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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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Business Activity Growth Slows in Europe as Economy Suffers from High Interest Rates

There is a recorded plunge in business activity as Europe reels from rising inflation and a consistent increase in interest rates. Business activity in Europe is waning as the region suffers slow economic growth. Recent data shows that the euro zone’s flash composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell from 52.8 in May, to 50.3 in June. Although analysts had predicted 52.5, any score above 50 represents growth, while scores less than 50 points to shrinkage. In a conversation with...

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UK Raises Interest Rates for 13th Consecutive Time

The Monetary Policy Committee promises to keep an eye on the indications of the long-lasting inflationary pressures in the economy. It plans to monitor the labor market, wage growth, and hike in service prices. The Bank of England hit the market with a 50 basis point hike to interest rates in the UK. The UK central bank announced the rates hike on Thursday after the Monetary Policy Committee voted to favor the increase. Notably, this marks the 13th consecutive increase as the...

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