Cryptocurrency ads reach record levels on London transport | Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency firms bombarded Londoners with a record number of adverts on public transport during 2021, fuelling calls for a ban to prevent people being lured into risky investments.The surge in adverts for crypto assets, which are unregulated in the UK, has prompted concerns about the risk of addiction and financial harm, particularly given the wild … Read more

Crypto tycoons help drive global art market to record levels in 2021 | The art market

The global art market performed at record levels in 2021, with billions of dollars being paid for works by impressionist, postwar and contemporary artists, and much of it bought by people whose wealth comes from cryptocurrencies or other technologies.More than $2.6bn (£2bn) of art was sold in two weeks by leading auction houses in New … Read more

Israel’s Bank Hapoalim returns to pre-COVID-19 levels in Q3

Israel's Bank Hapoalim returns to pre-COVID-19 levels in Q3

The logo of Bank Hapoalim is seen at main branch in Tel Aviv, Israel July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File PhotoJERUSALEM, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Bank Hapoalim (POLI.TA) reported a higher-than-expected gain in quarterly profit on Monday and said business activity had largely returned to pre-COVID-19 levels.Hapoalim, one of Israel’s two largest lenders, continued to unwind … Read more

UK Covid infections are at record levels, but cases may have peaked | Coronavirus

Britain was last week presented with two differing pictures of Covid-19’s spread across the country. Together they suggest infections have reached record levels since the pandemic began but have also raised hopes that the current high wave of cases across the UK may have peaked.The first study is based on a random survey of households … Read more

Covid pandemic has pushed poor countries to record debt levels – World Bank | World Bank

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a “tragic reversal” in development and pushed debt in poor countries to record levels, the head of the World Bank has said.David Malpass, the bank’s president warned the virus had widened the gap between rich and poor nations, setting back progress by years and, in the case of some … Read more