After reaching historic highs in 2017, cryptocurrencies languished across multiple fundamental metrics in this year's first quarter. Unease permeated the industry, mostly from regulatory uncertainty and pull-back after a year of parabolic growth. To shed light on a tumultuous Q1, CoinDesk's latest State of Blockchain report provides a...
America’s top dealmakers were sitting in the Waldorf Astoria in New Orleans in March when word first circulated that Paul Jacobs was considering a bid to take Qualcomm private. The idea raised quite a chuckle among the bankers and lawyers in attendance there for the Tulane Corporate Law...
US President Donald Trump’s surprise reprieve for ZTE Corp has paved the way for a Chinese delegation’s arrival in Washington for at least three days of talks aimed at averting a trade war, according to people briefed on the discussions. China’s foreign ministry confirmed on Monday that vice-premier...
Michael Hunter May 14, 2018 Print this page A flutter of hawkish feathers at the European Central Bank has caught the attention of the markets. The euro is in demand and investors are dropping eurozone government bonds — lifting their yields across the euro area — after a sign from a...
David Bond on Salisbury Plain May 14, 2018 Print this page Corporal Sam Bailey joined the British army’s prestigious parachute regiment after leaving school at 17 and within a few months was serving in Afghanistan, fighting the Taliban. “I have been in eight and a half years, and I have loved...
The UK’s highest court will this week decide whether a woman can divorce her husband in spite of him contesting the move, in a high-profile case that may help pave the way to reform of the law in this area.The Supreme Court hearing on Thursday centres on Tini...
The Wu Xiaohui who appeared in a Shanghai court in late March on fraud and embezzlement charges was a far cry from the man who rapidly turned a modest provincial car insurance business into an investment conglomerate with Rmb2tn ($316bn) in assets.Tie-less and wearing a rumpled suit, the founder...
When I gave my first big economic presentation at the head office of the US Federal Reserve in 1997, people came up to congratulate me afterwards. A senior bank leader slapped me on the back, saying: “That was amazing. I didn’t expect that. You’re such a tiny little...
George Parker May 14, 2018 Print this page David Miliband, former Labour foreign secretary, returned to the British political fray on Monday to join a cross-party campaign for a soft Brexit.“Britain is being held to ransom by demands for a hard Brexit, severing links with the customs union and single market,”...
Multinational software firm SAP is expanding its work with blockchain into the supply chain space. Torsten Zube, SAP's blockchain lead, revealed Monday that the company is looking to apply the tech to agricultural supply chains by way of its Farm to Consumer initiative. Companies like Johnsonville, Naturipe Farms and...