With Swedes preferring cards to cash - the central bank plans to take things a step further and launch a digital currency, the e-krona. Following a two-year pilot project, Sweden plans to introduce a digital currency, the e-krona, by 2021.
The EU is expected to commit to going carbon neutral. But what will net-zero emissions mean in practice? What are negative emissions, and why do we need them? DW unpicks the jargon.
Debit cards and credit transfers are increasing globally, largely due to growth in emerging markets, according to the 2017 World Payments Report. While check use continues to decline, cash remains in the mainstream.
The Swedish carmaker says it is ready to phase out the internal combustion engine and produce greener vehicles. The firm will manufacture only fully electric and hybrid models within two years.
"Do you accept cards?" If you’re asking in Germany, there’s a good chance that the answer is no. The country has a curiously low cashless rate. Can the European economic powerhouse’s aversion to plastic payment continue?
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