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Liberian central bank governor resigns

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP |  Liberian central bank chief Nathaniel Patray has resigned, the president’s office said Friday, after a year of controversy over his handling of the country’s monetary policy. Liberian President George Weah “has accepted the resignation of Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Governor, Nathaniel R. Patray,” a …

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Could cryptocurrency dethrone the US dollar?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Bank of England governor Mark Carney has suggested that a virtual currency, modelled on Facebook’s Libra, could one day replace the dollar as king of the foreign exchange market. The BoE chief aired vague proposals for a so-called “Synthetic Hegemonic Currency” at the recent …

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Russia seeks to dump dollar as new US sanctions loom

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Moscow is intensifying efforts to wean its economy off the dollar as Washington considers tough new sanctions that could deny Russia access to foreign debt markets and cut its banks from the greenback. President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly slammed the US unit’s dominance on the …

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New regulations for Rwanda forex

Sector gets new information reporting and monitoring system kampala, Uganda | STEPHEN NUWAGIRA | Forex bureau operators have until June to sign on to the new Rwanda Forex Bureau Association Information System (RFBAIS), according to their chairperson, Zephania Muhigi. The new system is in line with the government’s push for adoption …

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Sudan devalues pound to 30 against US dollar

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s central bank Sunday announced it will devalue the local currency to 30 Sudanese pounds against the US dollar, the second such move in weeks amid soaring inflation. The new official exchange rate will go into effect on Monday, the central bank said on its …

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2017: The year the bitcoin craze reached Wall Street

New York, United States | AFP | Bitcoin burst out of the shadows in 2017, seducing Wall Street and individual investors alike even though many still struggle to understand precisely what it is. The cryptocurrency’s rise is also pushing regulators to consider taking action after years of simply urging caution. Bitcoin …

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Bitcoin tops $18,000 in debut on major bourse

New York, United States | AFP | Bitcoin surged past $18,000 after it began trading on its first major global exchange Sunday, the latest in a series of highs that have excited some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble. Trading of the controversial digital currency on a futures contract …

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Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings

New York, United States | AFP | Bitcoin makes its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a milestone for the digital currency that has some investors excited but others nervous. The Cboe Futures Exchange in Chicago will open trading in bitcoin futures at 2300 GMT on Sunday, a move that is …

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