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For CFOs, These Are the Big Takeaways on New U.S., Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement

For CFOs, These Are the Big Takeaways on New U.S., Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement

With NAFTA on the way out after months of intense negotiations, the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement is coming to fruition soon in advance of a country-by-country vote in a few weeks.

In this article, we focus on the key takeaways for CFOs to get up to speed on the economic impacts for consumers and businesses, the major financial points, and geopolitical implications of the new USMCA agreement.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, April 27

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, April 27

The U.S dollar has pared gains overnight as investors digest details of the Trump administration’s tax-reform plan and deal with the Presidents U-turn on NAFTA.

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

We recap how widening spreads with the dollar have affected businesses across the globe. Here are the most volatile currency pairs we examined.

The Week Ahead: US Wages Dampen Strong NFP Impact

The Week Ahead: US Wages Dampen Strong NFP Impact

The U.S. dollar had another difficult week as it depreciated against most major pairs. Trade has been a hot topic of late, which gives higher priority to global trade data to be released this week. 

The Week Ahead: Dollar Stumbles After Soft GDP and Trump Negotiation Skills

The Week Ahead: Dollar Stumbles After Soft GDP and Trump Negotiation Skills

The dollar is weaker after the Trump administration remained more focused on anti-trade policies than the fiscal stimulus and infrastructure spending that lifted inflation expectations in the U.S. The first 100 days of Trump’ administration will be crucial.

Payments Perspectives: Volatility Weighing on Mexico’s Peso

Payments Perspectives: Volatility Weighing on Mexico’s Peso

In the weeks after the U.S. election, Mexico’s peso took a hit over uncertainty about the country’s relationship with key trade partners--especially its northern neighbor. This could be a good time for financial professionals at multinationals exposed to the peso to assess exchange rate risk as it relates to payments and transfer activity. We examine the currency’s recent volatility and offers suggestions to better manage payments in the face of these uncertainties.