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Forecourts set to benefit from $724 billion contactless payment market

The potential value of the global contactless payments market is estimated at $724 billion. These payments are gaining momentum in the US and Asia-Pacific, and developments in Europe are imminent. Furthermore, the speed of the technology's development - from early trials in 2002 to full commercial launches in 2005 - shows the strength of the proposition to issuers, merchants and consumers alike.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2006
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G&D SIMs breathe new life into NFC

A new range of SIM cards developed by technology firm Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) promises to address some of the problems faced by NFC, meaning that it could yet become a mainstream payment method.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2013
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G-20: united we stand, divided we fall

The leaders of Europe's largest economies are united by a fundamental principle: the future health of all economies relies on greater international co-operation. Against a backdrop of conflicting interests and opposing opinions, however, it will be a major task for the European nations heading to the G-20 summit in April to present a united front.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2009
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G20: additional funding will benefit Western European banks

Two of the most significant outcomes of the G20 summit in London were the tripling of the IMF's resources to $750 billion and an increase of $100 billion in the multilateral development banks' lending capacity. The increase in resources is a welcome boost to the global economy, but is especially beneficial for Western European financial firms with exposure to Central and Eastern Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2009
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G20: the future of the industry needs more than banker bashing

A year on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, there has been little in the way of practical progress towards the kind of bank regulation that is desperately needed - particularly given the accusations of a return to 'business as usual' in the industry. Thus, it is hoped that the G20 summit will not be hamstrung by attempts to make the high-visibility, low-impact issue of bank bonuses a priority.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2009
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Galaxy S4 and Mobeam face NFC challenges

Samsung recently announced that the hotly anticipated Galaxy S4 mobile handset will include a means to interact with traditional barcode scanners. The technology gets around some issues facing the wider rollout of mobile proximity payments, but despite the scalability benefits, many considerable hurdles remain.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2013
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Global standard set to shake up online payments

The online and mobile proximity payments markets are set for upheaval, in the wake of the recent proposal by the major card schemes to establish a global online standard for card transactions.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2013
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Goldman Sachs, a leading investments house, pins its hopes on private banking

Goldman Sachs has announced that it is increasing its focus on wealth management by targeting high net worth clients around the world. As financial institutions have been faced with the increasingly high costs of capital, diversification into less capital-intensive businesses like private banking has kept competitive pressure high in the wealth market.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2012
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Goldman Sachs: commitment to asset management does not herald wider change in sector trends

Goldman Sachs intends not just to hold on to its asset management business, but to actively grow it going forward. Its plans stand in contrast to the global trend of large universal banks exiting, dividing or reducing their asset management businesses. While the argument for retention is not without merit, there is unlikely to be any let-up in the trend away from asset managers any time soon.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Oct 2009
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Google Wallet leans away from NFC towards P2P

Google Wallet has shifted away from its reliance on NFC and further towards P2P payments and loyalty. The move has potential to grow the Wallet brand but faces competition from Apple and PayPal.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2013

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