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ECB: bitcoin threatens Europe’s financial stability

Yves Mersch, a member of the executive committee of the European Central Bank (ECB) said bitcoin and similar unregulated cryptocurrencies pose a real risk to the established financial order.  In an interview with the German newspaper Boersen Zeitung, Mersch warned the entirely speculative nature of bitcoin’s value was a ‘cause for concern.’ Mersch also warned against banks investing in cryptocurrency. ... Read More »

Europe’s ‘next domino to fall’ is teetering: Strategist

Problems are piling up in Italy, sending Italian stocks sinking and creating fresh concerns about the future of the European Union. The ETF tracking the MSCI Italy index (EWI) has become one of the year’s worst-performing, losing about a quarter of its value in 2016. Unfortunately, Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy for BK Asset Management, doesn’t see an ... Read More »