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H2 Currencies to Watch: Advantages and Obstacles for the Euro

H2 Currencies to Watch: Advantages and Obstacles for the Euro

This is the third article in our blog series on what businesses need to know about key global currencies in the second half of 2018. In this article, we'll cover economic and political events that present both advantages and obstacles for the Euro, as well as what businesses can expect of the European currency in the 2nd half of 2018.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 31

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 31

The ‘mighty’ U.S dollar starts the week with a bearish price as White House’s tensions with North Korea and Russia have escalated over the weekend.

Dollar Direction to be dictated by Climate

Dollar Direction to be dictated by Climate

A decision by US President Trump on whether the U.S will remain in the Paris agreement has markets and investors on edge. Trump will announce his decision on the agreement today at 3:00 pm EST.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday March 2, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday March 2, 2017

Fed-funds futures contracts suggest traders now expect the Fed to lift interest rates this month. Currently, the market shows a +80% probability for an increase on March 15, more than double the probability accessed on Tuesday.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 30, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 30, 2017

It’s not campaign rhetoric any more – capital markets are facing heightened geopolitical and trade risks after U.S President Trump’s executed an executive order last Friday to halt the immigration process from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday December 5, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday December 5, 2016

Is there EMU turmoil on the horizon? The odds are beginning to stack up.

Italy’s pro-EU Renzi stood down as PM earlier this morning after his referendum for Italian constitutional change was resoundingly beaten by a record turnout Sunday. This has paved the way for another general election and the possibility of an anti-EU party win for the fourth largest economy in the eurozone.

Investors Buoyed by Debate, Attention Now on ECB

Investors Buoyed by Debate, Attention Now on ECB

A missed opportunity for Donald Trump at last night’s final Presidential debate may well be supporting US futures ahead of the open on Thursday, while European markets are currently treading water ahead of the ECB monetary policy decision and press conference.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday April 25th, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday April 25th, 2016

While the Fed is expected to maintain the status quo, Governor Kuroda could ease given the fallout from the recent earthquakes, already slow growth and non-existent inflation. 

5 Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday April 18, 2016

5 Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday April 18, 2016

Are investors back to trading risk? U.S markets started this week under modest pressure after oil producers failed to reach a deal on an output freeze in Doha over the weekend. Naturally, the energy complex started the week gapping lower, along with the commodity sensitive bloc of currencies. Nevertheless, bargain basement hunters did appear mid-session yesterday and eventually pushed the Dow Jones Industrial average to surpass the +18k psychological mark for the first time in nearly a year.