As Western lenders retreat, African banks see an opportunity

ADE AYEYEMI’S office in Lomé, the capital of Togo, is a good place to think about crossing borders. Ghana is ten minutes’ drive away. From his window the boss of Ecobank can watch trucks rumble along the seafront, some bound for Burkina Faso, a day’s journey, or Mali, perhaps another day on. At night, cargo […]

Lost Opportunity?: NASA rover threatened by intense Martian dust storm

Fears for NASA’s Opportunity rover are growing after engineers lost contact with Mars’ oldest mechanical explorer during a raging dust storm. NASA confirmed that Opportunity’s subsystems had been knocked off as the Martian storm, which is enveloping the Red Planet and blocking out the sun, continues to intensify. Solar power is essential for the rover […]

Polish PM sees EU-US rift as a ‘great opportunity’ to fix it, as new transatlantic ‘integrator’

In the wake of a somewhat disastrous G7 summit, Poland has a unique opportunity to become a great integrator that will cement the decaying transatlantic bond between the US and EU, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki believes. Following US President Trump’s decision not to endorse the G7 joint communiqué and to slap tariffs on European and […]

How payments companies can take advantage of a trillion dollar processing opportunity

BII 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. Relative to many other sectors around the globe, the US healthcare industry has been notoriously slow to embrace new payment systems and processes. See the rest of the story at […]

‘Ocean’s 8’ has an amazing cast but is a ‘wasted opportunity’ — here’s what critics are saying

Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures Reviews for “Ocean’s 8” are now out.  It’s an all-female spin-off of the “Ocean’s” movies. The reviews are mixed. Critics say the cast is incredible and Anne Hathaway is a standout. But critics agree that the directing and writing falter.  Reviews for “Ocean’s 8” are in, but the reception has been […]

This is how banks can use digital tools to stay ahead of a trillion-dollar opportunity in the bill pay market

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. Between housing costs, utilities, taxes, insurance, loans, and more, US adults paid an estimated $ 3.9 trillion in bills last year. Business Insider IntelligenceThat market is growing slowly, but it’s changing […]

The Dodd-Frank rollback frees up regional banks for a big opportunity

Win McNamee/Getty Images Congress just rolled back key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, the major piece of legislation that aims to prevent another financial crisis.  This could mean an opportunity for mergers and acquisitions within the regional banking space.  Congress just rolled back parts of the Dodd-Frank Act, and that could mean much more for […]

The Zuckerberg hearings were a wasted opportunity

Over the past two days, members of Congress have peppered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with questions about how the platform manages users’ privacy, what went wrong with Cambridge Analytica and what it’s doing to strengthen protections going forward. These two hearings lasted a combined 10-plus hours, during which dozens of senators and representatives had a […]