THE GLOBAL NEOBANKS REPORT: How 26 upstarts are winning customers and pivoting from hyper-growth to profitability in a $27 billion market

This is a preview of the Business Insider Intelligence Global Neobanks premium research report. Purchase this report here. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more banking coverage with our Banking Briefing. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing financial news and analysis to your inbox. Neobanks — digital-only banks with industry-leading capabilities that don't operate physical branches or rely on legacy back-ends — […]

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Germany's infectious disease institute targeted in arson attempt, police say

Several assailants attacked Germany's Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases with incendiary devices overnight, causing mild damage to the building, police said on Sunday. One window was broken by the arsonists who have not been caught, according to a statement from the police. Nobody was hurt. Security guards at the institute witnessed the attackers throw bottle-based incendiary devices at the […]

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INSTAGRAM WORKOUTS: How 15 top fitness entrepreneurs are converting thousands of followers into customers on social media

While gyms struggle to recover from a $10 billion shift away from in-person workouts, a crop of online fitness stars are leading us into digital transformation through virtual training programs and personalized apps. Business Insider compiled a list of 15 top fitness influencers who have become entrepreneurs through their unique training programs, health products, and apparel lines. They told us […]

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THE 2020 PAYMENTS ECOSYSTEM: The trends driving growth and shaping the future of the payments processing industry explained

This is a preview of the Business Insider Intelligence Payments Ecosystem premium research report. Purchase this report here. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more e-commerce and payments coverage with our Payments & Commerce Briefing. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing retail news and analysis to your inbox. The Payment Processing Industry Overview The power dynamics in the payment industry are changing […]

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Jack Ma Blasts Global Financial Regulators’ Curbs on Innovation

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma criticized global financial regulations for stifling innovation and urged China to seek a system that accommodated development. “After the Asian financial crisis, the risk control highlighted in the Basel Accords has been” the priority for regulators, Ma said at the Bund Summit in Shanghai on Saturday. Now the world “only focuses on risk control, not […]

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Trump is waging a quiet war against civilians in Iran as the coronavirus pandemic drags on

The Trump administration rolled out yet another set of sanctions on Iranians this month, further restricting access to food and medicine. The new round of sanctions comes after years of similar measures that restricted access to medicine and amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has strained Iran's healthcare system even more. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With people […]

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Children in West Africa are working night shifts to fuel a $100-billion chocolate industry that has failed to crack down on child labor, a US government-commissioned report found

A new report commissioned by the US Department of Labor has revealed the staggering level of dangerous child labor in the $100 billion chocolate industry. The report, from University of Chicago researchers, found that 1.56 million children in Ghana and the Ivory Coast were working in the industry. Most of them were working in hazardous conditions, defined by working night […]

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How London’s top restaurants are skewering the Covid rules

“A table for six? No, sir, that is against the Covid-19 restrictions … unless you promise that your party will discuss business, not pleasure.” Some of London’s fanciest restaurants have discovered a loophole in the tier-2 coronavirus lockdowns restrictions designed to prevent households from mixing and thereby slow the spread of the virus. An exemption that the government included in […]

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