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With a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the future of cash, central bankers and fintech companies alike are increasingly looking to cryptocurrencies as a...
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There is talk in the eurozone of adopting a principle of joint liability, so that credit risk can be spread equally across all member states. Many argue this will undermine stability by encouraging governments to pursue unwise fiscal policies
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High-income countries should be doing more to fight extreme poverty, climate change and inadequate educational standards. With many regional bodies suffering from underfunding, however, it may be time to introduce a global tax system to help fund such solutions
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With officials caught between consumers’ demands for sound financial practices and bankers’ requirements for regulatory freedom, it is possible that recent warnings over the state of the global economy are merely designed to protect regulators in the event of a crisis
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With enticing rewards on offer, it is often tempting to follow the crowd when it comes to buying into a bull market. However, it...
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When tax bills are in the millions or even billions, some individuals will go to any lengths to avoid paying up
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Despite the significant number of forex brokers that have recently come on the scene, only a select few have the expertise and service capabilities...
Modern Monetary Theory gains traction in the US
Some US politicians are advocating Modern Monetary Theory as a way to drive funding for public services. However, economists are more sceptical and suggest...
The dark underbelly of the traditional Chinese medicine boom
Demand for traditional Chinese medicine continues to grow in the western world. The lack of evidence-based testing in the sector is a worry, however...
Technological shortcomings continue to haunt the banking sector
With paralysing technological outages continuing to hamper the financial sector, banks must look to modernise their creaking legacy systems
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With Vietnam’s economy expanding at an impressive rate, navigating its unique business culture is vital for potential investors hoping to enter this burgeoning market
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