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Emerging currencies could suffer from the fall-out of approaching big leadership and policy changes at the US Federal Reserve. As the new year approaches, current chairman Ben Bernanke is keeping the seat warm for his successor Janet Yellen. Hawk-eyed analysts are dissecting her speeches and statements for an early indication of...
"One country, two currencies" has long been one of Cuba's particular idiosyncrasies. Yet times are changing, with the Cuban Government announcing on Tuesday that it plans to end the dual-currency system in the country. The Cuban convertible peso (CUC) and the Cuban peso (CUP) are both legal tender in Cuba; though...
Due to a number of factors in recent months, the American dollar has been entering a slump. It was reported that on Wednesday the US currency reached an eight-month low. The dollar also hit a two year low against the euro and it is now valued at $1.379 versus its...
The Federal Reserve Bank announced that they will continue to pump money into the United States economy until March of next year. This news came after the government shutdown that took place due to a difference in Republican and Democratic views on healthcare funding. The 800,000 government employees that were furloughed...
Now the rupee has broken the landmark barrier of 60 to the dollar, experts are left wondering whether it will fall to 65 to 70 or more. Many are now questioning how long it will continue to fall, and what the effects will be on India’s economy. Opportunity in calamity Whilst there...
Facebook launched its virtual currency Credits in June 2011 to simplify payments, earn a 30% cut on purchases, and create a level playing field for game developers. Yet in reality, they caused headaches for app creators and hesitation from the buying public. And so, after years of championing by Facebook, the...
The Indian rupee has reached a record low this past week at 68.825 rupees to the US dollar. This is a difficult situation for India, particularly because of the increasing inflation that is sweeping the nation. The government have been taking measures to control the situation to the best of...
India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, known for his overly-opulent tastes in homes, has reportedly lost one quarter of his overall net worth due to the decline of the rupee. He has lost a total of $5.6 billion since the beginning of May 2013 according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Prior to...
This past week has be rough for the Brazilian real, it has sunk to the lowest it has been in almost 5 years and was valued at 2.45 real to the US dollar. This slow dive has been rearing its head since reports of investors leaving Brazil towards greener and...
Questions are being asked about the slide of the Indian rupee against the world’s major currencies. Not long ago, the rupee was up around the 80 mark against the US dollar, but months of steady collapse have left the Indian currency hanging loose in the wind. Now, currency experts and analysts...
Just when investors thought the Euro crisis was over comes research showing that financially-savvy Brits say they are concerned about the collapse of the currency and what it means for them. The study by wealth advisors Towry revealed that 13% of Brits have Euro collapse fears, particularly now France is...
As currencies fluctuate in value almost hourly, expats would be forgiven for worrying about the impact the volatile markets are having on their cash – especially if they are in retirement and living on limited savings. Now, one expert says that with some planning, expats can safeguard themselves from currency...
They said it wouldn’t happen, but now economic analysts say there is a currency war in progress. The issue is that Japan has begun to devalue the yen in a bid to make exports cheaper, which in turn will help boost its flagging economy and boost its GDP. Though like most...