Central Bank Monkey Business: Should Central Banks Determine Exchange Rates?

Central Bank Monkey Business: Should Central Banks Determine Exchange Rates?

Foreign exchange rates are usually determined by real exchanges on the FX market. In recent years, central banks have been playing a much larger role when determining their own foreign exchange rates - But should central banks be determining exchange rates?

The SNB Crisis 3 Years Later: Lessons for your Business

The SNB Crisis 3 Years Later: Lessons for your Business

The Swiss National Bank sent shockwaves across global financial markets on January 15, 2015, when it abandoned its exchange rate floor that had up to the point pegged the Swiss franc to the euro. What businesses can do to avoid fallouts like this in the future?

Trump Effect: U.S. & North Korea Summit Should Provide Big Impact on Currency Markets - Especially in Asia

Trump Effect: U.S. & North Korea Summit Should Provide Big Impact on Currency Markets - Especially in Asia

President Trump wants to go down in history for de-arming North Korea’s nuclear weapons and brokering a peace agreement between the North and South. Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un has more short-term targets – sanctions relief and economic solvency. We analyze the potential business impact of the much-anticipated summit meeting.

Exchange Rates Don’t have to Hurt the Bottom Line

Exchange Rates Don’t have to Hurt the Bottom Line

For businesses with cross-border payments, ignoring the currency markets can be incredibly costly. Many business owners and executives are unaware if their company has any foreign currency risk at all. From hidden costs to currency management, we cover how to protect your bottom line when completing transactions across borders.

What CFOs Need to Know to Master Foreign Exchange

What CFOs Need to Know to Master Foreign Exchange

No global company can escape currency volatility risk and every company needs an effective currency risk strategy. We look at five of the best foreign exchange management practices for CFOs.

Have Exports, Will Travel: Applying Accounting and Tax FX Best Practices

Have Exports, Will Travel: Applying Accounting and Tax FX Best Practices

For US companies, the siren call of overseas profits is strong, and it has led to corporate decision-makers expanding their business operations. How can US companies doing business across borders define Accounting and Tax best practices?

5 Rules for Finding the Perfect Local Partner when doing Business Abroad

5 Rules for Finding the Perfect Local Partner when doing Business Abroad

In this third installation of our new series on the impact of foreign exchange on small to mid-sized companies, we look at five key things to look for when choosing a local partner when doing business in overseas markets.

FX Risk Management Best Practices: The 5-step Guide for SMBs

FX Risk Management Best Practices: The 5-step Guide for SMBs

In this second article of our new series on “The impact of foreign exchange on small to mid-sized companies" we look at five of the best practices that SMBs can follow to lower foreign exchange risk and focus on growth.

Have Cash, Will Travel: For Smaller Companies, FX Markets Offer Risk and Opportunity

Have Cash, Will Travel: For Smaller Companies, FX Markets Offer Risk and Opportunity

In the first installation of our new series on “The impact of foreign exchange on small to mid-sized companies" we look at how these sized businesses can effectively manage FX volatility.

Central Bank Activism: A Grain of Salt with Fed and BoC Announcements

Central Bank Activism: A Grain of Salt with Fed and BoC Announcements

In a world rife with geopolitical unpredictability – businesses hang their decisions off any monetary policy snippets emanating from Central Banks. Here's why corporates shouldn't react to the Fed and Bank of Canada’s every word. 

Instant Access to Liquidity for Payment Providers on the Blockchain

Instant Access to Liquidity for Payment Providers on the Blockchain

In this final installment in our miniseries on “Demystifying Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain-based Applications and Opportunities in the B2B Payments Space" in partnership with Ripple, we explore new and more efficient ways for banks and other financial services companies to source liquidity, thanks to blockchain.

Expedited cross-border payments for Corporates on the Blockchain

Expedited cross-border payments for Corporates on the Blockchain

In this third article of our miniseries titled "Demystifying Cryptocurrencies: Blockchain-based Applications and Opportunities in the B2B Payments Space", in partnership with Ripple, we look at the benefits of using blockchain to power international payments.

Looking at a Future Without SWIFT: Financial Institutions and Blockchain

Looking at a Future Without SWIFT: Financial Institutions and Blockchain

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.

Demystifying Cryptocurrency: Blockchain-based Applications and Opportunities in the B2B Payments Space

Demystifying Cryptocurrency: Blockchain-based Applications and Opportunities in the B2B Payments Space

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.