Crypto-currencies are in a tailspin

Tough regulation in Asia is to blame Jan 22nd 2018 by THE DATA TEAM THE past month has seen vertiginous swings in the prices of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. Most of the moves of late have been downwards, with some days seeing falls of over 20%. News from Asia has driven many of the fluctuations. On... Continue Reading →


How Europe is bursting bitcoin’s bubble

The European Central Bank is paying close attention to bitcoin Continental policymakers join chorus of concern. Europe’s financial watchdogs are turning the screws on bitcoin and its cryptocurrency pals, helping to let the air out of a price boom that many economists warn is a bubble. Over the past year Europe’s financial regulators watched cautiously... Continue Reading →

The rise and fall of bitcoin

Investors in bitcoin are learning some very old lessons THE great Sir Isaac Newton may have revolutionised our knowledge of the world but he still had his blind spots. He was sucked into the great mania of his day, the South Sea Bubble (pictured) and lost a lot of money. “I can calculate the motion... Continue Reading →

Kritike Evropskog saveta revizora na račun ECB

Evropski savet revizora (ESR), nezavisno telo u okviru EU, izrazio je sumnju da ECB može da upravlja situacijom u slučaju eventualnog izbijanja krize. Evropski savet revizora je u svom izveštaju naglasilo da okvir ECB za indentifikovanje i rukovođenje problematičnim bankama sadrži ‘propuste’ i ‘signale neefikasnog sprovođenja’. ESR je takođe kritikovalo ECB (koja nadzire 120 brevizorima.anaka... Continue Reading →

A Greek spring

    It's a Grexit with a difference. 2018 should be the year Greece ends eight years of economic tutelage, closing a chapter on an extraordinary period in the EU's financial crisis fight. August is the planned exit date and Greece's Syriza government has been quietly crossing the t's and dotting the i's on its €86bn bailout... Continue Reading →

Virtualni predsednik? Katalonija

Danas novosazvani regionalni Parlament Katalonije bira svog predsednika, i uskoro će se uskoro videti da li će regionalni pokret istrajati na putu pokušaja ostvarivanja nezavisnosti od Španije.Nakon što je prethodni saziv regionalnog Parlamenta i pokrainska vlada jednostrano proglasila nezavisnost Katalonije od Španije, španski premijer Mario Rahou raspustio je pokrainski parlament i zasvao nove regionalne izbore.Očekivano,... Continue Reading →

EU joins the fintech revolution

The Commission is determined to ensure that current EU rules don’t impede blockchain growth | Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty Images In February, the Commission will unveil recommendations to help the fintech industry grow across the bloc. Better late than never. In early 2018, the EU will make a big push to promote the fast-moving financial... Continue Reading →

The Cappuccino Index

  Espresso being brewed in a bar in Rome | Alberto Pizzoli/AFP via Getty Images POLITICO tests the claim that EU membership costs citizens less than a cup of coffee a day. Brussels started 2018 with a bold, simple claim: Membership of the European Union is great value because it costs citizens less than a... Continue Reading →

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