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America’s aggressive announcements on trade  dominated the agenda at the G20 financial summit, with US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin  saying the US was ‘not afraid’ of a trade war. Photograph: Reuters

There was one thing on the minds of policymakers at the G20 financial summit, which finished in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. America’s aggressive announ(...)

Bitcoin blues: new  enforcement actions are the first by the CFTC since it allowed the launch of bitcoin futures in December. Photograph: Benoit Tessier

The US derivatives watchdog said on Friday it had filed charges against three separate virtual currency operators alleging the defendants had defraude(...)

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Bitcoin slid to $10,000 (€8,190) on Wednesday for the first time since December 1st, leaving the cryptocurrency down by close to half from its peak hi(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in December: I am saying I am against high interest rates, and I will continue to say it. Inflation cannot fall in a country with high interest rates.” Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Terror attacks, political tumult and fraying relations with the West have seen Turkey’s economy take a beating in recent years. However, with the vis(...)

  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and  Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe. They have inherited an economy that continues to perform ahead of expectations. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The year 2017 started with warnings – about the impact of Brexit and a new US president in particular. But a year on and the Irish economy is growing (...)

China’s president Xi Jinping “has consolidated his power and position, and is genuinely now very powerful”. Photograph:  SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Without once changing his direction, flipping his political message or sending a single tweet, China’s president Xi Jinping has entrenched his positio(...)

Mark Carney, who heads the G20’s Financial Stability Board,  told the Treasury Select Committee that he expected the FSB to discuss distributed-ledger technology, which underpins cryptocurrencies, and digital currencies themselves.

Mark Carney, who heads the G20’s Financial Stability Board as well as being the governor of the Bank of England, has said that global rule-makers will(...)

A customer uses a Bitcoin ATM in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

It’s been called the “queen of cryptocurrencies” and the biggest bubble in the world. Bitcoin, launched in January 2009, has gained astonishing moment(...)

Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

NOV 2016 -JAN 2017 Nov 8th 2016 As polls close around the US, it becomes clear that Donald Trump is heading for victory. Shortly before 3am in the H(...)

Talking Britain up in Washington - UK chancellor Philip Hammond

Leaders of the financial world gathered in Washington this week for the annual World Bank-IMF autumn meetings with something of a spring in their step(...)

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