The online currency Bitcoin plummeted more than 20 per cent today after Chinese regulators banned financial institutions from using it.
China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and Australia among top five countries using the yuan to finance trade
The deal is a compromise, as it must be, and one that highlights sharply the tension within the country
Agreement with arch-rivals means introduction of minimum wage but higher taxes are ruled out
The operator of Inputs.io has reported a hack that lost customers 4,100 BTC
The cost of insuring against a catastrophic US default jumped to its highest level in more than two years today after talks to prevent a breach of the nation’s $16.7 trillion (£10.5 trillion) debt ceiling faltered.
Ruling means suspected fraudster dealing in virtual currency can be charged
Over 4,000 pilots were involved a one-tenth speed space battle for precious - virtual - resources
Trendon Shavers took in 'at least' 700,000 Bitcoins by offering a 7% interest rate with 'zero risk'
Q&A travel unravelled
Change large quantities of currency at the best rates
The recession has seen Australian expats leave in droves, damaging a specialist economy
President blames anti-government forces for causing shortages
Oil giant BP has warned that millions of dollars of "fictitious" compensation claims for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are putting the company at risk.