Trump’s effects on the weakening Euro!

Trump’s effects on the weakening Euro!

Trump becomes the 45th US President November 8th US election After the long awaited US presidential election, America have appointed its 45th US President. Donald Trump succeeded Hillary Clinton in the early hours of last Wednesday morning to what was described as a shock victory by many. Trump’s victory, despite his businessman background, has seen more uncertainty around America’s future. Although the U.S. Federal Reserve is in charge of monetary policy decisions, the Republican President can affect political and economic stability. Just like Brexit, it will take time to see…

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Budget 2017 and the impact on Irish Businesses

Budget 2017

This week’s focus turns to Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan as he revealed Budget 2017. Noonan addressed the Dáil with the following introductory statement: The UK’s decision to exit the EU represents a real risk to our economy given the close links and the high level of trade between us. Around 16% of Irish exports go to the UK, but 40% of indigenous company exports go there. In turn, Ireland is the UK’s fifth biggest export market. Over €1.2 Billion of goods and services are exchanged between us on a weekly…

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UK warned they won’t receive special treatment once left the EU while the race for a new PM begins

UK warned

At the first meeting of the EU Summit earlier this week, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron used his last meeting there to voice his disappointment that he failed to win his side of the referendum. However the EU leaders said there would be no turning back for the UK.

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Will The Euro Be Hit With A Double Whammy

Will the Euro experience a double whammy from federal Interest Rate Rises and Multi-nationals buying all their currency in January?

The Euro over the next month to six weeks could have a double whammy consecutively. Today the entire Forex market is expecting and aligned for a 0.25% interest rate rise from the Federal Reserve, which will take interest rates in the US to 0.375%. While the Euro has broken the $1.10 mark this week. Ultimately this is due to the ECB surprising the markets two weeks ago and the Forex market being unprepared to make any drastic movements before today’s meeting.

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