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Here’s the place to watch progress on the euro, keep pace with changes affecting the value of US dollar and British Pound and monitor the growing international importance of China’s Renminbi. The world’s money markets are ticking over 24/7 and if you need to switch money between currencies, you need inside information on the best time to move your cash. iExpats.com provides news, commentary and analysis about currency to help you keep in touch with the latest rates. So, whether you need to know the latest currency news as a FOREX trader, how the pound is currently doing against the dollar, or if you simply want to know how purchasing and selling on a day to day basis is affecting your spending, then check out the latest info on iExpats.com

Currency Volatility Bolsters Flagging Global Economy

Currency exchange rate fluctuations are likely to bolster the global economy as countries start to see their growth paths diverge, says the International Monetary...

FX Code Aims To Stamp Out Crooked Currency Fixing

The world’s leading foreign exchanges have drawn up a code of practice aimed at stopping traders from manipulating currency prices. Led by the Financial Stability...

Setback As Chinese Push Yuan As Major Currency

Chinese efforts to make the yuan an international currency have been checked by banks and consumers. Data from SWIFT, the global system that coordinates international...

Money Laundering Laws Set To Bring Bitcoin To Heel

The British government intends to make digital currency exchanges subject to money laundering rules to encourage consumers and investors to support initiatives like Bitcoin. After...

Banks Accused Of Forex Charges Rip-Off

Expats believe foreign currency transfers cost too much and that many services have rip-off charges. Only 15% of expats who send money overseas believe the...

Taking A Financial Gamble Is Risky For Homeowners

Gambling on financial matters over which you have no control often looks a good idea at the time but can go wrong with a...

Backing The US Dollar Can Pay Dividends

Backing foreign currencies is a way to make money for investors with a taste for risk, say financial experts. The US dollar looks like the...

Panic Buyers Clear Russian Shops Of Foreign Goods

The Russian economy is in chaos after the collapse of the rouble as panic buyers on a spending spree emptying shops of imported goods. The...

Sterling On A Slippery Slope Against The US Dollar

The Bank of England has signalled an early warning to expats that the value of Sterling is on the slide and is like to...

Big Guns Turned On Deflation In Currency Wars

Currency wars are breaking out to tackle rampant deflation that is crippling economies around the world. It’s bit like a global game of pass the...

Argentinian Peso Under Pressure Again

The Argentinian peso was the most under pressure currency during the past year and the country’s finance may worsen still more yet. Foreign exchange levels...

Bitcoin Leads The Way For Undercover Money

Virtual currency Bitcoin is the trigger that will set off a flood of private money projects, predicts think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs. Bitcoin has...

Hidden Cash Benefactor Unmasked By TV

A mystery philanthropist leaving bundles of cash hidden around a US town has finally been unmasked. The Good Samaritan turns out to be property tycoon...

Gulf State Expat Salaries Drop 6.8% In A Year

Western expats in the Middle East have seen their monthly salaries drop by an average 6.8% in the past 12 months, according to a...

Equities Have Ups And Downs But Perform Best

A look at the best and worst performing investments shows equities are still giving good returns despite volatility in the markets. European and North American...
Model train maker Hornby has hit the buffers in a lesson to any expat or business involved in foreign exchange transactions.

Forex Failings Push Model Train Firm Off Track

Model train maker Hornby has hit the buffers in a lesson to any expat or business involved in foreign exchange transactions. The firm has signalled...
Buying A Home Online With Bitcoin

Buying A Home Online With Bitcoin

Home owners wanting to sell quickly are increasingly accepting payments in Bitcoin – even though governments are denying the virtual currency is money and...
Hackers Send Bitcoin Into A Virtual Meltdown

Hackers Send Bitcoin Into A Virtual Meltdown

Bitcoin seems to be heading for a virtual meltdown as hackers were blamed for the disappearance of another £362,000 of the online currency. Bitcoin exchange...

Forex Firm Fined £6m For Cheating Customers

Foreign currency exchange firm Forex Capital Markets and FXCM UK have been fined £4 million for failing to pass profits from currency movements to...
FX Firm Ticked Off For Misleading Advertising

FX Firm Ticked Off For Misleading Advertising

How money transfer companies calculate and publicise their fees to customers has come under the spotlight in an investigation by advertising watchdogs. Charges for foreign...

The Expat Brexit Survey

The Expat Brexit Survey

Have your say about Brexit and how leaving the European Union will affect your life, work and retirement, take a few minutes to give...

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