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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company unveiled  its global cryptocurrency, Libra, in June this year. File photograph:  Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook’s attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board me(...)

 Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and David Malpass, president of the World Bank Group,   at the G7  meeting in Chantilly, France

Digital currencies such as Facebook’s planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset th(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire delivers a speech during a high-level forum on debt at the Finance ministry in Paris in May 2019. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The Government continues to favour a global approach to a digital sales tax, in spite of France’s decision to push ahead unilaterally with a tax on Fa(...)

Larry Kudlow  at the G-7 summit in  Quebec, Canada on June 9th, 2018. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack just days after travelling to Canada with President Trump. Mr Kudlow, a staunch(...)

An employee of a foreign exchange trading company works near monitors broadcasting TV news reporting the summit between the US and North Korea

The dollar hovered near three-week highs on Tuesday and Asian shares gained as US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a (...)

Vials containing cannabis in a shop specialised in medical cannabis in Annoeullin, near Lille, northern France. Photograph: Getty Images

Canada’s Senate on Thursday voted to legalise recreational marijuana, clearing a major hurdle that puts the country on track to become the first Group(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference with Quebec Prime Minister Philippe Couillard in Montreal, Quebec . Photograph: Ludovic Marinludovic/Getty Images

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada more divided than at any time in the group’s 42-year history, as US president(...)

Image of van attack suspect Alek Minassian. Photograph: Linkedin

A man accused of using a rented van to plough into a busy Toronto footpath has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of att(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said leaving the EU would at least temporarily reduce the openness of the UK economy. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said Brexit is undermining the UK’s supply capacity, making it harder for the economy to grow without generating (...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is greeted by Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin has started a meeting in the Kremlin with US secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a spokeswoman for the US embassy in Mo(...)

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