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Bitcoin not yet proven as credible currency – Japan’s finance minister

Critics say the fact that digital currencies like bitcoin are unregulated makes them risky to use. Japanese finance minister, Taro Aso, said on Tuesday that bitcoin has not been proven to be a credible currency and that he would watch its developments in the near-term. He made the remark to reporters when asked about his French counterpart’s comment this week that France would propose a discussion on regulating the virtual currency at a meeting of G20 group of major economies…

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Bitcoin not yet proven as credible currency: Japan finance minister

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that bitcoin has not been proven to be a credible currency and that he would watch its developments in the near-term. He made the remark to reporters when asked about his French counterpart’s comment this week that France would propose a discussion on regulating the virtual currency at a meeting of G20 group of major economies next year. “There’s no fixed definition on whether it’s a currency or not.…

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French finance minister calls for bitcoin regulation debate at G20 next year – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News

PARIS: France will propose that the G20 group of major economies discuss regulation of the bitcoin virtual currency next year, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday. “I am going to propose to the next G20 president, Argentina, that at the G20 summit in April we have a discussion all together on the question of bitcoin,” Le Maire told French news channel LCI. “There is evidently a risk of speculation. We need to consider and examine this and see…

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Why the FRDI Bill must be JUNKED!

Why do we need a cure here for peculiarly Western diseases when we don’t have those diseases, and which the West itself is not trying to cure, asks Debashis Basu. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Indian justice system offers us a steady source of bizarre solutions. But we haven’t yet come across a judge telling the creditor of a failed insurance company: “Forget your money. Here, take some shares of the insurance company in exchange.”   Or to a depositor of…

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French finance minister Bruno Le Maire calls for bitcoin regulation debate at G20

France will propose that the G20 group of major economies discuss regulation of the bitcoin virtual currency next year, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday. (Image: Reuters) France will propose that the G20 group of major economies discuss regulation of the bitcoin virtual currency next year, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday. “I am going to propose to the next G20 president, Argentina, that at the G20 summit in April we have a discussion all together…

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French finance minister calls for bitcoin regulation debate at G20

PARIS (Reuters) – France will propose that the G20 group of major economies discuss regulation of the bitcoin virtual currency next year, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday. “I am going to propose to the next G20 president, Argentina, that at the G20 summit in April we have a discussion all together on the question of bitcoin,” Le Maire told French news channel LCI. “There is evidently a risk of speculation. We need to consider and examine this…

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Motherhood and Pepperoni Pizza: The Sonia years

Sonia Gandhi’s strength was that she knew her weakness, as well as her strength, when she took over leadership of the party. She knew that the party needed her as a figurehead around whom to rally and proved that point with dramatic effect with her resignation, soon after she was elected party president and the foreign-origin challenge by Pawar, Sangma and Tariq Anwar, to be wooed back by party leaders with voluble penitence. But she knew that she did not…

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Commentary: China’s impressive record in climate change fuels questions of global leadership

LONDON: Xi Jinping had a good year in 2017. It began on the international stage at Davos, when the Chinese leader, in sober suit and tie, assured his nervous audience that China was a steady ally that stood by its treaty commitments, including the Paris Agreement, and was firm in its commitment to globalisation. The contrast with the US president was too obvious to need stating. As the year draws to a close, Xi, in his domestic capacity as chairman…

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De Blasio flip-flopped on G-20 trip after cop assassination

Could this have been Hizzoner’s wurst decision? City Hall initially canceled Mayor de Blasio’s widely criticized jaunt to Germany after a cop was assassinated — but flip-flopped 13 hours later, ­e-mail records show. The mayor’s waffling over the July trip is exposed in e-mails shared with the Post by good-government group Reclaim New York, which obtained them through a Freedom of Information Law request. “I’m sorry but last night a New York City Police Officer was killed. The Mayor will…

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Putin, Erdogan talk about Syrian leader’s visit to Moscow

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday regarding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s visit to Moscow Tuesday. Putin provided details regarding Assad’s visit, presidential sources said Wednesday. Erdogan reportedly voiced his concern over a possible migration wave because of attacks aimed at Aleppo and neighboring areas, Anadolu Agency reports. The Turkish president also drew attention to the links between PYD (Kurdish Democratic Union Party), the YPG (People’s Protection Units) — who…

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Impel the Growth of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement System Market in Future – G20 News Today

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement System Market Increasing Prevalence of Chronic Diseases is Expected to Impel the Growth of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement System Market in Future BROOKYLN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 16, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement System Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2024” The global transcatheter aortic valve replacement system market is segmented by surgery method such as transfemoral, transaortic, trans-subclavian, transapical access, transcarotid, and transcaval. Among these segments, transfemoral segment is anticipated to…

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Vanguard Newspaper Nigeria – Politics, technology marketing, in One Planet Summit | Nigerian Bulletin

The Eiffel Tower was illuminated in blue and green to greet the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, last Tuesday as the world’s political leaders and representatives of key international organizations met to discuss global climate change. When the G20 met in last June in Hamburg, Germany, French President, Emmanuel Macron offered to host the summit on climate change on December 12, 2017. The one-day summit which adopted the Paris Agreement was organized jointly by France, the United Nations and…

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Melania Trump Sparkles for White House Christmas Portrait in Custom-Made Delpozo

Official White House Photo, Andrea Hanks by John Binder14 Dec 2017Washington, D.C.0 14 Dec, 201714 Dec, 2017 First Lady Melania Trump sparkles in the official White House Christmas portrait wearing a custom-made black cocktail dress by Delpozo, one of her favorite fashion houses. Melania stole the show in the White House Christmas photo, wearing a sleeveless black t-length dress that featured cascading bead-work, created specifically for the First Lady by Delpozo’s creative director Josep Font and styled by Hervé Pierre. The…

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Irish Tourism Videos pass 650,000 views in 10 months on new travel vlog based in Belfast, Northern Ireland – G20 News Today

Titanic Museum Belfast Northern Ireland ConnollyCove Travel and Tourism Blog Videos published on a new channel focused on travel and tourism around Ireland-North and South has seen over 650,000 views on YouTube since its February launch. We see massive opportunity to help tourists, travellers and locals find new and exciting locations around Ireland- to sample great food & drink and to have great fun! ” — Ciaran Connolly BELFAST, ANTRIM, UNITED KINGDOM, December 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Publishing videos on…

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Top stories of 2017: #2 China and Carney taskforce boost climate finance

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures helped turn 2017 into the year of the green bond, with China the driving force, writes Mark Hillsdon. RE100, Science-Based Targets and carbon pricing all benefited from the ‘TCFD bounce’ If 2016 was the year that green finance entered the mainstream, then the last 12 months have seen it start to bed down and mature, with China increasingly filling the leadership role vacated by the US under Donald Trump. November’s report from UN…

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Philip Hammond: Many opportunities for closer ties between Britain and China

British leaders are looking to China for trade and investment as they try to fashion a new global role and offset reduced access to the European common market. Chinese officials believe a post-Brexit Britain needs China more than ever but its companies are uneasy about the future of a market they see as one of Europe’s most welcoming. Mr Hammond was in Beijing for an annual “economic dialogue” that has taken on added significance this year. He was accompanied by…

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