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The legalization of drugs also affects Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry.Cannabis or marijuana is the most consumed drug by far. In Europe, more than 24 million people use it, especially young people. This is revealed by the annual report of the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and...
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A Union Jack flag flutters in front of the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben, in London. - Jack Taylor/MarketplaceBritish Prime Minister Theresa May shocked the United Kingdom on Monday by postponing a crucial vote on Brexit. May was due to ask Parliament to approve her plan for exiting...
Switzerland's principal stock exchange SIX Swiss Exchange will list the world’s first multi-crypto-based exchange-traded product (ETP) next week, the Financial Times (FT) reported Saturday, Nov. 16.Backed by the Swiss startup Amun AG, the first global multi-crypto ETP will be listed under index HODL, and will track five major...
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Although financial inclusion of the world’s poorest is improving—in part due to the rise of mobile banking, identification cards, and other innovative approaches—the gender gap in access to and usage of financial services persists. Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, discusses legal and regulatory disparities in access to...

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