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Taiwan Central Bank's 'govcoin' not ready for rollout yet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Bank disclosed on Thursday (June 17) the country has been working on a pilot platform for a potential Central Bank digital currency — though the...

Digital euro might suck away 8% of banks' deposits - Morgan Stanley

[LONDON] A digital euro could suck away 8 per cent of euro zone banks' customer deposits, analysts at Morgan Stanley have estimated, although the share may be far higher in some of the smaller cou...

EU raises €20 billion in 10-year bond to fund virus recovery

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission said on Tuesday it has raised €20 billion ($24.2 billion) through a 10-year bond as part of its plans to finance the 27-nation bloc's recovery from the coronavi...

Asian shares mixed after US inflation jumps 5% in May

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after the S&P 500 index notched another record high despite a surge in U.S. consumer prices in May. Shanghai fell, Toky...

Stocks move higher, erasing weekly loss for the S&P 500

Stocks moved broadly higher Thursday, bringing the S&P 500 index out of the red for the week. Health care and technology companies were among the biggest gainers. The S&P 50...

Japan's wholesale prices rise at fastest pace in 13 years on commodities surge

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s wholesale prices rose at their fastest annual pace in 13 years reflecting higher commodity costs, data showed on Thursday, a sign global inflationary pressures are pinch...

G7 backs making climate risk disclosure mandatory

Group of Seven (G7) rich countries backed moves to force banks and companies to disclose their exposure to climate-related risks on Saturday, a measure seen as vital to efforts to safeguard the financ...

Asia shares ease from 3-month highs, caution ahead of U.S. payrolls

Asian shares stepped back from three-month highs on Thursday as investors weighed inflation concerns ahead of key U.S. economic data while oil prices rose for a third straight session. Futures poin...

Cryptocurrencies and fiat money — what's the difference?

The US dollar and the euro are examples of fiat or traditional currencies — banknotes and coins printed by governments, whose value is dependent on economic policy and the strength of a country&...

Asian shares step back from two-week highs, dollar firm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares retreated from two-week highs on Thursday and China started on the backfoot on fears central banks were closer to considering winding back their emergency stimulus whil...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on inflation fears

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Wednesday as investors looked ahead to U.S. data they worry will show inflation is picking up. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast A...

Asian shares skid after tech sell-off on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares dropped Tuesday in Asia after selling of several Big Tech companies pulled U.S. benchmarks lower. Japan’s Nikkei 225 sank 3.1% and Hong Kong lost 2% while Shan...

Covid, Cyber, Compliance and ESG top risk concerns for financial services sector: Allianz

New AGCS report identifies key risks and loss trends for the financial services sector.Covid-19 may drive market corrections and insolvencies – which could impact financial institutions' balance sheet...

Coface Quarterly Barometer: US leads the global recovery, emerging economies lag behind

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 6 May 2021 - More than a year after the start of the pandemic, global economic trends are uneven due to lingering uncertainties around the spread of COVID-19. The a...

Asia shares flat, holidays help blunt US tech retreat

Asian shares risked falling for a fourth straight session on Wednesday (May 5) as sentiment took a knock from a selloff in large-cap Wall Street tech darlings, combined with talk of rising U.S. intere...