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2017 was the year of vindication for bitcoin believers. The cryptocurrency is up more than 1,500 per cent so far this year, making the digital wallets of those who hopped on board the hype train that...

SOME people have argued that a regulated derivatives market for bitcoin will have the desirable effect of reducing the cryptocurrency's volatility and improving its liquidity, paving the way for...

RUSSIA'S central bank may have to sink up to US$3.4 billion into its bailout on Friday of Promsvyazbank (PSB), the country's 10th largest private lender, the third such rescue this year...

BIG euro-area lenders face a choice; clean up the complicated corporate structures that make them difficult to wind down in a crisis, or watch Elke Koenig do it for them.

IN THE months since Equifax allowed the Social Security numbers of 145 million Americans to fall into the hands of thieves, the company has apologised, consumers have expressed rage and politicians...

[LONDON] Britain's markets watchdog will step up its scrutiny of the initial coin offering (ICO) market to see if new rules are needed to protect investors after issuing an alert in September...

[NEW YORK] The US dollar rose on Friday as Republican negotiators in the US Congress put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul, raising expectations that the bill would be passed by year-...

MORE help is on the way for borrowers who are in danger of falling deep into unsecured debts. Come Jan 1, the new Credit Limit Management Measure will enable financial institutions (FIs) to cap the...

[TOKYO] Japan's antitrust regulator has approved a merger of Daishi Bank Ltd and Hokuetsu Bank Ltd, in a decision that pit considerations of competition against regional lenders' struggle...

[LONDON] Sterling edged higher for a third consecutive day on Friday as investors bought the British currency on some optimism that Brexit negotiations will move to the next stage in January.

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