Currency Corner

Currency Corner

Currency exchange rates can make all the difference when purchasing or selling a home overseas. Don't be caught out by keeping abreast of the latest market movements.


Iceland ends capital controls to help economy recover

At a press conference in Reykjavik, Iceland's government announced that it will lift almost all of the remaining capital controls, allowing its citizens, corporations and pension funds full access to the global capital markets.

Bank of England raises UK growth forecast but sterling weakens

The Bank of England raised its forecast for UK growth in 2017 this week, but sterling weakened against the euro.

What do Chinese New Year and Golden Week mean for financial markets?

Chinese New Year is on 28th January, marking the start of the Year of the Rooster. What impact will it have upon financial markets?

Pound falls as IMF upgrades forecast for UK economy

The pound fell to a three-month low earlier today, ahead of a speech by the UK Prime Minister about Brexit. Sterling's weakness, though, arrives as the IMF has upgraded its forecast for the UK's economy.
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Expats feeling the pinch of weaker pound?

British expats may feel the pinch this year, after the pound has weakened in the wake of the UK's Brexit vote.

Currencies to watch during times of uncertainty

2016 has been a year full of surprises, from the UK's Brexit vote to US presidential election. Which currencies should investors be turning to during such unpredictable times?

India’s bank note switch-up a “game-changer” for real estate

This month, India announced that its 500 and 1,000 rupee notes were no longer valid tender - an unexpected move that has been heralded as a "game-changer" for the real estate world.

Mexico’s peso: A top Trump for investors?

Mexico's peso has been dealt a significant punch to the chest by the 2016 US presidential election, but could the country's weak currency prove a trump card for property investors?

Article 50: Brexit ruling boosts pound

British investors enjoyed a boost in spending power today, as a landmark ruling on the UK's activation of Article 50 strengthened the pound.

Have pounds, will travel: Brits remain undeterred by sterling slide

Sterling slumped to a 31-year low against the US dollar this week, but British travellers are undeterred by the currency's weakness.
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2022/08/16 10:55:00am