Britain strengthens islamic bond and is bitcoin the new IT coin? (E14)
Britain is seeking money from the Middle East in its ambition to become the first country outside the Muslim world to offer an Islamic Bond – Katie Pilbeam asks London based Market Strategist, Ishaq Siddiqi, if this is the way forward for the finance hub. The first ever Bitcoin ATM went live this week in a café in Vancouver, Canada. Does this breakthrough mean that the controversial coin is finally fighting off its critics – Katie asks Moscow based economist, Dr William Wilson and Buenos Aires based expert Daniel Bruno, for their view on the virtual currency to get a global perspective. Plus – the World Bank props up Russia in its annual ‘Doing Business’ report – but there’s still a long way to go, corporate news and the loveable in-house investor Sean Thomas reveals the latest results of his rather unique style of trading on the ever volatile Russian stock market.