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GLOBAL

Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

THAILAND

Thailand arrests infamous hacker wanted by Switzerland

BANGKOK, THAILAND: An infamous computer hacker has been arrested in Thailand at the request of Switzerland on suspicion of hacking into bank computer systems in Europe.

19 Mar 2014

THAILAND

Cellphones let migrants send money home

BANGKOK, THAILAND: Asia's mobile revolution is set to transform the region's financial services sector, offering a cheap way for millions of migrant workers to send money home to their families, a report said on Monday (20 May).

21 May 2013