Reuters/Mark Blinch A Bitcoin sign is seen in a window in Toronto. Wall Street is convinced that blockchain is set to radically transform the world of finance. But exactly how and when that transformation will transpire is uncertain.  Blockchain, which gained notoriety as the technology behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin, is thought to have the potential to improve numerous businesses including banking, […]

REUTERS/Nacho Doce Demonstrators protest against Brazil’s President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 17, 2017. The signs read: “It’s over Temer! General elections. and Out Temer! Out reforms and General elections.” Brazil’s markets are getting slammed as a political scandal unfolds involving alleged bribery and the country’s president. And some of the biggest firms in […]

REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay Papier mache caricatures depicting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French National Front (FN) party leader Marine Le Pen, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Cologne, Germany, February 21, 2017. LONDON — More than four out of […]

LONDON — A Financial Times investigation has found that several UK companies have used a controversial insolvency procedure to offload up to £3.8 billion of pension liabilities. The investigation found that 17% of the 868 schemes managed by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) — a fund which picks up pension liabilities from failing companies — […]

REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes People protect themselves from the rain under umbrellas at Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, January 12, 2017. LONDON — The Vice-President of the Paris Region begins a two-day visit to London on Monday as French officials continue their aggressive courting of British businesses affected by Brexit. Othman Nasrou, Vice-President […]

New report from House of Lords EU committee says it is “imperative” to avoid the introduction of tariffs between UK and EU Report warns of “significant” additional tariffs, disruption, and border delays on goods if the government fails to secure such a deal REUTERS/Toby Melville Britain’s Queen Elizabeth delivers her speech during the State Opening […]

KPMG John Veihmeyer, Global Chairman of KPMG. The boss of one of the world’s largest accountancy firms thinks China is “a lot more bullish” than press reports make it out to be and he sees it as a major growth area for 2017. KPMG global chairman John Veihmeyer told Business Insider in an interview that […]