How Amazon can dethrone UPS and FedEx in the US last-mile delivery market (AMZN)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence,  click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider Intelligence Outside of the US Postal Service (USPS), FedEx and UPS have dominated the domestic logistics industry — and in particular, the […]

Bitcoin crashes to new 2018 low as crypto market continues nosedive

Bitcoin plunged more than 12 percent on Friday, falling below $ 3,400, its lowest point in over a year. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is worth six times less than it was last December, when it traded at $ 20,000. Bitcoin traded at around $ 3,389 as of 9:30am GMT on Friday, falling around 12.2 […]

Non-bank firms are now big players in America’s mortgage market

Not so bankable TWICE IN THE past 30 years, housing finance has taken down America’s economy. As interest rates rise and the housing market stutters (see article), regulators are again pondering the risks from the mortgage market—this time from a shift towards non-bank originators. These firms, which create mortgages and often sell them on to […]

Europe is closing in on Amazon, as Germany investigates if the firm is abusing its market position

David Ryder/Getty Images Germany’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into whether Amazon is abusing the dominance of its marketplace platform. The probe was prompted by numerous complaints lodged against Amazon by third-party sellers. It will run in tandem with a similar investigation by the EU into Amazon’s marketplace. Germany’s competition watchdog has launched an […]