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Why Has China Declared War on Bitcoin and Digital Currencies?

China's government is starting an all-out war against bitcoin and other digital currencies by banning fundraising through initial coin offerings and …

Robo-advisers take aim at high-net-worth clients

Robo-adviser customers are often considered to be young, tech savvy investors with little money, seeking a low-cost passive investment approach.<p>As the online investment management model matures, more of these financial technology, also called fintech, players are targeting older, higher-net-worth …

Engaging customers: The evolution of Asia–Pacific digital banking

Consumers across the region are adopting digital banking. Our latest study finds banks must act quickly to take full advantage.<p><b>Consumer adoption of</b> …

These obscure indicators will reveal the health of Britain’s post-Brexit economy

In a speech earlier this week, Haldane said that there was "a massive oversight" in economists' models before the 2008 financial crisis and that such oversights could creep into forecasting since the Brexit vote.<p>In a world where economic uncertainty is at record highs, and the incoming president's …

Theresa May urged to lay out emergency plan as NHS plunged into 'humanitarian crisis'

Calls for action come after the British Red Cross revealed it was providing extra assistance to hospitals which it described as being in the throes of a "humanitarian crisis."<p>IB Times quoted Chief Executive Mike Adamson as saying: "The British Red Cross is on the front line, responding to the …

Great Britain

British PM May denies her Brexit strategy is 'muddled'

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would set out her strategy for Brexit over the coming weeks, denying suggestions she was “muddled” in the pursuit of what she called the right relationship with the EU.<p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves a EU Summit in …

Great Britain

Rogoff: Central Banks Looking at Digital Currencies – Bloomberg

Rogoff: Central Banks Looking at Digital Currencies<p>Rogoff: Central Banks Looking at Digital Currencies<p>Rogoff: Central Banks Looking at Digital …

Central Banks

Paytm, India’s top mobile payments firm, gets approval to launch its own digital bank

India’s leading mobile payments company Paytm has announced that it has formally received permission from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to launch a digital bank.<p>The project has been a long-time coming for Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who today confirmed that he will “take a …

Financial Services

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the …

Financial Services

10 best economics books

Almost a decade on from the start of the financial crisis and the consequences of the upheaval are still with us – as well as new challenges after …

Kenya’s M-Pesa platform is so successful regulators worry it could disrupt the economy

At the time of M-Pesa’s launch in 2007, few could have conceived the mobile money service would be as ubiquitous and deeply entrenched in the lives of millions of Kenyans as it is today. A sizable portion of Kenya’s economy is now deeply ingrained in the platform to levels that are starting to …

Central Banks

Banking and business chiefs back staying in post-Brexit Britain

Business and banking leaders have offered further commitments to the UK post-Brexit, as it emerged that growth in British businesses has fallen to a four-year low.<p>Google executive Matt Brittin and Barclays chairman John McFarlane praised the UK's expertise in technology and financial services …

What millennials think of Putin's Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> They were born in the New Russia, after the old Soviet Union had collapsed. They've grown up in a different country from their parents and known just one real leader all their lives.<p>I'm talking with students on their way to classes at the prestigious Moscow State University -- Russia's …

Russia

The chief economist of an $82 billion asset manager talks Trump, China, and his outlook for 2017

Business Insider recently caught up with Markus Schomer, the chief economist at PineBridge Investments, to help make sense of the state of the market and to talk about his outlook for 2017.<p>Schomer is a 20-year veteran of PineBridge, which has $82.6 billion under management.<p>Schomer discussed the …

Wealth inequality on the rise in the euro zone: ECB survey

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The concentration of wealth among the euro zone’s richest has increased since the bloc’s debt crisis began, with poor families suffering the biggest drop in asset values, a survey released by the European Central Bank showed on Friday.<p>The famous euro sign landmark is pictured …

Economics

Four City Contenders For London's 'Fintech Capital of Europe' Crown

Before the fateful day of June 23, 2016, London was the undisputed fintech startup and financial capital of Europe. Whether the vote to leave the EU will change that will depend on the post-Brexit landscape, but without access to the single market, and free movement of continental tech talent, …

Why Chipotle Stock Might Not Bounce Back

Image Source: Motley Fool.<p>I've been a <b>Chipotle Mexican</b><b>Grill</b>(NYSE: CMG) shareholder since 2006, the year of its IPO, and a big fan of the company both as an investor and a customer since I first visited the burrito chain in the 1990s.<p>Not surprisingly, I've long been bullish on the stock -- but a year …