LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters)Zambia’s bonds fell heavily on Wednesday as a escalating row between the government and the country’s private sector creditors fed fears of a ugly default by one of the world’s largest copper producers.

One of the country’s international bonds due to pay a $42.5 million coupon payment on Wednesday slumped over 3 cents on the dollar ZM105638671=, its biggest drop since March when the government first signalled it wanted to delay debt payments.

Zambia’s finance ministry had issued a statement late on Tuesday repeating a request made to creditors last month for a number of its debt payments to be defered until April.

Creditors had rejected that request, however, saying the country had not laid out how it would get its debts under control again, or discussed the issues with them.

“Should Zambia fail to reach an agreement with its commercial creditors (including holders

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The e-invoice market size is poised to grow by USD 6.93 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 19% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global E-invoicing Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The convenience and easy accessibility of mobile payment systems are driving the adoption of e-invoicing solutions. Mobile-based platforms and applications have simplified banking, commercial transactions, and billing payments. Physical transactions such as closing and opening an account, fund transfers, deposits, and withdrawals are

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Everything you need to know about economic stimulus checks, right here.


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Negotiators continue to debate the contents of a stimulus package that both sides want despite their sharp differences, complicating the timeline for receiving a second stimulus check. As of Monday, the White House administration continues to push for a stimulus package to include a second $1,200 stimulus payment to individuals, while also calling on Congress to pass a standalone bill using unused funds from the March CARES Act.

Amidst the dizzying back-and-forth negotiations are some universal questions we can help answer today about the first and potentially the second check — including who was and could be eligible, when a new check could arrive and how dependents could affect your total sum. And if you don’t normally file federal income taxes, you may be one of the millions who still qualify for

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The probability of a second stimulus check is still complicated, after a week where negotiations careened from one extreme to another. As of Saturday, the current path is for an overarching stimulus package to include a second $1,200 stimulus payment to individuals.

The dizzying back and forth negotiations will shift the timeline for when the IRS could send a new check, but there are some universal questions we can help answer today about the first and potentially the second check — including who was and could be eligible, when a new check could arrive and how dependents could affect your total sum. And if you don’t normally file federal income taxes, you may be one of the millions who still qualify for the first check, but make sure to claim it by

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If Congress approves a second stimulus check by the end of 2020, how much money could you expect as a payment? There are a number of variables that factor in, so we built a handy calculator to help make estimating the amount as easy as possible.



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The IRS is expected to follow the same guidelines as with the first stimulus check of up to $1,200 per person, but with a twist. If and when Congress signs off on a second direct payment, there could be changes to qualifications for you or your family members, which could result in more money for you. However, there are two different proposals for what that means, so things could get tricky.

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The Digital Apnayen Campaign, which was rolled out on August 15 to encourage customers to use digital banking channels, has propelled digital payment adoption with banks having on-boarded 1.58 crore customers in less than two months since launch, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.

It has also resulted in deployment of 50,000 Point of Sales (PoS) terminals, over three lakh QR codes, and 18,000 BHIM Aadhaar pay devices in just 45 days, the Department of Financial Services tweeted on Friday.

This campaign was launched under the aegis of the government’s Digital India initiative.

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The DFS said in a tweet, “Pushing digital payment adoption further with the #DigitalApnayen campaign! Started on 15thAug’20, DFS’s campaign has already onboarded over 1.58 crore customers and has resulted in deployment of 50k POS, over 3 lakh QR codes & 18k BHIM Aadhaar pay devices in just

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COVID-19 has completely transformed the way we interact with our community due to the safe distance measures that we must respect to mitigate the spread of SASRCov2 . This has meant that actors, brands and content creators use social networks to keep in touch with their consumers. According to the most recent Global Report on the State of Small Businesses , in Mexico, 35% of businesses that are closed are establishing an online presence.



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However, this activity is not enough to maintain cash flow in business. Given this, Facebook launched online payment events in 20 countries, a tool that allows page owners to create and organize an event , set a price, promote it, collect payment from interested people and broadcast it live. Everything from one place. This tool like this can help, for example, those businesses that offer live entertainment or classes, digitize their offer, expand their

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As we approach the end of 2020, the prospects for a second stimulus check grow more complicated, with President Donald Trump cutting off negotiations on Tuesday while urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to back a stand-alone bill for a second $1,200 stimulus payment to individualsTrump is back in the White House and currently receiving treatment for COVID-19.



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While the abrupt end to negotiations will certainly shift the timeline for when the IRS could send a new check, there are some universal questions we can help answer about the first and potentially the second check, including who was and would be eligiblehow much money you may receive in a new round (try the stimulus calculator for an estimate) and how dependents could affect your total sum. And if

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Payment security is getting weaker as 27.9% of global organizations were in full compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), according to Verizon.

The Verizon Business 2020 Payment Security Report highlights that PCI DSS compliance is down 27.5% from 2016. Full PCI DSS compliance meets 12 requirements. Those requirements are:

  1. Protect your system with firewalls
  2. Configure passwords and settings
  3. Protect stored cardholder data
  4. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
  5. Use and regularly update anti-virus software
  6. Regularly update and patch systems
  7. Restrict access to cardholder data to business need to know
  8. Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
  9. Restrict physical access to workplace and cardholder data
  10. Implement logging and log management
  11. Conduct vulnerability scans and penetration tests
  12. Documentation and risk assessments

Verizon’s findings are a bit alarming given that credit cards are a big target for cybercrime. Consider a few recent

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We’re in the final few months of 2020, and hundreds of millions of Americans are waiting on a decision to be made on a new stimulus bill and a second stimulus check that it would hopefully contain — with hopes that another package would be approved by Election Day.



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A slimmed-down version of its Heroes Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, but it’s unlikely to be taken up in the upper chamber by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are still working toward a bipartisan agreement on a different piece of legislation that would crystallize into a stimulus package. 

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President Donald Trump’s hospitalization with COVID-19 could impact the negotiations over coronavirus relief and the timeline for when

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