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Sizing up the Asia Pacific’s booming alternative finance sector

A vendor selling flowers hands over change to a customer in Kunming, Yunnan province, August 19, 2015. China's currency devaluation should give a shot in the arm to global foreign exchange volumes as traders take advantage of and protect themselves against the surprise surge in volatility, but its longer-term impact on market activity may not be so benign. REUTERS/Wong Campion - RTX1OQOI

Via The Conversation : If digital disruptors like crowd-sourced equity funding and peer-to-peer lending platforms are going to transform the finance sector, they need to be regulated. If they are going to create permanent positive change, they need to be regulated intelligently. But so far, the ability of regulators and industry …

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Business Insurance Basics: 14 Key Terms You Need to Know


Via All Business : Many industries have their own lexicon. Doctors, architects, dentists, and writers—to name a few—all have certain distinctive words that are used almost exclusively within the field to convey specialized meanings. The insurance also has its own vocabulary. However, unlike other fields that have a tendency to remain …

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How Facebook Helped A Solo Entrepreneur Create Two Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses


Via Forbes : Justin Goff, 31, has created two million-dollar businesses with no employees other than the owners—an eBook company and an online health supplements store. The secret of this entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio has been mastering Facebook FB +0.00% marketing. His skill at scaling revenues at these ultra-lean businesses has …

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