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Facebook’s Libra was the most high-profile proposed digital currency to date but it faced a host of fundamental issues

Major central banks are looking at the case for issuing their own digital currencies, the Bank of England and European Central Bank said on Tuesday, (...)

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(...)

Christine Lagarde will be formally appointed in October. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Christine Lagarde is set to be confirmed in October as the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB), after the region’s finance ministers for(...)

Mark Carney: he has run the Bank of England since 2013, and is scheduled to leave at the end of January.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European governments are actively discussing nominating Bank of England governor Mark Carney as the next head of the International Monetary Fund, acco(...)

Philip Lane faces a series of challenges as he starts work this week as European Central Bank chief economist. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The European Central Bank’s Philip Lane started his first day at work on Monday at a crucial moment for the euro zone as signs of economic weakness re(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Insurer FBD was in demand, advancing 2.9 per cent to €8.50. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European shares advanced on Friday to their highest level in three months, as investors cheered reports of progress in US-China trade talks and as a E(...)

Photograph: iStock

The euro dipped towards a near two-year low on Friday after a top European Central Bank official floated the possibility of another round of long-term(...)

Philip Lane’s departure from the Central Bank would create a race for the governorship of the institution. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Philip Lane is poised to win the State’s first executive seat at the European Central Bank (ECB), triggering a succession race t(...)

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