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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

What The FX? Expat Banks Rates Down Again

What The FX? Expat Banks Rates Down Again

Expats are only too well versed in seeing slashed rates and poor deals from their offshore savings accounts. So this month’s round of new deals...
Golden Visa Tickets Snapped Up By Chinese Expats

Golden Visa Tickets Snapped Up By Chinese Expats

Chinese expats are pouring into Portugal to take advantage of golden residence visas, says the government. Eight out of every 10 expats taking up the...
Why Gold Is So Precious To The World Economy

Why Gold Is So Precious To The World Economy

The mining and demand for gold is worth more than £130 billion to the global economy, according to a new report about the economic...

Bitcoin Is Risky But Worth It, Says Fund Manager

Controversial virtual currency Bitcoin has won the backing of a leading multi-billion pound fund manager who argues investors willing to take a risk are...
How Currency Movements Impact Investments

How Currency Movements Impact Investments

Foreign currency fluctuations are volatile, often changing minute-by-minute, but few investors understand how these sometimes minuscule rises and falls impact on their pensions and...
US Shut Down Relief To Currencies Battling Dollar

US Shut Down Relief To Currencies Battling Dollar

The big US shut down has come as a relief to currencies around the world struggling to hold their own against the dollar. While Ben...
Investors Get To Flip Bitcoin With New Futures Fund

Investors Get To Flip Bitcoin With New Futures Fund

In a bid to cloak the virtual currency Bitcoin with some respectability, a new investment fund is due to launch early in 2014. Bitcoin Investment...
Overseas Property Ban To Try To Bolster The Rupee

Overseas Property Ban To Try To Bolster The Rupee

In a bid to shore up the rupee, the Indian government has banned residents from buying homes overseas. The rupee has fallen to record lows...
Expats Waste Millions By Sending Cash Through Banks

Expats Waste Millions By Sending Cash Through Banks

Expats are was wasting millions of pounds by transferring funds through banks instead of foreign exchange specialists, claims Post Office International Payments. A survey of...
NRI property interest swells as rupee falls

NRI property interest swells as rupee falls

Now the rupee has broken the landmark barrier of 60 to the dollar, experts are left wondering whether it will fall to 65 to...
Falling Prices Triggers New Gold Rush

Falling Prices Triggers New Gold Rush

The falling price of gold has pushed up demand from consumers, according to the latest official figures from the World Gold Council. The markets with...
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is At The ‘Wild West Frontier’ Of Crime

Virtual currencies like Bitcoin are under a very real threat from regulators as New York State moves to curb their appeal with criminal gangs. Financial...
Sterling Pounded As Experts Look For Hidden Meaning

Sterling Pounded As Experts Look For Hidden Meaning

Predicting the future is the name of the foreign exchange game – but it seems most so-called experts don’t have much of an idea...
Bitcoin ETF Is A Joke, Claim Investment Experts

Bitcoin ETF Is A Joke, Claim Investment Experts

The murky world of Bitcoin investing is under attack again as two wealthy backers try to drum up support for an exchange traded fund...

Plunging Pound Hits Expat Pensioners Spending Power

Retiring overseas has cost thousands of British expat pensioners around £10.6 billion since the credit crisis due to the falling value of the Pound...
Profits And Growth – Is Japan On The Right Track With Abenomics

Profits And Growth – Is Japan On The Right Track With Abenomics

With the yen plunging in value by 20% since November, some economic experts are questioning whether Japan’s economy is going turning around as predicted. Many...
Brit Expats Switch Their Cash Out Of Sterling

Brit Expats Switch Their Cash Out Of Sterling

British expats are switching their money out of Sterling and stashing their cash in local currencies to take advantage of higher savings rates. Bank base...

Virtual Forex Accused Of Currency Crimes

US authorities have arrested and charged the creators of a virtual currency with running a massive money laundering exercise. They say that while the currency...
Bitcoin Rate Soars On Back Of Hard Cash Investments

Bitcoin Rate Soars On Back Of Hard Cash Investments

Bitcoin is money you cannot touch and only ‘virtually’ spend online, but the concept is attracting a lot of intention from investors putting up...
Pegging

Expats Can Save By Pegging Currency Exchange Rates

Currency exchange rate fluctuations are one of the biggest bugbears for expats making payments across different currencies. Many expats fail to pick up a good...

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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