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China will not allow short selling on their stock markets when they reopen for trade on Monday 3 February 2020  The information comes via unnamed sources cited at Reuters . saying China’s regulator (China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)) had issued a verbal directive to brokerages to not permit clients selling borrowed stocks. It was not
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In “Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project,” Andreas answers the burning question… Has he tried haggis? Just kidding… He shares his thoughts on the recently released Libra whitepaper, as part of a permissioned blockchain project spearheaded by Facebook. Years of jokes about “FaceCoin” and “ZuckBucks” have finally come to life – sort of. In a
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The UK is finally leaving the European Union after over three years of turmoil, following the referendum that shaken the kingdom.  UK PM Boris Johnson in a pre-recorded address said that the government’s job is to bring the country together and take it forward. “It’s not an end, its a beginning,” Johnson added. Among other
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Not everyone is totally excited about DeFi. Volatile crypto is nurturing its fixed-income side. Crypto lending activity is growing on decentralized finance (DeFi) networks. Staking, where investors reap payments for locking up assets in functions essential to network protocols, is moving into crypto’s mainstream, with large crypto exchanges offering staking services for users.  Chart of
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OANDA Senior Market Analyst in New York Ed Moya, discusses the week’s  business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. On this week’s podcast, Jonny and Ed discuss the outbreak of Coronavirus and its impact on the markets, BOE Gov Carney’s last policy meeting, the Fed’s lackluster policy decision, and a
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“At the bottom of the G10 league since January 21 are the NOK, the AUD and the NZD,” note Rabobank analysts. Key quotes “These three currencies have been undermined either by the downside pressure on commodities prices and/or by their strong trade links with China. The safe haven properties of the JPY and the CHF are
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