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RANKED: Here’s how much every team at the 2018 World Cup is worth

Around £9 billion ($US12 billion) worth of players will be on show at this year’s World Cup in Russia. The world’s top three players – Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – are worth more than the nine least valuable teams combined. Scroll down to see how much each squad […]
RANKED: Here’s how much every team at the 2018 World Cup is worth
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ING: There’s a chance Trump is playing a ‘smart, strategic game’ on trade

Raoul Leering, head of international trade analysis at Dutch bank ING, said President Trump’s Chinese trade gamble could pay off. Leering believes that by pursuing an aggressive strategy initially, Trump may be able strong arm smaller economies into giving the USA favourable trade terms. LONDON – The escalating skirmish between […]
ING: There’s a chance Trump is playing a ‘smart, strategic game’ on trade
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All the theories behind the pound’s surprising rise

Sterling is the strongest performer in the G10 basket of major currencies over the past six months when compared to the US dollar. The pound has strengthened significantly in 2018, but what is behind that increase in value? Numerous factors, ranging from the increased markets now seem to have in […]
All the theories behind the pound’s surprising rise
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A soybean shipment to China became the first commodity deal to use blockchain tech

Soybean shipment from the US to China completed using blockchain platform. Energy trading businesses including Gazprom and Total are trialling blockchain-based technology for settling trades. Proof of concepts and pilots highlight the continued corporate interest in blockchain, a technology that was originally popularised by bitcoin. LONDON – Energy and commodity […]
A soybean shipment to China became the first commodity deal to use blockchain tech