Metro Bank — the first new bank in the UK to get a banking licence in 150 years when it launched in 2010 — has reported its first ever annual profit.
With the bitcoin price climbing and falling faster than team Verdict can keep up, it’s too soon to say whether blockchain technology is the future of currency.
Venezuela — which yesterday opened pre-sales for its oil-backed cryptocurrency the petro — has claimed the digital tokens have already raised $735m.
While Stuart Gulliver’s final set of results at HSBC might not be quite what he had hoped, the outgoing bank boss can make for the exit having hit some important long-term goals.
Venezuela’s new state-controlled cryptocurrency — called the petro — will go on sale for the first time today, designed to raise money for the troubled socialist government and as a way to pay suppliers.
While many countries are cracking down on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies Switzerland’s financial regulator is encouraging it — issuing guidelines on so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs).
It’s 47 years since the UK’s so-called Decimal Day — the day the country converted to decimal currency.
The British government could protect against job losses from automation and artificial intelligence (AI) by giving £10,000 ($14,000) per year to every citizen under 55.
Shares in video game publisher Ubisoft jumped as much as 8.8 percent during early trading on Tuesday morning, as the market responded to the company’s impressive revenue results.
The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s $1trn oil and gas pot, has renewed calls for companies it invests in to act responsibility, joining other big global investors.
The World Bank has issued its biggest ever catastrophe bond — a $1.4bn cat bond designed to cover Peru, Mexico, Chile and Colombia in the event of earthquakes.
North Korea is thought to be behind a heist on Asia’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck last month, in which 58bn yen ($526m) was stolen.
Global demand for gold fell last year for the first time in four years as the global stock market rally saw investors sell gold and pile into equity.
The US markets are set to open down today after they suffered one of the worst weeks in two years.
The price of bitcoin — along with almost all other mainstream cryptocurrencies — is in free fall.
As bitcoin — and its cryptocurrency peers — becomes better known and more widely accepted as payment, bitcoin heists are rising too.
The decline of the US dollar over the past 12 months will provide a boost to the US economy through trade, US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin has said.
In the 12 months to March 2017 billionaire fortunes grew by £585bn — enough to end extreme poverty more than seven times over.
The world’s elite are descending on the small Swiss town of Davos this weekend for the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF).
Housebuilder Persimmon is going to give its chief executive a £110m bonus following higher than expected profits in 2017.
Hungary is expected to come top for real wage growth amongst 32 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) wealthy nations next year with pay set to accelerate by 4.9 percent.
Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2017 has exceeded $3tn for the fourth consecutive year.
Saudi Arabia has released 23 of the 201 individuals held on corruption charges in Riyadh after they made cash settlements with the government.
The Bank of England (BoE) has unveiled plans to allow European wholesale lenders to keep operating as normal in the UK after Brexit.
The surges in the cryptocurrency bitcoin this year will have many wondering: is all this new wealth taxable?
The price of digital currency bitcoin has soared this year to almost $20,000 per bitcoin from just under $1,000 at the beginning of 2017.
Aimed at increasing market transparency in Europe, a revamped version of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive — known as Mifid II — comes into force on 3 January.
California is struggling to cope as blazes continue to burn across the state in what has been the most destructive wildfire season on record.
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will give her final Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting press conference as Fed head today, where she is expected to say gradual rate rises are likely to be warranted in 2018.
The oil price went above $65 a barrel for the first time in more than two years on Tuesday morning after a crack in the UK North Sea’s main pipeline system threatened short-term production.