News tagged with financial crisis

China online marketplace Taobao to ban Bitcoins

China's largest online marketplace, Alibaba Group's Taobao, said Wednesday that it would ban the trading of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies from January 14, after a government crackdown on the units.

dateJan 08, 2014 in Internet
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EU bank watchdog warns over Bitcoin

The European Union's banking watchdog on Friday issued a warning over virtual currency trading amid huge swings in the value of Bitcoin, a lack of regulation and money laundering risks.

dateDec 13, 2013 in Internet
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Could inflation bite back?

In her new book Professor Brigitte Granville warns governments not to think of inflation as yesterday's problem. Present unsustainable levels of public debt could end up leading to high inflation – especially in the Eurozone.

dateOct 29, 2013 in Economics & Business
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Rethinking investment risk

Financial innovation is supposed to reduce risk—in theory, at least. Yes, new financial instruments based on the housing market helped cause the financial crisis of 2008. But in the abstract, those same instruments have ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Economics & Business
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