French and Spanish economic growth beats expectations in second quarter

Eurozone economy updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Eurozone economy news. The French and Spanish economies have emerged from their historic pandemic-driven downturns, expanding faster than expected in the three months to June, according to data released on Friday. The 0.9 per cent growth in French gross

Anonymity in the Crypto Industry— Why Investors Need Bitcoin Mixers

Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, envisioned digital assets as an anonymous financial instrument. Unfortunately, in reality, cryptocurrency transactions are not entirely confidential. Many tools and services can be used to de-anonymize the owners of digital assets. For example, exchanges collect data about their users and develop transaction trackers. Anonymity can still be preserved though. Firstly, anonymity

Investors’ Chronicle: Rentokil, ITV, Royal Dutch Shell

BUY: Rentokil (RTO) The group has had an acquisitive six months, fuelled by a strong free cash flow performance, writes Arthur Sants. Rentokil is an innovative opportunist. Last year, its disinfectant business benefited from the fear that Covid-19 could be caught from uncleaned surfaces. Its half-year results show that demand had tapered in the second quarter as the scientific

Temperatures over 50°C recorded in the shade in the UAE

As if you didn’t know, summer is very much here in the UAE with temperatures soaring to over 50°C in the shade. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) recorded temperatures of 50.9°C yesterday in the Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi. And that temperature was recorded in the shade. That’s seriously hot! #أعلى_درجة_حرارة سجلت على الدولة

FirstFT: Amazon revenue misses Wall Street target

World updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about World news. Good morning. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up to our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning How well did you keep up with the news this week? Take our