Monthly Archives: October 2013

PwC: Problem EU loans grow to 1.2T euro

The logo of PwC from 2010 to the presentA new analysis by PwC UK shows growth in non-performing loans of about 10% per year for the last four years (and worse before that). However, that number relies on company accounts, and may understate the problem. Continue reading PwC: Problem EU loans grow to 1.2T euro

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Big Data, Public Health, and the Next Financial Crisis

A coronavirus that may cause SARS. (transwikie...

When SARS broke out in China and Hong Kong several years ago, AT&T knew about it almost right away, because the pattern of long distance calls between the US and that region changed dramatically. Fast forward, now there is Google Flu Trends. Go ahead, click through. I’ll still be here when you come back. Continue reading Big Data, Public Health, and the Next Financial Crisis

Chimerix: How Much Did You Spend On XBRL?

A trial balloon aimed at exempting most small filers from XBRL was almost floated today atImage representing Chimerix as depicted in Cru... a Congressional hearing. See the Data Transparency Coalition’s blog for the details. It would seem that several Congressmen found the testimony of Kenneth Moch, from Chimerix, to be influential. Let’s look closer at that testimony. Continue reading Chimerix: How Much Did You Spend On XBRL?

Voluntary Stress Testing

Logo of the Securities Industry and Financial ...

I used to run. Now hiking, biking, and ballroom dancing are my preferred forms of exercise. You have to stress your body to build and preserve muscle. Stress testing is good for the financial system, also. Two recent stories show that the US market is training for triathalons while the Eurozone is still shopping for track suit that makes them look slimmer. Continue reading Voluntary Stress Testing

Open Data Standards and the Breath of Little Children

Propeller Health System Sensor (Photo credit: Propeller Health)Most of us take breathing for granted, but as a child I suffered allergy related asthma problems. My father, over 80, uses an inhaler. Avoiding the overuse of medication, such as an inhaler, is important to lowering medical costs and improving quality of life. And that is where data comes in. Continue reading Open Data Standards and the Breath of Little Children