<![CDATA[Hedgehogs.net: '' related content (page 2)]]> http://www.hedgehogs.net/tag/bank?offset=10 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365164/around-65-of-us-consumers-prefer-not-to-buy-bitcoin-csbs-report Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:10:39 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365164/around-65-of-us-consumers-prefer-not-to-buy-bitcoin-csbs-report <![CDATA[Around 65% of US consumers prefer not to buy Bitcoin: CSBS report]]> 11365164 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365163/mt-bank-unveils-new-mobile-banking-platform Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:10:38 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365163/mt-bank-unveils-new-mobile-banking-platform <![CDATA[M&T Bank unveils new mobile banking platform]]> 11365163 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365161/10-million-new-bank-accounts-to-be-opened-in-india-under-new-scheme Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:10:35 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365161/10-million-new-bank-accounts-to-be-opened-in-india-under-new-scheme <![CDATA[10 million new bank accounts to be opened in India under new scheme]]> 11365161 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365159/old-second-national-bank-chooses-dhs-solutions-to-enhance-customer-experience Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:10:33 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365159/old-second-national-bank-chooses-dhs-solutions-to-enhance-customer-experience <![CDATA[Old Second National Bank chooses D+H's solutions to enhance customer experience]]> 11365159 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365157/uae-banking-sector-needs-more-mergers-emirates-nbd-ceo Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:10:32 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365157/uae-banking-sector-needs-more-mergers-emirates-nbd-ceo <![CDATA[UAE banking sector needs more mergers: Emirates NBD CEO]]> 11365157 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365153/westpac-to-integrate-movens-mobile-money-management-tool-in-internet-banking Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:10:28 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11365153/westpac-to-integrate-movens-mobile-money-management-tool-in-internet-banking <![CDATA[Westpac to integrate Movenâs mobile money management tool in internet banking]]> 11365153 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/CentralBankNews/read/11364982/colombia-raises-rate-for-5th-time-may-now-pause Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:03:16 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/CentralBankNews/read/11364982/colombia-raises-rate-for-5th-time-may-now-pause <![CDATA[Colombia raises rate for 5th time, may now pause]]>     Colombia's central bank raised its benchmark intervention rate by 25 basis points for the fifth time in a row but signaled that it may now pause in its tightening cycle by saying it hopes today's rate rise will keep inflation expectations close to the 3.0 percent target and economic activity at its potential level.
    The Central Bank of Colombia has now raised its policy rate by a total of 125 basis points since April to curb inflationary pressures and said the economy was adjusting to the change in its monetary policy stance.
    Colombia's headline inflation rate rose to 2.89 percent in July from 2.79 percent in June, but was below May's 2.93 percent. The central bank said the four core inflation indicators that it monitors had declined for the second consecutive month and reached 2.58 percent.
    The central bank targets inflation at a midpoint of 3.0 percent in a range from 2.0 to 4.0 percent and said the inflation forecast for December and expectations for inflation one year or more were about 3.0 percent.
    Colombia's economy is forecast to expand by about 5.0 percent this year, the bank said, confirming its forecast from July when it raised the projection from a previous 4.3 percent.

    Economic growth in Colombia's trading partners was lower than expected in the first half of the year, but the central bank said it expects more dynamic external demand in the coming quarters, supported by the U.S. economic recovery.
    It added that the decline in oil production compared with last year and lower international oil prices may lead to a reduction in oil revenue and this may affect domestic demand, the bank said.
    In addition, annual growth in bank credit has declined in the last two months.
    On Aug. 19 Carlos Gustavo Cano, one of the members of the central bank board, told the El Tiempo newspaper that he leaned toward raising interest rates one more time as part of the bank's tightening campaign.




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http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/CentralBankNews/read/11364932/angola-maintains-rates-on-stable-inflation Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:43:19 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/CentralBankNews/read/11364932/angola-maintains-rates-on-stable-inflation <![CDATA[Angola maintains rates on stable inflation]]>     Angola's central bank maintained its benchmark BNA rate at 8.75 percent after inflation rose by 0.09 percent in July for an annual rate of 6.98 percent, up from 6.89 percent in June.
    The Bank of Angola (BNA), which raised its rate by 50 basis points last month, said credit to the economy in July was up by an annual 19.5 percent to 3.295 billion kwanza. The BNA raised its rate last month to stimulate growth in credit as inflation is expected to continue to trend downward.
    The BNA also said total sales of foreign currency in the first seven months amounted to $19.858 billion, an increase of 63.33 percent from the same period in 2013.
    The average exchange rate of the kwanza rose by 0.51 percent in July from June for a rate of 97.08 to the U.S. dollar, slightly firmer from the start of the year at 97.61.
    July's rate cut by the BNA was the first change in rates since November 2013 and the central bank also reduced the rate on its standing lending facility by 25 basis points to 9.75 percent.
    Last month the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that Angola's inflation rate would rise to 7.5 percent by the end of the year due to the one-off effects on new tariffs on imports before continuing the downtrend through 2015 and beyond.

    The growth of Angola's economy is expected to ease to 3.9 percent this year as the expansion in agriculture slows from last year and due to a temporary drop in oil production in the first half.
    For 2015 growth is forecast by the IMF to accelerate to 5.9 percent as oil production recovers and non-oil economic activity remains robust.
    Angola's government has targeted economic growth this year of 5 to 7 percent after 4.10 percent growth last year, down from 5.2 percent in 2012.


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