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Big Banks Plan to Coin New Digital Currency

Big Banks Plan to Coin New Digital Currency

Four of the world’s biggest banks have teamed up to develop a new form of digital cash that they believe will become an industry standard to clear and settle financial trades over blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin. UBS, the Swiss bank, pioneered the “utility settlement coin” and has now joined …

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107 Nobel Laureates sign Letter Blasting Greenpeace Over GMOs

107 Nobel Laureates sign Letter Blasting Greenpeace Over GMOs

More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice that supporters say could reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in …

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Chinese Retailer in Talks to Buy British Iconic Toy Shop Hamleys

Chinese Retailer in Talks to Buy British Iconic Toy Shop Hamleys

Britain’s Hamleys, where Queen Elizabeth bought toys for her children, is close to being bought by a Chinese retailer keen to get its hands on the world’s oldest toy shop. Hong Kong-listed footwear retailer C.banner International Holdings (1028.HK) said in a statement that it was in advanced talks to acquire …

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