Germany’s central bank warned Thursday about skewed valuations in the housing market, calling it a “specific vulnerability” as property prices continue to soar. “We have basically seen all indicators — prices, credit — those indicators kept increasing in Germany and you don’t really see a big effect of the pandemic,” Claudia Buch, vice-president at the
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Shortly after her swearing in as Boston mayor, Michelle Wu acted on her signature campaign theme, free transit rides. Sidestepping the state-run Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Wu asked the City Council to approve the use of $8 million in federal rescue funding to expand a pilot program for two more years, to backstop rides on
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The Bitcoin network already processes more volume by dollar value than Paypal and the largest decentralized cryptocurrency network in the world by market cap could outstrip Mastercard by as early as 2026. A Nov. 25 report from market intelligence platform Blockdata titled When might the Bitcoin network process volumes like Mastercard and Visa? points out
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Changes to the rules governing activities of crypto exchanges in Uzbekistan now allow residents to trade coins on licensed platforms. Uzbekistanis could previously only sell their digital assets. The new provisions also regulate the issuance of tokens and their listing. Uzbekistan Loosens Restrictions on Domestic Crypto Trading Uzbekistanis will be able to trade digital currencies
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Catherine Wood, chief executive officer of ARK Investment Management LLC, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Kyle Grillot | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cathie Wood — known for her innovation ETFs that garnered billions in inflows during the pandemic — said Ark Invest is internally
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Deere & Co. (DE) – The farm equipment maker reported quarterly earnings of $4.12 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $3.90, although revenue came in slightly below analyst forecasts. Deere said solid demand for its products helped cushion the impact of a month-long workers strike. Deere rallied
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Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd.’s City Plaza development under construction in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese real estate developer Kaisa announced Thursday plans for paying back investors, temporarily alleviating concerns about a default as China’s property sector continues to face pressure. Kaisa’s Hong Kong-listed
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The Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge is likely to approve the Oversight Board-proposed Plan of Adjustment or something close to it this winter, observers and analysts say. While participants hoped the plan would be effective by Dec. 15 (a deadline in the bondholder Plan Support Agreement), on Nov. 17 the U.S. Attorney General asked for a
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The exodus of Bitcoin miners from China into Kazakhstan has contributed to an energy crunch that the central Asian country’s president has proposed solving with nuclear energy. Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy has attributed the 8% increase in domestic electricity consumption throughout 2021 to Bitcoin miners. The country received at least 87,849 Bitcoin mining machines from
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A US inflation measure closely watched by the Federal Reserve posted its biggest year-on-year jump since the 1990s last month, adding to pressure on President Joe Biden as his White House scrambles to tame rising costs. The commerce department’s core personal consumption expenditure index, which strips out volatile food and energy costs, rose 4.1 per
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In this article TSLA AAPL Closely watched money manager Cathie Wood told CNBC on Wednesday that Apple could have owned the driverless vehicle market by purchasing Tesla when given the chance during the electric vehicle maker’s troubled Model 3 ramp-up. “We’ve been watching Apple very carefully for years now. Because what is an autonomous vehicle?
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A Gap store in New York, August 2, 2020. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Gap, Nordstrom — Shares of Gap and Nordstrom plummeted after the companies reported disappointing quarterly results late Tuesday citing rising labor costs, inventory issues, shopping costs and factory closures as challenges. Gap shares dropped
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell attends the House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 30, 2021. Al Drago | Reuters Expect more tough talk from the Federal Reserve, as it may consider winding down its bond program sooner than expected. Based on comments from a number of Fed officials, market
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