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UPDATE 1-Facebook's Libra seeks Swiss payment system licence

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking a Swiss payment system licence, financial watchdog FINMA said on Wednesday, noting the breadth of the planned services would requ...

UPDATE 1-Facebook's Libra seeks Swiss payment system licence

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-Facebook's Libra seeks payment system licence from Swiss FINMA The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking a payment system licence under Swiss financial watchdog FINMA, it said on Wednesday, spelling out in more detail how it hopes to be regulated....
09:34, 09/11/2019

Facebook's Libra seeks Swiss payment system license Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking a Swiss payment system license, financial watchdog FINMA said on Wednesday, noting the breadth of the planned services would require broad oversight....
13:34, 09/11/2019

UPDATE 2-Swiss-based Libra will have to meet tough U.S. standards-U.S. Treasury The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must meet the highest standards for combating money laundering and terrorism financing if it is to get off the ground, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday....
23:18, 09/10/2019

RBI Allows Payment Of All Recurring Bills Via Bharat Bill Payment System As per BBPS website, the facility would be expanded to include other types of repetitive payments like insurance premium, mutual funds, school fees, EMIs, and municipal taxes, among others....
23:17, 09/16/2019

Swiss indict former German soccer officials over World Cup payment Swiss federal prosecutors have filed fraud charges against three former senior German soccer officials and one Swiss over a suspect payment linked to the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany, the Swiss Attorney General's office said on Tuesday....
19:34, 08/06/2019

MTA’s new ‘tap-and-go’ payment system rolls out The MTA rolled out its new “tap-and-go” fare payment system at more than a dozen stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Friday — but the new tech is already confounding straphangers. “It doesn’t work. It’s supposed to,” said one man as he tried and failed to pass through a turnstile at the 14th...
23:00, 05/31/2019

Facebook Says Libra Cryptocurrency to Be Regulated by Swiss Authorities Facebook said its Libra cryptocurrency will be regulated by Switzerland’s financial watchdog, adding the digital money would never compete with national currencies or undermine the role of central banks....
19:34, 07/15/2019

Swiss welcome scrutiny in handling Libra cyrptocurrency: watchdog Switzerland welcomes international scrutiny of the way it oversees the Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project and is ready to work with other countries to ensure seamless supervision, the top Swiss financial watchdog said....
08:52, 09/13/2019

Swiss National Bank in close contact with authorities on Libra Switzerland's central bank is in close contact with relevant authorities over Facebook's Geneva-based Libra cyptocurrency project, Swiss National Bank Vice-Chairman Fritz Zurbruegg said on Tuesday....
18:34, 08/27/2019

Swiss-based Libra will have to meet tough U.S. standards: U.S. Treasury The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must meet the highest standards for combating money laundering and terrorism financing if it is to get off the ground, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday....
15:17, 09/10/2019

Swiss watchdog expects details on Facebook's Libra by end of month Switzerland's privacy watchdog expects to receive details on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency by the end of this month, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Tuesday....
22:00, 08/20/2019

Amazon tests Whole Foods payment system that uses hands as ID Forget the titanium Apple Card — Amazon’s latest payment method uses flesh and blood. The e-tailing giant’s engineers are quietly testing scanners that can identify an individual human hand as a way to ring up a store purchase, with the goal of rolling them out at its Whole Foods supermarket chain i...
04:00, 09/04/2019

MTA will soon begin testing new swipe-free payment system Select New Yorkers will soon bid farewell to the dreaded “please swipe again” message on their morning commutes. Starting Friday, the test phase of the MTA’s OMNY program — short for One Metro New York — will officially roll out, allowing for contactless payments to get onto the subway. These paymen...
23:34, 05/29/2019

Polish payment system Blik to be available on Netflix, Uber: PPS CEO Netflix, Uber and other companies will soon accept payments using Poland's Blik, said the chief executive of Polish Payment Standard (PPS), the company behind the system....
16:00, 06/28/2019

Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Plan Details Still Awaited by Swiss Watchdog Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project has not responded to an information request by Switzerland's data privacy watchdog, the authority said on Tuesday,...
08:51, 07/24/2019

Swiss privacy office wants details on Facebook's Libra crypto project Switzerland's privacy watchdog said on Tuesday it has yet to receive a reply to a July 17 letter seeking details about Facebook's Swiss-based Libra cryptocurrency project, adding it needs the information to determine its oversight role....
22:00, 07/23/2019

A blockchain payment system can empower refugees – if they participate in its design In Lebanon, around 350,000 Syrian refugees don’t have access to enough safe and nutritious food. To stem the crisis, the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations introduced an electronic voucher system to distribute food aid. People are given debit cards loaded with “e-vouchers” that they ca...
15:34, 07/01/2019

Timings For Payment System RTGS To Change From August 26, Details Here With effect from August 26, the RTGS system for customer transactions will open at 7 am, instead of the present 8 am. "In order to increase the availability of the RTGS system, it has been decided to......
10:34, 08/22/2019

Rap Music Ditches Dollars for the Cash App Mobile Payment System For decades, rappers have made hard currency a big part of rap music and videos. Now the artists are name-checking a mobile-payments method; ‘Hit me on my Cash App.’...
00:17, 08/10/2019

Swiss group that's supposed to oversee privacy for Libra says it hasn't heard from Facebook at all The Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner said on Tuesday it had not yet been contacted by Facebook about overseeing privacy protections for the Libra cryptocurrency....
20:17, 07/16/2019

Facebook’s Bitcoin rival might be used to power a massive online payment system We’ve known for a while now that Facebook formed its own blockchain team, and several reports said the company was working on a Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency that could be used for money transfers over its chat apps, like WhatsApp and Messenger. But Facebook’s crypto plans might be a lot b...
02:00, 05/04/2019

Japan seeks Swiss help in Ghosn investigation Japan's request for legal assistance in the Ghosn probe is being processed by the Zurich public prosecutor's office, which will not conduct its own investigation....
18:51, 07/30/2019

Israel seeks Swiss help in overseas tax crackdown Israel's finance ministry has sought help from Switzerland in identifying Israelis it believes have undeclared assets at Union Bancaire Privee (UBP) and Bank Julius Baer, Swiss government documents show....
19:17, 06/26/2019

UK's data watchdog seeks more clarity from Facebook over Libra Britain's data protection watchdog said on Monday that it had joined with its counterparts from around the world in calling for more openness about Facebook's proposed Libra digital currency....
15:00, 08/06/2019

EU to clear up Swiss doubts on new treaty, seeks deal by June 18: letter The European Union's chief executive pledged on Tuesday to clear up Switzerland's concerns about a draft treaty to govern ties so that Bern can endorse it by June 18 and allow the Swiss stock exchange to maintain access to the bloc's markets....
18:17, 06/11/2019

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg seeks to reassure wary lawmakers about Libra, elections in rare D.C. trip Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged in a private meeting with lawmakers that the company would not launch its controversial digital currency, called Libra, anywhere in the world until it receives approval from regulators in the United States....
13:51, 09/20/2019

UPDATE 1-Venezuela opposition-led congress authorizes payment on PDVSA 2020 bond Venezuela's National Assembly, led by opposition leader Juan Guaido, on Tuesday authorized a $71 million interest payment on state oil company PDVSA's 2020 bond, which is backed by shares in U.S. refiner Citgo....
20:17, 05/07/2019

UPDATE 2-Venezuela's ad-hoc PDVSA board begins payment on Citgo-backed 2020 bond Venezuela's ad-hoc board of directors for state oil company PDVSA, appointed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, said on Thursday it has made an interest payment on its bond maturing in 2020, delaying uncertainty over its crown jewel U.S. asset....
17:00, 05/16/2019

Philadelphia bar seeks payment from St. Louis Blues' 'Play Gloria' craze during Stanley Cup run The Philadelphia bar that inspired the Blues' "Gloria" fad is seeking money from the items that were sold inside and outside of Enterprise Center.       ...
18:34, 07/16/2019

Huawei seeks trademark for Hongmeng operating system in Peru Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has asked Peruvian authorities to trademark its "Hongmeng" operating system, a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets in case U.S. sanctions hit its current business model....
01:51, 06/13/2019

UPDATE 1-No breakthrough in Swiss-EU battle of the bourses The European Commission said it has had no contact with Switzerland in the past few days on avoiding the expiration at the end of this week of a regime which allows Swiss stock exchanges to access the European Union market....
14:34, 06/26/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
21:34, 07/16/2019

UPDATE 2-Swiss ready to retaliate against EU over stock market access The Swiss government said on Monday it was ready to ban stock exchanges in the European Union from trading Swiss shares -- intensifying a row over a stalled partnership treaty....
21:00, 06/24/2019

UPDATE 1-Swiss ready to retaliate against EU over stock market access The Swiss government said on Monday it was ready to ban stock exchanges in the European Union from trading Swiss shares - intensifying a row over a stalled partnership treaty....
16:00, 06/24/2019

UPDATE 6-U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers' data....
23:00, 07/17/2019

UPDATE 1-Bombardier declines comment on Swiss train deal profitability Bombardier delivered three double-decker trains to Switzerland this month for a total of 15, it said on Wednesday, but declined to comment after the Swiss rail boss said the company was losing money on the overdue contract....
15:34, 05/29/2019

UPDATE 1-Liberty Global will not amend terms of Swiss unit sale Liberty Global Plc said it would not change the terms of a planned sale of its UPC business in Switzerland to Sunrise Communications despite criticism of the deal from the Swiss telecom firm's largest shareholder....
12:00, 08/27/2019

UPDATE 2-Swiss regulator fines banks for fixing forex trading Five banks have been fined a total of 90 million Swiss francs ($90.5 million) for colluding to rig the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange market, Switzerland's competition authority said on Thursday....
12:51, 06/06/2019

UPDATE 3-No real hiccups in Swiss stocks trading as dispute with EU worsens Swiss stocks traded without any major glitches on Monday, the first day they were banned from trading on European Union exchanges, as investors entered uncharted territory amid an escalating dispute between Switzerland and Brussels....
16:51, 07/01/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate opens hearing into Facebook plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe....
17:17, 07/16/2019

UPDATE 1-Facebook official says regulatory concerns to be addressed before Libra launch Facebook Inc's top official overseeing the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency plans to tell U.S. lawmakers the company will not launch the digital currency until regulatory concerns and approvals are fully addressed....
18:00, 07/15/2019

UPDATE 1-Facebook's Libra must be 'rock solid' before launch warns BoE's Carney Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin must show it is "rock solid" before it can be allowed to launch, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday....
18:51, 07/11/2019

UPDATE 2-Swiss blue-chip index rises as stocks banned from EU exchanges Swiss blue-chip stocks rose on Monday, the first day they were banned from trading on European Union exchanges, as investors cheered a ceasefire in the trade war between Washington and Beijing....
12:00, 07/01/2019

UPDATE 1-Swiss pump maker Sulzer raises full-year sales guidance Swiss pump maker Sulzer AG defied the gloomy global industrial outlook by lifting its full-year sales forecast on Wednesday after a big jump in sales to the oil and gas sector....
10:00, 07/24/2019

UPDATE 3-Trump blasts Bitcoin, Facebook's Libra, demands they face banking regulations U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Bitcoin, Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to U.S. and global regulations if they wanted to "become a bank."...
04:34, 07/12/2019

EU-Swiss trading dispute has Brexit implications, says Swiss stock exchange boss A stock exchange dispute between Switzerland and the European Union could be a sign of things to come for the U.K., according to the CEO of Switzerland's biggest exchange....
17:01, 09/09/2019

'Miracle' needed for quick EU-Swiss treaty deal, Swiss minister says It would take a "miracle" for Switzerland and the European Union to clinch a quick deal over a stalled partnership treaty that has disrupted cross-border share trading and strained bilateral ties, Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said....
18:17, 08/04/2019

UPDATE 2-Canadian Natural worried about changes to Enbridge pipeline system Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Thursday it is against proposed changes to shipping agreements on Enbridge Inc's Mainline pipeline system because it does not want to be "held hostage" to one delivery point for its crude....
20:00, 05/09/2019

UPDATE 1-San Francisco makes $2.5 bln bid for PG&E's electric system -media report The city of San Francisco has offered to buy PG&E Corp's power lines and other electrical system infrastructure serving the city for $2.5 billion, according to the San Francisco Chronicle....
20:34, 09/08/2019

Android at I/O 2019: The Project Mainline update system and other highlights Google I/O 2019 wrapped up on May 9th, but we're still picking through the incredible flood of information that came out of the show. In addition to the slew of announcements on keynote day, there are dozens of hours of sessions and documentation, plus a whole new Android release to pick though. Her...
18:34, 05/22/2019

UPDATE 1-WeWork seeks $20 bln-$30 bln in IPO valuation - Bloomberg WeWork owner The We Company is targeting an initial stock market valuation of less than half of estimates from earlier this year, according to a report on Thursday, another sign of growing skepticism among investors about big but unprofitable technology names....
16:51, 09/05/2019

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Update Brings EROFS File System, GPU Turbo 3.0 Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 gets a new EMUI 9.1 update that brings new features like improved performance, new wallpapers and icons, GPU Turbo 3.0, and more....
11:00, 08/07/2019

UPDATE 3-Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after repeated solar system fires Walmart Inc on Tuesday sued Tesla Inc, accusing it of "widespread negligence" that led to repeated fires of its solar systems and asking a court to force Tesla to remove solar panels from more than 240 of its U.S. stores....
03:00, 08/21/2019

UPDATE 1-FDA classifies Edwards Lifesciences Sapien delivery system recall as severest The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system was classified as the agency's severest, sending shares of the medical device maker down 3%....
21:34, 08/22/2019

UPDATE 2-FDA pegs Edwards Lifesciences Sapien delivery system recall as severest The U.S. health regulator on Thursday categorized the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system as extremely serious, highlighting health risks associated with its use, but the products will remain on the market....
02:00, 08/23/2019

UPDATE 1-After Boeing showstopper, Airbus seeks order bounce Airbus, reeling from the potential loss of a major customer for its best-selling A320neo after British Airways owner IAG placed a lifeline order for Boeing's grounded 737 MAX, prepared to hit back on Wednesday with more orders for its new A321XLR....
10:51, 06/19/2019

UPDATE 1-White House seeks delay on Huawei ban for contractors The White House Office of Management and Budget has asked the U.S. Congress for more time to phase in a ban on federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, part of a defense law passed last year....
04:34, 06/10/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. FCC chair Pai seeks approval for Nexstar-Tribune merger Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai on Friday sought approval from his colleagues to order the go ahead for Nexstar Media Group Inc's acquisition of Tribune Media Co in a $6.4 billion tie-up, a spokeswoman for the agency said....
00:17, 08/31/2019

UPDATE 3-Tesla seeks up to $2.3 billion from share, debt issues Tesla Inc announced plans to raise up to $2.3 billion in new capital on Thursday, easing Wall Street concerns over the electric carmaker's ability to see through its ambitious investment plans while it works to deliver a steady profit....
18:34, 05/02/2019

Apple’s iCloud has been a poor experience in Windows, but a new update seeks to fix that iCloud in the Microsoft Store. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Apple has released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store, according to a recent blog post by Microsoft and a han...
05:00, 06/12/2019

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Retrophin scraps nervous system disorder study, shares dive Retrophin Inc said on Thursday it was discontinuing the late-stage study for its rare neurological disorder treatment after it failed to improve patients' ability to conduct daily activities such as eating and walking, sending shares down 30%....
21:34, 08/22/2019

Boeing says it has completed a software update for 737 Max anti-stall system linked to fatal crashes Boeing has completed a software fix for its 737 Max airplanes, which have been grounded since mid-March after two of the aircraft crashed in less than five months, killing a total of 346 people....
23:00, 05/16/2019

UPDATE 2-Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds NASA's flagship space launch system being built by Boeing is taking years longer than expected with cost overruns of nearly $2 billion, an audit found on Wednesday, raising questions about meeting a goal of returning humans to the moon by 2024....
03:00, 06/20/2019

UPDATE 1-Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds NASA's flagship space launch system being built by Boeing is taking years longer than expected with cost overruns of nearly $2 billion, an audit found on Wednesday, raising questions about meeting a goal of returning humans to the moon by 2024....
00:51, 06/20/2019

UPDATE 1-Tesla's Autopilot system was engaged during fatal Florida crash in March - NTSB The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that Tesla Inc's Autopilot feature was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a 2018 Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida, in the latest serious crash reported involving the driver-assistance system....
17:00, 05/16/2019

UPDATE 9-Tesla ends 'Spartan diet' and seeks $2.3 bln to fund expansion Tesla Inc will raise up to $2.3 billion in new capital, renouncing what Elon Musk called a "Spartan diet" and easing Wall Street concerns about the money-losing company's ability to overcome a drop in sales and build new product lines....
08:51, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. House seeks documents from companies that run immigrant detention centers Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday they have sent letters seeking documents and information from three companies responsible for detaining illegal immigrants arrested by U.S. immigration agents....
17:00, 07/11/2019

UPDATE 8-Tesla ends 'Spartan diet' and seeks $2.3 bln to fund expansion Tesla Inc will raise up to $2.3 billion in new capital, renouncing what Elon Musk called a "Spartan diet" and easing Wall Street concerns about the money-losing company's ability to overcome a drop in sales and build new product lines....
02:51, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 4-Delta buys stake in Korean Air, seeks to expand in Asia Delta Air Lines Inc said on Thursday it had acquired a 4.3% stake in joint-venture partner Korean Air Lines Co Ltd's parent company with a view toward expanding across Asia....
02:51, 06/21/2019

UPDATE 2-Embattled Facebook CEO Zuckerberg seeks to mend fences in Washington Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has met with some of his company's toughest critics, facing aggressive questions over the social network's failures to protect consumer privacy and a call on Thursday to sell WhatsApp and Instagram....
01:34, 09/20/2019

UPDATE 1-Embattled Facebook CEO Zuckerberg seeks to mend fences in Washington Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for a second day on Thursday as part of an effort by the social media giant to mend its reputation as it faces a slew of government investigations....
19:34, 09/19/2019

UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, telling Iran that the ball was now in its court....
15:51, 05/19/2019

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Starbucks' China rival Luckin seeks to raise up to $586.5 mln in IPO Luckin Coffee Inc, the Chinese challenger to Starbucks Corp, is looking to raise up to $586.5 million, its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday showed....
20:17, 05/06/2019

UPDATE 1-UPS launches drone business, seeks to certify multiple pilots United Parcel Service Inc , the world's largest package delivery firm, on Tuesday unveiled its drone delivery subsidiary and said it has applied for the Federal Aviation Administration certifications needed to expand the business....
23:17, 07/23/2019

UPDATE 3-Venezuela opposition seeks to pay PDVSA bond interest to stave off creditors Venezuela's National Assembly, led by opposition leader Juan Guaido, on Tuesday authorized an interest payment on an overdue bond, in a bid to keep the country's crown jewel overseas asset out of creditor hands....
03:17, 05/08/2019

UPDATE 1-Oklahoma seeks to hold J&J responsible for opioid crisis as trial ends Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday urged a judge to hold Johnson & Johnson responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, as the first trial nationally in litigation over the drug crisis came to an end....
18:00, 07/15/2019

UPDATE 4-Barrick seeks early-stage projects as it sells $1.5 bln of low-growth mines Barrick Gold Corp , the world's second-largest gold producer, said on Wednesday it remained open to new investments, even as it plans to shed $1.5 billion of less productive mines....
00:00, 05/09/2019

UPDATE 2-Mach seeks Transat class B shares to block Air Canada deal Montreal real estate developer Group Mach on Friday offered to buy at least 6.9 million, or about 19.5%, class B voting shares of Transat AT Inc at C$14 per share, as it looks to block Air Canada's deal for the Canadian tour operator....
01:17, 08/03/2019

UPDATE 6-Tesla ends 'Spartan diet,' seeks up to $2.3 bln from share, debt issues Tesla Inc will raise up to $2.3 billion in new capital, renouncing what Elon Musk called a "Spartan diet" and easing Wall Street concerns about the money-losing company's ability to overcome a drop in sales and build new product lines....
01:34, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 1-Philadelphia refinery seeks to sell oil stocks, equipment after fire -sources The Philadelphia refinery ravaged by a massive fire two weeks ago has begun offering to sell off its stocks of oil and some equipment, according to four people familiar with the matter, after the refinery's owner announced it would seek to permanently shut it....
21:00, 07/03/2019

UPDATE 1-Australian antitrust watchdog seeks views on Landmark-Ruralco deal Australia's competition regulator on Monday opened consultation on a proposed undertaking by Canada's Nutrien to sell three of its regional stores to address concerns over its takeover bid of rural services firm Ruralco ....
05:51, 07/29/2019

CORRECTED-UPDATE 7-Tesla ends 'Spartan diet' and seeks $2.3 bln to fund expansion Tesla Inc will raise up to $2.3 billion in new capital, renouncing what Elon Musk called a "Spartan diet" and easing Wall Street concerns about the money-losing company's ability to overcome a drop in sales and build new product lines....
02:51, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 1-Shares of Mexico's IEnova fall after state seeks arbitration over pipeline Shares of Mexican energy infrastructure firm IEnova fell on Wednesday after it said state power utility CFE had requested arbitration on a dispute over a natural gas pipeline, stirring concerns about how contracts are respected by the new government....
19:17, 06/26/2019

UPDATE 3-Trump seeks extra $1.6 bln in NASA spending to return to moon by 2024 The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion as a "down payment" to accommodate the accelerated goal of returning Americans to the surface of the moon by 2024....
08:51, 05/14/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil fintech Nubank opens Mexico office as it seeks Latam expansion Brazilian fintech firm Nubank will open an office in Mexico on Tuesday, an initial step in a potential expansion into other Latin American countries, a company executive said....
03:17, 05/08/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. security adviser Bolton meets S.Korean officials, seeks stronger ties U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Korea's trade spat with Japan, stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday....
10:00, 07/24/2019

UPDATE 3-Pentagon seeks funds to reduce U.S. reliance on China's rare earth metals The U.S. Defense Department is seeking new federal funds to bolster domestic production of rare earth minerals and reduce dependence on China, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijing's role as a supplier....
03:34, 05/30/2019

UPDATE 2-Lawyer Avenatti seeks to end 'vindictive' Nike prosecution he blames on Trump feud Lawyer Michael Avenatti asked a federal judge to dismiss an indictment accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc, saying he was targeted in a "vindictive and selective prosecution" because of his feud with U.S. President Donald Trump....
18:34, 08/15/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court seeks Trump administration views on Google-Oracle copyright feud The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the Trump administration to offer its views on whether it should hear Google's bid to end Oracle Corp's copyright infringement lawsuit involving the Android operating system that runs most of the world's smartphones....
17:34, 04/29/2019

UPDATE 3-Trump White House seeks to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy -sources President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday....
03:00, 08/21/2019

Soon, Need Not Be 8th Pass To Apply For A Driving Licence The government has decided to do away with the requirement of minimum educational qualification for obtaining driving licence to boost employment opportunities, the road transport ministry said......
20:17, 06/18/2019

Non-UK licences - can you drive on a foreign driving licence? Tips & advice 27 Aug, 2019 The rules around driving licences for non-UK can be bewildering. Our guide will help you stay the right side of the law...
12:51, 08/28/2019

Ketamine-like drug for depression could get UK licence within the year Esketamine could initially become available through private clinics but potential side effects raise concernsA ketamine-like drug that could be licensed in the UK as soon as November could transform treatment for severe depression, one of the country’s leading psychiatrists has said.The drug, called...
23:17, 07/12/2019

How To Upload Driving Licence In Your DigiLocker Account DigiLocker, a cloud-based government platform, has partnered with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for making available digital driving licence (DL) and vehicle registration certificates......
07:00, 09/12/2019

Pensioners to protest against loss of free TV licence Pensioners across the country are planning to march on their local BBC offices later in protest against the corporation's plans to axe free TV licences for the over-75s....
03:17, 06/21/2019

Dubai To Offer Free 30-Day Alcohol Licence For Tourists Dubai will now offer a free 30-day alcohol licence for tourists, a move that ensures visitors will not be penalised for breaking the law, the media reported on Friday....
09:34, 07/12/2019

Jersey grants licence to harvest hemp flowers for CBD oil Team of ex-firefighters given go-ahead to legally process crop for cannabidiol extractionJersey has become the first place in the British and Irish Isles to grant a licence for farmers to harvest hemp flowers for cannabis oil.A former Royal Marine commando and two former colleagues will be the pione...
11:51, 08/10/2019

Uber's hopes go into reverse in new TfL battle for London licence Uber Technologies is facing an uphill struggle to secure a long-term licence from London's transport regulator little more than a year after it was forced to go to court to overturn an outright ban....
15:51, 08/03/2019

Canada IVF doctor loses licence for using wrong sperm – including his own Norman Barwin, 80, also faces class action civil caseSpecialist believed to have wrongly inseminated 13 womenAt the height of his 41-year medical career the Canadian fertility specialist Norman Barwin was known as the “baby god” but the 80-year old has been stripped of his medical licence for repeat...
22:51, 06/26/2019

Uber appoints new UK boss as London licence renewal nears Uber appointed a new boss for Britain and Ireland on Monday just over a month before its licence expires in London, one of its most important global markets where the regulator has previously stripped it of its right to operate....
14:51, 08/19/2019

NSW digital driver's licence rollout delayed to "late 2019" New South Wales drivers who were eagerly waiting to get themselves a digital driver’s licence will have to wait a little longer, with the State Government delaying the rollout till some time later this year.According to iTNews, the statewide rollout was slated to begin in August, but with Sep...
04:34, 09/02/2019

Licence to krill: why the US navy trains whales, dolphins and sea lions The US navy has trained dolphins and sea lions since the Vietnam war – ‘technology is no match for the animals’ for certain missions A beluga whale was found off the coast of Norway last week and is believed to be trained by the Russian navy. But it’s not the ocean’s only soldier with fins.The US Na...
16:00, 05/01/2019

Bank of Montreal Irish subsidiary fined for licence breach Ireland's Central Bank fined the Irish subsidiary of Canadian lender Bank of Montreal 1.25 million euros ($1.39 million) for breaching a condition of its banking licence, the regulator said on Monday....
15:34, 04/29/2019

10 Steps To Upload Your Vehicle Documents & Driving Licence In A DigiLocker While the digitisation of documents isn't mandatory yet, it can save you from those hefty fines. Here are 10 steps to upload your vehicle documents and driving licence in a DigiLocker account....
15:00, 09/12/2019

Google deals Huawei major blow by cutting Android licence Google has dealt a major blow to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei by blocking the firm from using critical apps and services like Gmail and YouTube on its range of smartphones, according to reports....
03:34, 05/20/2019

Centre To Remove 'Minimum Education' Rule Needed To Get A Driving Licence The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Tuesday decided to remove the requirement of minimum educational qualification for driving a transport vehicle....
07:17, 06/19/2019

New York Passes Bill To Give Driving Licence To Illegal Immigrants Illegal immigrants to the United States would be able to obtain driver's licenses in New York under a bill passed by the state legislature on Monday, and a representative for Governor Andrew Cuomo......
08:17, 06/18/2019

Car driving licence holders to be allowed to drive alternatively fuelled vans News 29 Apr, 2019 New rules will allow motorists with standard category B driving licences to drive alternatively fuelled vans weighing up to 4.5 tonnes...
14:00, 05/02/2019

Japan finance ministry says to halt Citi's JGB primary dealing licence for 1 month Japanese Ministry of Finance will suspend Citigroup's primary dealing licence for Japanese government bonds (JGB) for one month starting on June 13, it said on Tuesday....
11:34, 06/11/2019

Missouri’s only abortion clinic’s future uncertain as licence renewal battle heads to court Planned Parenthood sued Missouri last week after state health officials refused to renew the licence of Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood in St. Louis...
17:17, 06/04/2019

Shop licence in doubt after raid finds canisters of 'hippy crack' in newsagent A newsagent accused of keeping 255 laughing gas canisters in a safe to sell as a psychoactive drug to customers faces being stripped of its alcohol licence in a council crackdown on so-called "hippy crack"....
02:51, 09/18/2019

Pensioner calls BBC plans to scrap free TV licence 'another nail in the coffin' for working classes The BBC's plan to scrap free TV licences for the over 75s has sparked a huge backlash, with one pensioner calling it "another nail in the coffin" for the working classes....
01:00, 06/11/2019

Beware 'Same as Cash' Payment Offers If you spend any amount of time listening to the radio in your car, you’ve probably heard a few “six months same as cash” ads. If you’re not in the market for a mattress, washing machine or used car, you probably don’t think much about these ads. But someday, you will want to make a large purchase f...
04:17, 07/04/2019

How To Make SBI Credit Card Payment Through ATM SBI credit card bill: The bill payment through an SBI ATM enables customer to pay their credit card dues from over 26,000 ATMs without any extra charges, according to lender's website- sbi.co.in. ATMs......
12:17, 07/16/2019

New code will protect payment fraud victims Consumers that have been tricked into transferring money to fraudsters could be entitled to reimbursement thanks to a new voluntary industry code that recently came into force.Under the new code, victims will be able to get their money back in cases where neither they nor the bank has done anything ...
21:17, 05/28/2019

AT&T is the first major US carrier to offer a new method of payment AT&T has just announced that all customers accessing some of its services can now pay for them using cryptocurrency. The new option is available through BitPay and allows consumers to pay their online bills with virtual currency. Coming for the first time to a major US carrier, the BitPay payment op...
04:00, 05/24/2019

Make a home down payment without wrecking your finances The bigger the home down payment, the lower the monthly mortgage bill and the better the chance of building equity more quickly.        ...
13:00, 05/10/2019

Don't have a down payment for a house? Banks might have a deal for you About 69% of prospective home buyers say the big barrier to buying is saving enough for a down payment and costs, says a new Bank of America survey.       ...
14:01, 09/06/2019

Weird AHL app notifications include request for $6,000 payment Of all the ways for Stewart Zimmel to gain some notoriety, this probably wasn’t one he saw coming. Zimmel is the COO of a company called HockeyTech according to his LinkedIn page, and before that, he worked for a company called Buzzer Apps. If you’re wondering why he’s important, h...
01:00, 07/11/2019

NSW commuters now get full Opal benefits when using contactless payment When Transport for NSW first introduced the ability to pay for your transit fare using your credit card or phone’s contactless payment functionality, the feature was rather limited.Initially, it was only available for light rail and ferries, and you wouldn’t receive any of the rewards ...
05:51, 07/30/2019

SBI To Remove Immediate Payment Service Charges From August 1: 10 Points State Bank of India or SBI, the largest commercial bank in the country, has decided to do away with IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) charges for its internet banking, mobile banking and YONO (You Only......
10:17, 07/13/2019

Mastercard, Indonesia's Artajasa to collaborate on payment gateway Mastercard Inc said on Thursday it signed an agreement with Indonesian payment switching firm Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis to make a foray into the Southeast Asian country's national payment gateway system....
13:00, 08/15/2019

Payment secrets hidden in the global gaming economy If you are a company in the gaming space, you need to make it a priority to ensure you are delivering a best-in-class payments experience to your partners.Read More...
18:51, 05/04/2019

Revolt Electric Bikes Payment Plan Explained Revolt Intellicorp launched the RV 300 and the RV 400 in India recently. Apart from the product, the two electric motorcycles have a rather interesting payment plan. Here is how it works....
06:00, 09/05/2019

Google Play Store Officially Gets UPI as a Payment Option Google on Thursday officially announced the addition of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a new payment option on the Google Play Store for its users in India....
12:34, 09/07/2019

Electric car chargepoints to accept contactless payment next year News 15 Jul, 2019 Government “prepared to intervene” to force contactless payments on public chargers; Chargemaster announces contactless payment...
14:51, 07/15/2019

Chrome now syncs saved payment options across devices Google announced that it'll allow signed-in Chrome users to use payment methods previously saved to their Google Account to fill in checkout forms. nowRead More...
05:51, 07/03/2019

Electric chargers should offer card payment by 2020 Government says new rapid charge points should allow contactless credit or debit card payment All new public charging points should offer contactless payment via credit or debit card by spring next year, the government has said, as it seeks to address a key issue surrounding electric-vehicle usage....
17:34, 07/15/2019

"Yes To Digital Payment, No To Cash", PM's New Motto For Cashless Economy Giving a fresh push to digital transactions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning in his Independence Day address gave the motto of "yes to digital payment, no to cash"....
11:34, 08/15/2019

Payment firm holds on to Thomas Cook cash Payment firms are seeking to hold on to millions of pounds of customers' money owed to Thomas Cook Group in a move which underlines the financial pressures afflicting the 178-year-old tour operator....
19:51, 05/18/2019

China's Mobile-Payment Giants Come Under Fire in Nepal The Himalayan nation dealt a blow to Chinese payment platforms that have been aggressively expanding abroad, restricting them after finding that some transactions they facilitated flouted its laws....
19:17, 05/22/2019

Raytheon get $27.3M payment for work on Navy's AMDR program Raytheon Co. was awarded a $27.3 million contract modification for work completed in 2018 at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the Air and Missile Defense Radar program, the Defense Department said....
21:00, 07/22/2019

UK’s Johnson threatens to withhold $50 billion Brexit payment Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain's next prime minister, said he would withhold a previously agreed 39 billion pound ($50 billion) Brexit payment until the European Union gives Britain better exit terms....
11:00, 06/09/2019

IT glitches 'stopped seven million payment card users' More than seven million people were left unable to use their payment cards due to IT hitches in the past year, according to estimates by consumer group Which?...
13:00, 06/12/2019

Will Comply With RBI Norms Before Launching Payment Service: WhatsApp Instant messaging app WhatsApp Friday told the Supreme Court that it is conducting a trial run of its payment service and will comply with RBI norms on data localisation before launching the full......
21:17, 05/03/2019

Russia will help Iran with oil if payment channel not launched: Ryabkov Russia is ready to help Iran with oil exports and its banking sector if the Instex European payment system is not launched, Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday....
16:51, 06/21/2019

Issue Of Advance Payment For S-400 Missiles Deliveries Settled: Russia Russia and India have settled the issue of India's advance payment for the delivery of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems, the Russian defence agency said on Thursday....
01:17, 08/30/2019

Trump Lawyer’s Payment to Porn Star Raises New Questions The admission by President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer that he sent $130,000 to a pornographic film actress is raising new legal, ethical and factual questions....
18:00, 05/20/2019

Democrats' suit against Trump over foreign payment can proceed: judge A U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Democrats in Congress can move forward with a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the law by accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments through his businesses....
02:51, 05/01/2019

DoorDash updates its payment model, but workers still miss out on tips DoorDash aims to be a more ethical food delivery company -- it's already put a focus on sustainability and had delivered voter registration kits along with the standard faire of snacks, meals and beer. But the company has attracted criticism for its......
16:34, 06/28/2019

Marshawn Lynch received 20,000-quarter payment for AAF interview: report Marshawn Lynch notoriously hates speaking to the media but one opportunity to do an interview for the Alliance of American Football reportedly caught his attention....
18:51, 05/10/2019

Papadopoulos to head to Greece to retrieve $10G payment, says it was intended to entrap him Former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos exclusively told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that he is heading back to Greece to retrieve $10,000 that he suspects was dropped in his lap as part of an entrapment scheme by the CIA -- and Senate investigators want to see the marked bills, which he sai...
03:17, 07/29/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria players' strike averted after payment The threat of another pay row by Nigeria players at the Nations Cup is averted after the country's football federation pays outstanding bonuses and allowances....
16:17, 06/29/2019

Abraaj founder released from custody after $19 million bail payment Arif Naqvi, the Pakistani founder of collapsed private equity firm Abraaj Group, has been released from custody after meeting bail conditions including the payment of a 15 million pound ($19 million) security, a court official said....
18:51, 05/29/2019

Government rebukes big FTSE giants for late supplier payment A list of leading FTSE companies that include BAE Systems, BT and British Gas owner Centrica have been suspended from the government's Prompt Payment Code, after they were found to take longer than 60 days to pay their suppliers....
22:00, 07/17/2019

Smile-to-pay: Chinese shoppers turn to facial payment technology New technology is rolling out across the country, despite concerns over privacyChina’s shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country embraces facial payment technology.In a country where mobile payment is already one of the most advanced in the world, cust...
10:00, 09/04/2019

Top Wall Street bankers say firm botched $10M compensation payment Two top Wall Street dealmakers say they were snookered into a four-year legal battle over $10 million in back pay — only to learn from the New York Post that they were legally entitled to that money years ago. The bankers, Michael Kramer and Derron Slonecker, say their former employer, Perella Weinb...
05:35, 09/20/2019

RBI Board May Discuss Dividend Payment To Government On Monday: Report The RBI follows July-June financial year and the dividend is usually distributed in August after annual accounts are finalised. For FY20, the government has pegged a Rs 9,000 crore dividend from the......
11:34, 08/25/2019

Chinese Billionaire Tied to $6.5 Million Payment for Stanford Met With Trump Not long after his daughter got into Stanford with the help of a $6.5 million payment, Chinese pharmaceutical billionaire Zhao Tao met with President Trump to promote a key Beijing foreign-policy initiative....
20:51, 05/03/2019

Unless you want your payment card data skimmed, avoid these commerce sites Enlarge (credit: Mighty Travels / Flickr) More than 100 e-commerce sites around the world are infected with malicious code designed to surreptitiously skim payment card data from visitors after they make purchases, researchers reported on Wednesday. Among those infected are US-based websites that ...
01:51, 05/09/2019

India doesn’t want WhatsApp sharing your payment data with Facebook Even as WhatsApp readies to launch its mobile payment service in India later this year, the government is concerned about its privacy and security ramifications. “Indian authorities are concerned that WhatsApp‘s payment service might share user data with group companies Facebook and Instagram, compr...
11:00, 07/26/2019

Bankrupt Philadelphia refinery to get $50 million insurance payment: documents Insurers of a fire-damaged Philadelphia refinery have indicated they would make a $50 million initial advance payment in connection with a June blaze that led to the plant’s closure, court documents showed....
22:01, 09/13/2019

World Cup-winning NZ netballers rewarded with unprecedented payment after outcry Public campaign nets Silver Ferns $25,000 eachSponsors contribute towards bonus fund for playersA public outcry has helped the Silver Ferns receive an unprecedented winning bonus payment of $300,000 following their triumph at the Netball World Cup. Netball NZ has announced each player in the 12-stro...
11:00, 07/25/2019

Boris Johnson threatens to withhold Brexit divorce payment The UK owes tens of billions of euros when it leaves the EU but Boris Johnson — the current front-runner to succeed Theresa May as prime minister — wants to withhold payment. He's looking for "greater clarity" on Brexit....
06:51, 06/09/2019

Trump directly involved in talks that led to Stormy Daniels payment, FBI says Court filing says Trump and Hope Hicks spoke to Cohen repeatedly as Daniels in 2016 threatened to go public about alleged affairDonald Trump and his press secretary were directly involved in discussions that led to an illegal hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election campaign, ac...
18:00, 07/18/2019

Singapore eases access to legal help to drive payment services Monetary Authority of Singapore streamlines access to legal help specialised in payment services, so new operators in the sector can ensure compliance and be onboarded more quickly....
09:00, 09/06/2019

Facebook is reportedly looking for allies to support its planned cryptocurrency payment service Facebook has spoken with various companies, including Visa and MasterCard, about the project, which is known internally as Project Libra, according to the report....
04:00, 05/03/2019

New study shows credit and debit cards are the dirtiest payment methods A new study from LendEDU.com showed debit and credit cards were dirtier on average than cash or coins. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.        ...
21:51, 05/23/2019

Nigeria's state oil firm to change payment structure for joint ventures Nigeria's NNPC said on Thursday it was planning to change the way energy joint ventures paid operating costs to help ensure smooth financing for projects that have often struggled to secure timely contributions from the state-run oil firm....
20:17, 07/04/2019

Rating analysts weigh in on Illinois' improved pension payment outlook Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's announcement on Tuesday that a higher revenue forecast will put off a controversial plan to decrease fiscal 2020 pension contributions could be a positive step for the financially shaky state, Wall Street credit rating analysts said on Wednesday....
23:17, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Petrobras eyes transfer-of-rights addendum that opens up $9 bln payment Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said on Tuesday its board of directors approved an addendum to a transfer-of-rights oil contract that will see it reimbursed to the tune of $9.06 billion, but the deal remains subject to governmental agreement....
14:51, 05/21/2019

Revolt RV 400 Electric Motorcycle Launched; Payment Plans Start At Rs. 2999 The Revolt RV 300 and the RV 400 electric motorcycles have been launched in India and the offerings are available with a per month payment plan starting from Rs. 2999 (for 37 months)....
15:51, 08/28/2019

Pima Tucson Homebuyer’s Solution Program offers down payment assistance TUCSON – Homebuyers can now get up to 6 percent down payment and closing cost assistance under Pima Tucson Homebuyer’s Solution (PTHS) Program. PTHS, sponsored by the Industrial Development Authorities of Pima County and the City of Tucson, helps Pima County homebuyers with down payment and closing ...
17:00, 07/26/2019

Late Payment Charges For Post Office Recurring Deposit, Other Rules Here RD Late Payment fees: If in any RD account, there is monthly default amount, the depositor has to first pay the defaulted monthly deposit with default fee and then pay the current month deposit....
09:34, 07/10/2019

A Poll Tax By Any Other Name: Florida’s Senate Mandates Bill Payment Before Felons Get to Vote Last week, Florida’s House set things in motion with regard to mandating felons meet certain “financial obligations” before having their voting rights restored, and now Florida’s Senate has followed suit....
11:00, 05/03/2019

India's Payment Apps Race To Catch Up With China In Squeezing Out Cash In India, digital payments have climbed more than five times since 2015 to 22.4 transactions per person in the year ended March, Reserve Bank of India figures show....
13:00, 08/16/2019

Hy-Vee investigating if customer payment data was exposed at fuel pumps, other locations Hy-Vee is investigating possible security issues with payment processing systems at fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops and store-owned Wahlburgers.       ...
03:34, 08/15/2019

Amazon accused of handing over 'diddly-squat' in corporation tax despite tripling payment Firm attacked for underpayment even though it says its contribution rose by nearly £10m from the £4.7m paid in 2017 Amazon has been accused of continuing to underpay corporation tax in the UK despite nearly tripling the payment from a key British division to £14m.Amazon UK Services, the company’s wa...
00:34, 09/04/2019

Apple appeals record €13 billion tax payment demanded by European Commission Tech giant Apple is appealing a 2016 EU ruling requiring that it pays a record €13 billion in back taxes in Ireland. Apple says the ruling "defies common sense." Unusually, Ireland doesn't want the extra tax revenues....
01:34, 09/18/2019

3 years later, Visa’s blockchain-powered payment network finally goes live Visa’s blockchain-powered B2B payments product has finally gone live after almost three years in the making. First made public in October 2016, the Visa B2B Connect network is being made available in 30 markets, with plans to expand to as many as 90 territories by the end of the year. According to a...
14:34, 06/12/2019

Documents on Trump ex-lawyer's porn star hush payment to be released Documents regarding hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to a porn star and a Playboy model who said they had sexual encounters with the president are set to be made public on Thursday, offering a window into a probe that began last year and landed Cohen in pris...
14:17, 07/18/2019

Bankrupt Philadelphia refinery expects $50 million advanced insurance payment Insurers of a fire-damaged Philadelphia refinery have indicated they would make a $50 million initial advance payment in connection with a June blaze that led to the plant’s closure, court documents showed....
23:34, 09/13/2019

Documents detail Trump team's efforts to arrange payment to porn star Documents released by a judge's order on Thursday detailed a flurry of communications involving Donald Trump, his campaign team, personal lawyer Michael Cohen and others to engineer hush-money payments shortly before the 2016 election to an adult-film actress who said she had a sexual encounter with...
20:17, 07/18/2019

The Payment Industry Ecosystem: The trend towards digital payments and key players moving markets Business Insider Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — preferences that are causing ...
06:51, 05/16/2019

Disgruntled employee uses hockey app notifications to air payment, throat-punching-related grievances Employers must never forget that it’s the workers who truly hold the fate of their businesses in their hands. If not treated properly, it’s entirely within their means to halt production or otherwise interrupt regular operations. We’ve known this forever, but too often we forget to exercise our powe...
18:17, 07/11/2019

Venezuela's ad-hoc PDVSA board begins payment on Citgo-backed 2020 bond Venezuela's ad-hoc board of directors for state oil company PDVSA, appointed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, has begun paying holders of its bond maturing in 2020, three financial sector sources and one opposition source said on Thursday....
15:34, 05/16/2019

India Post Payments Bank Rolls Out Aadhaar Enabled Payment Services With AePS services, a person with a bank account linked to Aadhaar can perform banking services irrespective of the bank they hold their account with....
03:17, 09/10/2019

Otto Warmbier’s parents want seized North Korean ship as lawsuit payment The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship, seeking to collect on a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded in the American college student’s death. The Warmbiers filed court papers Manhattan federal court saying they have a right to the assets after Nort...
23:17, 07/07/2019

Payment card thieves hack Click2Gov bill paying portals in 8 cities Enlarge (credit: Mighty Travels / Flickr) In 2017 and 2018, hackers compromised systems running the Click2Gov self-service bill-payment portal in dozens of cities across the United States, a feat that compromised 300,000 payment cards and generated nearly $2 million of revenue. Now, Click2Gov syst...
18:34, 09/20/2019

Donald Trump, Hope Hicks discussed Stormy Daniels payment during campaign Then-candidate Donald Trump and press secretary Hope Hicks allegedly discussed making hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels with his lawyer Michael Cohen amid the fallout from the “Access Hollywood” tape’s release, according to FBI affidavits unsealed Thursday. Trump, Hic...
21:17, 07/18/2019

Manhattan DA subpoenas Trump Organization for documents related to Stormy Daniels payment Manhattan prosecutors have subpoenaed the Trump Organization was subpoenaed for documents related to a $130,000 to former adult film star Stormy Daniels made days prior to the 2016 presidential election....
10:17, 08/02/2019

Google supercharges its mobile payment app in India with WeChat-style mini apps Google is officially embracing the super-app strategy popularized by WeChat and Go-Jek, with its Google Pay app in India. The internet giant is launching its new Spot platform, powered by its popular digital payments service. It allows businesses and merchants to create branded experiences that are ...
20:35, 09/19/2019

Arvind Kejriwal Announces Waiver Of Late-Payment Charges On Water Bill Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced 100 per cent waiver of late-payment charges on water bill till November 30. He said people who have got new water connections are eligible for......
10:34, 08/27/2019

Seattle man builds fence around illegally parked car-share vehicle on property; demands payment A Seattle property owner upset about a car-share vehicle parked illegally on the parking lot f his duplex erected a barricade around it and is demanding compensation from the owner. ...
06:34, 05/31/2019

How a Fed rate cut will affect your credit card payment, home equity line, savings rates A Federal Reserve rate cut lowers rates on credit cards, home equity lines and adjustable rate mortgages. It also decreases bank savings rates.       ...
10:17, 07/31/2019

Exclusive: Grab in talks to merge Indonesian payment firms to overtake Gojek - sources SoftBank-backed ride hailer Grab is in talks to merge OVO, an Indonesian digital payments firm in which it owns shares, with an Ant Financial-backed local peer to build heft and power ahead of archrival Gojek, people familiar with the matter said....
13:34, 09/11/2019

Exclusive: T. Rowe Price held talks with Guaido team on Venezuela PDVSA 2020 payment T. Rowe Price has held informal talks with advisors of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido about financing a $913 million payment on state oil firm PDVSA's 2020 bond, an executive at the U.S. fund manager told Reuters, adding the plan would only work if Washington alters sanctions on Venezuela....
22:17, 08/29/2019

10 Best Swiss Dishes You Must Try When In Switzerland From Ticino, the country's quintessential Swiss canton, to Geneva (that's close to France) - I've travelled across this charming nation always in awe of their dense railway network. Aside from Swiss......
14:00, 05/13/2019

More than 40 Swiss military staff hit with vomiting bug Four critical after members of academy in central Switzerland suddenly suffer acute gastrointestinal problems More than 40 military staff and recruits at an academy in central Switzerland were sent to hospital on Thursday after they suddenly fell violently ill, the government said.The Swiss defence ...
05:51, 07/05/2019

Swiss men have some of the worst sperm in Europe Swiss men have among the worst quality sperm in Europe, a study shows. One in six have a concentration below 15 million per milliliter of semen, the medical threshold for a low sperm count. Their sperm was also found to be poorly developed and unable to move well enough to get to and fertilize an......
23:51, 05/23/2019

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on May 6 The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening down 1.7 percent at 9,577 points on Monday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer . Here are some of the main factors that may affect Swiss stocks:...
10:17, 05/06/2019

This Swiss river is clear enough to see 30 feet below Tucked away in Ticino, Switzerland, Valle Verzasca is known for its debris-free, crystal clear water. Swimmers can clearly see the bottom of the riverbed. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. See Also:7 places that serve avocado with a twistWhat beer ramen tastes likeHow custom paddleboards a...
11:51, 08/01/2019

Swiss women go on strike over inequality Switzerland is one of the lowest-ranked countries in the West in terms of wage equality. Public workers in Zürich have disputed that supporting the strike violates political neutrality laws....
14:00, 06/14/2019

What is Libra? All you need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency Facebook claims it wants to reach people without access to a bank account, and that Libra is the best wayOn Tuesday, Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra that will roll out for use in 2020 and allow the platform’s billions of users across the globe to make financial transactions online...
19:17, 06/18/2019

Swiss voters approve tax and pension overhaul: TV Swiss voters easily approved on Sunday a shake-up of the country's corporate tax system, heading off what its finance minister had called an existential threat to Switzerland's role as a business hub, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed....
13:34, 05/19/2019

UBS's Ermotti says Swiss bank's CEO bench at least three deep: NZZ UBS has least three candidates from inside the biggest Swiss bank who could eventually step into the CEO role, Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti said in a newspaper interview on Thursday on the heels of a big management reshuffle....
15:51, 08/29/2019

Swiss voters favor tightening gun laws Swiss voters overwhelmingly voted to bring the country's gun laws into line with EU legislation. The country's government had warned a 'No' vote could sour relations with the EU....
17:34, 05/19/2019

As If! Clueless x K-Swiss Sneakers Have Us Totally Buggin' We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not......
12:51, 05/17/2019

| Man who pushed German boy under train was on run from Swiss police An Eritrean man accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train in Germany had been on the run from Swiss police after a violent incident last week, authorities say....
17:51, 07/31/2019

I Just Sold My Beloved 'Project Swiss Cheese' for $500 The year was 2015, and I’d just left my engineering job to try this whole “writing” thing for Jalopnik. One of my goals was to start a wrenching series for people who share my “cheap bastard” trait, and the first vehicle I chose was a $600 Jeep Cherokee that I later dubbed Project Swiss Cheese for i...
03:00, 05/25/2019

Why Swiss Spat With EU Could Spill Into Stock Markets  Strained relations between Switzerland and the European Union are threatening to affect trading in Swiss stocks. The two sides are at odds over a political accord, and the Swiss stock exchange has effectively become a bargaining chip. Brexit makes Brussels unlikely to grant any concessions....
00:51, 06/21/2019

Swiss vote on whether to adopt the EU’s tighter gun rules Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland’s partners in Europe, who have already tightened gun rules following extremist attacks...
10:51, 05/19/2019

Swiss voters approve tighter gun control: TV Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed....
13:17, 05/19/2019

| Viviani cuts past Sagan for Swiss win Italian road-race champion Elia Viviani outfoxed overall leader and triple world title holder Peter Sagan to clinch stage five of the Tour de Suisse....
00:00, 06/20/2019

Swiss vote on whether to adopt the EU's tighter gun rules Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland's partners in the European visa-free travel zone who have already tightened gun rules following extremist attacks in Europe....
11:00, 05/19/2019

Swiss carve out fighter jet purchase, set 6 bln Sfr budget The Swiss government will split off its purchase of new fighter jets from its order of new surface-to-air defences, it said on Thursday, setting a budget of 6 billion Swiss francs ($5.96 billion) for the jets alone....
13:17, 05/16/2019

Why the Swiss Spat With EU Is Spilling Into Stock Markets Strained relations between Switzerland and the European Union have taken a dramatic twist, with the political discord now set to impact trading in Swiss stocks. The two sides are at odds over a sweeping political accord that’s been in negotiation for years, and the Swiss stock exchange effectively e...
21:34, 06/27/2019

| Fake cops steal $3.7m from Swiss woman Fraudsters posing as police officers stole 3.3m euros ($3.7m) from a Swiss woman through an elaborate scam that involved a fake plot implicating the victim's bank, Swiss media reported....
22:34, 06/26/2019

Semenya cleared to compete by Swiss court Runner Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without having to take testosterone-reducing medication after a Swiss court ordered athletics' governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, to suspend implementation of new regulations while Semenya's appeal is pending....
23:51, 06/03/2019

Federer subdues Wawrinka in Swiss classic Third seed Roger Federer subdued some fierce Stan Wawrinka resistance to beat his fellow Swiss 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4 and reach the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday....
19:51, 06/04/2019

Climate protesters arrested outside Swiss banks Environmental activists, seeking to pressure Swiss banks into halting the financing of fossil fuels, blocked entrances to Credit Suisse in Zurich and UBS in Basel on Monday before police intervened and arrested some protesters....
14:34, 07/08/2019

Swiss government says coffee 'not essential', stockpiling to end Switzerland on Wednesday announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though opposition to the proposal is brewing....
21:17, 04/28/2019

ASA may approach Swiss tribunal after Semenya's CAS setback "Athletics South Africa (ASA) is considering approaching the Swiss Federal Tribunal after the Court of Arbitration for Sport(CAS) dismissed Caster Semenya\u0027s appeal against regulations to limit naturally-occurring testosterone levels in athletes with differences of sexual development (DSDs)."...
10:00, 05/02/2019

What Swiss Vote on Taxes Means for Multinationals Switzerland is trying to hold on to its appeal as an attractive place for companies. In a May 19 referendum, voters will decide whether to accept or reject a new corporate tax regime to replace the special tax breaks that multinational companies now enjoy. A “Yes” vote would ensure the country is in...
08:00, 05/15/2019

Swiss Voters Approve Corporate-Tax Overhaul Swiss voters approved a government plan to eliminate certain tax breaks for multinational companies, bringing the country in line with international norms while maintaining its competitiveness....
01:34, 05/20/2019

Deadline looms for agreement on Swiss-EU ties Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have made enough progress on a stalled draft treaty to head off punitive measures set to start at the end of June....
15:34, 06/16/2019

Swiss voters approve tax and pension overhaul Voters in Switzerland approved on Sunday a shake-up of the corporate tax system, heading off what its finance minister had called an existential threat to the country's role as a business hub....
22:17, 05/19/2019

Swiss women strike to demand equal pay Planned events include giant picnics and pram marches, culminating in demonstrationsWomen across Switzerland are walking off the job and into the streets to demand wage parity, nearly three decades after staging the country’s first nationwide strike for equal pay.Events planned throughout the day ra...
12:00, 06/14/2019

German climbers die after falling from Swiss peak Two Germans fell to their deaths while climbing one of the highest peaks in the Swiss Alps. The cause of the fall remains unclear and an investigation has been opened....
16:17, 08/04/2019

Facebook's Libra Could Aid Law Enforcement, Company Says Facebook executive David Marcus told Congress this month that the proposed cryptocurrency could be a valuable tool, partly because of the vast amounts of information that will be generated about its users....
17:17, 07/30/2019

U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
22:34, 07/16/2019

Big bad Libra: Do we really need (or want) Facebook to reinvent money? Facebook's cryptocurrency scheme will undoubtedly generate value and a following. But if the hairs on the back of your neck start to raise up, you're not alone....
15:00, 06/24/2019

U.S. SEC chief says he has not discussed Libra with Facebook A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
21:17, 07/16/2019

Facebook set for grilling on Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after "very serious concerns" were raised by senior US government members.The company is set to be questioned by the US Senate Banking Committee over its Libra cryptocurrency as the government looks to clarify its s...
17:51, 07/16/2019

France: We can't allow Facebook's Libra in Europe Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency cannot be allowed to operate in Europe while concerns persist about sovereignty, systemic financial risks and the risk of abuses by a dominant market player, France's finance minister said on Thursday....
08:52, 09/13/2019

Facebook's Libra will be disruptive, says ECB's Coeure Digital currencies such as Facebook's Libra will disrupt the financial system, either by forcing central banks to innovate or by grabbing a global role that could challenge the dominance of the dollar, ECB board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday....
23:34, 09/17/2019

Facebook's Libra Needs Scrutiny, BOE's Carney Says Facebook’s Libra project should be carefully vetted by regulators, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney is expected to say Thursday, offering an early insight into how the U.K. central bank will approach the new cryptocurrency....
07:00, 06/21/2019

UK MP on Libra: Facebook’s almost trying to turn itself into its own country Facebook‘s ‘cryptocurrency‘ Libra is ruffling feathers among UK politicians amid concerns that the technology giant’s entry into the world of finance would give it too much power. Similarly to their US counterparts, which questioned Facebook‘s blockchain leader David Marcus over two days last week, ...
17:51, 07/22/2019

Facebook's New Libra Coin: How Does It Work, and Should You Buy It? On Tuesday Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency that it will launch (along with 27 other partners) in 2020. A little like Bitcoin and a little like PayPal, Libra will be a new digital currency, one available to people without bank accounts or credit cards, but that could potentially be a major...
19:34, 06/19/2019

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
04:00, 06/14/2019

Facebook Libra scams already on the rise Ahead of the launch of Facebook Libra, a new investigation by The Washington Post has discovered a dozen accounts, pages and groups on both Facebook and Instagram that claim to be official hubs of the social networking giant's new cryptocurrency.Some of these fraudulent pages even advertise tha...
22:00, 07/23/2019

Want to make $10,000 from Libra? Break its blockchain The supposedly independent group of companies tasked with overseeing the delivery of Facebook‘s “cryptocurrency” Libra has announced a public bug bounty. In a blog post yesterday, the Libra association disclosed that its offering up to $10,000 to security researchers that find flaws and help tune up...
10:34, 08/28/2019

Facebook reveals new Libra cryptocurrency Facebook has finally taken the wraps off its long-awaited cryptocurrency.The social media giant has revealed that it will be launching the new Libra cryptocurrency as part of its blockchain-powered Calibra digital wallet, coming to Messenger and WhatsApp in 2020.Facebook says you'll be able to ...
13:34, 06/18/2019

SEC Weighs Whether to Regulate Facebook's Libra U.S. securities regulators are examining whether Facebook Inc.’s planned cryptocurrency should fall under their oversight, a development that could further complicate the project....
14:17, 07/13/2019

US Treasury has 'serious concerns' Libra could be used for terrorism The US government views cryptocurrencies, including Facebook-backed Libra, as a national security issue. In a press conference today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Treasury Department has "very serious concerns" that Libra could be misus......
23:51, 07/15/2019

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.Read More...
01:34, 07/05/2019

Why (Almost) Everybody Hates Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Facebook Inc. says its mission is to “bring the world closer together.” Its plans to launch a digital currency called Libra have succeeded in uniting central bankers and financial regulators from around the globe, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponents in Congress. They’...
08:51, 07/16/2019

Oklahoma judge rules against Johnson & Johnson, orders $572M payment An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to clean up the problem....
06:34, 08/27/2019

Government To Get Swiss Bank Details Of All Indians From September India's fight against suspected black money stashed abroad will get a major boost this September in the form of first set of detailed financial information about all Indians having Swiss bank......
20:51, 07/10/2019

Swiss government baulks at signing EU treaty: sources Opposition from across the political spectrum will make it all but impossible for the Swiss government to sign a draft treaty with the European Union next month, sources close to the matter told Reuters....
19:34, 05/23/2019

Belinda Bencic Melted Down Into A Puddle Of Swiss Cheese Despite losing a tight first set on a tiebreaker, Belinda Bencic was in complete control of her U.S. Open semifinal. The 22-year-old Swiss had bounced back against 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu to take a controlling 5-2 lead in the second frame, highlighted by two early breaks. It sure looke...
19:34, 09/06/2019

Fan disorder delays relegation for 27-time Swiss champion LUCERNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fan disorder forced Grasshoppers’ game to be abandoned Sunday when the 27-time Swiss champion was about 20 minutes from being relegated for the first time since 1949. Grasshoppers trailed 4-0 at Lucerne in a game it had to win to avoid relegation when the referee st...
00:00, 05/13/2019

Swiss government to mediate Cameroon peace talks Switzerland has agreed to mediate talks between Cameroonian authorities and separatists in a bid to end escalating violence in the country's Anglophone regions, the Swiss government said on Thursday....
18:00, 06/27/2019

Semenya files appeal to Swiss Supreme Court Olympic 800 meters champion Caster Semenya filed an appeal to Switzerland's highest court on Wednesday against rules requiring middle-distance female athletes with a high natural level of testosterone to reduce it via medication....
23:51, 05/29/2019

Swiss win moves Vergne closer to second Formula E title "Jean-Eric Vergne took another step towards becoming the all-electric Formula E series\u0027s first multiple champion by winning a Swiss ePrix that had to be stopped and re-started after a mass pile-up on Saturday."...
23:34, 06/22/2019

Swiss ready to retaliate against EU over stock market access The Swiss government said on Monday it was ready to ban stock exchanges in the European Union from trading Swiss shares - intensifying a row over a stalled partnership treaty....
16:00, 06/24/2019

Caster Semenya May Run an 800 Without Hormone Treatment, Swiss Court Says Semenya won an interim ruling that suspended a recent decision requiring intersex athletes to suppress testosterone levels before competing in certain women’s track events....
01:17, 06/04/2019

Purdue Pharma owners hid millions in Swiss banks: NY AG The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss bank accounts to conceal the transfer of millions of dollars from the company to themselves, New York state’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks...
04:00, 09/14/2019

Chinese sports brand Xtep to buy owner of U.S.' K-Swiss for $260 mln Chinese homegrown sports brand Xtep International Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it would buy K-Swiss owner E-Land Footwear USA Holdings Inc for $260 million in an all-cash deal, as it aims to grow into a multi-brand portfolio group....
13:34, 05/02/2019

Swiss ban planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia, UAE Switzerland has banned planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying on Wednesday the company had breached Swiss rules on giving logistical support to foreign armed forces now engaged in a war in Yemen....
13:34, 06/26/2019

Swiss watchdog fines car leasing companies $30 mln for collusion Swiss competition watchdog WEKO has fined eight car leasing companies a total of 30 million Swiss francs ($30.4 million) for swapping information on rates for years, it said on Thursday....
10:00, 07/11/2019

One killed, six hurt in accident at Swiss Alps resort One person was killed and six others injured in an accident at the Swiss mountain resort of Engelberg Titlis on Wednesday during maintenance work on an out-of-service ski lift....
15:00, 06/05/2019

Swiss court blocks Italy's bid for possible da Vinci portrait Switzerland's highest court has rejected Italy's request for the return of an oil painting attributed by some to Leonardo Da Vinci, ruling no Swiss laws were broken when the work was brought over the border....
18:17, 05/29/2019

Germany's Seehofer wants tougher checks on Swiss border German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants enhanced controls for travelers arriving from Switzerland following the killing of a boy at Frankfurt's railway station. Opposition politicians accused him of populism....
00:17, 08/03/2019

UBS slashes threshold for fee on euro deposits at Swiss bank UBS Group will halve to 500,000 euros ($559,900) its threshold for charging a 0.6% deposit fee on euro accounts at its Swiss banking unit, Switzerland's largest lender said on Tuesday....
15:34, 08/06/2019

Stephens pulls US even with Swiss in FedCup after Keys upset Sloane Stephens beats Timea Bacsinzsky after Viktorija Golubic upsets Madison Keys, pulling US even with Swiss in Fed Cup        ...
19:51, 04/28/2019

1 killed, 6 injured in accident on Swiss cable car route BERLIN (AP) — Police say one man has been killed and six other people injured in an accident during regular maintenance work on a mountain cable car line in central Switzerland. The Engelberg-Truebsee cable car was closed to visitors at the time of Wednesday’s accident, and police in Obwalden ...
14:51, 06/05/2019

Swiss government mediating in Cameroon’s separatist crisis Switzerland’s ambassador to Cameroon says his government is helping to negotiate a peaceful end to the separatist crisis in which an estimated 2,000 have died...
19:00, 07/21/2019

Baby among 3 killed in Swiss Alps plane crash A small plane carrying three people, including a baby, crashed in the Swiss Alps, killing all on board. The doomed flight took off Sunday morning from western Switzerland and was headed for Italy before the fatal crash, police said. An hour and a half into the flight, the plane went down in the Simp...
08:34, 08/27/2019

The Latest: Swiss voters back tighter gun laws GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Switzerland’s referendum on tightening Swiss gun laws (all times local): 8 p.m. Swiss voters have approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation’s gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun ow...
20:51, 05/19/2019

The Latest: Swiss voters appear set to back tighter gun laws The Latest on Switzerland's referendum on tightening Swiss gun laws (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Swiss media are reporting that early exit polls show voters have approved a measure to tighten Switzerland's gun laws, bringing the Alpine country in line with many of its European partners over the obj...
18:34, 05/19/2019

Top Swiss prosecutor recuses himself from football corruption probe Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber will no longer participate in meetings about his department's probe into corruption in world soccer, his office said on Wednesday, as he bows to a court order to recuse himself from the case....
18:00, 06/19/2019

Pompeo, Swiss FM in talks likely dominated by Iran tensions BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding talks with his Swiss counterpart that are expected to focus on Iran. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran that have sparked fears of conflict, Pompeo was meeting Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis in the s...
13:17, 06/02/2019

How a 2-in-1 laptop can be your Back to School Swiss Army knife The academic and leisure expectations of college and even high school life are at an all-time high, while most of our funds are at an all-time low. This uniquely sets up the 2-in-1 laptop for a student laptop takeover, potentially saving folks money on school hardware.How’s that, you ask? Tha...
07:17, 07/31/2019

U.S. lawmaker says still concerned about Facebook cryptocurrency after Swiss meetings The chair of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee said on Sunday she remained concerned about Facebook's plans for a digital currency after meeting the government officials in Switzerland that Facebook has said will regulate it....
02:00, 08/26/2019

Swiss police use tear gas on Cameroon opposition protesters BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say officers used tear gas to disperse Cameroon opposition protesters trying to reach a Geneva hotel where the Central African nation’s long-time leader is staying. A spokesman for Geneva police said about 250 protesters took part in the demonstration Saturday near t...
17:51, 06/29/2019

The Swiss Surfer Behind $2 Billion Payments Startup Checkout.com Guillaume Pousaz has built a payments firm he acquired in 2009 into a highly valued transaction processor for fast-growing internet companies that is now expanding in the U.S. and moving into other financial services....
12:34, 05/25/2019

Pay, time, respect: nearly three decades on, Swiss women strike again Women from across Swiss society plan to take to the streets this Friday for a nationwide strike aimed at highlighting the country's poor record on defending the rights of women and families....
16:51, 06/12/2019

Only about half of Swiss population uses online banking: survey Only about half of population in banking-rich Switzerland uses online banking services, a representative survey conducted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) among 34 banks showed on Tuesday....
18:34, 08/27/2019

Large claims dent Swiss Re first-quarter profit Reinsurer Swiss Re's first-quarter net profit fell 6.1% to $429 million as claims from large losses offset a 5.5% rise in net premiums, it said on Friday....
09:34, 05/03/2019

Swiss government demands clarifications from the EU in treaty talks The Swiss government is demanding clarification from the European Union on several issues before it signs off on a draft treaty, it said on Friday, risking a backlash from Brussels over yet another delay to an accord the EU has sought for a decade....
18:34, 06/07/2019

PopClip is the Swiss Army knife macOS lacks PopClip is a pop-up menu for macOS that enables myriad actions every time you highlight text, making commonly performed actions easier to access and execute. Here's how PopClip works....
22:34, 05/14/2019

Swiss Railways plans to put more Bombardier trains into service Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Bombardier are making progress on resolving technical problems with passenger trains the Swiss have ordered and could put five more of them into service within weeks, the partners said....
12:51, 05/01/2019

Swiss govt demands clarifications from the EU in treaty talks The Swiss government is demanding clarifications from the European Union on several issues before it signs off on a draft treaty, it said on Friday, risking a backlash from Brussels over yet another delay to an accord the EU has sought for a decade....
15:34, 06/07/2019

Facebook's Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet Facebook Inc will face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny over a new digital currency that the social media company hopes will become globally recognized legal tender within a year....
00:17, 06/29/2019

Facebook's Libra Bets It Can Bank the Unbanked Facebook has an ambitious goal for its proposed cryptocurrency, Libra: to bring financial services to the hundreds of millions of people world-wide who don’t use banks or other traditional institutions. The cryptocurrency sector has for years tried to do the same and failed....
14:00, 08/22/2019

France says G7 focused on containing risks of Facebook's Libra Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in France this week will make it one of their priorities to contain the risks posed by new currencies such as Facebook's Libra, the meeting's host, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, said....
09:00, 07/17/2019

How Facebook's Libra could lead you to clean out your wallet Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency Libra has some experts concerned about security issues. A possible bigger problem: out-of-control spending by consumers....
20:34, 07/05/2019

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
13:34, 07/17/2019

Facebook, stop trying to make Libra happen Just when we thought Facebook’s Libra couldn’t be subject to any more scrutiny, it turns out that data protection bosses from all over the world have banded together to share concerns about the ‘cryptocurrency’s’ potential privacy risks. Data officers from the UK, European Union, US, Canada, Burkina...
14:34, 08/06/2019

Facebook needs to drop Libra and buy Square, Jim Cramer says "It's clearly doing more harm than good," the "Mad Money" host says. Instead Facebook should buy Square for $70 billion and expand the payments network worldwide....
03:00, 07/18/2019

G7 nations to act against Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency plan Facebook's plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency has come under sharp criticism from many countries. The social media giant announced in June that it would roll out a new digital currency, called Libra, from 2020....
07:00, 07/18/2019

Facebook to Hire Banking Expert to Run 'Libra' David Marcus, Facebook's vice president of messaging products and a key figure behind 'Libra' digital currency project, made the statement in an interview....
21:51, 06/29/2019

Facebook Says Central Banks Have Nothing to Fear From Libra Facebook is once again defending Libra -- this time against fears that the envisioned cryptocurrency could replace sovereign currencies from the US dollar to the Euro and threaten central banks'......
01:00, 09/19/2019

IMF says regulators must address possible risks from Facebook's Libra Facebook Inc's planned cryptocurrency, Libra, could help boost financial inclusion, but also raises concerns about consumer protection, data privacy, and potential "backdoor dollarization," the IMF's chief economist said on Wednesday....
18:51, 07/17/2019

India isn’t keen on Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook’s new digital currency Libra has received an early jolt from the Indian government. The authorities in Asia’s third-largest economy are no more keen on the social media giant’s project than any cryptocurrency that came before it. “Design of the Facebook currency has not been fully explained...
20:34, 07/08/2019

Libra cryptocurrency will increase financial inclusion The Libra Association, created in part by Facebook to launch a digital currency, is not in tension with regulatory oversight, writes Dante Disparte.       ...
00:34, 07/04/2019

Facebook met UK officials three times before Libra announcement Facebook met British finance ministry, central bank and regulatory officials in the weeks before making public its plans for the Libra digital currency, responses to Reuters freedom of information requests show....
02:51, 09/19/2019

Stablecoins like Libra must be held to highest standards: G7 Stablecoins like Facebook's Libra can foster financial inclusion but they must be held "to the highest regulatory standards" to ensure that they aren't used to launder money and that users are protected, a Group of Seven taskforce on the issue concluded....
12:17, 07/18/2019

Regulators to question Facebook over new Libra cryptocurrency BoE among 26 global banks due to meet with Libra amid fears over risk to state sovereigntyGlobal regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency amid concerns from EU governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, according to the Financial ...
16:17, 09/15/2019

Facebook's real goal with Libra is to become even more of a utility David Marcus, the head of Facebook's digital currency project, said the company expects Libra will drive more advertising revenue for the company....
23:00, 07/15/2019

Facebook won't make Libra available until regulators are happy Facebook is determined to reassure officials that its Libra cryptocurrency is above-board. As part of prepared testimony for a July 16th Senate hearing, Calibra head David Marcus has stressed that the social network won't offer the virtual money unti......
23:51, 07/15/2019

Fed's Powell Says Facebook's Libra Raises 'Serious Concerns' Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and legislators in both parties expressed broad concern about Facebook’s plan to create a cryptocurrency-based payment network....
05:51, 07/12/2019

Hard to Read Facebook's Libra Fortune Facebook’s cryptocurrency unveiling was widely anticipated, but bets on Libra catching on and generating meaningful revenue remain highly speculative....
20:00, 06/18/2019

Steer Clear of Libra Cryptocurrency Scams Libra hasn’t even officially debuted on Facebook yet, but the highly anticipated cryptocurrency has already gotten a ton of interests—from scammers. In fact, it’s hard to tell who is more interested in Libra at this point: those looking to make a quick buck from cajoling you to jump in early so you ...
19:34, 07/23/2019

SNB director says 'relaxed' about Facebook’s Libra project The Swiss National Bank's Thomas Moser, an alternate member of the governing board, said on Tuesday at an event in Switzerland that he is "relaxed" about Facebook Inc's Libra project, adding the company's white paper looked professionally done and its initiators had indicated they wanted to play by ...
12:00, 06/25/2019

Facebook's Libra Is a License to Print Money A bunch of big companies have agreed to pony up $10 million each to take part, and it is easy to see why: On some reasonable-sounding assumptions about its take-up, it could be insanely profitable in real money, too....
17:51, 06/23/2019

Donald Trump is 'not a fan' of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After starting off by claiming he's "not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose va......
07:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra may be in more trouble than we thought Facebook‘s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra may be in even deeper trouble than we thought if a recent report is anything to go by. According to the Financial Times, it seems that some of Facebook‘s early backers have been spooked by increasing regulatory scrutiny. It’s being reported that at least three of Fa...
14:34, 08/23/2019

Libra Association launches bug bounty program The Libra Association has announced a bug bounty program with up to $10,000 in rewards for identifying security flaws in the blockchain's testnet code.Read More...
17:00, 08/27/2019

U.S. Warns Switzerland on Oversight of Facebook's Libra The U.S. urged Switzerland to ensure its regulations governing cryptocurrencies are strong enough to prevent abuse, as the European banking hub prepares to host Libra, a digital currency proposed by Facebook....
08:01, 09/11/2019

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency next year Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday officially announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency, in a move some analysts believe could bring others like bitcoin more in the mainstream....
13:34, 06/18/2019

EU regulators to set high bar to authorise Libra, ECB's Coeure says European Union regulators will set a high bar on regulatory approvals for virtual currency projects in Europe, including Facebook's Libra, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure said on Friday....
13:51, 09/13/2019

Investors Bet That Visa, Mastercard Can Stand Up to Libra Investors are betting that Facebook’s efforts to create a blockchain-based payments system won’t threaten credit-card companies’ winning streak—at least for now....
23:00, 06/18/2019

Singapore amongst currencies Facebook wants tied to Libra Social media giant has reportedly informed US government officials that the Singapore dollar, Japanese yen, and euro are amongst an initial bundle of global currencies that likely will be included in a reserve fund backing its cryptocurrency....
15:17, 09/10/2019

Facebook's Cryptocurrency "Libra" Will Be Launched In 2020 Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments....
15:51, 06/18/2019

| Caster to miss World Champs after Swiss court ruling Caster Semenya will not defend her world 800m title in Doha after a Swiss court overruled a suspension on the IAAF's controversial testosterone-curbing regulations....
01:17, 07/31/2019

Swiss expert to start work on new standards for mining dam safety A Swiss environmental expert will make a fact-finding trip this week to the site of the Vale dam disaster in Brazil to start work on setting new dam safety standards for miners....
06:34, 06/10/2019

How the Swiss Army knife factory makes 45,000 pocket knives per day Victorinox is Europe's largest knife manufacturer, best known for its iconic Swiss Army knives that have been around for nearly 130 years. The iconic red pocket knife design was originally created by Karl Elsener in 1891. The Victorinox factory in Ibach, Switzerland produces over 45,000 pocket kni...
11:00, 09/06/2019

Swiss court allows UBS bank account data transfer to France Switzerland's top court has ruled that Swiss authorities can share data with France on some 40,000 USB bank accounts. France wants the data after a German probe indicated there could have been tax evasion....
22:17, 07/26/2019

Swiss voters approve tighter gun control, avoid EU clash Swiss voters agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels....
22:17, 05/19/2019

Swiss women's international confirmed dead in swimming accident Switzerland women's international Florijana Ismaili has been confirmed dead following a swimming accident on Lake Como in Italy, the Swiss football federation said on Tuesday....
01:34, 07/03/2019

Facebook forms Swiss fintech firm with payments focus Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing, Geneva's commercial register shows....
22:00, 05/17/2019

Swiss police detain dozens of climate protesters outside bank Activists were carried away after blocking off the entrance to Credit Suisse, one of the biggest banks in Switzerland. The arrests come as student launched a five-day climate change protest in the German city of Cologne....
16:34, 07/08/2019

Rewind: A Dark Swiss Comedy, Transported to Rural Senegal In “Hyenas,” now newly restored, the gifted director Djibril Diop Mambéty put his own spin on “The Visit,” a misanthropic play by Friedrich Durrenmatt....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Factbox: Swiss measures to safeguard stock market amid EU row The Swiss government has drawn up measures that it says will help protect the domestic stock market should the European Union seek to block EU-based investors from trading on Swiss exchanges in a row over a new treaty....
15:34, 06/16/2019

Congress Candidate Declares Rs 7 Crore Deposits In Swiss Bank Congress's Lok Sabha candidate from here Sunil Kumar Jakhar has declared movable assets worth Rs 1.53 crore, besides an over Rs 7 crore deposit in a Swiss bank in his wife's name, according to an......
13:34, 05/17/2019

Semenya out of World Championships after Swiss court reverses reprieve Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will not defend her 800-metres title at the World Championships in September after the Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a ruling that temporarily lifted the IAAF’s testosterone regulations imposed on her, a spokesman for the athlete said on Tuesday....
00:51, 07/31/2019

Swiss-EU relations risk downward spiral as bourse row flares A skirmish over stock market access between Switzerland and the European Union risks escalating into a broader political battle over sovereignty that could do lasting damage to relations....
18:51, 07/01/2019

Thieves make off with jewelry designed by Swiss artist Giger Smash-and-grab thieves have stolen jewelry designed by Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger, famous for creating the nightmarish creature in Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi film Alien....
17:00, 08/08/2019

'Swiss Red Arrows' apologise for mistaken fly-past over yodelling festival The Swiss defence ministry has apologised after an aerial display team performed a fly-by over the wrong event, surprising people at a yodelling festival....
21:00, 07/09/2019

Swiss supreme court dismisses Valcke’s FIFA ban appeal LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss supreme court says it has rejected an appeal by former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke against a 10-year ban from soccer for financial wrongdoing. The 58-year-old Valcke had argued that his punishment was excessive, and that he was denied a fair trial at t...
16:00, 05/31/2019

Swiss railways CEO says Bombardier losing money on troubled trains - NZZ Canada's Bombardier is losing money on trains it is delivering to Switzerland, the Alpine nation's railways head said in a newspaper interview, as the $1.9 billion order has been delayed by glitches including faulty doors and software....
12:00, 05/29/2019

Swiss Air Force Disrupts Yodeling Festival With Fly-By in the Wrong Town A squadron of Swiss fighter pilots caused a stir on Saturday when they performed a fly-by over a local yodeling festival instead of the event they were scheduled to appear at. A spokesman for the Swiss Defense Ministry has apologized for a navigational error made by the Patrouille Suisse — the...
23:34, 07/09/2019

RPT-Investors scramble to swerve Swiss share trading block after EU row European stock investors and brokers are rushing to find workarounds before Swiss shares are blocked from trading on EU exchanges on Monday after a collapse in talks to resolve a dispute between Brussels and Switzerland....
02:17, 07/01/2019

Swiss prosecutor probes plane maker over Saudi, UAE business Switzerland’s federal prosecutor says it has opened a criminal investigation in connection with a Swiss airplane maker’s sale of training aircraft to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose militaries are involved in war in neighboring Yemen...
22:17, 07/12/2019

Kim-Joy’s recipe for raspberry swiss roll with decorative bees and flowers Make this surprisingly easy cake and your friends will all be abuzzThis may look daunting, but once you learn how to make it, the options for different designs and fillings are endless. And because it is so easy to eat, you will want to make it again soon. Make sure you roll the sponge while it is s...
14:51, 05/01/2019

Factbox: Swiss women to strike in call for equal pay and rights Ahead of a strike planned for Friday by women in Switzerland, Reuters spoke to nine women about their concerns, including the need for equal pay and pension rights and for action on discrimination and sexual harassment....
16:51, 06/12/2019

Sweden's Saab backs out of Swiss fighter jet test flights Saab will not test its Gripen fighter jet this month in Switzerland, the Swedish company said on Thursday, after the Swiss defense procurement agency recommended against it on grounds the plane would not be operationally ready in 2019....
12:51, 06/13/2019

Factbox: Who stands to lose if Swiss-EU treaty talks fail More than four years of negotiations have failed to yield a breakthrough on a new treaty between Switzerland and the European Union, by far its biggest trading partner....
15:34, 06/16/2019

UBS plans to charge rich clients for Swiss cash deposits UBS Group will impose from November a negative interest rate of 0.75% on wealthy clients who deposit more than 2 million Swiss francs ($2.02 million) with its Swiss bank, it said on Wednesday, citing......
19:51, 07/31/2019

City swimming, Swiss-style: a ride down the Rhine in Basel Bathing, barbecues and buvettes are part of the culture in a city that promotes swimming in its majestic river – and it’s a chance for some great sightseeing, tooIf you want to join the many swimmers who leap into the Rhine each summer you can’t do the British wade-in – arms in the air, considering ...
14:17, 08/19/2019

Vergne tightens hold on the FE title with victory in Swiss E-Prix DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne narrowly won Formula E's Swiss E-Prix after a tense race-long battle, following a 40-minute red flag period caused by a bizarre opening-lap eight-car pile-up...
03:34, 06/23/2019

Swiss raise a glass to winegrowers in rare vintage festival Switzerland uncorked a once-in-a-generation celebration of its winemakers on Thursday, with fancy dress, alpine horns, cows and dancers kicking off a festival that dates back to the 18th century....
00:17, 07/19/2019

Swiss lawmakers delay vote on FIFA prosecutor’s future BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss lawmakers have postponed a vote on whether to re-elect attorney general Michael Lauber, who is facing a disciplinary inquiry into his handling of a sweeping investigation of FIFA. The Swiss parliament’s judicial commission was supposed to decide Wednesday whether...
21:51, 05/15/2019

Trump meets with Swiss leader amid Iran tensions President Donald Trump welcomed Swiss president Ueli Maurer to the White House Thursday, amid rising tensions with Iran. Asked by reporters if the U.S. is going to war with Tehran, Trump responded, "I hope not." (May 16)        ...
19:34, 05/16/2019

One Killed, Six Hurt In Cable Car Accident At Swiss Alps Resort One person was killed and six others injured in an accident at the Swiss mountain resort of Engelberg Titlis on Wednesday during maintenance work on an out-of-service ski lift....
16:51, 06/05/2019

Swiss to return $133 million to Uzbekistan after money laundering probe The Swiss attorney general's office (OAG) on Monday announced it was returning 130 million Swiss francs ($133 million) to Uzbekistan which it seized during an investigation involving a relative of the daughter of the country's former president Islam Karimov....
16:00, 06/24/2019

Swiss suspend funding to UN Palestinian agency over misconduct claims The Swiss government said it was to temporarily stop payments after an ethics report revealed alleged mismanagement and abuse of authority at the highest levels. UNRWA provides vital schooling and medical services....
16:51, 07/30/2019

Swiss mountain air exporter in running for environmental shame award A group that draws attention to environmentally unsound transport has named its nominees in the 2019 "especially absurd shipping award." Among them was one firm exporting Alpine air to Asia....
23:17, 08/19/2019

Swiss gondola cable rips at Titlis mountain resort Several people were injured in a Swiss resort town when a gondola cable snapped during maintenance work. Swiss emergency workers deployed four helicopters to the scene near Lucerne....
12:34, 06/05/2019

UBS looks to face loss in landmark Swiss client data ruling Swiss federal judges on Friday steered toward delivering UBS a loss in a landmark ruling over delivering client data to France, after three of the five judges spoke out in favour of handing over the information....
14:17, 07/26/2019

| Caster to appeal gender rule at Swiss Supreme Court Caster Semenya will appeal the ruling by CAS which ruled in favour of the IAAF and their right to have female athletes regulate their testosterone levels....
21:51, 05/29/2019

Swiss Central Bank Fires Warning Shot on Currency The Swiss central bank appears to have taken its most significant steps to weaken the Swiss franc in two years as looming rate cuts abroad strengthened the currency....
10:51, 07/30/2019

Swiss Vote to Tighten Firearms Laws to Align With E.U. Rules Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to tighten the country’s gun laws in order to comply with European Union legislation that came into force following terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere....
17:34, 05/19/2019

Swiss drugmaker Novartis names new drug division head Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis named Marie-France Tschudin head of its main drugs business after its previous manager, Paul Hudson, was poised to take the CEO position at French drugmaker Sanofi....
08:34, 06/07/2019

CBI Files Case Against IAF Officials, Swiss Firm Over Alleged Kickbacks The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a case against unknown officials of the Air Force, the Defence Ministry, arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and officials of Swiss-based plane-maker Pilatus......
10:51, 06/22/2019

Vergne charges to pole in Swiss E-Prix, Di Grassi 19th "Jean-Eric Vergne extended his 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E championship lead by claiming pole for the Swiss E-Prix in Bern, where his closest title rival Lucas di Grassi qualified 19th."...
17:34, 06/22/2019

Siblings sentenced for elaborate Swiss-bank inheritance scam Four of investor Harry Seggerman’s six children had a choice when he died in 2001 with more than $12 million illegally stashed in Swiss bank accounts — declare their share and pay taxes or keep the scam going. They chose the latter....
07:34, 06/27/2019

Swiss qualifier Teichmann wins maiden WTA title in Prague Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann outlasted home favorite Karolina Muchova 7-6(5) 3-6 6-4 in just under three to clinch her first WTA title at the Prague Open on Saturday....
15:51, 05/04/2019

The EU may be overplaying its hand in Swiss stock exchange standoff, experts say Switzerland looks likely to have outmaneuvered the European Union, after the latter ended its recognized stock exchange equivalence with the country....
16:17, 07/10/2019

Facebook Needs 'Very High Standard' For Libra Coin: US Treasury Facebook must meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday....
12:51, 07/16/2019

Bitcoin Fans Spy Opportunity in Facebook Libra Launch Bitcoin’s backers are adamant that Facebook’s coming digital currency, Libra, won’t spell the demise of other cryptocurrencies. To the contrary, many believe the launch of Libra spells opportunity....
17:51, 06/18/2019

Conditions not in place for Facebook's Libra to go ahead: France Facebook's Libra digital coin project cannot go ahead in the form it has been presented so far, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday....
18:51, 07/17/2019

Facebook reveals its new digital currency called Libra As expected, Facebook announced a brand new cryptocurrency coming in 2020 – Libra. Described as a new digital wallet for new digital currency, the new financial service will allow consumers to keep their cryptocurrency safe, as well as make various transactions.When it launches in 2020, the digital ...
17:17, 06/18/2019

| Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency Global privacy regulators have joined forces to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users' financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra....
18:00, 08/06/2019

EU looking to see if Facebook's Libra currency poses competition risks EU regulators are examining Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to see if it harms competition, Europe's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday, the latest watchdog to voice concerns about the social network's move into financial services....
21:00, 09/04/2019

Can Facebook's Libra Avoid Regulators? History Suggests Not For all its crypto styling, Facebook’s Libra looks less like bitcoin and more like a 50-year-old type of investment fund that has attracted intense regulatory scrutiny since the 2008 financial crisis. Investors should be skeptical of claims it can escape the same kind of attention....
13:51, 07/04/2019

US lawmakers tell Facebook to halt the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency US lawmakers have asked Facebook to "immediately cease implementation plans" of its Libra cryptocurrency. Before it proceeds any further, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Democrat Maxine Waters, wants to examine risks around cyber secur......
12:34, 07/03/2019

US, UK regulators ask Facebook how Libra will protect personal data Facebook knew its Libra cryptocurrency would face a regulatory gauntlet, but it might not have expected a united front. Regulators from the US, UK, EU and four other governments have asked Facebook to answer several questions about how it will prote......
20:34, 08/05/2019

| Facebook’s big Libra launch 'only fanned the flames' for critics Congress holding hearings on Facebook’s plan for a possible digital coin suggests that the high-profile debut for Libra was likely a public relations effort gone bad....
00:34, 07/16/2019

Congress Demands Facebook Put Brakes on Libra Cryptocurrency Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is off to a rocky start. After announcing Libra last month, U.S. lawmakers were none too thrilled given the social media giant’s dubious track record with privacy. Now, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services is calling on Facebook to halt its plans.Read more.....
20:51, 07/03/2019

Facebook’s Libra coin isn’t even out yet, but it’s already facing opposition in Europe Facebook on Tuesday announced the Bitcoin rival it has been developing for the better part of a year: Libra. From the start, Facebook insisted on how secure Libra would be, and on the fact that a subsidiary called Calibra will be in charge of Libra, and that a Libra Association would oversee the Lib...
00:51, 06/19/2019

China says new digital currency will be similar to Facebook's Libra China's proposed new digital currency would bear some similarities to Facebook's Libra coin and would be able to be used across major payment platforms such as WeChat and Alipay, a senior central bank officer said....
10:34, 09/06/2019

Japan urges G7 to think beyond existing rules in dealing with Libra Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday urged his G7 counterparts to make a comprehensive assessment of Facebook Inc's Libra digital currency for any fresh challenges that could be overlooked by existing regulations....
02:51, 07/18/2019

Facebook's Libra launch will extend its global domination Cryptocurrency could wipe out many businesses and further concentrate corporate powerEvery week, dozens of people walk into the Sunshine convenience store in Charlottesville, Virginia, to send money to relatives in other countries. They use a service called MoneyGram, one of the two largest firms (t...
12:00, 06/18/2019

BoE's Carney says keeping open mind on Facebook's Libra Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said he is keeping an 'open mind' on the potential utility of Facebook's planned cryptocurrency, but warned it may face strict regulation if it takes off....
01:51, 06/19/2019

Democrats call on Facebook to abandon Libra cryptocurrency Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, compared Facebook to scandal-plagued Wells Fargo and said the tech giant shouldn't be allowed to proceed....
21:34, 07/17/2019

| Facebook's Libra currency could threaten the euro - official Widespread adoption of Facebook's proposed 'Libra' cryptocurrency could harm the European Central Bank's ability to manage the eurozone economy and threaten the euro itself, a top official said....
02:00, 09/04/2019

Facebook Unveils Plans For Global Cryptocurrency 'Libra' Facebook and some two dozen partners on Tuesday released a prototype of a cryptocurrency called Libra, whose rollout as global digital money is expected next year....
09:17, 06/19/2019

Libra: US Congress asks Facebook to pause development Legislators say they need time to investigate cryptocurrency and its potential impactThe US Congress has asked Facebook to pause development on its Libra cryptocurrency until lawmakers have had more time to investigate the ramifications of the company’s actions.In a letter from the Democratic heads ...
13:17, 07/03/2019

Germany against allowing Facebook's Libra in Europe: Der Spiegel The German government is against giving regulatory approval for Facebook's Libra digital currency in the European Union, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday, citing a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives....
04:34, 09/14/2019

‘Arrogance,’ ‘a ploy,’ 'bold’: Here’s what officials are saying about Facebook’s Libra Officials at home and abroad sounded off this week about Facebook's plans to start a cryptocurrency, expressing fears it could destabilize financial markets....
00:51, 07/20/2019

Germany against allowing Facebook's Libra in Europe -Der Spiegel The German government is against giving regulatory approval for Facebook's Libra digital currency in the European Union, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday, citing a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives....
17:34, 09/13/2019

Here are the Senate’s sickest burns dished out to Facebook’s Libra Facebook‘s digital currency, Libra, has been causing a bit of a ruckus lately. Since its plans became public a few weeks ago, headlines have largely been awash with why it’s probably a bad idea. Nations all over the globe started to wake up to the reality of a currency controlled by the data hoardin...
15:17, 07/17/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces EU antitrust scrutiny Facebook's Libra is reportedly being probed by the European Union's competition authorities. The cryptocurrency plan has been met with intense skepticism from both data protection activists and regulators....
14:34, 08/21/2019

Libra launch won't happen until regulators are happy: Coeure Global regulators will not let Facebook launch its Libra currency until all their concerns, ranging from money laundering to financial stability, have been addressed and "a prolonged discussion" may be needed first, the man in charge of their response told Reuters....
17:00, 07/18/2019

Facebook’s Libra Association is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is being probed again, this time by European Union antitrust regulators. The European Commission said it is "currently investigating potential anti-competitive behavior," related to the Libra Association, Bloom......
06:00, 08/21/2019

Facebook's Libra Coin Frightening, Company Co-Founder Says Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who initiated the call to break up the social networking giant, has termed the new digital currency Libra "frightening"....
06:00, 06/23/2019

Facebook's Libra faces EU antitrust probe: Bloomberg Facebook Inc's proposed digital currency Libra faces anti-trust probe by European Union regulators, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a document seen by the organization....
22:00, 08/20/2019

Facebook's Libra Could Give Dollar, Banks Some Welcome Competition Facebook’s new digital currency has the potential to become a true alternative to national currencies by creating a de facto central bank, which other fin-tech startups and cryptocurrencies have failed to do....
15:34, 06/26/2019

Federal Reserve already concerned over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra hasn’t been launched yet, but it’s already giving the Federal Reserve a headache. “Libra raises serious concerns regarding privacy, money laundering, consumer protection, financial stability,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell warned Congress on Wednesday. “These are concern...
04:51, 07/11/2019

Facebook Says Libra Can Change the World. It Needs to Convince Users. Facebook has big plans to remake the financial system with its cryptocurrency-based payments network. But persuading people to adopt a brand-new technology could be tough....
13:00, 06/26/2019

PayPal Cautious About Future of Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency PayPal is cautious about the future of Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra, which is slated to debut with the pioneering digital payments firm as part of its oversight association....
10:17, 09/14/2019

Facebook's Libra coin closely watched by authorities: FSB Facebook's plan to expand into payments is not expected to be on the agenda of this week's G20 summit in Japan, but the social media giant's intentions could lead regulators to take a closer look at crypto assets, a G20 regulatory group said on Tuesday....
18:00, 06/25/2019

UK watchdog wants more detail on Facebook's Libra coin plan There was "insufficient" detail to understand Facebook's plans to expand into payments and launch its own Libra coin, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Tuesday....
14:17, 06/25/2019

Central bankers weigh up Facebook's Libra plan A senior member of the Swiss National Bank said he was open-minded about Facebook's cryptocurrency project, while an Italian official looked for more information as central bankers try to get to grips with the initiative....
14:17, 06/25/2019

France, Germany reject Facebook's libra cryptocurrency Facebook announced big plans to revolutionize payments in Europe with the launch of a virtual currency. But EU finance ministers see libra as a risk to monetary stability....
07:01, 09/14/2019

Facebook's Libra puts 'unregulated cryptocurrencies' into focus The G7 ministers said this week they want to clamp down on cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra, arguing new and untested digital coins risk destabilizing international monetary systems. But can they and should they?...
23:34, 07/19/2019

G7 urges strict Libra regime, eyes minimum tax Digital currencies like Facebook's Libra must be held "to the highest regulatory standards" to ensure they are not used to launder money and that users are protected, a Group of Seven taskforce urged on Thursday....
14:17, 07/18/2019

Senators grill Facebook on its plans for Libra cryptocurrency Facebook Inc is "delusional" to believe people will trust it with their money, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle grilled the social media company on its plans for a digital currency at a hearing on Tuesday....
19:51, 07/16/2019

Central banks to question Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is about to undergo further scrutiny of its Libra cryptocurrency, and it may have to answer some difficult questions. Officials speaking to the Financial Times said that Libra representatives are meeting with officials from 26 central banks......
19:19, 09/16/2019

Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it...
15:34, 07/16/2019

Washington Has Doubts About Facebook's Libra Payments Network Cryptocurrency backers found a silver lining in President Trump’s Thursday attacks on bitcoin: The attention from him—and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell the same day—shows the industry’s growing importance....
16:17, 07/12/2019

Why governments around the world are afraid of Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency Critics worry Libra would threaten government-backed currencies and consumer privacy, while giving Facebook reign over an unprecedented global financial system....
21:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook Questioned by Lawmakers on Its Libra Digital Currency Facebook was questioned by senators who said they don’t trust the social-media giant to operate a global cryptocurrency, but its main challenge will be overcoming skepticism from global regulators....
02:34, 07/17/2019

France to block development of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency Finance minister warns monetary sovereignty of governments could be at riskFrance has said it will block development of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because it threatens the “monetary sovereignty” of governments.“I want to be absolutely clear: in these conditions, we cannot authorise th...
16:34, 09/12/2019

France Hardens Position Against Facebook's Libra Currency Europe should block Facebook-backed digital currency Libra and create a public alternative, a senior French official said, staking out a hard line amid broader resistance to the idea from U.S. and international officials....
17:00, 09/12/2019

France says it will block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in Europe Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency has run into another stumbling block. Less than a month after the EU opened up an antitrust investigation into the project, officials in France have announced that they "cannot authorize" Libra on European soil....
19:00, 09/12/2019

Why Facebook's Libra currency gets the thumbs down | Joseph Stiglitz Only a fool would trust Facebook with their financial wellbeing. But maybe that’s the point of the Libra currencyFacebook and some of its corporate allies have decided that what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and that launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their ...
16:00, 07/02/2019

France to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in Europe Finance minister says governments’ monetary sovereignty could be at riskFrance has said it will block the development of Facebook’s Libra in Europe, dealing the cryptocurrency a fresh blow. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said plans for Libra could not move ahead until concerns over con...
21:00, 09/12/2019

France doesn’t want Facebook to operate Libra in Europe Facebook’s ambitious cryptocurrency project, Libra, has been facing a lot of heat in Europe since its announcement in June. Now, according to Reuters, the French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, doesn’t want it to operate in the EU, as he feels it’s unclear exactly how the digital currency will fun...
04:17, 09/13/2019

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
18:34, 07/17/2019

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: How It Stacks Up to Bitcoin and PayPal In many ways, Libra appears to operate more like existing web-payment systems, such as PayPal, than bitcoin. Here’s how Facebook’s new system compares with systems already out there....
13:17, 06/28/2019

Congress finally catches up to the ‘bitcon’ after Libra controversy As I was saying in a column back on May 22, bitcoin and all the other phony cryptocurrencies need to be investigated. They are “bitcons” — confidence games that are going to eventually cheat anyone foolish enough to entrust their money to these scams. And they are dangerous because they allow rogue ...
05:51, 07/18/2019

Caster Semenya To Miss World Championships After Swiss Court Ruling Caster Semenya will not defend her world 800m title in Doha in September after a Swiss judge overruled a temporary suspension on the IAAF's controversial testosterone-curbing rules....
17:17, 07/31/2019

Swiss aerial display team flies over yodeling festival by mistake Switzerland's Patrouille Suisse squadron has apologized for making a fly-by over the wrong municipality. Instead of marking the centenary of an aviation pioneer's death, it startled visitors at a yodeling event....
22:00, 07/08/2019

GRAPHIC-Taking stock: Swiss franc intervention seeps far and wide Four-and-a-half years after the Swiss National Bank dramatically lifted the franc's cap against the euro, markets are betting the central bank may be forced to resume its accumulation of foreign cash yet again to rein in its supercharged currency....
18:34, 07/24/2019

Swiss attorney general blasts investigation into handling of FIFA probe Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber on Friday called a disciplinary probe into his conduct in a soccer corruption investigation an attack on his office's independence....
02:17, 05/11/2019

Swiss thrash Italy, Denmark beat France at ice hockey worlds BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Kevin Fiala scored a hat trick and added an assist as Switzerland thrashed Italy 9-0 in their first game at the world hockey championship on Saturday. It was Switzerland’s biggest victory over Italy at the worlds. Last year’s finalist, Switzerland, didn’...
16:17, 05/11/2019

Swiss data watchdog awaits details on Facebook crypto plan Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency project has not responded to an information request by Switzerland's data privacy watchdog, the authority said on Tuesday, noting it wants more details to help define its oversight role over the U.S. social media company's proposed digital currency....
14:00, 07/24/2019

Swiss study aims to find out if carbon dioxide can be locked in rock Swiss scientists are injecting carbon dioxide into rock deep inside a mountain to discover if the gas leaks out or if it can be locked away to stop it contributing to climate change....
14:00, 05/08/2019

Swiss attorney general faces disciplinary steps over soccer probe The watchdog overseeing Swiss federal prosecutors has ordered an independent disciplinary investigation into Attorney General Michael Lauber over private meetings with the head of the global soccer body FIFA, the agency said on Friday....
17:00, 05/10/2019

Under fire, Swiss minister dumps Philip Morris as Expo sponsor Switzerland scrapped a 1.8 million Swiss franc ($1.8 million) sponsorship deal with Philip Morris International for the country's pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai after being widely criticized for taking tobacco money to promote its image abroad....
18:17, 07/30/2019

Swiss telco Sunrise fights to save $6.4 billion Liberty deal Swiss telecoms firm Sunrise Communications on Thursday stepped up efforts to rescue its takeover of Liberty Global's Swiss unit amid criticism from its top shareholder, saying it had found new synergies and could cut a planned rights issue to fund the deal....
10:00, 08/22/2019

Swiss gondola cables injure workers at Titlis mountain resort At least one person was killed and several people injured in a Swiss resort town when a gondola cable snapped during maintenance work. Swiss emergency workers deployed four helicopters to the scene near Lucerne....
19:17, 06/05/2019

Emirates' Etihad partners with Swiss blockchain platform Winding Tree Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national carrier, said on Thursday it has teamed up with open-source travel platform Winding Tree to explore using blockchain to distribute products and services without the need for third parties such as Sabre....
20:00, 08/08/2019

Theresa May: Swiss holidays brought home impact of climate crisis Seeing retreating ice in mountains inspired PM to push for net zero emissions by 2050Theresa May has said she was won over to the cause of tackling the climate emergency on her Swiss walking holidays.In 2017 the prime minister decided to call what would prove to be a disastrous snap general election...
18:51, 06/27/2019

Swiss soccer player Florijana Ismaili missing after swimming accident GENEVA — Switzerland forward Florijana Ismaili is missing after getting into difficulties while swimming in Italy. Swiss side Young Boys Bern says it has been informed that Ismaili, who plays for its women’s team, has been missing since she had a swimming accident at Lake Como in Lombardy on S...
20:51, 06/30/2019

British musicians and baby daughter killed in Swiss plane crash Jonathan and Hannah Goldstein and baby were in light aircraft thought to be flying to ItalyTwo leading British musicians and their baby daughter have been killed in a plane crash in the Swiss Alps.The award-winning composer Jonathan Goldstein, his wife, Hannah, a prominent saxophonist, and seven-mon...
20:00, 08/27/2019

Swiss bank UBS loses bond role in China after economist's pig comment One of China's biggest state-run infrastructure companies has decided to exclude UBS from a bond deal. A senior economist at the Swiss bank sparked a furor in China after he used the phrase "Chinese pig."...
17:17, 06/17/2019

London stock exchange could delist Swiss companies like UBS amid EU standoff The London stock exchange (LSE) has warned investors they could be forced to delist Swiss stocks from Monday due to a political standoff between Switzerland and the European Union (EU)....
14:34, 06/26/2019

Swiss propose house arrest, including for teenagers, to curb extremism The Swiss government on Wednesday proposed new laws aimed at preventing extremist violence and forcing people including children deemed a threat to be registered with authorities, with house arrest a last resort in some cases....
03:34, 05/23/2019

Swiss court upholds WhatsApp secrecy in case of fired employee A Swiss company must pay a worker it fired over WhatsApp messages in which she criticised her boss, a Swiss court has ruled, saying the firm violated her right to privacy by illegally inspecting the chats....
13:00, 07/02/2019

| A damning photo holds a Swiss-Russian mine accountable in Guatemala A group of fishermen from an indigenous community in Guatemala demanded to know more about the environmental impact of a ferronickel mine established on their ancestral land. One of them was killed, and a local reporter was criminalised for covering the story....
06:17, 06/20/2019

British musician couple killed in Swiss light aircraft crash A British composer of film and television music and an acclaimed saxophonist died along with their baby in a plane crash in Switzerland on Sunday, a family spokesman said on Tuesday....
22:34, 08/27/2019

Motor racing: Swiss win moves Vergne closer to second Formula E title Jean-Eric Vergne took another step toward becoming the all-electric Formula E series's first multiple champion by winning a Swiss ePrix that had to be stopped and re-started after a mass pile-up on Saturday....
00:17, 06/23/2019

Iran protests to Swiss envoy over U.S. drone airspace 'violation': Fars Iran protested on Thursday to the Swiss envoy in Tehran as the representative of U.S. interests over what Iran said was a violation of its airspace by a U.S. drone which Iranian forces shot down, the semi-official Fars news agency reported....
01:17, 06/21/2019

REFILE-Swiss firm RUAG reaches for stars with pre-IPO spending spree Swiss defence and aerospace company RUAG is planning around a $500 million acquisition spree to cash in on a boom in private U.S. space projects inspired by billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX....
15:00, 06/05/2019

Swiss prosecutors indict German football ex-officials over 2006 World Cup Authorities have charged three former officials with fraud over a €6.7 million payment in the run-up to the Germany-hosted World Cup. But the most famous face, Franz Beckenbauer, may not face trial owing to poor health....
01:00, 08/07/2019

Money In Swiss Banks: India Slips To 74th Place, UK Remains On Top India has moved down one place to 74th rank in terms of money parked by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks, while the UK has retained its top position, as per data released by the central......
13:51, 06/30/2019

Swiss Court Suspends IAAF's Discriminatory Ruling Against Caster Semenya Switzerland’s top court has temporarily suspended the IAAF’s discriminatory ruling against South African runner Caster Semenya, meaning she will be allowed to compete in the 800m event without taking medication to suppress her body’s natural levels of testosterone. The suspension will remain in effe...
20:51, 06/03/2019

Altria buys 80% stake in Swiss tobacco company Burger Sohne The Altria Group is buying an 80 percent share in Swiss company Burger Sohne and will commercialize one of its smokeless tobacco products, the companies announced Monday....
17:00, 06/03/2019

| Caster free to run as Swiss Supreme Court suspends IAAF ruling The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has ordered the IAAF to immediately suspend the implementation of the eligibility regulations against Caster Semenya....
20:34, 06/03/2019

Missing Swiss soccer player Florijana Ismaili’s body found The body of Swiss national soccer team player Florijana Ismaili was recovered Tuesday, three days after she went missing in a swimming accident in Italy, officials said. Ismaili, 24, who played 33 times for Switzerland and was captain of Young Boys Bern’s women’s team, did not surface Sa...
14:51, 07/03/2019

Swiss supreme court dismisses Valcke's FIFA ban appeal The Swiss supreme court says it has rejected an appeal by former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke against a 10-year ban from soccer for financial wrongdoing        ...
14:51, 05/31/2019

IAAF to seek swift reversion of Swiss court's Semenya ruling The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said it will seek a swift reversion of Monday's Swiss court ruling in favour of double Olympic champion Caster Semenya....
01:34, 06/05/2019

Caster Semenya appeals testosterone ruling to Swiss supreme court Athletics South Africa has also vowed to appeal a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that requires Semenya to artificially reduce her testosterone levels to compete alongside other women....
02:34, 05/30/2019

Gun control in heavily-armed Switzerland faces May 19 vote, and the Swiss are grumbling In the world’s first referendum of its kind, citizens of this Alpine nation will head to the polls on May 19 to decide on stricter gun control.        ...
13:00, 05/17/2019

'Flaky, unstable, bad with money': astrologers on Facebook's Libra currency With Mars in the 12th house at the time of the announcement, the new cryptocurrency should ultimately succeedWhen Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra, which shares its title with an astrological sign for people born approximately between September 23 and October 23, people had a lot of quest...
22:17, 06/20/2019

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       ...
22:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook faces more scrutiny from Congress over Libra cryptocurrency plan Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
17:17, 07/17/2019

President Trump takes aim at Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, saying it should be regulated Taking aim at Facebook's plans to launch a virtual currency, known as Libra, and a wallet, named Calibra, Trump said in a series of tweets that the currency would have "little standing or dependability."...
05:34, 07/12/2019

Factbox: Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected launch in the first half of 2020....
01:51, 06/19/2019

Facebook asked by lawmakers to pause Libra cryptocurrency project Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt movement of its Libra project until hearings can be held to examine concerns, while French Finance Minister has called for tighter cryptocurrency regulation....
06:17, 06/19/2019

Consensus among G7 ministers to tackle Facebook's Libra: French chair G7 ministers meeting in France on Wednesday agreed on the need to confront the emergence of digital currencies following Facebook's plans to launch its Libra digital coin, a French G7 presidency source said on Wednesday....
20:17, 07/17/2019

ECB's Draghi cites 'substantial' concerns about Facebook's Libra plans European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has added his voice to a chorus of policymakers concerned about Facebook's proposed digital currency Libra....
19:00, 07/25/2019

France urges EU rules on cryptocurrencies, warns of Libra risks The European Union should create a common set of rules for virtual currencies, currently largely unregulated in the bloc, to counter risks posed by Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra, France's Finance Minister said on Friday....
13:51, 09/13/2019

Bank of England to mull access for likes of Facebook’s Libra Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is open to the idea of letting new payment services such as Facebook’s upcoming Libra hold funds with the central bank — something previously limited to commercial banks....
19:51, 06/20/2019

Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and more Today, Facebook finally announced its long-rumored cryptocurrency platform, Calibra. Some speculated that the company would rely on outside firms and existing cryptocurrency exchanges, like the Winklevoss twins' Gemini. Instead, Facebook's Calibra wi......
21:51, 06/18/2019