Technology & Social Media Monthly archive

Aug 28, 2019
Asian and US investors boost British tech companies
In the first seven months of 2019, UK-based technology companies have attracted investment of £5.5 bn ($6.7 bn) – more than in the whole of 2018. Much of the money has come from investors in Asia and the US, which have pumped a total of £3.1 bn into UK tech firms. At the current rate, the target is set to beat 2017’s total investment record of $9.4 bn, according to data from Tech Nation, a network of tech entrepreneurs, and Dealroom, the group that tracks inno...
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Aug 20, 2019
New type of institutional investor fuels bull market and rise in bitcoin
A new type of institutional investor is fueling this year’s dramatic bull run, and with it a rise in bitcoin, according to a new report from digital asset management firm CoinShares. London-based CoinShares analyzed market trends from January through June 2019 and identified significant differences between the 2017 market rally and the current one, with a widespread focus around bitcoin and a rally in altcoins. The report therefore hails the long-awaited in...
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Aug 14, 2019
London Metal Exchange to extend open-outcry trading
The London Metal Exchange (LME) is set to double its final open-outcry trading sessions from five minutes to 10, following a successful trial for zinc.  The move by the 142-year old LME – the world’s oldest and largest market for industrial metals – follows a three-month trial for zinc, which resulted in a 57 percent average daily volume increase over the period before the trial. It will be made permanent for zinc as well as being extended to copper, lead, ni...
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Aug 06, 2019
Ole Søeberg of Advice Capital talks big data, AI and good IR
Ole Søeberg has worked on all sides of the fence: though he is currently a board member and advisor for Advice Capital’s Vision Fund – as well as serving as chairman of the Danish Shareholders Association – Søeberg also spent time as a fund manager, some 15 years as an analyst and more than a decade in IR: at Tryg Insurance and TDC Group.  Søeberg will be talking technology – specifically the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and alternative data on...
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