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End of the beginning for record-low interest rates

Borrowers need to start planning for higher costs

Who would have thought that the world would be suspended in such surreal surroundings for a decade. 272 more words

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German Economist: "The ECB is the Most Unaccountable Central Bank in History"

By Richard Werner, professor of economics at the University of Southampton, and cross-posted from the Real-World Economics Review Blog

In my analysis of the ECB, published first in 2003 as chapter 19 of my bestseller ‘Princes of the Yen: Japan’s Central Bankers and the Transformation of the Economy,’ and published in 2006  967 more words


ECB governor calls for tax, regulation on bitcoin


© AFP/File | Bitcoin burst out of the shadows in 2017, seducing Wall Street and individual investors alike even though many still struggle to understand precisely what it is. 385 more words

A slew of new financial rules could make the big European firms even bigger

Starting today (Jan. 3), Europe’s traders will have to contend with thousands of pages of new rules that will radically change transactions in everything from bonds to stocks to commodities. 626 more words

New year jitters for bond markets as ECB cuts back stimulus

Reuters | Published — Tuesday 2 January 2018

There were New Year jitters for the bond markets as the ECB cut back on stimulus. (AFP) 573 more words

India likens bitcoin, crypto currency to Ponzi schemes


© AFP/File | India is the latest country to warn against investing in cryptocurrencies

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India warned Friday against investing in cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, likening them to “Ponzi schemes”, as it became the latest country to urge caution. 222 more words

EU Central Banker: “Stop Calling the Bitcoin a Coin”

European Union central bankers are becoming increasingly vocal on the subject of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Its precipitous price increase this year seems to coincide with wide-ranging statements, including the digital asset’s threat or lack thereof. 442 more words