The number of new homes registered
for construction in Britain last year inched up to the highest
since 2007, boosted by London's recovery from the previous
year's Brexit-induced drop, industry figures showed on Thursday.
Casper Sleep Inc on Wednesday
sold shares in its initial public offering (IPO) at the bottom
end of a targeted range it had already lowered, slashing the
online mattress retailer's valuation by more than half in less
than a year.
Venezuelan President Nicolas
Maduro on Wednesday said he has approved a measure allowing
local companies to issue securities in foreign currency, amid a
broad liberalization of the country's struggling economy.
(Reporting by Brian Ellsworth)
The U.S. government on Wednesday
proposed an average 0.93% increase in its payments in 2021 to
the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance
plans for about 22 million people aged 65 or older or disabled.
Australian regulators will
consider intervening to stop banks from automatically directing
"tap-and-go" card payments through the world's largest payment
processors Visa and Mastercard Inc., the central
bank said on Wednesday.
The Federal Reserve is
looking at a broad range of issues around digital payments and
currencies, including policy, design and legal considerations
around potentially issuing its own digital currency, Governor
Lael Brainard said on Wednesday.