Inflation anxiety triggered a sell-off in global stock markets with the Fed expected to ramp up their interest rate hike path yet the dollar did not benefit as higher rates have already been priced in by the market.
In this second installment of our miniseries on “Demystifying Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain-based Applications and Opportunities in the B2B Payments Space,” we will address how a decades old "messaging service" — SWIFT — is likely to be displaced for good by blockchain applications.
The U.S. dollar had its strongest week against major currency pairs in twelve months. Even as the United States is suffering a bout of political uncertainty, the dollar became a safe haven as stocks and bonds saw massive moves this week.
The first installation in this blog miniseries in partnership with Ripple, the Solutions for Business team at OANDA will demystify the world of cryptocurrencies and present corporate audiences with the benefits and opportunities of B2B blockchain-based payment applications.
The release of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls proved to be the much needed shot in the arm after the greenback was under pressure for most of 2018. Job gains surpassed expectations but more importantly the hourly wages came in higher, giving the Fed a potential green light to hike 3 or 4 times in 2018.
On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee gathers for Chair Janet Yellen’s final meeting on interest rates before her term ends. It's also jobs week in the U.S. and employers are expected to have added more jobs in January than previous months.
FX volatility can negatively impact corporate earnings, leave the bottom line of a business in bad shape, and ultimately diminish shareholder value. How can corporates mitigate the problems caused volatility and turn it into opportunity?
It’s been an interesting week as events made headlines and shook up financial markets. Donald Trump’s speech at Davos was eventful, and as expected, Trump pushed his America first agenda while making the argument for fair and reciprocal trade.
It was another mixed picture overnight, as capital markets digested the weakening dollar and a protectionist push from the U.S. Meanwhile, the market looks for clues on policy-makers’ appetite for rolling back stimulus and thoughts on strengthening EUR currency.
Cash flows that are the lifeblood of all businesses. Commercial organizations of all sizes are under pressure to improve efficiency and effectiveness. We cover 5 payments trends to help B2B companiessuccessfully manage cash flows.
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