Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Brazilian meeting shines light on potential of fintech future

JOSÉ Lino Sepulcri, president of the Espírito Santo Trade Federation, and Gutman Uchôa de Mendonça, the regional director of the association of Brazilian banks...
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Venezuela’s cash crisis, coupled with blackouts, leaves country’s population in the direst of straits

VENEZUELA has the world’s largest oil reserves — and no money. Rampant inflation and depleted reserves of almost worthless bolivar banknotes have created a nightmare...
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Analytics key to African countries’ ability to share in services trade

UNCTAD-UNECA projects’ experts pool wisdom to grow regional economies and increase benefit from value chains AFRICA needs to step-up its analytics game to play a...
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The Year That Wasn’t (but really, really wanted to be)

Nearly all financial and commodity markets stumbled in 2018. Canada-based STUART DUNN, chairman of the Holdun Family Office, looks back at a year some...
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Sharia banking weaves moral fibre into the West’s oft-flawed system

No pork, no porn, no booze: this traditional Islamic take on finance and funding relies on ancient ethical codes — and ensures lender and...
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IC… oh, dear! Initial coin offerings can, and do, go wrong, so ‘caveat investor’

Do some Google research on ICOs and you will immediately hear the faint, but unmistakable, clang of warning bells. Bells that almost – but...
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...
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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...