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23 July 2021

Central Europe : Which country doesn’t use the euro and why?

1 July 2021

July 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

1 June 2021

June 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

6 May 2021

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

3 May 2021

May 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

26 April 2021

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

12 April 2021

The challenges of ocean freight and how to face them

6 April 2021

April 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

2 April 2021

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

16 March 2021

Federal Open Market Committee meeting, March 2021

15 March 2021

How to keep track of payments and invoices

3 March 2021

March 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

16 February 2021

FX Calendar 2021

5 February 2021

What is a dynamic forward contract?

4 February 2021

February 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

15 January 2021

All you need to know about international payments

6 January 2021

January 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

5 January 2021

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

16 December 2020

Why Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) matters

16 December 2020

Brexit, the final curtain call

1 December 2020

December 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

1 December 2020

Intercompany accounting, how does it work?

6 November 2020

November 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

4 November 2020

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

2 November 2020

Security, a vital aspect of payment services

23 October 2020

Your complete guide to the US presidential election

23 October 2020

Detecting and protecting against bank transfer fraud

22 October 2020

5 ways to pay your international suppliers

16 October 2020

Foreign exchange market outlook for Q4 2020

16 October 2020

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

14 October 2020

Beyond the hype: growing your business with AI

13 October 2020

Currency devaluation, at what cost?

6 October 2020

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

5 October 2020

5 tips for a successful international expansion

2 October 2020

How to identify and reduce supply chain risks?

1 October 2020

October 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

30 September 2020

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

10 September 2020

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

1 September 2020

September 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

19 August 2020

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

19 August 2020

Can the lira still be saved?

18 August 2020

EUR/USD exhibits lateral movement and a decline in volumes

11 August 2020

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

11 August 2020

Consolidation in the currency market

11 August 2020

What’s behind the new gold rush?

4 August 2020

Onwards and upwards for the Eurodollar

4 August 2020

August 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

27 July 2020

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

21 July 2020

Crazy week for the euro

20 July 2020

Comeback Kid in forex country

15 July 2020

EUR/GBP: heading for 0.92 this summer

15 July 2020

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

8 July 2020

Severe blow for the pound sterling

6 July 2020

The euro comes up trumps against the pound sterling

6 July 2020

Volatility remains low with the summer in swing

1 July 2020

July 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

29 June 2020

Despite bearish indicators, the currency market remains defiant

25 June 2020

EUR/USD chart offers some insight

22 June 2020

Losing streak for the euro

19 June 2020

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

16 June 2020

Brexit: Johnson takes matters into his own hands

15 June 2020

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

12 June 2020

EUR/GBP: experiencing some turbulence

10 June 2020

Will the next election mean a loss for Trump?

10 June 2020

EUR/USD: unexpected turnaround

2 June 2020

The European Central Bank in the crosshairs

2 June 2020

June 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

26 May 2020

The five factors that can derail the euro

26 May 2020

A depression? I think not.

25 May 2020

EUR/USD remains vulnerable

19 May 2020

EUR/CHF: BNS sticks to its guns

18 May 2020

China: mega power with mini currency

14 May 2020

EUR/JPY 110 this summer?

14 May 2020

Uniqueness makes bitcoin unpredictable

13 May 2020

EURJPY: on track for the lows of 2016

7 May 2020

What alternatives to banks do small businesses have?

5 May 2020

Nearly universal rebound of the euro

5 May 2020

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

4 May 2020

May 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

2 May 2020

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

2 May 2020

Swedish krona immune to volatility?

28 April 2020

Under pressure, EUR/USD returns to March levels

28 April 2020

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

22 April 2020

Catastrophe in Russia

21 April 2020

A fragile calm returns to the currency market

16 April 2020

ABC analysis of EUR/GBP

16 April 2020

My name is Bond ... Eurobond!

7 April 2020

The euro’s woes are not yet over

2 April 2020

April 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

30 March 2020

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

13 March 2020

Consumers rejoice while stock market despairs

10 March 2020

Three questions to explain the recent turmoil in exchange rates

9 March 2020

Fed panics: dollar bears the brunt

6 March 2020

EUR/USD litmus test

2 March 2020

March 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

29 February 2020

Will the yen be the next coronavirus victim?

27 February 2020

Who will take it up against Trump?

24 February 2020

EUR/USD approaches fundamental support

17 February 2020

Will the Australian dollar rise from the ashes?

10 February 2020

How the corona virus is infecting the forex market