Economy

Australia’s biggest bank facing trillion dollar fines for money laundering

Commonwealth Bank CBA Ian Narev money laundering fines

Even the Commonwealth Bank’s staunchest critics wouldn’t have predicted this one. This is the bank potentially blowing itself up. CBA is facing fines of about a trillion dollars for nearly 54,000 breaches of Australia’s money-laundering laws dating back to 2012. A trillion dollars, which is a thousand billion. About seven times Commonwealth …

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CRYPTOCURRENCY: The Future Of Money & Blockchain Technology

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Ethereum Future Money Blockchain Technology

With the age of computers and the Internet revolution has come many tremendous changes to how daily transactions and activities are processed across the world. Messages are now sent almost instantaneously through email, text messaging, Web-based messaging, and chat applications. Individuals and families can stay in touch with each other …

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Florida Homeowners Face Serious Challenges as Insurance Claims Top $2.5 billion

Owning property in Florida brings with it some unique risks. Hurricanes, tropical storms, significant lightning, hail, and wind events present serious challenges to insuring the value of your property against loss and damage. The latest figures from TrustedChoice.com show that Florida homeowners incurred more than $2.5 billion in losses in the most recent reporting …

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Australian government to track $100 notes with nano-chips

Australia one hundred dollar note nano chips cashless society

The Australian government plans to crack down on the ‘black economy’ by implanting $100 and $50 notes with hi-tech nano-chips so they can be surveilled. No this isn’t a futuristic Hollywood movie, this is Australia in 2017. With around 300 million $100 notes in circulation carrying out such a task seems …

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Australia’s household debt-to-income ratio is at an all-time high

Australia household debt income ratio

The Bank for International Settlements has warned that record household debt levels amassed in the past decade have left Australians among the most vulnerable to a sharp rise in global interest rates. According to the Reserve Bank of Australia, household debt-to-income ratio for Australia is at an all-time high of 189%. …

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Marc Faber warns stock market will plummet at least 40%

Marc Faber stock market crash

If the man often hailed as the original “Dr. Doom” is right, the stock market could see another “lurch” higher — at which point investors may want to cash out quickly and run for cover. Marc Faber, the editor of “The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report’ and a perennial bear, …

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Italian government to bail out two more banks for 5.2bn euros

Italy government bail out banks

Italy’s government is bailing out two banks in the Venice region at a cost of 5.2bn euros (£4.6bn; $5.8bn). The move comes two days after the European Central Bank warned that Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca were failing or likely to fail. The banks’ “good” assets will be …

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma: In 30 years time people will only work 4 hour days

Alibaba Jack Ma 4 hour work day

Alibaba founder Jack Ma spent 800 hours traveling around the world last year and plans to increase that to 1,000 in 2017, discussing his growing e-commerce platform, globalisation and artificial intelligence. The billionaire Chinese businessman sat down his week at the Gateway ’17 conference in Detroit for a wide-ranging interview …

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