Category: World Economy

Bank of England Slams Bitcoin, Praises Stablecoins and CBDCs

Bank of England Slams Bitcoin, Praises Stablecoins and CBDCs Like many other central banks around the world, the Bank of England are still thinking about developing its own digital currency. The Bank of England’s governor today slammed Bitcoin as a substandard method of payment but reiterated the bank’s interest in central bank digital currencies (CBDC) and stablecoins. Despite

Apple Surpasses Saudi Aramco to Become World’s Most Valuable Company

Apple rode the company’s strong earnings report to become the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, surpassing the state oil giant Saudi Aramco at Friday’s market close. Apple shares closed up 10.47% Friday, giving it a market valuation of $1.84 trillion. Saudi Aramco, which had been the most valuable publicly listed company since its market debut last year,

GLOBAL ECONOMY OUTLOOK 2020-21

Pandemic, Recession: The Global Economy in Crisis Global Outlook: Pandemic, Recession: The Global Economy in Crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has, with alarming speed, delivered a global economic shock of enormous magnitude,leading to steep recessions in many countries.The baseline forecast envisions a 5.2 percent contraction in global GDP in 2020—the deepest global recession in eight decades,
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