Tom Wilson

Big corporates back crypto 'plumbing' despite currency caution

18 Apr 2019

LONDON Major finance and tech firms are pouring money into startups building technology to develop the crypto market, even though they're steering clear of the volatile currencies themselves.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Airline stocks lift European equities after Brexit delay

11 Apr 2019

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2019 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh (Releads, updates prices throughout)

GLOBAL MARKETS-Growth worries gnaw at stocks, sterling unmoved on Brexit delay

11 Apr 2019

LONDON, April 11 World stock markets nudged away from six-month highs on Thursday as investors weighed warning signs over growth from major central banks and as concern over protectionism rumbled, with the dollar and euro holding steady.

Focus falls on crypto's flaws as puzzlement over bitcoin's jump reigns

05 Apr 2019

LONDON Collective puzzlement has reigned among cryptocurrency analysts and traders since bitcoin's dramatic jump on Tuesday, with the mysterious spike shedding harsh light on flaws in a market the mainstream considers too opaque, too volatile and too risky.

Bitcoin jumps 20 percent, mystery order seen as catalyst

02 Apr 2019

LONDON Bitcoin soared to its highest in almost five months on Tuesday, pulling smaller cryptocurrencies up with it, after a major order by an anonymous buyer set off a frenzy of computer-driven trading, analysts said. | Video

Compliance officers wary of switch to 'Wild West' crypto sector

28 Mar 2019

NEW YORK/LONDON After almost three decades in senior compliance roles at large financial firms including Bank of New York Mellon's Pershing and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Jeff Horowitz made an unconventional career move.

Swiss financial watchdog finds $90 million initial coin offering illegal

27 Mar 2019

LONDON The Swiss financial watchdog said on Wednesday the firm behind a $90 million initial coin offering (ICO) took money illegally from investors, highlighting a readiness by regulators to apply traditional market rules to cryptocurrency-related fundraising.

GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares slip and bond yields fall, all eyes on central banks

27 Mar 2019

* Asian stock markets: https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 (Updates prices throughout)

World News

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security threats despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban.