As El Salvador adopts Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender, one Dutch official blasted the cryptocurrency, calling for an urgent blanket ban. Pieter Hasekamp, director of the Dutch Bureau for Economic Analysis under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, published an essay entitled “The Netherlands must ban bitcoin.” In line with the essay’s title, Hasekamp lists
Bitcoin (BTC) traded in a higher range on Friday, with analysts keen to see which critical levels would fall next. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin escapes fresh losses… for now Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD retaining $35,000 support overnight on Thursday while so far staying clear of $40,000. A
University of Chicago Chief Financial Officer Ivan Samstein is moving over to the hospital system to take the top fiscal post there at the end of the month. The appointment of Samstein, who left his position as Cook County’s CFO to take the top fiscal role at the university in 2017, will carry the title
Municipal bonds rallied Wednesday as triple-A benchmark yields fell as much as five basis points out long but bumps were seen across the curve, moving levels on high-grades below 1% on bonds maturing inside 14 years, while another round of billion-plus inflows were reported. The Investment Company Institute reported $1.089 billion of inflows into municipal
Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi signed a bill Wednesday rejecting any pension cuts and undoing pension reforms enacted in 2017, despite these cuts and adjustments being part of the proposed plan of adjustment and approved fiscal plan. “The public pensioners dedicated years of their lives to the service of our people and were the engine
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved 38-26 a $547 billion surface transportation bill early Thursday with the support of only two Republicans. The five-year Highway Trust Fund reauthorization still requires action by the House Ways and Means Committee to approve revenue measures for financing the bill. Ways and Means also has jurisdiction over tax
The accelerated return of passenger demand combined with federal aid earned the Port of Seattle an outlook boost from Fitch Ratings ahead of plans to price $810 million of revenue bonds next week. The agency oversees the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and is a 50% owner of the Northwest Seaport Alliance, a marine cargo operating partnership
Correction The job title of Alexander Vaisman and the number of members in California Muni Pride were incorrect in the original version of the story. June 10, 2021 2:48 PM EDT Correction The job title of Alexander Vaisman and the number of members in California Muni Pride were incorrect in the original version of the
Puerto Rico General Fund net revenues through March were 19% above Oversight Board projections for the first nine months of the fiscal year. The Puerto Rico Treasury Department reported the results Thursday. Net revenues for March came in 6.1% above the board’s original projection. Diners and shoppers in the Old San Juan neighborhood of Puerto
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of basic functional infrastructure, budget management and affordable housing to the vitality of cities. That’s the takeaway from the 2021 State of the Cities report released Thursday by the National League of Cities. Nearly 600 cities, towns and villages were surveyed along with 57 mayoral speeches that provided additional
Municipal bonds were mostly steady Thursday after a report showing an unexpectedly high increase in consumer prices pushed U.S. Treasuries and stocks higher. Yields on 10- and 30-year munis were firm on the AAA scales while the 10-year benchmark Treasury yield fell to 1.46%, its lowest level since March 4. For the 14th week in
As the fallout from UBS Puerto Rico closed-end fund losses soared past $100 million in arbitration settlements last month, a central figure in a drama still unwinding years later warns that something just like it could happen again. Jose G. Ramirez Arone, Jr. seems far removed from the man who was once one of UBS’
Credit Suisse has lost ground to rival banks in winning new business for its prime brokerage unit this year after suffering a $5.5bn loss on credit extended to Bill Hwang’s Archegos family office and pledging to scale back risk. The bank has won about 2.5 per cent of new hedge fund clients served by prime
Europe’s top banking regulator is pushing Deutsche Bank to find a successor to chair Paul Achleitner, who will leave in May 2022 when his second five-year term expires. The European Central Bank has repeatedly urged Germany’s largest lender to come forward with a clear succession plan in recent months, people briefed on the matter told
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The rate of Covid-19 vaccinations reported in the US rose for a fifth straight day, stemming a slide that had brought daily inoculations to levels last seen in January. The US budget deficit has exceeded $2tn in the first eight months of the fiscal year on the back of stimulus spending, however a change in
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Luxembourgish is considered an endangered language by Unesco. It is almost only spoken in the Duchy of Luxembourg, a statelet with a population of 600,000, equivalent to the city of Baltimore. So bringing a drama in this language to the screen — any screen — might appear a supremely quixotic pursuit. But Claude Waringo tried.
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