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Can Britain Bank on Bitcoin?
Crypto currencies like bitcoin could threaten Britain’s financial stability if widely adopted, the Bank of England (BOE) says. Despite admitting digital currencies are still marginal, the Bank suggests they are no longer the purview of cypherpunks.

12.09.2014 09:47

Banks plan escape to London if Scots choose independence
Partly-nationalized British banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) both say they would relocate their headquarters to London if Scots vote for independence on September 18.

11.09.2014 08:27

China's 2013 outbound investment reaches record high
​China's outbound direct investment (ODI) reached a record high of $108 billion, to become the world’s third-largest investor for the second consecutive year.

10.09.2014 06:53

New EU economic sanctions to hit Russian oil, defense investments – report
The European Union is looking at introducing more economic sanctions against Russia over its alleged role in Ukrainian conflict, targeting the country’s oil and defense industries with investment bans, according to a new report.

03.09.2014 22:37

Russia gains 11 points in Global Competitiveness Report 2014
Russia has jumped to a 53rd position on the Global Competitiveness Report in 2014, gaining 11 points and being named among three states which recorded higher values in all areas since 2010. This is the country’s biggest leap ever.

03.09.2014 08:17

US corporations boycott Glasgow over Gaza support
Hundreds of US businesspeople have scrapped plans to visit Glasgow, following the Scottish city’s decision to fly the Palestinian flag following Israeli military operations in Gaza.

19.08.2014 09:45

​UK tops world table for economic growth
The UK economy is expanding at its fastest rate since 2007, performing better than any other economy in the G7. Despite the GDP boost, critics say that youth unemployment and wage depression point towards far deeper structural issues.

15.08.2014 15:04

Airlines lose billions amid rumors of trans-Siberian flight blockade
Major airlines saw stock shares nosedive on Wednesday, after media reports said that Russia could block flights over Siberia. However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the reports are simply rumors.

06.08.2014 15:00

​‘Sanctions won’t help UK companies to work in Russian market’
People find it hard enough to trade with Russia in the first place without any sanctions. While sanctions will cause a big detrimental effect and will job losses in the UK, the founder of Export Explorer Tim Jelley told RT.

06.08.2014 09:23

Egypt to splash out $4 billion on new Suez project
Egypt is planning to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing waterway, as part of a multi-billion dollar project to invest in port and shipping infrastructure. This will be a vital source of hard currency to the Arab country.

05.08.2014 14:44

FISA court judges buying Verizon stock as they approve NSA surveillance
Judges who serve on the FISA court, approving the government’s collection of phone metadata, have bought Verizon stock in the last year. Although the justices have financial involvement in the company, it is not considered a conflict of interest.

29.07.2014 00:38

​With ISDS it’s bedtime for democracy
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has multinational companies and transnational law firms on both sides of the Atlantic foaming at their mouths.

22.07.2014 10:05

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