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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Went to Self-Isolation after Positive Coronavirus Test

Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, is going to self-isolation on Downing Street. Health Secretary Matt Hancock went under forced self-isolation too.The Brexit supporter and Great Britain’s valuable politic Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. He will remain at his home, waiting for recovery. The clouds around London are especially heavy. On Thursday, Boris had the first symptoms, so he went to the doctor and then received the unhappy news. Johnson will continue...

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European Markets Trading in Green after Their Worst Day, EU Closing Borders on Tuesday

European markets rallied, but then lost some of their gains, while markets in the Asia-Pacific region were mixed on Tuesday as investors tried to grapple with a disastrous Monday on Wall Street.European equities started its trading higher on Monday following new development regarding the coronavirus vaccine. Also, the Union decided to close its external borders. The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle yesterday, raising hopes in...

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Brexit Is Done: Boris Johnson Wants ‘Canada Model’ for UK-EU Trade, But Is It Possible?

Brexit could “unleash the full potential” of the United Kingdom, though there will be “bumps in the road”, said the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his first speech since Britain formally left the European Union. In his next speech that regards a trade deal with the bloc and other countries, Johnson will probably mention that he is ready to cut all the talks with the EU regarding the trade in case he doesn’t get it his way. He already set Australia as a successful example of a country that...

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Bakkt Consumer App Bakkt Pay Is to be Launched Already This Year

Blockchain firm Bakkt stole the show at the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos Switzerland by announcing the launch of its new consumer application that would look very much like a fintech app such as PayPal offers. Moreover, it will support all forms of digital assets, in addition to cryptocurrencies.Bakkt, the physically-settled Bitcoin Futures exchange created by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), is changing the way and manner in which crypto assets are perceived...

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Brexit Is Finally Happening on January 31: How Will It Affect the Markets?

The leaders of the European council and commission, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel have signed the Brexit agreement in Brussels. It happened seven days before the agreements will gain full juridical force.The House of Commons submitted the initial draft of Brexit docs and then rejected the corrections made by the ‘oldies’. The powerful youth said that the bill must pass without changes, and the Lords gave up. After House of Lords’ approval, the bill is receiving the royal assent on...

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Bank of England and Five Other Central Banks to Assess Benefits of CBDC

It has become known that United Kingdom premier Boris Johnson’s government has lost its first parliamentary votes since the snap general election because the House of Lords applied three defeats over Brexit legislation.The upper chamber voted in favor of giving physical documents as proof of their right to stay to EU citizens who live in the UK to be, once the country has left the bloc. On January 17, European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt said that the country will not...

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World Economic Forum 2020 at Davos Can See Talks on Crypto, CBDC and Stablecoins

Starting today, January 21, the annual World Economic Forum 2020 is kicking off in Davos, Switzerland, with global leaders seen participating. Like always, this will also be a four-day event going up to January 24.This year’s WEF 2020’s theme is “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”. Like every year, global leaders will speak on issues of the global economy and wider participation of countries for overall sustainable growth. Besides, there will also be talks on avoiding trade...

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Global Inequality Affects World’s Economy More than Entire Tech Industry, Oxfam Reveals

Oxfam International in a recent report has highlighted how deeply inequality affects the global economy. The charity says that the disparity in wealth distribution, especially as it relates to gender, is a huge problem. Oxfam also adds that this situation is worsening and needs to be curbed.Wealth DisparityThe report, called “Time To Care” exposes a few facts about the global economy. For example, 2019’s richest 2,153 people in the world were richer than the poorest 4.6 billion people...

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Davos 2020 Will Have Impressive List of Speakers, Ripple CEO May Also Join

Tomorrow, the business leaders and politicians from the globe are meeting at another session of the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos, Switzerland.This is the 50th anniversary of the event with a theme: “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.” The annual economic gathering will run from January 21 until January 24.United Kindom Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Downing Street said on Monday. Johnson asserted that his...

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Pound Slips 1% as Reports Suggest Boris Johnson Won’t Extend Post-Brexit Transition Period

During the early trade on Tuesday, December 17, pound sterling fell more than 1% as several media reports suggested that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to not delay the Brexit transition period by the end of 2020.As per the Bloomberg report, Johnson’s planned legislation will have a legal text that prevents the British government from further delaying the day when Britain disconnects itself from the EU laws, even if no new trade terms are secured in the stipulated time period.As...

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