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Rate rises reveal defi weaknesses – Powell

Rate rises reveal defi weaknesses – Powell

Central banks raising interest rates around the world has revealed the structural weaknesses in decentralised finance (defi), Jay Powell said at a conference today (September 27). The Federal Reserve chair was joined by other top…

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Oil rises from 9-month low on U.S. Gulf supply cuts, softer dollar By Reuters

Oil rises from 9-month low on U.S. Gulf supply cuts, softer dollar By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows oil tanks of Transneft oil pipeline operator at the crude oil terminal Kozmino on the shore of Nakhodka Bay near the port city of Nakhodka, Russia June…

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Why does money exist?

Why does money exist?

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. Why do money and trading exist? – Vanessa C., age…

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how better rules can rein in facial recognition tech

how better rules can rein in facial recognition tech

The human face is special. It is simultaneously public and personal. Our faces reveal sensitive information about us: who we are, of course, but also our gender, emotions, health status and more. Lawmakers in Australia,…

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BP, Chevron cut offshore oil production ahead of Hurricane Ian By Reuters

BP, Chevron cut offshore oil production ahead of Hurricane Ian By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People walk pass a BP logo at the new BP petrol station on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo By Sabrina Valle and Arathy Somasekhar…

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Why Patagonia’s purpose-driven business model is unlikely to spread

Why Patagonia’s purpose-driven business model is unlikely to spread

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, his wife, Malinda, and their two adult children no longer own the outdoor gear and apparel company. But based on my experience as a former executive who is now an adviser…

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Some plants can short-circuit the toxic effects of metals – now scientists are trying to harness their power

Some plants can short-circuit the toxic effects of metals – now scientists are trying to harness their power

At first glance, it’s hard to see what gold, iron, lead, arsenic, silver, platinum and tin have in common. A look at the periodic table will clear up the confusion: they are all heavy metals,…

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More reserve managers use ETFs

More reserve managers use ETFs

More central banks are using exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to diversify their reserves in pursuit of safety, liquidity and returns. According to BlackRock’s Laurence Fink, chairman and chief executive, and Stanley Fischer, senior adviser, ETFs have…

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U.S. farmers urge Washington to challenge Mexico’s looming ban on GM corn By Reuters

U.S. farmers urge Washington to challenge Mexico’s looming ban on GM corn By Reuters

© Reuters. A trailer truck is loaded with yellow corn imported from Brazil at a warehouse in the port of Tuxpan, in Veracruz state, Mexico September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Yahir Ceballos By Cassandra Garrison MEXICO CITY…

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Three reasons why the US Federal Reserve Bank holds the world in its hands

Three reasons why the US Federal Reserve Bank holds the world in its hands

Inflation is a global problem. At the end of August, it was 8.3% in the US and 9.1% in the Euro area. It is 20.3% in Nigeria, 25% in Malawi, and over 30% in Ethiopia…

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