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Bank of England Ends 14-Session Interest Rate Hike Streak

The Bank of England has halted its 14 consecutive interest rate hikes, keeping rates at 5.25% due to moderating inflation. Despite this, the economy remains precarious. The Bank of England has decided to end a streak of 14 consecutive interest rate hikes, keeping them at 5.25%, following data showing a moderation in inflation. According to CNBC, the Monetary Policy Committee voted 5-4 in favor of not raising rates at its September meeting, while 4 members indicated they would have...

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US Core Inflation Higher than Expected in August as CPI Continues Monthly Increase

Core inflation in August rose as the CPI showed price increases across several points, including energy, housing and airfares. Core inflation in August saw its largest monthly increase for the year as consumer prices rose on housing, energy, and many other items. According to the United States Department of Labor, the consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.6%, seasonally adjusted, up 3.7% from the same period last year. Economists polled by Dow Jones had predicted that the CPI would increase...

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UK Passes Legislation to Support Safe Adoption of Crypto Assets Post Brexit

The UK government wants to adopt the nascent crypto asset industry to enable exponential growth to its economy away from the Brussels shackles. Having successfully secured its independence from the European Union through Brexit, the United Kingdom (UK) continues to reorganize its internal policies to attract international investors and streamline bilateral trade. In the latest developments under the leadership of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the UK government announced the Financial...

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Wise Stock Jumps 18% on Customer Deposits and Higher Interest Rates

Despite a few headwinds Wise has recently faced, the company’s stock jumped after revealing a spike in profits and revenue. British fintech online money transfer firm Wise’s (LON: WISE) stock jumped almost 18% on Tuesday in reaction to a rise in company profits. In a recent statement, the London-based fintech noted that its profit before tax tripled to £146.5 million ($186.5 million). The company also reported that its earnings per share tripled to 11.53 pence. According to data from...

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BoE Reassures Britons Digital Pound Will Be Privacy-Centric CBDC

The Bank of England (BoE) has made extensive research on the best format for developing a digital pound to supplement the fiat system. The Bank of England (BoE) is working on re-establishing the pound as the preferred global reserve currency through a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The rise of the digital economy post-Covid-19 global pandemic through the cryptocurrency market has most governments thinking about moving to decentralized ledger technologies (DLTs). Moreover, the use of...

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Britcoin’s Launch Nears after Project Rosalind CBDC Study

The Bank of England is progressing with its Britcoin digital currency project as it released results from the Rosalind project, which started in July 2022. As the idea of making cash more decentralized continues to grow in popularity, the CBDC has also been an up-and-coming project in different countries. Britcoin, the name for the Bank of England (BoE) digital currency, is also closer to being launched. The digital currency, which is to be backed by the British Pound, is aimed at...

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