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Venture Capital: Call for UK Government to Support Startups During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Save Our Startups (SOS) campaign launched in the UK on Sunday. It aims to mobilize financial support for the 30,000 startups and high-growth businesses in the country, many of whom may not be covered by the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). (Sifted) The CBILS will provide financial support to small and medium-sized business firms (SMBs) during the pandemic. However, a large number of startups may not qualify as they have not yet reached the stage of profitability. A large number of prominent tech personalities vouched for the campaign.

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Inevitable That Central Banks Will Start Issuing Digital Currency: Fed’s Harker
October 8, 2019

A digital central bank currency could be in the works after the implementation of the new FedNow real-time payments system. America’s own digital central bank currency is all but ‘inevitable,’…

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Three Takeaways from the New KKR Consumer Report
October 8, 2019

The report examines consumer behavior at this point in the economic cycle KKR has posted a new report titled The New Consumer. Paula Campbell Roberts, the Director of Global Macro…

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Park Square Capital: Private Credit Investors in Favor of ESG-positive Deals
October 8, 2019

Park Square Capital, a US$10 billion investor in private credit, is a signatory to the UNPRI. ESG in private credit deals is making steady progress as investors wise up to…

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UBS: Fintech Darling Robinhood’s Business Model in Serious Jeopardy
October 7, 2019

Robinhood has a $7.6 billion valuation thanks to its strong support from Millennials. Launched in 2013, the Fintech startup undercut discount brokerages with free trades and a sleek look that…

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Breakdown of “Community Banking in the 21st Century”
October 7, 2019

During last week’s Fed-sponsored conference, new data emerged from the Community Banking in the 21st Century survey. In the survey introduction, Bret Afdahl Chairman, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, wrote:…

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Blackrock Hires New HR Chief (And Other People on the Move)
October 7, 2019

BlackRock hires always generate headlines. The latest high-profile news is that the world’s largest asset manager has appointed Manish Mehta to the role of global head of human resources. Reuters…

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Vista Equity Partners May Sell Partial Stake in Fintech Giant Finastra
October 7, 2019

Vista Equity Partners may look to sell up to 50% of its stake in Fintech firm Finastra. The private equity shop could reach a deal worth more than $10 billion, including…

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Bitcoin Beat Tech Stocks This Year; Yes You Heard That Right
October 7, 2019

Bitcoin is the best performing asset year to date. After a power-packed rally during the first nine months of the year, the crypto is up 114% at $8,308. In comparison,…

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Hedge Elliott Management May Join Apollo Global Management to Save EP Energy Corp.
October 7, 2019

The EP Energy bankruptcy might have a pair of saviors. Apollo Global Management and Elliott Management have put together a rescue plan for the bankrupt firm. A deal would allow…

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Apollo Decentralized Exchange Enters Beta Trial for Digital Assets
October 7, 2019

The Apollo Decentralized Exchange (DEX) is open for business. Apollo Foundation has announced the launch of what it calls “a proprietary software package for the exchange of digital assets in…

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