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Coronavirus panic drives US dollar strength

Currency rates were extremely volatile last week as the coronavirus situation worsened day by day with various countries implementing ever-tougher measures to stop the spread of the disease.

Coronavirus spread fears linger – USD strong – AUD at 11 year lows

This week the US Dollar was touching three-year highs when valued against a basket of major currencies. The greenback's traditional role as one of the safe-haven currencies is helped by a domestic economy that is largely immune to the threats of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus unnerves currency markets

The strong start to the year for "risk-on" currencies is already a distant memory.

New Year Optimism Retreats on US/Iran Tension

The threat of a proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq has pared back some of the recent gains of "risk-on" currencies.

Disruptors Challenging Australian Banks in Forex Price and Service: ACCC Report

Key Takeaways from the ACCC inquiry into currency conversion services. BestExchangeRates referenced among comparison sites playing an important role in customer awareness of the excessive currency margins charged by banks.

AUD/GBP Between a Rock and a Hard Place – USD Strength


Both the Australian dollar and British pound sterling have had a hard time of late caught between the rock of the China/US trade war and the Brexit hard place.

Australia Cuts Interest Rates to Record Low

RBA Australian dollar AUD currency news and forecasts

The RBA has cut Australian interest rates to a record low of 1 percent in an effort to boost inflation. The Australian dollar is slightly stronger following the widely expected decision but is expected to lose 5–7 percent of its value before year-end.

GBP’s Bright Start to the Year Is a Distant Memory

The British pound was the worst-performing major currency in the April-June period and remains “impossible to forecast” amid a Tory leadership battle that might force "no deal” or a general election.

Australians Swerve Thai Holidays with Exchange Rates in the Gutter

With AUD-THB at a 10-year low, Australians travelling this year to Thailand's wildly popular resorts are facing holiday costs 50 percent higher than those paid in 2012. With exchange rates as they are, those in Oz are choosing better-value destinations.

Canadian Dollar in the Spotlight After Surging to 16-Week High

Lifted by oil, economic data and the Fed, the Canadian dollar has soared against the US dollar to a 16-week high and has reached even more impressive milestones against the pound, euro and Australian dollar.

Banks Charge Small Customers 25 Times More for FX, Research Shows

New research from the European Central Bank shows that banks charge smaller customers up to 25 times more for FX forward transactions and that those who fail to compare providers pay 14 times more for FX than those that do.

Booming Commodities Can’t Save Australian Dollar

The Australian dollar is at or near multi-month lows against a number of major currencies in spite of a rampant iron ore market — once a great influence on AUD.

Revolut Card in Australia – Review

We review Revolut, a digital bank that allows users to receive, send and spend money at the interbank exchange rate.

Sterling Nears 5-Month Low Versus Euro

The UK economy is shrinking, as is the pound, which is buying less than 1.12 euros for the first time since mid-January. Investors are becoming increasingly unsettled over Brexit, particularly with Boris Johnson a hot favourite to become the UK's next prime minister.

US Dollar at 10-Week Low After Payrolls Disappoint; Fed Rate Cuts Now a Certainty

Investors dumped the US dollar on Friday after US jobs data came in well short of estimates and cemented expectations for lower US interest rates. In the coming months, the greenback might maintain its value based on safe haven inflows and looser monetary policies in other parts of the world.

SendFX Review

SendFX is a fascinating new entrant in the payments industry. It provides discounted cross-border money transfers, multi-currency wallets and other FX solutions to individuals and SMEs, complete with a customer rewards program.

Australia Cuts Interest Rates for the First Time in 3 Years

The Australian dollar remains stable in the high US$0.69s following the RBA’s decision on Tuesday to cut Australian interest rates to a record low of 1.25 percent.

Pound Could Be 10 Percent Higher at Year-End as No-Deal Brexit Risks Overblown

A “no deal” Brexit remains highly unlikely according to experts at Goldman Sachs and ING, and as such the pound is grossly undervalued and could rise strongly from current levels.

SGD, MYR at 6-Month Lows After Singapore, Malaysia Added to U.S. Currency Watchlist

The currencies of Malaysia and Singapore were trading at 6-month lows against the dollar on Wednesday following news that the US had added the Southeast Asian nations to its watchlist of suspected currency manipulators.

Westpac Cuts Australian Dollar Forecasts, Expects Interest Rates to Halve This Year

The struggling Australian dollar will lose a further 5 percent of its value against the US dollar and pound before the year is out, and 3 percent against the euro and New Zealand dollar, Westpac predicted on Friday.

GBP to AUD Forecast

The success or failure of post Brexit negotations will dominate GBP trends and forecasts in 2020.

AUD to EUR Forecast

Should post-Brexit clarity emerge in 2020, euro strength should follow and this would compound Aussie weakness, resulting in lower AUD/EUR rates.

AUD to GBP Forecast

The success or failure of post Brexit negotations will dominate AUD/GBP trends and forecasts in 2020.

AUD to USD Forecast

Forecasts for the AUD/USD in 2020 are influenced by three factors; the coronavirus impact on economies, changes in the delta between interest rates in Australia and the US and also the trade war between China and the US.

Sterling in Trouble: Eighth Day of Losses Takes GBP to 3-Month Low

The British pound fell on Wednesday towards a 3-month low against the euro and US dollar as attention turned back to Brexit and after lower-than-expected wage growth lessened prospects for a Bank of England rate hike.

Australian Dollar at 4-Month Low After China Announces Tariff Retaliation

Canadian Dollar Shockingly Undervalued, Analysts Say

Australian Dollar Leaps as RBA Stands Firm on Interest Rates

OFX Global Currency Account – BER Review

AUD/INR: A Perfect Storm for a Higher Exchange Rate

British Pound in Great Form with Brexit Troubles Fading

AUD to INR Forecast

AUD to JPY Forecast

India Pursues Complete Ban on Digital Currencies

Dollar Turbocharged by Economic Data; At Long-Term High Versus Euro, Franc and Krona

Aussie dollar in the trenches after low inflation result

Swiss Franc Slumps to 6-Month Low Versus Euro

8 Percent Drop Coming Soon for Australian Dollar; RBA “Wants a Weaker Currency”

SGD/MYR at 17-Month High; Ringgit Slumps on FTSE Index Deselection

Commodities Boom Will Take Australian Dollar to US$0.74

Brexit This Year Now a Toss-Up, Bookmakers Say; What Next for Pound?

Euro to Sink to US$1.08, Says ANZ

AUD/NZD at 10-Week High and “Likely to Run Higher From Here”

Bitcoin More Popular Than Visa, MasterCard for Large Payments; Recent Price Surge Only the Beginning (DataLight)

Get Ready for Sterling’s “Big Finish”; Australian Dollar at 2-Week Low

Banks Bet Against Aussie, Kiwi Dollar

Shocking Loss for New Zealand Dollar After RBNZ Says a Rate Cut Most Likely

Benign Brexit Outcome Most Likely; Pound to Strengthen, Says Bank of America

Australian Dollar: Last Week’s Price Action Suggests Further Declines

US Dollar Plunges After Fed Signals No Rate Hikes This Year

TransferWise Borderless Account – BER Review

CBOE Ditches Bitcoin Futures Amid Reduced Interest

Canadian Dollar to Lose a Further 5 Percent, Will Soon Buy Only US$0.71 (TD Securities)

Australian Dollar Still Struggling; AUD/GBP at Lowest Since 2016

Pound Falls From 21-Month High After Doubts Cast on May’s “Legally Binding” Assurances

Australian Dollar, Euro Get Lift from “Too Bad to Be True” US Data

Canadian Dollar Still Friendless After GDP; Fair Value Much Lower

JP Morgan: Aussie Dollar to Face Hard Times If No Let-Up in Housing Decline

Australian dollar AUD forecasts for 2020

Sterling Leaps to 21-Month High on Prospects of Brexit Delay, Second Referendum

Australian, New Zealand Dollars Rise Most on Hopes for US-China Trade Deal

Pound at 2-Week High Ahead of May-Juncker Brexit Meeting

Euro to Strike 20-Month Low This Week; $1.12 Beckons

New Zealand Dollar Jumps After RBNZ Says It Won’t Lower Interest Rates

Dollar Optimism Drives Markets

Cryptocurrencies Soar: Litecoin Gains 30 Percent

Tough Week for Australian Dollar as RBA Disappoints on Growth, Interest Rates

Pound Rejects Lower Prices After Bank of England Slashes Growth Forecast

Australian Dollar in the Headlines This Week; Latest RBA Forecasts Due

Pound Reverses from 3-Month High After MPs Reject a Delayed Brexit

AUD Steady Ahead of Inflation, FOMC and Trade Talks

Investors Ditch US Dollar Ahead of Fed Meeting; GBP/USD at 15-Week High

Researchers Make Sweeping Cuts to Australian Dollar Forecasts

Australian Dollar to Get “Crucified,” Analyst Says

Pound Fights Back on Hopes for Soft Brexit; Thai Baht at Long-Term Highs

Sterling at 7-Week High Ahead of Important Brexit Vote

Euro Fails in Breakout Attempt, Has Mixed Outlook in 2019

Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar to Outperform; Yuan at 5-Month High

Outlook for Singapore Dollar Is Bright; Swiss Franc Strong In Spite of Ultra-Loose SNB

USD Nears Peak; Oil Rebound to Send CAD Higher, INR to Record Low

Aussie Recovers Following “Flash Crash” but Downtrend Intact

The Yen Is Flying; AUD/JPY, CAD/JPY at Lowest Since 2016

Pound to Rebound Higher in 2019, Says SEB; No-Deal Brexit Unlikely

Undervalued Australian Dollar Higher in 2019 (CIBC); Franc, Yen at Multi-Month Highs on Haven Demand

Where Goes Bitcoin in 2019?

Stock Market Rout Sends Australian Dollar Tumbling

US Dollar Posts Worst Day in 7 Weeks After Fed Cuts Interest Rate Forecasts

Australian Dollar Lacks Inspiration Following RBA Minutes, Looks Cheap Versus CAD, JPY

AUD/USD Forecast at $0.75 in 3 Months’ Time; Potential for Extreme AUD/GBP Moves on Wednesday

Sydney CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

Canadian Dollar the Star After Canada Adds 94k Jobs; Expect Bitcoin at $1,500

Travelex & TravelMoneyOz – Who has best rates?

Travel Money Oz – BER Review

More Good News for Aussie, Kiwi; Not So Great for Bitcoin

USD Slumps as Fed Signals Less Rate Hikes Ahead; AUD, NZD to Benefit Most

Australian Dollar Worth 5 Percent More by Mid-2019 (CIBC)

BER Australian Scholarship 2018 Winner Announced

Australian Dollar and Euro Heading Higher, Experts Say

Australian Dollar Threatens $0.73; Pound Plunges as Brexit Secretary Resigns

Melbourne CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

AUD, NZD Lead the Pack; No Imminent Recovery for CAD (SocGen)

Hard to Bet Against USD Despite Midterms and Rough Start to November

Australian Dollar Outlook: Huge Gains Put an End to Technical Downtrend

GBP, AUD, NZD Jump as UK-EU Reach Deal on Financial Services

Dollar Strikes 16-Month High; Euro FX Down in the Dumps; Mexican Peso Falls Sharply

Experts Turn Bullish on Australian Dollar

AUD Downtrend to End with Close Above $0.72; Prepare for November USD Buying

Australian Dollar Steady Despite Risk Aversion, Sterling to Get Wild and Bitcoin Makes Its Move

Higher Interest Rates Boost USD but Spell Trouble for Asia FX

Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar Plumb New Depths; AUD/CAD at 8-Year Low

Australian Dollar Set for Double-Digit Rally; Will Be Worth 82 US Cents Next Year! (UBS)

Yen Falls to 9-Month Low and Era of Cheap Money Ends in Hong Kong

End of “Accommodative” Monetary Policy Sparks US Dollar Volatility

Australian Dollar Has Best Week in 9 Months; Sterling Has a Shocker

Australian Dollar to Bounce Back Next Year; Investors Sense Buying Opportunity

Relief in Emerging Market FX After Turkey Raises Interest Rates

AUD, CAD and NZD Continue to Fall

Australian Dollar at Lowest Since 2016

Australian Dollar Hammered on Imminent PM Change

Thai Baht at 5-Month High After Dollar Stumbles on Trump Remarks

Australian Dollar Benefits from Sales and Export Data; RBA to Dominate Next Week

US Dollar on the March; Markets Yet to Price in Full Extent of Fed Hikes, Says SEB

Gold Coast – Best Currency Exchange Rates

Best Currency Exchange Rates in Adelaide CBD

NZD Outlook: Inflation Data to Set the Tone for the Coming Months

Yuan and Australian Dollar Hit by Latest Round of US Tariffs

USD/CAD to Trade at 1.35 on Interest Rate Surprise

HiFX Money Transfer Review

Travelex Exchange Rates Australia – BER Review

Double-Digit Fall for the Australian Dollar a Possibility, Says Money Manager

Australia Post Exchange Rates Compared

TransferWise Money Transfers – Review

CurrencyFair Foreign Transfers – BER Review

New Zealand Dollar Heading to US$0.64

St George Bank Exchange Rates – BER Review

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Westpac Exchange Rates – BER Review

ANZ Bank Exchange Rates Compared

Trump Slaps Tariffs on Allies but Calm Prevails Ahead of US Jobs Data

Australian Dollar Now Worth Less Than Singapore Dollar

Commodities to Battle Air Strikes and Trade War for Influence on Australian Dollar

Thai Baht Spurred On by Tourism; Rallies to 4-Year High Versus Dollar

Australian Dollar Finds Its Feet After 5-Week Slump but Will End the Year No Higher, Says Poll

Canadian Dollar at 2-Year Low Versus Euro as Washington Imposes Steel, Aluminium Tariffs

BER-News: Bitcoin below $US10K mark (again)

BER-News: Cryptos hung onto recent gains.

Inflation Leads US Rate Expectations Higher but Dollar Traders Don’t Care

FX Calm Amid Broader Market Carnage; Dollar, Yen and Bitcoin Benefit

WorldFirst Foreign Transfers – BER Review

Bitcoin at $8,000 as Regulators and Facebook Strangle Optimism

Best Currency Exchange Rates in Brisbane CBD

Perth CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

InstaReM – BER Review

Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar at 10-Week Highs on Commodities Strength; Rand and Ringgit Impress

Westpac, ING Forecasts: Australian Dollar Set for 10 percent Decline and Sterling to Climb on Trade Deal, Hawkish BoE

Scholarships to Study in Australia

Prepaid Travel Cards – Comparing Features and Fees

XE Money Transfer – BER Review

Markets Upbeat Ahead of FOMC and Trump Decision; Korean Won Best in Asia-Pac

Asia-Pac Currencies Make Waves Against Euro After ECB Extends Asset Purchases

Philippine Peso at Eleven-Year Low and Australian Dollar Falls on CPI Miss

New Zealand Dollar Continues to Fall; Now Worth Less Than USD 0.7

Yen Unmoved by Exports and NZD Slumps Ahead of Decision on New Zealand’s Future Government

A Higher Australian Dollar Poses No Problems for Exporters, Says Treasurer

The Week Ahead for Asia FX

Money Saving Checklist for Studying Overseas

Asia-Pac Gains as Risk Appetite Returns

US Jobs Report Best Ignored as Hurricanes Wreak Havoc on Economic Data; Dollar Flip-Flops

Australian Dollar Has Tough Day; Will Go Easy Ahead of US Payrolls Data

US Dollar to Return to Long-Term Decline, Says Saxo Bank

RBA Preview: Australian Dollar, Labour Market and House Prices in Focus

Asia-Pac Takes a Hit as Fed Sticks to Guns on Rate Hike, Balance Sheet Normalization

ABM Amro Has “Strong Conviction” on Future Dollar Weakness; Predicts 12 percent Rise in AUD and NZD

Sterling Soars, Yen the Casualty at the End of Eventful Week

New Zealand Dollar Remains Heavy as Election Looms

Asian Currencies Plunge Against CAD After Bank of Canada’s Surprise Rate Hike

Outlook Looks Good for Australian Dollar Despite RBA’s Unchanged Message

Data Fails to Lift AsiaPac Currencies

AUD/NZD Breaches 1.1, Bank of Korea to Meet and US Dollar Shows Its Metal in Recovery

Government Forecasts Add to New Zealand Dollar Woes, Currency at 14-Month Low Versus EUR

Barclays: China’s Housing Slowdown to Drag Australian Dollar Lower

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CAD, AUD, NOK, BRL End the Week Strong After Oil Jumps on Further Bullish News

Australia Adds 28k Jobs, AUD/NZD and AUD/GBP Rally to Multi-Month Highs

Yen Falls as Risk Appetite Returns

Yen at 8-Week High as Investors Flee to Safe Havens and Singapore’s Economy Outperforms

Drama in Asia as the Yuan Spikes to 10-Month High Amid Speculation of a Wider Trading Band

Dollar Has Best Day Since January After Solid Jobs Report

RBA Stay Put and Moody’s Are Unhappy with South Africa’s Monetary Policy, Rand Falls to Long-Term Lows

There’s a “Perfect Storm” for Swiss Franc Depreciation, Currency at 18-Month Low Versus Euro

“Most important Data Release in Australia” Turns Aussie Dollar Cold, Now a Great Time to Convert AUD

Sterling Predicted to Fall 15 percent Before Year-End and RBA Deputy Cools Australian Dollar

Yen Falls After BoJ Admit Defeat on Inflation and Can’t Stop Australian Dollar as Currency Approaches 0.80 vs. USD

2017 Dollar Dream Is Crumbling, Currency Falls Sharply Following More Disappointing Inflation Data

Hong Kong Dollar Fall Continues, Now at 18-Month Low

Will the RBA Follow Hawkish Lead Set by Other Central Banks?

Yen Falls Intra-Day After Japan’s Ruling Party is Crushed in Tokyo Election

Philippine Peso at 10-Year Low After USD/PHP Finally Breaks Resistance at 50.50

Ringgit Completes Turnaround, Is Asia’s Best Performing Currency in Second Quarter

Australian Dollar at 3-Month High, Receives Second Boost in as Many Days as Iron Ore Leaps Back Above $60

Yen Falls to 1-Month Low Ahead of Yellen Speech

Australian Dollar Outlook: Citi Prediction for Lower Iron Ore Prices Suggests Long-Term Decline in Currency’s Value

Hong Kong Authorities Post Warning on “Dangerous Situation” in Housing Market and RBNZ Keep Cool on Interest Rates

Yen Threatens Major Level Against THB, Falls to Multi-Month Lows vs. NZD and AUD Following Surprise Japanese Trade Deficit

Australian Dollar Falls but Recovers Following Moody’s Downgrade of Australia’s Top Banks

Malaysian Ringgit Trapped in Range Versus Pound, Reverses from Five-Month High

New Zealand Dollar Finally Turns Following FOMC and Weaker Than Expected GDP

Australian Dollar Unmoved by Fall in Consumer Sentiment

South Africa’s Rating Downgraded Again but Currency Remains Stable

New Zealand Dollar Strength Continues, Reaches 7-Month High vs. Canadian Dollar

Sterling Tumbles as a Hung UK Parliament Most Likely with Half of Votes Counted

Australian Dollar at 1-Month Highs Following Better Than Expected GDP

RBA on Hold and It’s Decision Time for the Philippine Peso as Currency Rallies to 7-Week High

Gulf Crisis Begins and RBA in Focus

US Dollar Index Falls to 7-Month Low on Poor Jobs Data

AUD Falls Again, Near 1-Year Lows Versus EUR as China Data Beats Australian in the Battle of Greatest Influencer

Pound Falls as Shocking Poll Data Suggests UK Should Brace for a Hung Parliament

New Zealand Dollar Is Best Performer in May but Big Bank Predicts Lower Value Ahead

Sterling Falls to 1-Month Low as Polls Show Tory Lead Shrinking

Thai Baht at 22-Month Highs as Money Pours into Emerging Markets

Moody’s Downgrades China Debt, Adds Another Weight onto Australian Dollar

AUD/USD Back at 0.75 but That Doesn’t Change Bearish Outlook

Merkel Adds Fuel to Euro Rally, Says Euro “Too Weak” for Germany

Dollar Battered and Fed Rate Hike in Doubt as Trump Jolts Markets

Another 6 percent Fall in AUD/USD Exchange Rate Coming in 2017, Says Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Commodities Support AUD, NZD, INR and Thai Baht Boosted by Better Than Expected GDP

A Decline in New Zealand Dollar Likely as RBNZ Disappoint, Still Sees No Rate Hike Until 2019

Australian Dollar Getting Cheaper by the Day as Further Economic Data Drags Currency Lower

Traders Bought the Rumour, Sold the Fact as Euro Falls Slightly on Macron Victory

Dollar Falls Despite Positive Jobs Data and Crumbling Commodities Still Taking Their Toll

Euro Is Flying Ahead of French Vote, Markets No Longer Concerned About Le Pen

Fed and Economic Data Add to a Terrible Day for Australian Dollar

AUD/CAD at Six-Month Highs, Is It Time to Get Some Loonie?

Australian Dollar Little Changed Following RBA

Aussie Falls on CPI Miss and Hong Kong Dollar Slide Continues, Now at Fourteen-Month Lows

Yen to Weaken Against US Dollar in Coming Months, Says Citi Bank, and US Protectionism Begins with Trump’s Canadian Lumber Tax

Euro Jumps to Multi-Month Highs Vs. USD, NZD and AUD: Markets See Macron as Near Certainty for French Presidency as He Faces Le Pen in Election Second Round

Get Your New Zealand Dollars This Year Rather Than Next, Suggests Bank’s Latest FX Forecasts

Highest New Zealand Inflation Since 2011 Pushes AUD/NZD to Six-Week Lows

Dollar Plays Catch Up, European Elections to Begin and Pleasant Surprises on China Data

Big Miss in US Inflation to End the Week, and Falling Iron Ore Likely to Keep Pressure on Australian Dollar

Thai Baht Close to 21-Month Highs as Central Bank Governor Denies Currency Manipulation

Singapore’s Growth Roller Coaster Continues and RBA Posts Warning on Housing Market

Bank of America’s Yen Recommendation Proven Wrong Within Hours Amid Markets’ Flight to Safety

A Big Increase in the Yen Is Coming, Says Analyst at Investment Bank

US Dollar Resilience Forces AUD/USD below 75.00 and Indian Rupee Skyrocketing

Yen Jumps as US Missiles Strike Syria

Wednesday’s Data to Breathe New Life into FX, and Time to Buy Your Sterling

Is an Australian Dollar Reversal on the Cards?

Australian Dollar / Yen Outlook: ‘Aussie’ Strong Enough to Halt the Yen’s Advance at 84.00

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Four dangerous currency exchange myths

The downside to a lower Australian dollar

Yen & Onsen – Skiing Japan

Experiment: $100K sent with OFX saves $3K vs $100K sent via a Bank

Taking advantage of strong exchange rates for the Australian dollar

Top 4 travel destinations where the Australian dollar works hardest

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High or Low AUD, who Benefits?

Malaysia Ringgit – case of false advertising?


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