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The tiny nation that is creating its own digital currency

September 12th, 2019 (0)
An isolated island nation in the Pacific Ocean with a population of about 75,000 continues to break ground in the cryptocurrency space. The Marshall Islands is proceeding with the creation of a blockchain-based national currency, the Marshallese sovereign or ...

VAT Gap: EU countries lost €137 billion in VAT revenues in 2017

September 12th, 2019 (0)
EU countries lost €137 billion in Value-Added Tax (VAT) revenues in 2017 according to a study released by the European Commission today. The so-called ‘VAT Gap’ – or the overall difference between the expected VAT revenue and the amount ...

European Central Bank released monetary policy decisions

September 12th, 2019 (0)
The European Central Bank (ECB) has issued today a press release to inform that at today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB took the following monetary policy decisions: The interest rate on the deposit facility will be decreased ...

European stocks jump as ECB launches new stimulus plan

September 12th, 2019 (0)
European stocks rallied after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a massive new bond-buying program Thursday in a bid to stimulate the ailing euro zone economy. The central bank’s quantitative easing program will entail 20 billion euros per month ...

China’s new digital currency

September 9th, 2019 (0)
China’s proposed new digital currency would bear some similarities to Facebook’s Libra coin and would be able to be used across major payment platforms such as WeChat and Alipay, a senior central bank officer said. Mu Changchun, deputy director ...

Sterling rebounds on data surprise, Brexit hopes

September 9th, 2019 (0)
Sterling rebounded from early lows on Monday and headed toward a five-week high on Monday as surprisingly strong data and growing optimism that Britain will not crash out of the European Union without a deal boosted demand for the ...

Brexit latest: EU nationals to be granted right to stay in UK for three years in case of no-deal Brexit

September 6th, 2019 (0)
Britain’s government has abandoned plans to end freedom of movement for European Union citizens immediately after a possible no-deal Brexit and will instead return to an earlier policy of giving them three years’ temporary leave to remain. The fate ...

Emerging-market stocks rose to a one-month high; South Africa’s rand rose

September 6th, 2019 (0)
Emerging-market stocks rose to a one-month high on Thursday after the United States and China agreed to a new round of trade talks. South Africa’s rand rose for a third straight day on optimism about its economic growth. The ...

U.S. stocks advanced; Shares in Hong Kong leaped the most since 2018; Euro to Dollar gained

September 4th, 2019 (0)
U.S. stocks advanced as a broad easing of risks across the globe gave investors a reprieve. Treasuries and the dollar declined. The S&P 500 rebounded from Tuesday’s losses along with European and Asian shares as political tensions appeared to ...

How dependent is your country on oil imports?

September 3rd, 2019 (0)
In 2017 the European Union (EU) relied on net imports for 87% of its oil consumption. This ratio, known as the oil import dependency rate, is unchanged from 2016 and two percentage points below the peak of 89% recorded ...
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