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Hong Kong’s Next Crisis May Be Economic as Protest Fallout Grows


 Anti-government demonstrators shut down the airport on Monday City’s reputation as a premier financial hub is at risk Hong Kong’s deepening political crisis now risks becoming an economic one. After protesters brought the city’s airport to a standstill on Monday, investors and business leaders are growing increasingly alarmed by the fallout from 10 weeks of …

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Will China’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ Pump Or Pummel Bitcoin?

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China’s long-fabled “cryptocurrency” launch is finally on the horizon. According to Bloomberg, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) payments department deputy director Mu Changchun confirmed at the China Finance 40 Forum that the country’s cryptocurrency is nearing its release following a year of research and development. Given Beijing’s history of antagonism …

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BlackRock Acquires $875 Million Stake in Company Behind Sports Illustrated and Juicy Couture

 Marilyn, Elvis and Sports Illustrated part of brand portfolio Deal values Authentic Brands at more than $4 billion with debt BlackRock Inc.’s private equity vehicle struck its first deal, backing a company that manages brands including Sports Illustrated, Marilyn Monroe and Juicy Couture. The firm’s Long-Term Private Capital fund became the …

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Derivatives Drama: The Unintended Consequences of Crypto Regulation


Last week’s kerfuffle over the launch-that-wasn’t of LedgerX’s physically delivered futures platform highlights two very important lessons, one obvious and one less so. The obvious conclusion is that one needs to tread very carefully when it comes to claiming regulatory approval. LedgerX announced the launch of its retail physically delivered bitcoin futures …

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3 Ways to Build a Culture of Collaborative Innovation

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All organizations have the ability to be smarter than the sum of their members’ intelligence and talent. Unfortunately, most are actually dumber. The good news is there are a handful of practical steps to boost collective intelligence. Create tools that allow everyone to communicate strategically about innovation. Good ideas can come …

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