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Crowdfunding site launches in Singapore and Hong Kong

Kickstarter made its Asia debut in Singapore and Hong Kong, giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to raise funding from global investors.

Crowdfunding site launches in Singapore and Hong Kong
EU Chamber urges China to lift foreign investment curbs
EU Chamber urges China to lift foreign investment curbs

A European lobby group in China on Thursday slammed the country's unequal investment landscape.

EU Chamber urges China to lift foreign investment curbs
London issues first offshore rupee bond
London issues first offshore rupee bond

An Indian bank on Monday issued the first ever offshore rupee-denominated bond in London.

London issues first offshore rupee bond
Germany issues 10-year bond at negative interest rate for first time
Germany issues 10-year bond at negative interest rate for first time

Germany issued a 10-year bond at a negative interest for the first time with a yield of minus 0.05 percent.

Germany issues 10-year bond at negative interest rate for first time
EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal

The EU agreed a raft of anti-tax evasion measures to make it harder for multinationals to shift profits to countries with lower taxes.

EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
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What is a Kazakh investor like: profile

Kazakhstanis who venture into financial markets are mostly males aged 30 to 40+ from Almaty wielding a capital of 100,000 to 5000,000 euro.

What is a Kazakh investor like: profile
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Income for all? Pro and con arguments in Swiss vote

On Sunday the Swiss will vote on whether to provide the entire population with a basic, unconditional income, a world first.

Income for all? Pro and con arguments in Swiss vote
Days are numbered for 500-euro banknote
Days are numbered for 500-euro banknote

The European Central Bank is set to decide the fate of the 500-euro banknote, which many people associate with money laundering,

Days are numbered for 500-euro banknote
Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD
Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD

Britons would be less well off if they voted to leave the European Union than if they stayed, the head of the OECD said on Wednesday.

Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD
Saudi to take $10 billion foreign loan
Saudi to take $10 billion foreign loan

Saudi Arabia will take a $10 billion loan from foreign banks to help close the gap in its state finances from collapsed oil revenues.

Saudi to take $10 billion foreign loan
Argentina returns to credit markets after 15 years
Argentina returns to credit markets after 15 years

Argentina returned to international financial markets , receiving offers for its sovereign bonds ahead of its first debt sale in 15 years.

Argentina returns to credit markets after 15 years
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Kazakhstan’s National Bank invests heavily into gold

Kazakhstan’s National Bank has been steadily increasing its gold reserves over the past few years.

Kazakhstan’s National Bank invests heavily into gold
Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations
Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations

Tax authorities from the world's richest nations on Wednesday probed a mass of murky offshore dealings revealed in the huge Panama Papers data leak, just hours after police raided the law firm at the centre of the scandal.

Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations
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Saxo Bank makes Kazakh tenge and oil forecasts

Merely a relatively stable exchange rate is highly rewarding for holders of KZT because of the very high interest rate in Kazakhstan relative to the US dollar: John Hardy.

Saxo Bank makes Kazakh tenge and oil forecasts
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment

South Korea's Samsung announced the launch of its mobile payment service in China, a market its arch-rival Apple entered six weeks ago.

Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
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Weakest return for Norway sovereign wealth fund since 2011

The world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, Norway's public pension fund, posted a 2.7-percent return in 2015 owing to real estate and the global stock market recovery.

Weakest return for Norway sovereign wealth fund since 2011
US regulator unveils low-income broadband subsidy plan
US regulator unveils low-income broadband subsidy plan

US regulators offer broadband subsidies to low-income Americans, saying that Internet access is "a prerequisite for full participation" in modern society.

US regulator unveils low-income broadband subsidy plan
China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016
China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016

China will raise its defence spending by seven to eight percent this year.

China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016
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'Bad bank' deal could be option for several countries: EU banking resolution chief

A state-backed "bad bank" that would take over non-performing loans from a country's banks could also be an option for other countries.

'Bad bank' deal could be option for several countries: EU banking resolution chief
EU seals bad loans accord with Italy
EU seals bad loans accord with Italy

Italy and the European Union on Tuesday reached agreement on creating a guarantee vehicle to help Italian banks sell bad loans.

EU seals bad loans accord with Italy