18.11. Asia-Pacific leaders failed to agree on a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea for the first time in their history as deep divisions between the United States and China over trade and investment stymied cooperation.
18.11. At the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures a new benchmark kilogram was adopted. A new standard has become a universal formula based on the principles of quantum physics.
18.11. This week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) once again put its weight behind the revolutionary idea of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Christine Lagarde, the IMF chief, led the calls to embrace change.