Visa, Inc. is a payments technology company, which connects consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities to electronic payments. The company offers fraud protection for consumers and payment for merchants. It provides pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. The company was founded by Hock Dee in 1970 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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Friday, October 27, 2017
Greece’s non-performing loans: A major hurdle to economic revival
As US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to Greece’s economic revival during Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ official visit to Washington, the country’s banking sector continues to struggle with the longstanding issue of excessive non-performing loans (NPLs).
Monday, October 16, 2017
Global Equity Markets in Review
§ Wall Street extended its uptrend, as investor optimism remained intact due to the continued flow of healthy economic data.
§ European stocks managed to edge higher despite muted trading activity as the Catalonia crisis continued to weigh on investor sentiment.
§ Government reforms, optimism over the earnings season and healthy economic data lift Asian markets.
Monday, October 09, 2017
Global Equity Markets in Review
- Positive investor sentiment, strong economic data and renewed expectations of tax reforms lift US stock benchmarks to new highs
- European stocks move higher as investors remain optimistic despite political turbulence in Spain
- Asian markets edge higher as global cues drive sentiment
Friday, September 01, 2017
• Major US equity benchmarks end higher amid plethora of economic data.
• European markets inch upwards as encouraging economic data offsets geopolitical concerns.
• Positive investor sentiments push Asian markets higher during the week.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
• US equity benchmarks finish higher as investors get excited about tax reform.
• European markets finished flat ahead of the annual Jackson Hole Symposium.
• China’s stock market gains ground as investors focus on earnings.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
After a week of Trump controversy and the Spain terror attack, China’s Shanghai Composite Index posted strongest weekly gains in four-months as investor optimism over strong corporate earnings and healthy economic fundamentals supported Chinese equities.
Monday, August 14, 2017
• US-North Korea tension rattles financial markets globally.
• MSCI World Index falls 1.5% highlighting the widespread fall in equities across the globe.
Monday, July 31, 2017
• Cautious Fed, positive earnings aid Dow Jones, but other benchmark indices end flat.
• European markets end mixed amid currency headwinds.
• Profit taking drags down financial markets in Australia - Japan; India, China march higher.
Monday, July 24, 2017
• Healthy earnings and encouraging housing data support the US stock market.
• European markets finish lower as surging currency weighs on sentiment.
• Financial markets in China and India move higher, while those in Australia and Japan struggle.
Friday, July 07, 2017
According to IMF’s report published in February 2017, Greece’s tax debt to the state climbed to €94.2 billion or close to 55% of GDP in November 2016. Interestingly, 80% of this debt belongs to less than 1% of debtors, which depicts a skewed distribution of debt among a relatively small number of debtors. Moreover, Greece’s tax collection rates (ratio of tax collection to assessment) have been consistently declining since the crisis, falling to 45% in 2015 from 75% in 2010.