CITY VIEWS:  DOES CYBER CRIME WORRY YOU?

first_img KCS-content CITY VIEWS:  DOES CYBER CRIME WORRY YOU? Show Comments ▼ Thursday 17 February 2011 8:41 pm ADIL KHAN | ERNST & YOUNG“I have been a victim of online fraud and my bank was quite helpful and refunded it, so it’s clearly widespread. The £27bn figure doesn’t surprise me, given the scale of online shopping these days. It’s only going to increase as more is done on the internet.”VINAY SHRIVASTAVA | ARUP“I’m concerned but I’m not doing anything drastic about it; I’ll still do a lot of shopping online. Some of my friends have been ripped off online but I still use it for banking. There is a surprising amount of crime online, but a lot is not due to individuals.”NEAL HARTLEY | PERSONAL FX“I’ve had my credit card cloned before, but it wasn’t over the internet – this sort of thing can happen anywhere. Generally speaking, I’m not that concerned, and a lot is being invested in trying to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to fraud.” Share whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.com whatsapp Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndolast_img read more

US oil at $100 a barrel as Libya standoff worsens

first_img US oil at $100 a barrel as Libya standoff worsens Show Comments ▼ alison.lock whatsapp US crude has surged to a 28-month high of $100 (£61.85) a barrel as escalating violence in Libya slashed output there and investors bet the unrest could spread to other oil exporters.Brent has posted the biggest three-day gain since October 2009, rising to as much as $111.85 a barrel. That marked its highest since October 2008, shortly after the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers. US crude has shot up more than 15 per cent since Friday. “It’s been a trying few days for world markets, and if the situation in Libya continues to show no tangible sign of a peaceful resolution, the week could plumb greater depths yet,” said Yusuf Heusen, senior sales trader at IG Index. “There is real concern that if the unrest were to worsen, the effect on oil supplies could start to have an impact on global economic growth.”West Texas Intermediate futures rose 3.7 per cent to $99 a barrel in morning trading in New York, paring some earlier gains. Brent gave up some of its earlier advance to trade up 5.1 per cent at $111.18.A lethal political standoff between Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and rebel factions now in control of the country’s oil-rich eastern region has cut output in the world’s No. 12 crude exporter by more than 25 per cent, or 400,000 barrels a day.The price surge raised concern about the impact of costly fuel on a fragile US economic recovery and dragged US equities lower. A jump in oil to a record $147 a barrel during 2008 led to demand destruction and contributed to the deepest global economic downturn since World War Two.Ian Harwood, chief economist at Evolution Securities, said the worries were justified in principle but it was too early to begin cutting GDP forecasts on the expectation oil prices would hold back the global recovery.“The higher level of oil prices has to be sustained and frankly it’s not yet clear that this will be the case, given the geo-political nature of the forces which have recently pushed the oil price up,” he said. whatsapp Tags: NULL Wednesday 23 February 2011 2:53 pm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Sharelast_img read more

AGGREKO FORECAST SPARKS SELL-OFF

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share POWER generator firm Aggreko, which supplies Glastonbury and the 2012 Olympics, saw its shares lose 6.7 per cent yesterday after it forecast flat revenues in 2011 following a bumper year. Chief executive Rupert Soames said: “On even years you get a big year for events, and every odd year you are basically down to the tiddlywinks championships.” whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp AGGREKO FORECAST SPARKS SELL-OFF center_img Thursday 10 March 2011 7:16 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Expectations of inflation at 2.5 year high

first_img Thursday 17 March 2011 8:41 pm KCS-content Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Expectations of inflation at 2.5 year high INFLATION expectations have risen to their highest level since August 2008, increasing the likelihood that price pressures are seeping through into second round effects.Britons expect inflation of four per cent over the coming year, according to the latest Bank of England survey released yesterday.Expectations rose from the 3.9 per cent level, recorded in the previous survey last November. The Bank will be concerned that, on average, people believe inflation is currently at 4.4 per cent – up half a percentage point from November’s survey – 3.9 per cent.Inflation hit four per cent in January, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) delaying the announcement of February’s level until Tuesday next week.Previous Bank of England monetary policy committee member Deanne Julius recently said that February’s rate “could be the shocker” that convinces the Bank to move rates.Almost two thirds (62 per cent) of respondents expected rates to rise over the next 12 months, compared with 52 per cent in November.A quarter of people now think that higher interest rates would be “best for the economy,” up from a fifth in November. Just over a third, 34 per cent, think rates should stay where they are.A positive balance of 17 per cent thought that the Bank was “doing its job to set interest rates to control inflation,” down from 23 per cent last time around.“This is its lowest level since the last spike in inflation and the financial crisis in 2008-09,” said Chris Crowe of Barclays Capital. “This does suggest that credibility concerns are valid.”“With the recession over, the renewed dissatisfaction with the Bank probably is mainly attributable to the repeated inflation overshoots,” added Citi’s Michael Saunders.Long-term expectations will also be a concern for the Bank, with both measures – over two years and five years – increasing by 0.2 per cent since November. In the next 48 months people expect inflation to fall slightly to 3.4 per cent, yet over five years still expect it to remain stubbornly above the Bank’s two per cent target – at 3.5 per cent. last_img read more

BC Partners buys PHONES 4U

first_img whatsapp John Dunne Friday 18 March 2011 4:05 am More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp BC Partners buys PHONES 4U Tags: NULL BC Partners has bought PHONES 4U after months of talks.The fund takes control of the firm from Providence Equity Partners – a price has not been revealed.Providence has been mulling a sale since September after a number of firms signalled their interest in the company. Providence bought Phones 4U from founder John Caudwell in 2006.A sale would result in a second windfall for Caudwell. He kept a small stake in the business after raking in £1.5bn from selling his empire four years ago. last_img read more

Yggdrasil launches in Czech Republic with Tipsport

first_img Cherry-owned igaming solutions provider Yggdrasil has expanded its services into the Czech Republic through a new content partnership with betting and gaming operator Tipsport. Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Slots 21st June 2019 | By contenteditor Casino & games Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Czech Republic Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresscenter_img Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Companies: Yggdrasil Cherry-owned igaming solutions provider Yggdrasil has expanded its services into the Czech Republic through a new content partnership with betting and gaming operator Tipsport.Tipsport customers will now be able to access Yggdrasil’s portfolio of locally certified games including Luca Maniacs, Valley of the Gods and the Vikings trilogy.The operator will also be able to used BOOST, Yggdrasil’s in-game promotional tool, to run in-game tournaments, prize drops and player missions.“Going live with Tipsport is another important milestone for us as we continue to implement our growing regulated markets strategy,” Yggdrasil chief executive, Fredrik Elmqvist, said.“As the country’s largest operator, Tipsport is the perfect partner for us and we are looking forward to working together.”Jiří Švarc, online casino director at Tipsport, added: “Adding Yggdrasil’s games to our expanding offering is very exciting, and we are confident our customers will enjoy the engaging and immersive content they provide.”The launch comes after the Czech Ministry of Finance last month confirmed that it will increase the tax rate on certain gambling activities in the country from January 2020.Lotteries, live games and bingo operators will be taxed at 30%, up 23%, while the rate for fixed odds betting will also rise from 23% to 25%.This month, figures provided to iGamingBusiness.com by the Czech General Directorate of Finance showed a 21.3% drop in revenue from regulated gambling in 2018, due to a lower contribution from slot machines.Revenue for the year amounted to CZK31.3bn (£1.09bn/€1.22bn/$1.38bn), with the slot vertical hit by new bonus and player verification controls. This saw land-based slot revenue fall 39.3% year-on-year to CZK14.8bn, with online revenue falling 4.8% to CZK1.9bn.Image: Max Pixel Yggdrasil launches in Czech Republic with Tipsportlast_img read more

Illinois Governor signs gaming expansion bill into law

first_img Email Address Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Slots Casino & games Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed into law the far-reaching gaming expansion bill passed by the state legislature early in June, paving the way for the roll-out of regulated sports betting.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Illinois Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 1st July 2019 | By contenteditor Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed into law the far-reaching gaming expansion bill passed by the state legislature early in June, paving the way for the roll-out of regulated sports betting. Senate Bill 690 was one of four bills signed by the Governor as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital plan. This aims to raise $45bn to invest in roads, bridges, railways, universities, early childhood centers and state facilities over the next six years, creating an estimated 540,000 jobs over that period.The gaming expansion bill allows for the establishment of six new land-based casinos, including a major facility in Chicago, as well as the roll-out of slot machines at racetracks and the O’Hare and Midway airports. It also includes Representative Robert Rita’s Sports Wagering Act, which was attached to the wider bill in a last-minute push to shepherd sports betting legislation into law. This sets out a $10m license fee for master licenses for casinos and racetracks, with online licenses costing $20m and both certificates valid for four years. Sports facilities, stadia with a capacity of 17,000 or greater, will also be able to secure a licence at a cost of $10m, which also allows for mobile wagering within a 5-block radius of the venue.Operators will pay a 15% gross revenue tax, to be deposited in the newly created Sports Wagering Fund. Money generated will be split between counties, to support the criminal justice system, and the Capital Projects Fund.Read the full story on iGB North America. Illinois Governor signs gaming expansion bill into lawlast_img read more

Betclic nets major partnership with Ligue 1’s Girondins de Bordeaux

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Western Europe France Online gambling operator Betclic Everest Group has entered into a major partnership deal with French Ligue 1 football club Girondins de Bordeaux.The two-year agreement will cover both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, with Betclic branding set to appear on the lower back of the players’ shirts.Bordeaux-based Betclic will also work with the club to run a series promotional events for fans, as well as create customised digital services.In addition, Betclic will benefit from VIP hospitality at all Bordeaux home matches.“Settled in Bordeaux for over a year, it was natural for Betclic to get closer to the Girondins de Bordeaux,” Betclic chief executive Nicolas Béraud said. “We are proud to support the new project and the new dynamics of the club.“We share the desire to offer our audiences the best possible experience and we hope to delight the fans of Girondins by offering unseen content and the most comprehensive bets for the club’s matches.”Frédéric Longuépée, chief executive of Girondins de Bordeaux, added: “We are delighted to be able to partner with Betclic, leader of its online sports betting market, who shares with us the audacity the taste for the challenge and the innovation.“Sharing the same desire to live the passion of football, we are eager, my staff and myself, to open with Betclic this new chapter of our long history.”Image: Max Pixel Online gambling operator Betclic Everest Group has struck a major partnership deal with French Ligue 1 football club Girondins de Bordeaux. Betclic branding will now feature on the back of players’ shirts. Betclic nets major partnership with Ligue 1’s Girondins de Bordeaux 5th August 2019 | By contenteditorcenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marketing & affiliates Email Address Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports bettinglast_img read more

Dutch regulator hands PokerStars €400,000 fine

first_img Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Poker Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Dutch regulator hands PokerStars €400,000 fine 23rd September 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has fined The Stars Group €400,000 (£353,442/$439,500) for operating without a licence in the country, via the PokerStars.eu domain.The KSA carried out an investigation into the PokerStars.eu site during the second half of 2018 and identified a number of factors that showed the site was targeting Dutch consumers.In its findings, the KSA said the site was accessible from the Netherlands despite The Stars Group not holding a licence in the country, while customers were able to deposit funds using iDEAL, an online payment method only available in the Netherlands.Other factors included an in-site contact form published in Dutch language and the mention of two Dutch problem gambling organisations. In addition, the Netherlands was not mentioned in a list of countries from which gambling via the website was not permitted.The KSA also noted that the Netherlands classes poker as a game of chance, and only Holland Casino is allowed to offer real-money poker services at one of its land-based sites. Online gambling, including poker, is currently illegal in the Netherlands, though the country is set to launch a regulated market in January 2021 after the Dutch Senate in February passed the Netherlands’ Remote Gambling Act.New online gaming laws will come into force from July 1, 2020, subject to final approval from the Ministry of Justice and Security. After this, the KSA will draw up licence conditions ahead of the proposed launch date six months later.Only operators that have had no activity in the country for two years prior to the introduction of legislation will be eligible for a new online licence.The KSA has issued a series of fines ahead of the new law coming in to place, with Kindred Group’s Trannel International subsidiary last month also being handed a fine of €470,000. Kindred has since said that it intends to appeal the decision.For more analysis on the Netherlands, see our Market Monitor report Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has fined The Stars Group €400,000 (£353,442/$439,500) for operating without a licence in the country, via the PokerStars.eu domain. Casino & gameslast_img read more

BetPlay to sponsor Colombian football league

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Colombian betting operator BetPlay will sponsor Colombia’s top tier of men’s football as well as other competitions organised by the División Mayor del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano (Dimayor) for four years. 29th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Marketing & affiliates Email Address BetPlay to sponsor Colombian football leaguecenter_img Regions: LATAM Colombia Colombian betting operator BetPlay will sponsor Colombia’s top tier of men’s football as well as other competitions organised by the División Mayor del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano (Dimayor) for four years.Under the deal, the country’s top division will be known as the BetPlay Dimayor League, with the main cup competition to be named the BetPlay Dimayor Cup. The SuperLiga – played between the winners of the Apertura and Finalización leagues – will be named the BetPlay SuperLiga Dimayor.“We are committed to this sport and we are proud that the Dimayor men’s competitions bear our name,” Germán Segura, general manager of BetPlay said. “It is also a challenge, however, but one which we will meet.“ Dimayor also launched a new logo for its competitions, incorproating BetPlay’s colours of blue, green and yellow.“For the 36 clubs associated with Dimayor and for the organisation itself, it is a source of great happiness that an important company like BetPlay sponsors our national football league,” Dimayor president Jorge Enrique Vélez said.“The investment by BetPlay to acquire these rights was very high and that shows how they value our product.”BetPlay already sponsors the Colombian national football team, agreeing a deal in 2019. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports bettinglast_img read more