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  • New UAE-based cryptocurrency exchange launched

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2018/01/17 Dubai-based blockchain start-up ArabianChain has launched a new digital investment exchange designed to make it possible for investors to buy, sell, and trade various cryptocurrencies online. The new platform, Palmex, enables users to deposit and trade coins inclunding ArabianChain’s DubaiCoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and several others, with additional expected to be added someday. There are no registration fees, but users will be charged “low competitive fees” to deposit, withdraw and trade.
  • Spain opens to Bitcoin at Bernabeu Stadium, Prado Museum

    SPAIN, 2018/01/16 Spain is opening to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, with tickets to the Bernabeu Stadium in Santiago and the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen Museums slated to be available for purchase with Bitcoin starting February 1, according to sources at 13Tikets.com. The website is the initial Spanish business to allow payment in Bitcoin in the tourism sector, "with the same guarantees as payment in cash", it said. The digital currency was as well used for the initial time in the sale of an apartment in Tarragona, by a real estate agency that works exclusively with the cryptocurrency.
  • Fed's Kashkari tweets skepticism on inflation after data

    UNITED STATES, 2018/01/13 A sharp rise in underlying inflation last month was not enough to convince at least one Federal Reserve policymaker that further interest rate hikes will any minute at this time be needed to keep a lid on rising prices. A government statement Friday showed core U.S. consumer prices rose the majority in 11 months in December, bolstering expectations that inflation will accelerate this year. [nL1N1P61Y4] “I, for one, need to see additional data,” Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Twitter, pushing back on the idea that inflation gains will convince Fed policymakers that inflation is on the upswing.
  • Mnuchin sees $1 trillion revenue growth from tax overhaul

    UNITED STATES, 2018/01/13 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday he believed the Republican tax cuts will from presently on become revenue neutral over 10 years due to higher increase, but the Treasury will likely ask Congress for additional money to implement the plan. “We think there will be over $1 trillion in increase, so I do think this will pay for itself,” Mnuchin said at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, dismissing estimates from the Joint Committee on Taxation that the tax cuts will increase U.S. deficits by $1.1 trillion to $1.5 trillion over 10 years. Mnuchin said that for modeling purposes, the plan assumes 2.9 % annual U.S. increase, but “we do think we can get to three % or higher.”
  • Wall Street falls on China, NAFTA concerns

    UNITED STATES, 2018/01/13 The three major U.S. stock indexes ended lower on Wednesday next a choppy trading session as investors worried that China would slow U.S. government bond purchases and that U.S. President Donald Trump would end a key trade agreement. The S&P and the Nasdaq snapped a six-day rally next Bloomberg reported that China, the world’s biggest holder of U.S. Treasuries, could slow or stop buying the government bonds. The statement sent Treasury yields to a 10-month high.
  • Wall Street falls on China, NAFTA concerns

    CHINA, 2018/01/11 The three major U.S. stock indexes ended lower on Wednesday next a choppy trading session as investors worried that China would slow U.S. government bond purchases and that U.S. President Donald Trump would end a key trade agreement. The S&P and the Nasdaq snapped a six-day rally next Bloomberg reported that China, the world’s biggest holder of U.S. Treasuries, could slow or stop buying the government bonds. The statement sent Treasury yields to a 10-month high.
  • U.S. Senate to discuss bitcoin risks with top markets regulators

    WORLD, 2018/01/11 The U.S. Senate will next month hold a hearing with the country’s top markets regulators to discuss the risks posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
  • Global markets end on record high after adding $9tn in 2017

    WORLD, 2018/01/02  World stock markets have ended 2017 on record highs, gaining $9tn (£6.7tn) in price over the year due to a strong worldwide economy, President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and central banks’ go-slow approach to easing financial support. Brexit talks progress and Trump tax cuts fuel boom as even fears of war in North Korea, upheaval in Europe and bitcoin bubble fail to dampen spirits The FTSE 100 hit a new peak in London, with an all-time closing high of 7687.77, having before hit a new all-time peak of 7697.62. The leading UK index was boosted by a late surge in mining stocks as commodity prices rose against a weaker dollar and optimism grew about the Chinese economy, leaving the index up 7.6% over the year. In world terms, the MSCI all-country world index gained 22% or $9tn on the year to an all-time high of 514.53. Even the rival attractions of bitcoin, up nearly 14 times over the year, and concerns about war with North Korea, political upheaval in Europe with the Catalan separatist movement in Spain and an inconclusive German election failed to dampen the party mood.
  • Saudi Arabia, UAE introduce VAT in first for Gulf

    SAUDI ARABIA, 2018/01/02 Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced price-added tax from Monday, a initial for the Gulf which has long prided itself on its tax-free, cradle-to-grave welfare system. Saudi Arabia compounded the New Year blow for motorists with an unannounced hike of up to 127 % in petrol prices with immediate result from midnight. They are the new in a series of measures introduced by Gulf oilBSE 0.23 % producers over the completed two years to boost revenues and cut spending as a persistent slump in world prices has led to ballooning budget deficits.
  • China likely to set M2 growth target at record low next year

    CHINA, 2017/12/26 China is likely to set its 2018 money increase target at an all-time low of around 9 % to curb deficit risks and contain investment bubbles, the official China Daily reported on Monday, citing economists involved in high-level policy discussions. Financial risks have become the biggest threat to the country’s economic stability in the medium and long term, the China Daily said.