By Andrew Torchia and Davide Barbuscia DUBAI, June 18 – Qatar’s riyal is being quoted weaker than its peg against the U.S. dollar as Doha grapples with a diplomatic crisis, but that is the result of poor liquidity in the currency market rather than a serious threat to the peg, bankers in the region say.
HONG KONG, Aug 3 – Nearly 120,000 units of digital currency bitcoin worth about US$72 million was stolen from the exchange platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong, making it the second-biggest security breach ever of such an exchange. Bitfinex is one of the largest exchanges for bitcoin, and is known in the digital currency community for
By Marc Jones LONDON, June 28 – World stocks rose for the first time in three days and sterling and the euro climbed on Tuesday, as investors made a rush for Brexit-bashed assets hammered by some of the biggest falls since the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. Bargain hunting trumped still widespread uncertainty over Britain’s
GCC central banks need to bolster research to reform decades old dollar pegs BY Martin Dokoupil Oil-rich Gulf Arab states’ central banks lack adequate research capabilities to pursue a currency reform that could help them better control their economies in both harsh periods of low crude prices as well as in times of economic boom, says
Is bitcoin a revolutionary technology or a passing fad for the Middle East? BY Arfa Shahid Despite speed, cost-efficiency and a simplified process, bitcoin, as a cryptocurrency, some argue, has failed to dominate the global financial system. Others, however, continue to root for it as a future currency. Bitcoin was developed in 2008 by Satoshi