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Bitcoin, an «Uber» currency, not without risk

Bitcoin, which this week soared to a new record high of more than $8,000, is the monetary equivalent of Uber, since it bypasses central bank regulation and could be attractive for financially fragile countries, economists say

Asian markets track US retreat

Asian markets mostly dipped in early trade on Tuesday, tracking a retreat in New York as anticipation builds ahead of major earnings reports and a Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Asian markets rise as dollar gains

Asian markets rose Friday on the back of a stronger US dollar and investor optimism over President Donald Trump's long anticipated tax cuts.

Asian markets muted after Wall Street retreat

Asian markets were largely muted Thursday, tracking a retreat on Wall Street as fears over the progress of US President Donald Trump's tax cut plans dampened investor sentiment.

ECB to chart end to easy money

European Central Bank governors are expected Thursday to begin weaning the eurozone off the high doses of support they prescribed in recent years, but they remain far away from reaching their elusive inflation target.

Celebrity glamour powers Puma profit leap

German sporting goods maker Puma reported Tuesday leaping profits in the third quarter after celebrity tie-ins from partners like Rihanna and Usain Bolt fired sales.

The end of Hong Kong's historic trading floor

In its heyday in the 1980s, more than a thousand brokers dressed in signature red blazers made deals on the trading floor of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in what was a raucous, competitive bear pit.

Asian markets rebound after North Korea-fuelled losses

Asian traders returned to buying Wednesday, reversing the previous day's losses as Donald Trump's measured response to North Korea's missile launch and upbeat US data restored a semblance of calm to markets.

France's Total to buy Maersk Oil

French oil giant Total said Monday that it would buy Maersk Oil, a unit of the Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, for $7.45 billion (6.35 billion euros).

Asia stocks extend rally as dollar recovers

Asian equities extended a relief rally into a second day Tuesday as traders were emboldened by an ebbing risk of clashes between the United States and North Korea, with safe haven assets continuing to lose ground.

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