GDPR threatening to catch third parties off guard

GDPR threatening to catch third parties off guard

It has been two years since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was announced, but there are still companies unaware of how wide-ranging the changes they need to make are and how little time they have left to make them.

Bitcoin falls victim to its own success

Bitcoin falls victim to its own success

As investors seek to allocate to cryptocurrency in bigger size, delays in processing blocks, limits on file sizes and increasing electricity consumption expose disagreements among those behind it and lead to high volatility.

China: Runners and riders for the PBoC top slot

China: Runners and riders for the PBoC top slot

It’s all change in the world’s most powerful central banks: the Federal Reserve has a new chair coming; the Bank of Japan will need a new one from April; and, no less significant, China could announce the next head of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) any day.

CMU key to solving the ‘real problem of Europe’

CMU key to solving the ‘real problem of Europe’

Bankers see European capital markets union as more needed than ever to help drive growth in the region, but are fretting about slow progress and a scope some feel is too narrow – however, an EU official attending the Institute of International Finance meetings in Washington defended the bloc’s approach.

CME to launch bitcoin futures

CME to launch bitcoin futures

The more mainstream banks pour scorn on cryptocurrency, the greater their investing clients’ interest in new investment products for taking exposure in regulated markets.

Markets brace for nomination of next Fed chair

Markets brace for nomination of next Fed chair

The lead candidate, Fed insider Jerome Powell, promises continuity and investors would no doubt be relieved to see him step up, but they might swoon if Trump nominates persistent Fed critic John Taylor.