| May 20, 2016

Dollar firmer above ¥110 in Tokyo

The dollar held firmer above ¥110 in Tokyo trading on Friday, as risk aversion among currency players subsided following gains in Japanese stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥110.27-28, up from ¥110.07-07 at the same time Thursday. The euro was at ...

Favored in crime, €500 banknote finds its days are numbered

May 4, 2016

Favored in crime, €500 banknote finds its days are numbered

The European Central Bank was set to decide on Wednesday the fate of the €500 bank note, which many people associate with money laundering, the black market and terrorist financing. But its possible abolition is raising hackles in countries such as Germany. The violet-colored ...

Abe, Hollande agree to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

May 3, 2016

Abe, Hollande agree to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande have confirmed that their two countries will step up cooperation in combating terrorism. They also shared concern during their meeting in Paris about China’s ongoing militarization of the South China Sea, while agreeing on the ...

Australian programmer confirms he invented bitcoin

May 2, 2016

Australian programmer confirms he invented bitcoin

Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright told the BBC on Monday he was the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin, ending years of speculation about a person who until now has gone by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The BBC said Wright gave technical proof supporting ...