The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...
Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019
PARIS, FRANCE: New car sales in Europe rose by 6.4% in September, the thirteenth month of increases as a recovery in the market spreads across the continent.
20 Oct 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: The US Apple and Google brands which have become household names around the world are worth more than $100bn each, and top a ranking of the world's biggest brands, consultancy Interbrand said.
10 Oct 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: Experts are racing to identify and fix a problem that saw two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo satellite navigation system going into the wrong orbit.
26 Aug 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: Spanish group Telefonica has offered Vivendi €6.7bn to buy its Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary GVT.
6 Aug 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: Finnish telecommunications equipment company Nokia jumped back into profit in the second quarter boosted by restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft.
25 Jul 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: French-Italian microchip manufacturer STMicroelectronics reported a switch into profit in its second quarter, but its outlook disappointed investors as the company's shares fell.
24 Jul 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: Struggling French telecommunications company Bouygues Telecom said it will cut nearly 20% of its workforce in a move to help it survive in the struggling sector.
12 Jun 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: Disney and French online music streaming company Deezer are going into partnership that will give customers access to hit songs and classic animations from the US film company.
3 Jun 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: Once the preserve of the ultra-rich and celebrities, a flight on a private jet is now available for as little as €550 an hour, with technology and competition helping to bring down prices.
27 May 2014
PARIS, FRANCE - Alcatel-Lucent, a leading global supplier of telecommunications equipment, says it aims to return to a positive cash flow next year after reporting a lower first quarter loss.
12 May 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications operator Orange, with 239m customers across several countries, said it had slowed a fall of sales in the first quarter and increased its operating margins.
2 May 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: French car company Renault has frozen a project to make commercial vehicles with Russian company Zil because of the fall of the ruble, a Renault spokesman said on Wednesday (23 April).
24 Apr 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: French car company Peugeot Citroen, fighting to recover from its financialcrisis with a new Chinese shareholder, presented a recovery strategy, but its shares still slumped.
16 Apr 2014