How Populism Impacts Exchange Rates: What Your Company Needs to Know

How Populism Impacts Exchange Rates: What Your Company Needs to Know

The increasing global shift to populist-led governments has generated upheaval for currency markets. 

Populist governments are now in place in the United States, Turkey, Brazil, Italy, Hungary and Poland. Mexico recently ushered in a new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who ran on a leftist, anti-establishment platform.

The Top Three “Must Reads" for CFOs in 2018

The Top Three “Must Reads" for CFOs in 2018

2018 has been a barnburner for business management books, as a red-hot economy and new rules on taxes, trade and tariffs take center stage. With companies looking for new ideas and new talent in the C-level suites, which tomes should executives put on their “must read" holiday list?

These three books certainly qualify.

Year End Review: The Top 5 Volatile Currencies for 2018

Year End Review: The Top 5 Volatile Currencies for 2018

Currency volatility around the globe is stabilizing in late 2018, and that's good news for corporate financial officers who've been beset by excessive risk in the currency market during the first nine months of the year.

Geopolitical events and economic strife had steered currency risk upward in the first half of 2018, so a downward trend is welcome news for currency market participants.

How Inflation Drives Your Company's Purchasing Power in FX Markets

How Inflation Drives Your Company's Purchasing Power in FX Markets

Inflation is one of the key drivers of exchange rate movements. Keeping it within an ideal range is one of the great, constant challenges for central banks.

Inflation in a country and the associated tools that its central bank employs can have an indirect impact on purchasing power in other currencies.

Duly Noted: Fun Facts About Bank Notes and Currencies All Over the World

Duly Noted: Fun Facts About Bank Notes and Currencies All Over the World

You may think of the history of bank notes as a dry one – and that's not a surprise given the sober, serious nature of global currencies and international commerce.

Yet if you thought that bank notes lacked a colorful narrative, you'd be off base by a wide margin.