By ngoriel Editor’s Note: This blog is by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and first appeared on USTR.gov. Washington, D.C. – A central goal of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations is enhancing the ability of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to participate in transatlantic trade by addressing trade barriers that may have a disproportionate impact on them. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) believes that U.S. trade and investment policies are made stronger when they are shaped by the broadest possible input, including from SMEs, the engines of growth of the U.S. economy. Pursuant to a request by USTR, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today issued a new report entitled “Trade Barriers That U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive As Affecting Exports to the European Union.” USTR requested that USITC undertake this study as part of USTR’s effort to gather input from the public on the ongoing T-TIP negotiations. Over the past six months, the USITC, USTR, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the U.S. Department of Commerce worked together to convene 28 small business roundtables in cities around the United States, in addition to a hearing held […]
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Trading technology leader PFSOFT, which has been offering industry grade exchange solutions since 2003, has announced the launch of the Protrader Bitcoin Exchange Solution: the world’s first end-to-end commercial exchange solution available for Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and derivative trading. The innovative offering provides all the needed components to launch and manage a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency […]
By kmurray Did you know that in the wake of a disaster, SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations? In the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters, SBA is the primary source of money from the federal government for long-term recovery assistance. Am I eligible? SBA’s Disaster Loan Program is not exclusively for small businesses. These low-interest, long-term loans are available for damage to private property owned by individuals, families, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofits not fully covered by insurance. While property owners usually have some insurance coverage, often it does not cover all losses or even the type of hazard that caused the damage. And that’s where a disaster loan comes into play. What can I use the loan for? There are actually a few different types of disaster loans available. SBA can provide up to $2 million in disaster assistance for businesses. This includes loans to cover physical damage and economic injury losses. . Some applicants will qualify for both an economic injury loan and a physical disaster loan. Meanwhile, the dollar limit for the combined loans is $2 million. Physical damage is […]
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Switzerland said on Monday it was investigating a range of banks, including domestic leaders UBS and Credit Suisse along with top global houses, over suspicions they manipulated currency markets. The probe covers JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays…
Switzerland probes top banks for currency manipulation is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
One of the most routinely cited use cases for bitcoin is in the international remittance market – the financial sector worth over $500bn a year that specializes in facilitating transactions across borders at a markup that reduces the total money…
Why Bitcoin Faces an Uphill Battle in the Remittance Market is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
By Dominic Sunnebo Smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to February 2014, shows a resurgent Motorola climbing from almost nothing to 6% of British sales in just six months. Its success has helped Android remain the top OS across Europe with 68.9% share. Apple holds second position with … …read more Read more here: Motorola is back in the game
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Senator Dianne Feinstein says the CIA has not yet apologized for spying.
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Cryptography Breakthrough Could Make Software Unhackable As a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996,Amit Sahai was fascinated by the strange notion of a “zero-knowledge” proof, a type of mathematical protocol for…
Cryptography Breakthrough Could Make Software Unhackable is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
From its inception to the recent Mt. Gox issue, Bitcoins are like a new revolution on the internet and remained a hot topic on entire internet. There are almost no folks on the internet that doesn’t know about what a Bitcoin is ? But If you are one…
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Glued to the charts in the past few days? We donÃ¢ÂÂt blame you. While watching the price of bitcoin move so rapidly can be interesting, seeing it drop rapidly in aÃÂ downward trend may have some investors at the edge of their seats. WeÃ¢ÂÂre observing…
Bitcoin Price Drops Below $450 is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net