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    CAD to EUR Forecasts

    Forecasts and predictions for the CAD/EUR exchange rate are driven by the effect of the Ukraine crisis on energy prices.

    Euro Forecasts for 2023

    Immediate forecasts for the euro are being driven entirely by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the impact on energy prices. This continually updated article reviews EUR bank forecasts and popular cross-rate trends.

    AUD to EUR Forecasts

    The inflating effect of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on energy prices hurts the euro and helps the Aussie pushing up the AUD/EUR rate.

    USD to EUR Forecasts

    Divergent interest rates and energy costs between the eurozone and the US have dramatically impacted the euro in 2022.

    Will the US dollar remain strong?

    The dollar has risen by nearly 20% against most currencies compared to this time last year.

    Fears of US Recession Shifts Currencies & Commodities

    As we approach mid-year a shift has taken place in currency markets with the narrative less about interest rates hikes and more risk-off worries about a possible coming recession.

    GBP to EUR Forecasts

    The pound to euro exchange rate direction is being driven by the energy crisis and the lingering impact of the pandemic on full reopening of the economies in England and the Eurozone.

    War and Inflation Powers US Dollar Strength

    During periods of rising inflation a stronger currency benefits a country's economics as this makes imports cheaper.

    Russian sanctions mount – US dollar gains

    Any curbs to Russian access to its foreign reserves could present a bigger blow to the Russian economy than the impact of a ban on Swift.

    Geo-politics replaces COVID-19 Risk for Currency Markets

    Russia attacking Ukraine has sparked volatility and a flight to safe-haven currencies such as CHF.

    Currency Markets Volatile on Energy, China Debt and Inflation

    Property debt crisis in China, central bank bond policy and the energy crisis are combining for a volatile October - it is ever thus!

    Next Crises: China Property plus European Energy shake Currency Markets

    Fears Chinese mega developer Evergrande’s collapse will spark a contagion event and the ongoing European gas crisis has hit confidence.

    Oil drop hits loonie and peso – FX Volatility returns

    Volatility returned to the currency markets last week with the Australian and New Zealand Dollar falling the hardest against the Greenback (both down 1W -3.0%).

    RBNZ seen to be the first to hike rates – Boosts Kiwi dollar

    Speculation abounds on whether the RBNZ will be the first to hike rates, this helped the NZD to rise to 1 year highs versus the Aussie dollar.

    USD boosted by unexpectedly strong job creation in July

    Last week’s big event was the strong US Non-Farms Payrolls report for July.

    Pound bounces back – Aussie at Lows on Pandemic lockdowns

    The British Pound GBP was a mover and shaker last week, hitting HIGHS against both the USD (30-DAY), EUR (90-DAY) and other major FX.

    Pound weak on Uncertain Way Out from Lockdown – CAD and USD strong

    The way out from the UK’s experiment of lifting most lockdown measures is far from certain.

    NZ and Canada central banks shift outlooks

    Currency markets move when both the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Bank of Canada shift on their bond buying plans and interest rate outlooks.

    Aussie volatile on Delta outbreak – Greenback weaker

    The growth outlook for the Australian economic became pessimistic when more lockdowns were announced due to rising COVID-19 cases in Sydney.

    Jobs Report – US dollar Buy Rumour Sell Fact

    US Non-Farm Payrolls report was a mixed result - the Unemployment Rate moved higher but Wages slipped.

    Fed inflation divisions pulls back US dollar

    Fed Officials mixed opinions following last week’s hawkish bent reduces markets perception of sooner rate rises.

    US Fed growth forecasts upsets currency markets

    Last week the US Federal Reserve moved its growth forecasts higher and brought forward the timing of its interest rate hikes to 2023.

    European Central Bank casts no fresh clues

    Review of Currency Market trends and news from last week.

    US jobs shock on Friday hits USD; Positive for AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP

    Friday was a volatile day in currency markets after a much weaker than expected US jobs report was released.

    USD regains ground after April drop

    In May the US dollar has regained some of the ground it lost last month when it had its longest stretch without gains against a basket of peers in nine months.

    FX Markets Volatile on Post-Covid USD Forecasts

    The strong US stock markets and higher yields from treasury bonds may be the catalyst for strong swings for currencies versus the USD.

    US Dollar pauses long drop amid Washington political crisis

    New Year brings a weak US dollar and chaos in Washington DC with Capitol Hill reduced to a riot zone and President Trump impeached for a second time.

    Turkey finally raises rates – Lira jumps 11 percent

    On Thursday Turkey’s central bank finally caved into financial markets and jacked up interest rates by a hefty 4.75 per cent raising the benchmark rate to 15 per cent promising to remain tough on inflation.

    Markets Volatile after US Election & Vaccine news

    The recent period has been volatile for currency markets tossed about by US election uncertainty, stimulus spending doubts and both good and bad news from the COVID-19 frontline.

    US Dollar could jump 3 percent vs Euro on Trump win; Parisians flee lockdown

    The Euro is slumping as France and Germany resume national lockdowns to combat surging second-wave Covid cases.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    SWIFT Trials Real-Time Transfers in Europe; GPI Network an Answer to Ripple

    The operator of the world’s largest financial messaging system, SWIFT, has said it will trial real-time "gpi" cross-border payments using the European Central Bank's TIPS platform. SWIFT gpi has been developed as an answer to distributed ledger payment technologies, most notably Ripple.

    Expensive Holidays for Brits After Pound Slips for Record 13th Day; What Next?

    The British pound fell on Wednesday for a record thirteenth consecutive day against the euro. The currency is taking a Brexit-induced beating days before May’s half-term school break — a popular time in the UK for family holidays.

    Banks Fined €1.1 Billion for Currency Manipulation

    Five banks have been fined a collective €1.07 billion by the European Commission for running a “cartel” that manipulated foreign exchange rates for financial gain.

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

    The US-China trade war is hotting up and that’s bad news for the Australian dollar, which slipped on Monday to a 4-month low against the dollar, euro and yen.

    British Pound in Great Form with Brexit Troubles Fading

    Constructive Brexit talks between UK politicians have imparted a sense of renewed optimism that has lifted the British pound to a 2-week high against the dollar and to a 3-week high against the euro.

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

    A turbocharged US dollar is likely to be “stronger for longer” after reaching long-term highs against a host of major currencies, including the euro, Swiss franc and Swedish krona.

    Swiss Franc Slumps to 6-Month Low Versus Euro

    The Swiss franc continued its shocking run of form on Tuesday, slipping against the euro to its weakest level in 6 months.

    Euro to Sink to US$1.08, Says ANZ

    The euro hasn’t traded as low as US$1.08 since the early portion of 2017, but that’s where we’re heading within the next 3 months, analysts at ANZ believe.

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

    Developments this week make a “benign Brexit outcome” the most probable and offer reason enough to be favouring British pound appreciation for the foreseeable future, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch have said.

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

    Given what should have been obvious advantages, the Australian dollar’s inability to gain against the US dollar last week is an ominous sign that suggests further Aussie depreciation in the near term.

    US Dollar Plunges After Fed Signals No Rate Hikes This Year

    The US dollar crumbled on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it would keep interest rates unchanged throughout 2019, thereby backtracking on the two rate hikes it predicted in December.

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

    US jobs growth of only 20,000 in February, versus expected growth of 180,000, has allowed rest-of-the-world currencies to claw back ground against the US dollar which, until Friday, had been on a stellar run.

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

    The British pound has hit a 21-month high against the euro following increased speculation of a delayed Brexit and after Britain’s opposition party leader said he would now back a second referendum on EU membership.

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

    The British pound was in high demand on Tuesday ahead of an important meeting between British PM Theresa May and EU officials, at which investors are hoping for a Brexit breakthrough.

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

    Those intending to pick up euros this week should consider heeding warnings offered by MUFG. The bank expects the euro to move towards cheaper levels in the coming days and it would therefore be unwise to pay rates offered on Monday.

    Pound Rejects Lower Prices After Bank of England Slashes Growth Forecast

    The pound rejected sub-US$1.29 levels on Thursday even after the Bank of England slashed growth forecasts, indicating underlying strength. Analysts say that the pound will rally to buy US$1.40 should Theresa May secure the EU concessions needed to pass her Brexit withdrawal agreement.

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

    With a number of Australian data releases, RBA statements and forecasts on the economic calendar, the Australian dollar is likely to be in the headlines this week, for good or bad.

    Transferwise changes Eurozone fee structure

    In late June 2018, Transferwise introduced a new fee structure for Eurozone foreign transfers (from EUR) ... and as always with Transferwise its complicated so we will break it down for you!

    CurrencyFair Review

    BER reviews why CurrencyFair is different to most of the other FX brokers out there.

    WeSwap – Travel Money & Card Provider – UK & EU

    WeSwap provides a great Pre-paid Travel Card with 16 currencies including Pounds, Euros, Dollars, Yen.

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

    Among the world’s ten most actively traded currencies, it was the Chinese yuan that was leading the pack approaching the end of the Asian business week.   Last week: majors all down   Aussie dollar (AUD) was down last week, retreating from US0.80 cents, on Australia’s disappointing rise in private sector wages, their massive contraction […]

    World First’s selection of 11 global events for sports lovers in 2016

    A new year brings a wealth of sporting delights around the world, from Euro 2016 to the Invictus Games. Here at World First, we help people transfer money around the world. Some of the people we help in 2016 might be out in the US for the Ryder Cup golf, and enjoy it so much […]

    World First’s list of 101 things to do around the world in 2016

    Want to do something different in 2016? We’ve scoured the world for the biggest, messiest, noisiest, most iconic and, frankly, the weirdest events around the world to compile the ultimate list of 101 things to do around the world in 2016. From sport to music, festivals to the weird and wonderful, we’ve got you covered. […]

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