Forbes  30 min ago  Comment 
As water is essential for life and currency is needed to get it, why isn't sufficient currency available so everyone can meet this very basic need? This question was originally answered on Quora by Charles Tips.
Forbes  1 hr ago  Comment 
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise announced its fiscal Q1 results on Thursday, February 23. The results were in line with our expectation, as the company’s revenues declined by 10% year-on-year (4% decline after adjusting for the effects of...
MarketWatch  7 hrs ago  Comment 
The dollar eased against the Japanese yen and a handful of other rivals on Friday, but remained on track to finish the week essentially unchanged.
Reuters  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Digital currency bitcoin jumped to a record high above $1,200 on Friday, as investors speculated the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be issued in the United States is set to receive regulatory approval.
Clusterstock  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Ann Pettifor, leading economist and author of "The Production of Money" told Business Insider that bitcoin is flawed as money because it is a "finite asset." Speaking about the origins and usage of bitcoin, she said: "Bitcoin was invented by...
Clusterstock  11 hrs ago  Comment 
LONDON — Research labs focusing on blockchain technology are being opened up at the University of Edinburgh and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, sponsored by one of the cofounders of cryptocurrency Ethereum. IOHK, a Hong Kong-based...  12 hrs ago  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - Micro Focus International plc (MCFUF.PK, MCRO.L) announced its Board reconfirmed the full year revenue guidance for the Group for the financial year ending 30 April 2017 as a decline of 0% to minus 2% when...
The Times of India  12 hrs ago  Comment 
The International Monetary Fund, this week in its annual report on India, projected the growth to slow to 6.6 per cent in 2016-17 fiscal due to "temporary disruptions" caused by the demonetisation of high-value currency notes in November.  Feb 24  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - European stocks look set to open higher on Friday after French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron outlined his economic plan that includes corporate tax cuts and public sector redundancies. Investors may...


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