France to allow trading of securities via blockchain

France's finance minister unveiled Friday a decree that would make it the first nation in Europe to allow the trading of some non-listed securities using the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies.

Internet accounts for 7.2% of British economy: study

The Internet contributed 100 billion pounds (155 billion dollars, 115 billion euros) to the British economy last year, about 7.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), a report showed Thursday.

The delicate balance of setting central bank interest rates

As the Bank of Canada prepared to announce its decision on interest rates in early September, Tiff Macklem, the bank's governor, received imploring letters from premiers spanning both the country and the political spectrum.

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