A bitcoin logo at a facility in Caracas, Venezuela.
Evidence of past price manipulation of bitcoin and the just-launched Justice Department investigation highlight the need to take steps against cryptocurrency fraud.
Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, looms large over the upcoming elections.
The Turkish lira has dropped more than 15% this year against the US dollar.
Bitcoins and benjamins: Which is the real currency?
One of the hot questions regarding the bitcoin since the first ones were created in 2009 is its real value. We will try as well to answer to this question using two concepts in economics and finance.
Starman takes a drive in his Tesla.
Elon Musk is a master of keeping investors believing in the dream of Tesla, but analysis of the company’s output and financials reveal a darker picture.
London’s financial district at night.
The London Interbank Offered Rates is one of the world's key financial tools, but the 2008 rigging scandal has led to calls for its being phased out. Can we find better ways of building the LIBOR rate?
Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into Houston neighborhoods following hurricane Harvey in August. Allstate expects US$593 million in insurance losses for August due to the hurricane.
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Insurance-linked securities aim to shield insurers and governments from huge costs following disasters. But they bear eerie similarities to the securities that caused the 2008 financial meltdown.
The finance industry has developed a powerful set of tools over the years, which could be used to improve well-being and solve our environmental problems.
A pioneer of ethical consumerism, wedded to a corporate giant with a questionable record? The lessons of a decade ago should be ringing alarm bells.
A dubious deal with the Trumps has sparked criticism of the World Bank, but attention should be focused elsewhere.
Traders react with dismay after stocks plunged in September 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Instead, we need to burn the entire system of financial regulation to the ground and replace it with something that supports investing the way it's done today.
The cryptocurrency is now starting to challenge gold as the investment of choice.
There are lemons in the stock market too.
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As the New York Stock Exchange marks 200 years since its official formation, investors are wondering whether the surging stock market is a 'Trump bump' or more like a lemon.
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If the merger goes ahead, the new index would be Europe's largest, giving it dominance within the EU and a strong position in international trading too.
Gains, but there may be pains.
Investors have given Donald Trump the thumbs up, so far, but trader sentiment can't be guaranteed.
A trader in shock?
Research suggests their initial reaction may portend how they will perform in the coming months and even years.
We shouldn’t dismiss the possibility of a Trump victory and its effects on the global economic landscape.
A Trump victory in the US presidential election is unlikely, but then again, so was Brexit. If he does get elected, there may be severe economic and financial consequences.
The UK's leading index of companies has broken the 7,000 points barrier despite fragile growth and the uncertainty of Brexit.
Good investment? What do your friends think?
Research suggests how your online friends experienced the housing collapse affected how you perceived your local real estate market.
Ghosts in the machine: housing and commercial property are battling headwinds.
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Brexit worries have shaken the professional end of the sector, but Britain's troubles have run far deeper for far longer.
A frequent call market may help prevent ‘flash crashes,’ like this one on May 6, 2010.
New research shines light on whether creating such a haven as a new type of exchange that slows trading down a bit could attract enough traders to be effective.