The Nobel prize-winning economist Robert Shiller has said bitcoin will not be a “permanent feature” of the financial world, as politicians indicated that a clampdown on cryptocurrencies was coming.
Just 10 days into 2018 and Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and a thorn in the side of Donald Trump, has seen his personal wealth soar by $6bn (£4.4bn).
The race is on to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, with all eyes fixed on tech giants such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet, the parent company of Google.
From the head of Europe’s biggest short-haul airline to an heir to the Murdoch empire, here are nine well-known business figures expected to hit the headlines next year, for good or ill.
Bitcoin has been likened to Dante’s Inferno by the chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Bitcoin is drawing comparisons with past economic bubbles, owing to its meteoric rise this year.
Like many people on Wall Street and beyond, Sara Furber devoured Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys, the best-selling book that argued high-speed traders had rigged the world’s biggest stock markets.
The biggest factor influencing businesses today is technology, a bank executive said from the Singapore Summit on Friday.
'In our bank we have people doing work like robots. Tomorrow we will have robots behaving like people'.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham worked with Dean Smith at Aston Villa last season.
Danny Ings scored for Southampton against Norwich City on Wednesday.
Tottenham Hotspur lost for the first time under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho so far.
Nketiah has struggled for regular minutes on loan to Leeds United from Arsenal.
Sadio Mane is arguably Liverpool's most important player, at this moment in time.
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has been used at right-back and centre-back by his club this season.
The Liverpool midfielder has struggled in a major way since moving to Anfield.
Chelsea's development side were beaten 3-2 in the Football League Trophy last night.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers and Celtic do battle at Hampden Park this weekend.
Dominic Solanke is yet to score for Eddie Howe's Cherries since his £19m move from Premier League leaders Liverpool 11 months ago.
Technology is going to fundamentally transform the banking industry over the coming years, a former Barclays CEO told CNBC on Monday.
More than six million workers are worried their jobs could be replaced by machines over the next decade, according to a report urging trade unions and the government to provide more support for those at risk.
The Bank of England has warned that bitcoin faces a regulatory crackdown, warning that “inherently risky” cryptocurrencies are failing to fulfil their most basic function as money.