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World’s Largest Banks Losing Stock Value During Weeks Marked by Pandemic

</header> <strong>The spreading coronavirus infection is taking a toll on the global economy and traditional financial institutions are already hurting. The world’s largest banks have seen their stocks losing value over the past weeks and months while facing cash withdrawal pressure and preparing to deal with a shrinking asset base. </strong> Also read: US Cash …

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10 Loan Providers Taking Crypto as Collateral, If You Think the Time Is Right for Hodling

</header> <strong>If you are not ready to part with decentralized money, at a time when prices are relatively low, but need some fiat cash to cover costs in times of crisis, crypto-backed loans are a working solution. A number of platforms offer this type of service and their popularity is growing among cryptocurrency enthusiasts who …

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Changing the Universal Gravitation in the Financial Industry

Acquiring financial knowledge is priceless nowadays and, to tell the truth, has always been. We live in times when the usage of fiat is steadily decreasing in the world’s top-GDP countries, and the cash era is meeting its end. Right now, most of the existing money in circulation is already digital, and while the digital …

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Gold and Bitcoin Markets Tested, While Central Banks Try to Quell Stock Market Rout

</header> <strong>Central banks worldwide have been bracing for the worst, as the global economy has shuddered over the last seven days. On March 11, the Bank of England slashed rates by 50 bps bringing the base rate down to 0.25%. Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers and U.S. President Donald Trump want the Federal Reserve to slash …

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Here’s Why Interest Rates on Cryptocurrencies Could Be a Game-Changer

Lending and borrowing cryptocurrencies is becoming an increasingly important sub-sector of crypto finance, one that may end up shaping how the underlying assets themselves are valued and priced in the markets.  While still in its infancy, the growth of crypto lending platforms has given birth to a new type of measuring metric: interest rates, which …

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Central Bank of China Pumps 300 Billion Yuan Into Financial System, Cuts Loan Rates

</header> <strong>The Chinese government has taken multiple steps so far to contain the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic, including interest rate cuts and financial injections worth billions of yuan. It did it again this week, extending the monetary easing provided by the central bank. With the budget under pressure, however, there are indications that …

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China Stocks Plummet Despite 1.2 Trillion Yuan Injection to Mitigate Effects of Epidemic

</header> <strong>China’s stock market plunged Monday under selling pressure accumulated during a prolonged holiday. Investors have been worried by the coronavirus outbreak that’s already taken the lives of more than 360 people. Beijing authorities have responded by pumping well over a trillion yuan into the country’s economy and financial system. </strong> Also read: China’s Inflation …

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ECB Keeps Subzero Interest Rates and Open-Ended QE Worth €20B a Month But Launches Policy Review

</header> <strong>The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched an extensive review that will examine a wide range of its policies by the end of this year. Under its new president, Christine Lagarde, the bank will try to establish why its monetary stimulus has failed to achieve the Eurozone’s goal of close to 2% inflation. Sharing …

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Low Interest Rates Provide Precarious Protection Against Crisis, World Bank Warns

</header> <strong>The latest global debt wave is the largest in the past five decades, the World Bank has acknowledged in a new report. The international institution notes that previous waves of broad-based debt accumulation lead to widespread financial crises. Historically low interest rates this time might not be sufficient to avoid the next meltdown. </strong> …

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