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    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

    5 February 2020

    When will India deliver on its promise?

    3 February 2020

    February 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook