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  1. Finance Blogger: Mindful Money

    Is the Bank of England right about the dangers of Bitcoin and digital currencies?

    From time to time, economists appear and suggest that central banks should spend the profits or seigniorage from issuing currency. If you think about it, there is quite a profit margin in turning some ink and paper into something of high value, and electronic money creation which is the modern form has even lower costs.

  2. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    The Week Ahead in Finance (29-09-2014)

    QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (29-09-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

  3. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (September 22 - 26, 2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (September 22 - 26, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  4. Finance Blogger: Mindful Money

    Is the UK seeing a pre-election stimulus rather than more austerity?

    The continued failure on the fiscal deficit front means that the UK has ended up with a larger national debt than expected.

  5. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Cost overruns and mismanagement threaten world's best hope for fusion power

    Building the multi-billion International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world's first near-commercial scale fusion power generator, was never going to be easy.

  6. Finance Blogger: Mindful Money

    What to do about the problem that is Japan and its economy?

    The Japanese Yen has fallen as low as 109.46 Yen to the US Dollar overnight, and touched 141 Yen to the Euro. So the Bank of Japan is currently “winning” the currency devaluation tug of war with the European Central Bank. However, for now I will simply point out that the policy of Abenomics is getting what it wants which is a falling value for the Yen.

  7. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Challenges facing small countries and island nations do not get easier

    The difficulty posed by small states which get into trouble is analogous to the challenge that banks face in backing not particularly brilliant small-to-medium sized enterprises. In a recent IMF publication, the IMF sets out to provide some policy guidelines for its staff when they are faced with evaluating applications for Fund assistance.

  8. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (September 15 - 18, 2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (September 15 - 18, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  9. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Angola - moving beyond the resource curse?

    Judging the state of the Angolan economy is a real balancing act. Looked at from the standpoint of a country with enormous agricultural potential and fantastic mineral and oil wealth, one has to say it is failing massively to live up to its potential.

  10. Finance Blogger: Mindful Money

    Is China finally admitting it is in an economic slow down?

    This year has been one, up to now, where the official data coming out of China has rather neatly fitted the objectives of the Chinese government. However, from time to time, numbers and data emerge which challenge such a state of play, and recently we have begun to see them again.

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