IRKUTSK, RUSSIA (RECENT – AUGUST 31, 2017) (REUTERS) – Russian Siberian city of Irkutsk has recently seen increased interest in crypto-currency mining due to the cheep energy prices in the region. Continue reading
September marks 10 years since Barclaycard introduced contactless payments to the UK. As Kate King reports it’s since expanded to include wearables and mobilepay – bringing the idea of a cashless society one step closer. Continue reading
China Central Television (CCTV) – More irregularities about the concocted online payment unit, bitcoin, have aroused more concerns of monetary regulators everywhere. Continue reading
The U.S indicts Alexander Vinnik, a Russian man accused of laundering $4bn in bitcoin through the BTC-e crypto-currency exchange. David Doyle reports.
Private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy health information giant WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
U.S. venture capital firms are lining up for a piece of the digital currency market but some of the hot tech startups don’t need their money. Chris Dignam reports. Continue reading
The BBC releases a recording of an October 2008 phone call between two bankers at Barclays in which one said he was under “serious pressure” from the Bank of England to set an artificially low rate for Libor, an inter-bank borrowing rate.
Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, former head of Chase Manhattan Corp and patriarch of one of the most famous and influential American families, dies at 101.
U.S. President Donald Trump will again be centre of attention in the coming week with any policy statements, having helped put the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and other central banks in wait-and-see mode. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading
As the US moves from a ‘post-truth’ election to post-Trump inauguration, markets ponder an uncertain future for the world economy. Ivor Bennett canvasses analysts on what they expect to emerge from the new president’s first months in office. Continue reading