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UK food chains biting off more than they can chew

The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, KFC and Byron burger chains are all finding themselves in dire straits IT’S BEEN a rough few days in the...
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Bang bang! Arms maker Remington takes a bullet in bankruptcy drama

Political developments, faulty trigger mechanisms and a link to the Sandy Hook massacre have all harmed the US gun manufacturer In gun-hungry America, you wouldn’t...
Gibraltar

‘The Rock’ aims to give a solid foundation to crypto industry

Experts and investors are heading to Gibraltar for an international convention on DLT, blockchain and cryptocurrency By HAL WILLIAMS The tiny British enclave of Gibraltar has...
Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank charged over controversial Qatar loan

BRITAIN’S Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Barclays Bank over a £2.2bn loan given to Qatar Holding LLC between 1 October and 30 November 2008. The...
Blockchain

New Cryptocurrencies, Same Old Problems

Based on insights from SARIT MARKOVICH, clinical associate professor of strategy at the Kellogg School RECENTLY there has been an explosion of global interest in...
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Banking group’s Bitcoin block ‘won’t halt crypto trading’

Lloyds Banking Group has blocked credit card transactions for cryptocurrency purchases, but that lacks logic – and may even increase demand, say experts By HAL...
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Lloyds Banking Group shuts down all crypto credit card transactions

Are we witnessing the murder of Bitcoin? Knives are out for the biggest and (so far) bestest crypto on the block. HAL WILLIAMS looks...
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Post-crisis restrictions on international banking can blunt growth prospects in developing countries

Growing restrictions imposed on foreign banks operating in developing countries since the 2007/9 global financial crisis are hampering better growth prospects by limiting the...
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Zambia Makes Steady Progress in Financial Inclusion but Many Women Still Excluded

Mary Banda runs a small restaurant in Kamwala market, one of Lusaka’s oldest markets. She uses the proceeds from her business to feed her...

Reducing Risks in Developing Countries is Key to Spur Investment and Growth

A stable business environment, effective regulations, and political stability are among the key drivers of foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries, according to...