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Big Data and Financial Inclusion: The Story Beyond Davos

Nitin Sumangali |

Financial inclusion remains a big topic for policymakers and financial industry professionals, especially as we are in the afterglow of Davos. However, the end of the World Economic Forum doesn’t spell the end of this topic. Global Insights is readying the release of our own study about the roots of and barriers to Economic Inclusion,
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Can Digital Solutions Be the Great Equalizer for Haves and Have-nots?

Alissa Saoutina |

Check out the economic inclusion op-ed piece by Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, which discusses how the advances in digital technology have occurred alongside the growing gap in income inequality. Dr. Hedrick-Wong offers a suggestion as to the way those advances can help address the gap in a scalable and impactful way. To find out how to support
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A Lesson Learned: The U.S. Consumer Post-Crisis

Nitin Sumangali |

Even as the U.S. economy picks up, American consumers are more careful with their financial positions now than before the crisis. This was the takeaway from MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga in Davos, speaking to the Wall Street Journal. He mentions that both U.S. consumers and banks are being more prudent in how they approach their
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MasterCard at Davos WEF 2015: It’s All about Inclusion

Theodore Iacobuzio |

As you likely know, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga is making a splash at this year’s global World Economic Forum meeting way up in the Swiss Alps. The big topic is inclusion, about which Global Insights will have something to say before too long, so watch this space. Meanwhile, if this piece is right and organizational
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The New Nav: The Future of Driving, with Big Data

Cristobel von Walstrom |

In the first week of 2015 at the Consumer Electronic Show, HERE and BMW AG announced the next generation of in-car navigation. The new generation of in-car navigation will not only provide directions from one place to another, but also offer insight into other things you’ll need on the way, like gas and parking. Like
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