Currently the Euro has strengthened which is affecting Irish Exporter margins, find out what you can do. Today’s modern economy places the exporter/importer at the forefront of an economy. Within Ireland, 51% of all economic activity in 2014 was purely exporter related.Read More
With the Australian Dollar falling to a seven-year-low last week, what long term policies should the Australian Government put in place to deal with its weakening currency? Well, one man, Thomas Probst, has the answer. Change the name of the currency!Read More
The Chinese New Year is less than a month away and the festivities are certain to have an impact on business. In the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2016 marks the year of the Monkey. The monkey is said to bring Good Luck, Protection and Swiftness. However, if the products of your business are made, shipped from or sold in China then one thing that will definitely not enjoy this ‘swiftness’ is your Supply Chain. The Chinese New Year is one of the few mandatory holidays that all citizens of the country observe.Read More
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.Read More
Due to globalisation, companies whether doing business internationally or nationally are effected by currency volatility which can impact profitability.
For instance, how about losing 298 million pounds in nine months due to emerging market currency volatility. Or Swiss companies facing increasing pressure once the Swiss Central Bank allowed the Swiss Franc to float on the open market.Read More