Bitcoin: What are the world’s central banks saying about cryptocurrencies?

More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognising the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies. The guardians...

BAE’s huge Typhoon jet deal with Qatar secures jobs but at what price?

A massive vote of confidence in Britain’s economy? That’s how Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson described BAE Systems’ £5bn deal to flog 24 Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar. There...

Eurozone GDP growth forecasts ‘substantially’ upgraded by ECB as Brexit Britain set to struggle

The European Central Bank has "substantially" upgraded its GDP growth forecasts for the eurozone, reflecting the brightening economic prospects for the single currency area even as the...

BAE Systems agrees £5bn fighter jet deal with Qatar

BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around £5bn ($6.7bn) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence...

Brexit: Treasury Select Committee urges UK to accept EU laws during transition period

An influential committee of MPs has thrown its support behind a Brexit transition agreement that sees EU laws continue to reign supreme, stressing that it would...

Brexit: UK economy may see boost after Theresa May’s breakthrough deal in Brussels, says...

Policymakers at the Bank of England believe the risk of a “no-deal” Brexit has been reduced by Theresa May’s Brussels agreement last week – and that this...

Alexei Ulyukayev: Putin’s ex-economy minister sentenced to eight years in prison colony for accepting...

Russia’s ex-economics minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, has been found guilty of accepting a bribe and sentenced to eight years in a prison colony, as well as being fined $2m...

Uber Eats offers food-delivery drivers insurance in Europe

Uber’s food-delivery business will begin offering an insurance package to its couriers in Europe, a move to address the conditions of “gig economy” workers. Riders for food-delivery...

UK will be worse off under almost all Brexit scenarios, finds think tank

An influential US think tank has warned that almost all possible trading relationships between the EU and the UK after Brexit would be less favourable for...

Russia ‘could cut UK’s undersea internet cables’, defence chief warns

Britain’s military has prioritised the protection of undersea cables from Russia because if they are cut or disrupted there would be an immediate and “potentially catastrophic”...

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