Sanctions-hit Russian bank VTB prepares to pull out of Europe

VTB Bank, Russia’s second-biggest lender, is preparing to wind down its European operations after being hit hard by western sanctions, according to people with knowledge of internal discussions. VTB has…

Korean blockchain experts seek the government’s help for digital asset market By Cointelegraph

The Korea Digital Asset Industry Committee, comprising of leading blockchain experts in South Korea, has called for the formation of a government committee dedicated to helping and advancing digital asset…

Oil major Total sticks with Russia despite exit of rivals

TotalEnergies has no plans to go back on its decision to remain in Russia unless the EU brings in more sanctions, despite international pressure and the withdrawal of rival oil…

US top diplomat Blinken reassures Moldova amid refugee influx from Ukraine By Reuters

3/3 © Reuters. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken sits at a meeting with Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita at the Government House in Chisinau, Moldova March 6, 2022. Olivier…

Oil price set to surge further on delays in Iranian talks By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Models of oil barrels and a pump jack are displayed in front of a rising stock graph and “$ 100” in this illustration taken February 24,…

Boomerang employees: returning with new skills and experience

In 2018, Lien Ceulemans left Salesforce for a new job at Google in London. She returned to the cloud software group, becoming a “boomerang” employee, last year. “The people I…

6 Questions for Reeve Collins of BLOCKv By Cointelegraph

6 Questions for Reeve Collins of BLOCKv This week, our 6 Questions go to Reeve Collins, co-founder of BLOCKv a platform for creating, minting and distributing next-generation programmable NFTs. I…

Ukraine invasion fuels ‘fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since second world war’

The flood of people escaping Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion has become “the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II”, the UN’s high commissioner for…

US Virginia Senate allows state banks to offer crypto custody services By Cointelegraph

The Senate of Virginia in the United States unanimously approved a bill amendment request that now allows traditional banks operating in the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide virtual currency custody…

Europe faces building material shortages as energy prices soar

Europe is facing shortages of building materials as companies have stopped production because of surging energy costs and “chaotic” EU policies, the head of the world’s biggest brickmaker has warned.…