LIBOR: time to change bets
The key LIBOR rate for credit markets is going to be modernized. City of London, New York Wall Street and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are seeking a…

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Inglourious end of litigation with Tinkoff Bank
A high-profile litigation between a simple client of a bank from Voronezh Dmitry Agarkov and Tinkoff Credit Systems (TCS) ended in a ceasefire. Dmitry Agarkov, who talentedly “unwound” the bank…

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100 facts about life and business from a venture investor
Alexander Zhurba, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Genezis Capital Fund, formulated 100 facts that he learned by the age of 27 about life and business. Recommended reading, it's worth it.…

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A trifle is an expensive pleasure

The proverb “small spool, yes expensive” is beginning to take on more and more meaning. The production of small money is starting to cost the world so dearly that economically weak countries have long abandoned it, and the stronger ones are looking for options that would reduce the cost of small things at least to the level of their nominal value, but these efforts lead to funny results.

As soon as mankind invented money, how did he immediately encounter the need to somehow break it into smaller parts, because you won’t start giving the same money for a cow and chicken? However, it quickly became clear that it was not so easy to divide the main (usually gold or silver) coin into shares. As a result, the ancient Greeks, for example, had to use coins of about two dozen denominations. After a series of reforms and troubles, the Roman Caesars managed to reduce the variety of coins to five denominations from the largest – aureus to the smallest – ace (400 aces were considered in one aureus). Inattention to a small coin, as a rule, cost dear rulers: before the modern monetary system developed, more than one state was shocked by outbreaks of social discontent caused by this reason. Continue reading

DIA strips customers of troubled banks
The Deposit Insurance Agency has launched a large-scale campaign to seize money from the population. Subpoenas have already been received by clients who withdrew money from their accounts shortly before…

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Dow Jones. 116 years guarding stock markets
On October 8, 1896, the world first heard the phrase, which today necessarily sounds in thousands of news releases around the world. An index created by renowned journalist Charles Henry…

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A trifle is an expensive pleasure
The proverb “small spool, yes expensive” is beginning to take on more and more meaning. The production of small money is starting to cost the world so dearly that economically…

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LIBOR: time to change bets
The key LIBOR rate for credit markets is going to be modernized. City of London, New York Wall Street and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are seeking a…

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