic as the technology can be used for contact tracing while ensuring privacy. Aso gave the opening remarks for the Blockchain Global Governance Conference, also known as the FIN/SUM Blockchain & Business, on […]

NAB has launched Australia’s first interest-free credit card, in an effort to fight buy now, pay later competitors like Afterpay

Christel Deskins

NAB has launched an interest-free credit card. (Jeffrey Greenberg, Universal Images Group via Getty Images) In an Australian-first, NAB has launched an interest-free credit card allowing Australians to accumulate balances of up to $3,000. It comes as credit card use is in rapid decline, particularly amongst young people. The move […]