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2011-05-23 12:25:00

CHICAGO, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many developing countries are rapidly adopting cellphone technology as a means for delivering financial services to their citizens without a heavy investment in infrastructure. Now, a team of researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Georgetown University says important economic considerations loom on the horizon for policymakers, mobile banking companies and central banks. (Logo:...

2011-05-21 00:01:24

Global leader in currency data develops free mobile app that gives users access to real-time foreign exchange rates trusted by corporations, tax authorities, auditing firms, and financial institutions New York (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 OANDA Corporation, provider of innovative online forex trading and the world's most accurate currency data, has developed a free currency conversion application for the BlackBerry PlayBook"”the new tablet device launched in April by Research In Motion. The...

2011-04-27 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Gold Council today released its Q1 2011 Gold Investment Digest, with top-line findings showing that despite an initial pullback of the gold price in January, positive investor sentiment towards gold and greater confidence in the timing of jewellery purchases contributed to a strong quarterly performance, prompting gold to reach new all-time highs in early April - and ultimately leading it to breach the $1,500/oz mark. Against a backdrop...

2011-04-21 00:00:29

Online forex trading community InformedTrades.com has seen its free-floating virtual currency go an entire month without a decline, and is up 14% against the US dollar over the past 7 months. With this trial launch a success, InformedTrades will now seek to have its currency gain widespread adoption -- and hopefully re-build the world's money supply to solve the global poverty and debt crises by doing so. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 InformedPoints, the currency used by the...

2011-04-14 01:00:00

HELLERUP, Denmark, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saxo Bank, the online trading and investment specialist, today released its second quarter Outlook, a short analysis examining the global economic outlook for the forthcoming quarter. Economic growth has been strong across the board for the most part this year, but that is not an all-clear for loading up in risky assets. Saxo Bank foresees increased volatility in the second quarter as uprisings in the Middle East, a wounded Japanese...

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2011-04-07 11:22:02

After unrest in the Arab world and Japan's natural disasters, new increases in food prices are in sight as demand grows and supplies tighten, reports the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), even as global food prices began moving downward from record highs in March. Food prices became an increasingly urgent topic of discussion in international politics after contributing to protests that are spreading across North Africa and the Middle East and which was a leading factor in regime...

2011-03-28 02:30:00

LONDON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recently discovered magnetic properties of gold nanoparticles are the subject of the lead article in the new issue of the journal, Gold Bulletin. The paper, "Unexpected magnetism in gold nanostructures: Making gold even more attractive," by Professor Simon Trudel, University of Calgary, explains the cause of the unexpected magnetism in gold and explores how these properties could lead to potential applications in catalysis, medicine and data...

2011-03-14 00:00:27

Amid speculation of a third bid for the Presidency, Congressman Ron Paul revealed that growing concerns over U.S. monetary policies would drive him into the race. In a no-holds-barred interview on KSCO AM 1080 with the host of The Costa Report, Rebecca Costa, Paul said, "I think the wave of the future is inflation. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2011 Amid speculation of a third bid for the Presidency, Congressman Ron Paul revealed that growing concerns over U.S. monetary policies would...

2011-02-28 09:42:00

FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association (NIA) - http://inflation.us - announced in its November 5th, 2010, food price projection report that food inflation would take over as America's biggest crisis in calendar year 2011, surpassing the mortgage crisis and high unemployment, which were the top economic concerns of Americans in 2010. NIA's food price projection report received worldwide media attention including being featured by Glenn Beck on the...

2011-02-15 23:59:00

AMSTERDAM, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, today reported its results for the year to December 31, 2010. Key Highlights - Glybera(R) Marketing Authorisation Application remains on track with European Medicines Agency (EMA); - Responses to Day 120 questions submitted in November 2010; - Day 180 list of Outstanding Issues now received; - Raised EUR14.3...


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