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Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

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...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

GERMANY

German TV says no sign Varoufakis middle-finger video is fake

BERLIN, GERMANY: A video showing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis making the middle-finger gesture to Germany does not appear to be fake, a German talk show said this week (Video)...

18 Mar 2015

GERMANY

Google sees Amazon as its biggest competition

BERLIN, GERMANY: Google boss Eric Schmidt said his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce company Amazon, and not from other search engines.

14 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Rocket Internet loses value in IPO

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany's ambitious start-up platform Rocket Internet made its high-profile arrival on the Frankfurt stock market on Thursday, 2 October, but got off to a disappointing start as shares slumped in early trading.

3 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Telefonic to raise cash to pay for E-Plus

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Telefonica Deutschland, the German subsidiary of Spanish telecommunications group Telefonica, said it was planning a capital increase to pay for the purchase of rival operator E-Plus.

11 Sep 2014

GERMANY

Escalating crisis having an impact on Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Faced with the ongoing debate about a Greek bailout and the worsening debt crisis in France and Italy, European consumers are noticeably unsettled once again.

25 Oct 2011

GERMANY

Mood of the World report shows most of world focuses on inflation

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: British consumers are facing the double whammy of still feeling the effects of recession even as rising costs fuel inflationary worries. They are not alone in the world, though, according to GfK Roper Consulting's 2011 Mood of the World Report, which is based on a global survey of more than 32 000 consumers ages 15 and older in 25 countries.

25 Aug 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Europe sees 40% growth in mobile banking through smartphones

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service which showed that 20 million mobile users across the five leading European markets (UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy), representing 8.5% of mobile subscribers in these markets, accessed their bank account via a mobile phone in March 2011.

27 May 2011

GERMANY

Mobile payments: Trust and familiarity are crucial in driving adoption

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Trust and familiarity are the key drivers in consumer preference for mobile payment services, according to a new study. The survey by GfK NOP, a global market research agency, covered nine countries (US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Brazil and China) and included 8603 online interviews, with each country's sample designed to represent their online population.

23 May 2011