While Joe Biden was on a sentimental journey to Ireland, Xi Jinping was busy in Beijing. Following a high-profile visit by President Emmanuel Macron of France, the Chinese leader played host to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil. The messaging to emerge from the Lula-Xi summit was congenial to China and disturbing to
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People in Sweden are feeling the effects of high inflation and tumbling house prices. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / Contributor / Getty Images The Swedish government is now predicting a deeper than expected GDP contraction in 2023, according to data released Monday, worsening an already gloomy outlook for the country’s economy. Sweden’s Ministry of Finance estimated in
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen talked about the dangers that sanctions based on the U.S. dollar might pose for the hegemony of the currency in international markets. According to Yellen, the government tries to use sanctions “judiciously,” as they can create a desire to find alternatives to the U.S. dollar. U.S. Treasury Secretary Yellen Talks
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The United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is reportedly facing potential action from the U.S. securities regulators despite preparing to shut down local operations. The enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is inclined to recommend the agency sue Bittrex over alleged violations related to investor protection, The Wall Street Journal reported on
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European stocks rose at the open on Monday as traders balanced their concerns over a potential recession and its implications for interest rates against better than expected results from several of the biggest banks in the US. Europe’s region-wide Stoxx 600 added 0.4 per cent, Germany’s Dax also rose 0.4 per cent and London’s FTSE
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The government of China protested the enactment of sanctions on a series of national companies by the U.S., barring them from doing business with U.S.-based entities for allegedly collaborating with Russia. China’s Commerce Ministry criticized the move, saying it is a “typical form of long-arm jurisdiction,” which damages the rights and interests of these companies.
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Welcome to Latam Insights, a compendium of the most relevant crypto and economic development news from Latin America during the last week. In this issue: Inflation in Argentina goes over 100%, El Salvador issues its first digital assets licenses, and the crypto-linked corruption probe in Venezuela is still ongoing. Argentina Registers 104.3% Inflation In March,
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Blockchain technology needs a benchmark communications standard that can be easily integrated by every network in order for a complete transition from Web2 to Web3 to occur, industry commentators say. Many expect there will be multiple blockchains and such an ecosystem requires communication protocols similar to the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) used on the
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You might think that bank regulators would be feeling a little jittery these days — in short order, three US lenders and the globally systemic Credit Suisse became victims of a not-so-mini-banking crisis that all too closely resembled the chaotic collapses of 2007-08. Instead, there is a quiet sense of satisfaction. The failures were contained
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