Polish E-Commerce Company Allegro Lights up Europe’s IPO Market | Technology News

By Anna Banacka and Anna Koper

WARSAW/GDANSK, Poland (Reuters) – Shares in Polish e-commerce group Allegro leapt more than 60% on their debut on Monday, giving the company a market value of almost $19 billion in Europe’s biggest initial public offering (IPO) so far this year.

Founded more than 20 years ago as a home-grown rival to eBay, Allegro is central Europe’s most recognised e-commerce brand and its website is attracting 20 million visitors a month as consumers go online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Allegro’s strong start mirrored the performance of some recent IPOs in the United States where shares have shot up as investors showed they were willing to pay for companies with potential for growth.

Last month, British e-commerce firm The Hut Group made the biggest debut on the London Stock Exchange in seven years and Allegro’s successful launch was a further sign the European IPO market is

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Bank of Thailand Launches World’s First Government Savings Bond on IBM Blockchain Technology

$1.6B USD in government savings bonds were successfully sold within a week of launch

BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SIBOS — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Bank of Thailand (BOT), the central bank, has successfully launched the world’s first blockchain-based platform for government savings bonds issuing a total of $1.6B USD within two weeks.

IBM Corporation logo. (PRNewsfoto/IBM)
IBM Corporation logo. (PRNewsfoto/IBM)

Leveraging blockchain technology on the highly secured IBM Cloud, the platform allows investors to benefit from speedy bond issuance, reducing a process that previously took 15 days to two days. The efficiency provided by blockchain also reduces operational complexity and the overall cost of issuing bonds.

According to The Thai Bond Market Association, the outstanding Thai bond market stood at $421B USD as of December 2019. Government bonds dominate the Thai market, with outstanding value of $157B USD in 2019 1, accounting for 37% of the

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How is Technology Changing the Insurance Industry?

Technology is increasingly changing the way insurers operate.

FREMONT, CA: The insurance industry is modernizing itself by equipping its arsenal with a large array of innovations. Technology has been transforming almost every dimension in the world, and insurance is certainly not an exception. The expectations of insurance customers are evolving continuously. In addition to this, the requirements of the high tech infrastructure and the operational ecosystem are also shifting in accordance with the modern days and demands. This is where new and advanced conceptualizations and features of technology gain an increased amount of importance.

The new technological integrations with the paradigm of insurance is enabling the industry to move its business culture and operational strategies towards a customer-centric ground. This further would help the insurance industry in achieving a better and bigger value of operational excellence. Technologies such as AI and IoT are providing insurance companies with automation features. Processes

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Tokio Marine Indonesia Implements Shift Technology To Fight Auto Insurance Fraud

Shift’s Force Fraud Detection Solution to Support Insurer’s Overall Fraud Fighting Initiatives

PARIS and BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shift Technology, a provider of AI-native fraud detection and claims automation solutions for the global insurance industry, today announced that PT Asuransi Tokio Marine Indonesia (“Tokio Marine Indonesia”) has deployed Shift Technology’s Force fraud detection solution. As a result, the technology will become a crucial element in the insurance carrier’s overarching fraud prevention strategy.   

Shift Technology (PRNewsfoto/Shift Technology)
Shift Technology (PRNewsfoto/Shift Technology)

Tokio Marine Indonesia is one of the largest general insurers in the country. Guided by its core mission “To be a Good Company” and driven by values that put customer satisfaction as a main priority, the insurer was seeking a solution that could serve a dual purpose and not only spot suspicious claims, but also help give claims professionals more confidence in rapidly processing legitimate claims. Utilising this technology benefits the

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Micron Technology Placed on Citi Negative Catalyst Watch

A Citi analyst on Monday opened a negative catalyst watch on shares of Micron Technology  (MU) – Get Report, a day before the semiconductor company is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings.

Shares of the Boise, Idaho, company at last check were up 0.4% at $49.31.

Analyst Christopher Danely, who has a sell rating on the shares with a $35 price target, said he expected Micron to report sales below guidance of $6 billion but in line with his $5.5 billion estimate due to what he called a double dip in DRAM.

The analyst also expects the stock to trade lower on the report and would be more constructive on the stock in the mid $30s, according to The Fly.

Last week, TheStreet.com Founder Jim Cramer said on CNBC that “Micron’s core DRAM business could be saved by their disk drive business, but I don’t see the stock

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Lemonade Is An Interesting Technology Play In The Insurance Industry (NYSE:LMND)

Lemonade (LMND) is a pioneer of the rapidly growing insurtech industry. The company is leveraging technology to improve efficiencies and reduce bureaucracy in insurance. Lemonade, which is built upon an entirely digital substrate, is looking to upend the traditional insurance industry with the use of bots and machine learning.

Changing the Insurance Paradigm

Technology is having an increasingly large influence on the insurance industry. Lemonade is capitalizing on this trend and attempting to completely upending the traditional insurance business model. Although the traditional insurance industry has long been resistant to rapid technological change, this is likely to change.

The emergence of AI and increasingly powerful computer technologies has the potential to change the paradigm of insurance. Lemonade is one of the first insurance companies to successfully use AI and machine learning as a basis for their business model. This relatively new approach to insurance could dramatically change the landscape of

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Stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally

This breaking news story will be updated. An earlier version of the story appears below.

Stocks are solidly higher after shaking off an early stumble Friday, though the S&P 500 is still heading for a fourth straight week of losses amid Wall Street’s September swoon.

The S&P 500 rose 1.6 percent after flip-flopping between small gains and losses a few times in the early going. Technology companies powered much of the broad rally, extending the market’s gains from a day earlier. Stocks have been erratic recently, and indexes have taken several sharp turns in momentum each day.

The benchmark index is still on pace for a loss of 0.6 percent this week, which would give the S&P 500 its first four-week losing streak in more than a year. The decline for September is about 6 percent, following five straight months of gains.

The S&P 500 came within striking distance of

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