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The Future of Payments - Part III. Digital Currencies: the Ultimate Hard Power Tool

January 27, 2020
This piece is the third in a series of three pieces that examines the past, present, and future of the payments industry. We analyse the unexpected results of our proprietary survey of 3,600 customers across the US, UK, China, Germany, France and Italy and forecast trends in cash, online, mobile, crypto, and blockchain. The implications for customers and business are important; the potential macro and geopolitical consequences are profound. [more]

More documents from Jim Reid

42 Documents
April 1, 2020
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Global new cases have risen by over 70,000 or by 9.3 per cent over the last 24 hours to 858,669 cases overall. As a whole, the new case growth worldwide has now remained under ten per cent for three days in a row. The most adversely affected regions of the world over the last three weeks continue to see promising signs that containment strategies are working. [more]
March 31, 2020
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Global new cases have increased by 8.8 per cent over the last 24 hours, with overall cases now over 785,000, but we continue to see significant slowing across the most heavily impacted regions around the world. Today was the second day in a row that global new case growth was under 10 per cent after being well above for most of the last two weeks. [more]
March 30, 2020
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Global cases have risen to over 700,000, with the US (over 142,000 cases) driving the bulk of the recent growth rate. However, over the last 24 hours the global growth rate has dipped below 10 per cent after trending in a low double digit range for the past ten days. The peak of 14 per cent occurred last Sunday (March 22). Will that be the high watermark? [more]
January 23, 2020
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This piece is the second in a series of three pieces that examines the past, present, and future of the payments industry. We analyse the unexpected results of our proprietary survey of 3,600 customers across the US, UK, China, Germany, France and Italy and forecast trends in cash, online, mobile, crypto, and blockchain. The implications for customers and business are important; the potential macro and geopolitical consequences are profound. [more]
December 4, 2019
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Many ‘decade ahead’ predictions prove unreliable. And we admit this special edition of Konzept cannot be a perfect crystal ball. Regardless, we present 24 contrarian ideas for how the 2020s may evolve because we believe it is best to be prepared for the unexpected themes that may arise over the coming decade. After all, if the 2010s have taught us anything it is that the trends of the prior decade are no guide for the decade to come. [more]
October 9, 2019
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With many countries today above the recommended prudent upper threshold for debt, there is a risk that growth will slow, creating an unsustainable and negative debt/GDP cycle. That is what Jim Reid, Global Head of Thematic Research & Credit Research at Deutsche Bank Research highlights in this latest episode of Podzept. [more]
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