Another setback for central banks

By Craig Erlam   Investors may have underestimated the pace of disinflation this year if economic data this week is anything to go by, with US figures on Friday further enforcing the view


RBNZ is done, BoE has a lot to do

By Craig Erlam   It’s been a tough trading day, with UK inflation data sending worrying signals, while the RBNZ seemed to declare ‘job done’ in its inflation battle. The headline UK inflation


Bitcoin gains 72.4% QoQ, top-performing asset in Q1

Bitcoin, the premier cryptocurrency, had an impressive 72.4% quarter-over-quarter gain in Q1 2023, according to a report, compared to the NASDAQ index that jumped 15.7%, while gold had an 8.4% increase. Buoyed by positive inflation


Investors eye US inflation report

By Craig Erlam   We saw a slightly softer trading session on Tuesday as investors eye crucial inflation data on Wednesday. We’ve finally reached the point at which the Federal Reserve may be


New era for crypto with MiCA rules

EU’s MiCA to fill legislative void, but stakeholders still vary over authorities’ stance Entrepreneurs in the island’s booming high-tech and fintech industries have welcomed the passing of an EU directive regulating crypto


Hacker faces new murder charges

A 24-year-old Cypriot held as the main suspect in the disappearance of a man whose torched vehicle was found in rural Nicosia, is now facing additional charges of premeditated murder, as police

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