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    2021. May 6

    Is GBP turbulence to be expected with a possible IndyRef2 on the horizon?

    2021. May 3

    May 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2021. April 26

    Renminbi internationalisation: China’s path to a world currency?

    2021. April 12

    The challenges of ocean freight and how to face them

    2021. April 6

    April 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2021. April 2

    Are we witnessing a protracted fall in the EUR/ILS?

    2021. March 16

    Federal Open Market Committee meeting, March 2021

    2021. March 15

    How to keep track of payments and invoices

    2021. March 3

    March 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2021. February 16

    FX Calendar 2021

    2021. February 5

    What is a dynamic forward contract?

    2021. February 4

    February 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2021. January 15

    All you need to know about international payments

    2021. January 6

    January 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2021. January 5

    What solutions are there to protect against foreign exchange market volatility?

    2020. December 16

    Why Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) matters

    2020. December 16

    Brexit, the final curtain call

    2020. December 1

    December 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. December 1

    Intercompany accounting, how does it work?

    2020. November 6

    November 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. November 4

    Nerve-wracking US election, as outcome hangs in the balance

    2020. November 2

    Security, a vital aspect of payment services

    2020. October 23

    Your complete guide to the US presidential election

    2020. October 23

    Detecting and protecting against bank transfer fraud

    2020. October 22

    5 ways to pay your international suppliers

    2020. October 16

    Foreign exchange market outlook for Q4 2020

    2020. October 16

    Which are the emerging currencies to watch out for in Asia?

    2020. October 14

    Beyond the hype: growing your business with AI

    2020. October 13

    Currency devaluation, at what cost?

    2020. October 6

    What are the G3 currencies and why are they so important?

    2020. October 5

    5 tips for a successful international expansion

    2020. October 2

    How to identify and reduce supply chain risks?

    2020. October 1

    October 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. September 30

    What is the difference between floating and fixed exchange rate regimes?

    2020. September 10

    Which international economic indicators should be monitored in the forex world?

    2020. September 1

    September 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. August 19

    Which economic indicators should you monitor? How should they be assessed?

    2020. August 19

    Can the lira still be saved?

    2020. August 18

    EUR/USD exhibits lateral movement and a decline in volumes

    2020. August 11

    The role and influence of central banks on the foreign exchange market

    2020. August 11

    Consolidation in the currency market

    2020. August 11

    What’s behind the new gold rush?

    2020. August 4

    Onwards and upwards for the Eurodollar

    2020. August 4

    August 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. July 27

    The sky’s the limit as the euro heads for 1.17 over the summer period

    2020. July 21

    Crazy week for the euro

    2020. July 20

    Comeback Kid in forex country

    2020. July 15

    EUR/GBP: heading for 0.92 this summer

    2020. July 15

    Who's got their finger on the pulse? The stock markets or the forex world?

    2020. July 8

    Severe blow for the pound sterling

    2020. July 6

    The euro comes up trumps against the pound sterling

    2020. July 6

    Volatility remains low with the summer in swing

    2020. July 1

    July 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. June 29

    Despite bearish indicators, the currency market remains defiant

    2020. June 25

    EUR/USD chart offers some insight

    2020. June 22

    Losing streak for the euro

    2020. June 19

    EUR/ILS: the pair’s bearish supercycle isn’t over yet

    2020. June 16

    Brexit: Johnson takes matters into his own hands

    2020. June 15

    EUR/GBP: risk of no-deal Brexit looms large again

    2020. June 12

    EUR/GBP: experiencing some turbulence

    2020. June 10

    Will the next election mean a loss for Trump?

    2020. June 10

    EUR/USD: unexpected turnaround

    2020. June 2

    The European Central Bank in the crosshairs

    2020. June 2

    June 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. May 26

    The five factors that can derail the euro

    2020. May 26

    A depression? I think not.

    2020. May 25

    EUR/USD remains vulnerable

    2020. May 19

    EUR/CHF: BNS sticks to its guns

    2020. May 18

    China: mega power with mini currency

    2020. May 14

    EUR/JPY 110 this summer?

    2020. May 14

    Uniqueness makes bitcoin unpredictable

    2020. May 13

    EURJPY: on track for the lows of 2016

    2020. May 7

    What alternatives to banks do small businesses have?

    2020. May 5

    Nearly universal rebound of the euro

    2020. May 5

    [Expert view] Purchasing departments need to retake control of their currency transactions

    2020. May 4

    May 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. May 2

    Dollarydoo steals the show — or Australian dollar no longer Down Under

    2020. May 2

    Swedish krona immune to volatility?

    2020. April 28

    Under pressure, EUR/USD returns to March levels

    2020. April 28

    Sweden charts its own COVID-19 course: the krona is clambering back up

    2020. April 22

    Catastrophe in Russia

    2020. April 21

    A fragile calm returns to the currency market

    2020. April 16

    ABC analysis of EUR/GBP

    2020. April 16

    My name is Bond ... Eurobond!

    2020. April 7

    The euro’s woes are not yet over

    2020. April 2

    April 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. March 30

    Three questions to understand what’s happening on the forex market

    2020. March 13

    Consumers rejoice while stock market despairs

    2020. March 10

    Three questions to explain the recent turmoil in exchange rates

    2020. March 9

    Fed panics: dollar bears the brunt

    2020. March 6

    EUR/USD litmus test

    2020. March 2

    March 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. February 29

    Will the yen be the next coronavirus victim?

    2020. February 27

    Who will take it up against Trump?

    2020. February 24

    EUR/USD approaches fundamental support

    2020. February 17

    Will the Australian dollar rise from the ashes?

    2020. February 10

    How the corona virus is infecting the forex market

    2020. February 5

    When will India deliver on its promise?

    2020. February 3

    February 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

    2020. January 31

    Brexit: a marathon theoretically due to end on 31 December 2020