Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor

Latest UK government scheme adds ‘bounce’ for businesses

CHRISTINA NAWROCKI explains the most recent UK initiative to support small businesses left floundering by the pandemic UK CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak recently...
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China ‘set to launch’ trial of e-RMB digital currency

CHINA’S central bank has stepped up development of a digital currency likely to become the first to be operated by a major economy. The sovereign...
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Fresh EU coronavirus recovery package has detractors up north

EU HEADS have agreed to set up a €540bn post-pandemic recovery fund, tied to the EU’s seven-year budget. European Council president Charles Michel, who chaired...
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ECB launches new aid package to soothe effects of pandemic

By HAL WILLIAMS THE EUROPEAN Central Bank has launched a €750bn emergency package to buy government and company debt across the eurozone. The temporary purchasing scheme...
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Yes Bank founder Kapoor arrested on charges of money laundering

THE head and founder of India's private Yes Bank, Rana Kapoor, has been arrested in Mumbai on charges of money laundering. His arrest comes just...
UK currency, pound stering

The jingle of coins and the rustle of banknotes: noises of the past?

By Hal Williams IT’S A CONFUSING time for cash in Britain — maybe even crunch time in the run-up to the Budget. The roll-out of limited...

Credit Suisse chief steps down over bank’s corporate espionage scandal

CREDIT Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam has resigned after a boardroom battle over a corporate spying incident. Shares in Credit Suisse dropped four percent at news...
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IMF warns of debt ‘timebomb’ thanks to ‘cheap money’ borrowing policies

THE International Monetary Fund warns that low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that could become a “timebomb”. The...
Unemployed Deutsche Bankers

Workers out on the streets as massive job cuts bite at giant Deutsche Bank

DEUTSCHE Bank is cutting thousands of jobs in London and New York, part of a radical plan to reduce its global workforce by 18,000. (Click...
UK currency, pound stering

Cash isn’t dead — yet — but report warns that its days are numbered

Remember jingling coins in your pocket, and folding crisp banknotes into your wallet or purse? According to a new report, pretty soon all you’ll...