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 Orla O'Sullivan

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Cisco Steps Into G20 Breach

Coordinated global financial regulation by G20 will need new, technology infrastructure, vendor proposes.

Forget Fixing Bad Banks; Go Direct: Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen was all of 27 when he sold his first start-up for more than $1 billion, Netscape. Having sold another start-up for more than $1 billion, and presciently backed others' winners, such as Digg and Facebook, Andreessen is someone people tend to listen to.

Resignation by Op-Ed; AIG Bonus Recipient Bows Out

It's kind of like "J'Accuse" in reverse. Instead of a writer using a newspaper to challenge the Establishment, as émile Zola famously did in Paris in 1898, we have today a bonus recipient from AIG using The New York Times' Op-Ed column to publicly resign and as a forum to criticize AIG's CEO, Edward Liddy, and the bonus payments generally as "distasteful."

Irish Banks Reeling From Bursting of Property Bubble

Ireland's property bubble has burst, sending its banking industry — and economy — into a downward spiral. But bank consolidation and automation efforts may help the small island's financial technology sector regain its roar.

UBS Silent on Secret Accounts, But New Yorkers Vocal

An executive from UBS AG who addressed a conference on the risks of long-distance business partners declined to answer whether recent revelations of Americans tax-shielded UBS accounts would make U.S. firms reticent to deal with the Swiss bank.

Job Losses the Worst in 34 Years

To me, it's the single scariest development of many lately: November saw the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years, extrapolating from statistics released today by the Department of Labor. More than 500,000 jobs, net, were lost in November, a sign of deepening recession, commentators say. And that's not counting those who have been unemployed so long they are no longer counted in the statistics of those seeki

Fighting Fraud With Texts

By using SMS to alert customers to possible breaches, banks could enlist consumers in the fight against fraud -- but the industry is far from achieving dynamic information sharing.

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