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Luxury auctions shine

The value of the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) rose by 7% in 2015. This compares with a 5% drop in the value of the FTSE 100 equities index and a rise of only 1% for the top end of the London residential market. But the headline figure masks a mixed performance across the [...]

Collector cars outperform hedge funds with triple-digit returns

Values of top-end classics have increased nearly 500 percent in the last decade You've probably noticed that the prices being asked for collector cars have exploded over the last decade or so. Cars that were worth low six-figure sums at the start of the 21st Century now go for millions. And cars that were worth [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Classic Car Solutions, New thinking|0 Comments

Swiss group exploring blockchain transaction options

A diversified Swiss consortium from the worlds of research, finance, ICT and telecommunications is developing a blockchain solution for conducting financial transactions.   http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/swiss-group-exploring-blockchain-transaction-options/42433432

By | September 13th, 2016|Banking, Blockhain, Business 2 Business, Business in Europe|1 Comment

Singapore Wants to Be Asia’s Sweden in Push for Cashless Payment

Singapore plans to reduce the role of cash and checks in its economy by encouraging banks to switch to digital payments, according to the head of the country’s central bank. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-19/singapore-wants-to-be-asia-s-sweden-in-push-for-cashless-payment

By | August 19th, 2016|Asia, Banking, Creative, Optimum Atlas|0 Comments

Digital Payments Are Shaking Up Asia’s Credit Card Industry

Free rice cookers and suitcases were among the special deals that tempted Chiu Wing-suet into accumulating her 20 credit cards, many of which are crammed into her wallet. She’s unlikely to accept any more such offers.   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-18/idle-credit-cards-in-asians-wallets-prompt-citi-hsbc-overhaul

By | August 19th, 2016|Banking, Creative, Global perspective, Optimum Atlas|0 Comments

Scotland has the largest oil reserve in the E.U. They just proved they don’t need it.

The wind on Sunday produced enough electricity to completely power Scotland. All of it. With zero fossil fuels   http://www.upworthy.com/scotland-has-the-largest-oil-reserve-in-the-eu-they-just-proved-they-dont-need-it?c=huf1

By | August 12th, 2016|Business in Europe, Energy, Optimum Atlas, Renewable Energy|0 Comments

How blockchain tech could change the way we do business

Blockchain - the technology underpinning digital currency Bitcoin - has been in the news lately. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35370304

By | August 11th, 2016|Banking, Blockhain, Creative, Optimum Atlas|0 Comments

Blockchain technology in banking, are you ready?

Nordic banks are hesitating to invest in blockchain technology in spite of great business potential. https://www.accenture.com/no-en/insight-blockchain-technology-banking-ready?c=dig_selfdesdignorfy16psgs&n=Banking_Technology_-_SE&KW_ID=sbVvMl1yO_dc|pcrid|116532527896&gclid=CN-r-emuuc4CFeHVcgodJ1cN0w

By | August 11th, 2016|Banking, Blockhain, Creative, Optimum Atlas|0 Comments

Retail bank branch is doomed, and banks don’t know it

33 percent of millennials say they won't need a bank in 5 years: Goldman Sachs report http://www.cnbc.com/2015/06/02/retail-bank-branch-is-doomed-and-banks-dont-know-it.html

By | August 11th, 2016|Banking, Creative, Optimum Atlas|0 Comments

Only in China: Companies Become Banks to Solve Financial Difficulties

It would not be the first time China tries a circular financial arrangement to solve some structural issues. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2130653-only-in-china-companies-become-banks-to-solve-financial-difficulties/?sidebar=morein

By | August 11th, 2016|Banking, Optimum Atlas|0 Comments