Month: July 2000

UBS Warburg Takes New E-Services Package

UBS Warburg has selected a full suite of services from Digital Island, the global e-business delivery network. The package includes FootprintT content delivery, hosting and professional services. Footprint will become a key component of UBS Warburg’s Investment Banking Online (IBOL) portal, which provides a single point of access to the bank’s content, such as research, […]

New CLS Solution Unveiled by mpct

CLS software provider, mpct Solutions Corp, has developed a Unix compatible and Web-enabled version of its CLS Server. “The delay in CLS Bank going live has provided us with valuable development time to expand the product’s platform and Web-enablement capabilities,” says John Sherlock, marketing director. “We see the delay as a major new business opportunity […]

DBS’s Frank Wong: Finds a Place in the Sun

With a long career history working for American and British banks, Frank Wong says he is now focusing his efforts on his number one love, Asia. Wong joined Singapore-based DBS Bank in early 1999 as managing director in charge of Treasury & Markets, but was recently promoted to senior managing director in a reorganisation of […]

“Stiffen the sinews summon up the blood disguise fair nature!”

By David Buik, Cantor Index Whether you are a sporting buff or a financial spread-betting acolyte, the month of June has been deeply frustrating – full of the “whips and scorns of time”, as that splendid son of Ann Hathaway from Stratford-upon-Avon would have us believe! I think it would be fair to say that […]

Retirement & You

By Philip Kozloff, Kozloff Consulting, No discussion of retirement finance strategies can be complete without an exploration of the insurance arena. It is important to use insurance to enhance retirement financial health as an estate-management tool. Conventional standards of familial responsibility dictate that dependent heirs need to be provided by their more well-off spouses, […]

The Ducati 996: What a Difference Gold Forks Make

By Andy Ibbott, Ah, for so few changes, the Y2K Ducati 996 has just got better again. Looking at the bike from a standstill, it’s hard to see exactly what the Italians have done to the famous twin. The overall shape is the same, as are the colours. But take a closer look and […]

Asia Recovery Set to Continue

Excerpted from the April 2000 Prebon Yamane Asian Sentiment Survey Sentiment in Asia remains upbeat, according to Prebon Yamane’s seventh Asian Sentiment Survey, as confidence in the Asian recovery finds a firm platform despite Nasdaq’s recent troubles. Although interest rates have clearly bottomed out and are expected to move higher, in line with global rates, […]

Is the UK Economy Converging with Euroland?

 By Michael Burke, B&M Research In recent weeks, both the OECD and the ECB have actively joined the debate on Britain’s adoption of the euro, arguing that the UK economy has converged significantly with the economies of Euroland. If that is the case, then there are major implications for the UK economy in the period […]

Dealing with the Rich

 By Catherine Tillotson, Scorpio Partnership The market yo-yo of recent months has had many intriguing features, but amongst the most prevalent is the level to which individual private investors have become a driving force in the FX industry. During its April slide, the Nasdaq fell 37% from top to bottom, largely based on private investor […]

BEA Systems Launches New E-Commerce Servers

BEA Systems, the e-commerce transactions company, announced new releases of its BEA WebLogic 5.1 product line, an integrated family of next-generation e-commerce application servers. The WebLogic servers deliver a wide range of e-business environments by using such new e-commerce technologies as WML (Wireless Mark-up Language) and SML for the rapid development of mobile applications and […]