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  • Western Union Business Solutions - U.S. mortgage rates rise after record-setting lows
    continue at a stronger pace Charles Lieberman a chief investment officer at Advisors Capital Management LLC based in Hasbrouck Heights New Jersey told the Virginia based mortgage finance company Although rates have been below 5 percent for nearly all of 2011 this year has been one of the least successful for home sales according to The Associated Press Contract failures which are cancellations caused by declined mortgage applications are thought to be preventing a broader home sales recovery The Wall Street Journal notes Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Aussie climbs after central bank cuts interest rates The monetary unit of Australia gained on Tuesday against its top rivals after the central bank opted Business activity expands in U S European recession could stall U S demand for U S exports The December forecast for business activity expansion was more than forecast which suggests America Aussie gains as bank leaves rates unchanged The value of the monetary unit of Australia achieved its highest mark on Tuesday against the U S do Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/US-mortgage-rates-rise-after-record-setting-lows.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Forint falls against the strengthening dollar
    to climb back on the horse Antero Atilla an economist at Danske Bank A S DANSKE in Copenhagen wrote in an email to the news source Against the U S dollar and Swiss franc the forint stands at 239 and 254 respectively The forint s dramatic reduction in value is attributed to the dollar s recent improvements against the weakening euro as the Hungarian currency has met its lowest point against the greenback in nearly one and a half years according to TeleTrader Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Euro climbs against dollar as pound Australian dollar slip Europe s shared currency recovered against the U S dollar Friday morning as the euro regained some Pound gains against euro falls against greenback The English pound climbed in value against the shared currency of the European Union on Tuesday but Aussie falls third straight day against dollar The monetary unit of Australia dropped against the U S dollar on Wednesday marking a third consecu Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Forint-falls-against-the-strengthening-dollar-.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Unemployment claims drop and stock futures climb
    numbers going forward said Eric Green a chief market economist at TD Securities Inc in New York said to the news source Stock index futures in the United States proved to be slightly higher on Thursday as the borrowing costs in Italy decreased after it sold more government bonds yesterday The New York Times reported The futures rose 32 points to 12 113 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average while Nasdaq went up four points to end at 2 263 50 Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Rand benefits from drop in U S jobless claims The monetary unit of South Africa gained in value on Thursday as a consequence of claims for U S un Aussie climbs after jobless rate drops The monetary unit of Australia gained against the world s reserve currency on Thursday propelled by Pound slips amid inflation dropping stocks Inflation in the U K and stocks dropping in value pulled down the English pound on Tuesday Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Unemployment-claims-drop-and-stock-futures-climb.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Rand plummets this year, but gold doing well
    Ashanti gained 8 3 percent since September 1 It s been very beneficial for these types of companies like Sasol where the rand oil price is the big driver For shareholders certainly from an earnings point of view it can lessen the pain that a weaker currency bring in other aspects of life such as higher inflation Greg Katzenellenboge a director of Sanlam Private Investments in Johanneburg said in an interview to the news source Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Gold bugs anticipate climbs from stimulus The price of gold was heading toward a weekly gain on Friday as China is forecast to move more quick Gold prices spike as stimulus talk grows Conjecture about the central bank of the U S potentially preparing to provide stimulus to the econo Gold prices slip as central banks easing falls in question Skepticism about whether central banks around the world will actually move forward with plans to int Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United States USD Archive 2012

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Rand-plummets-this-year-but-gold-doing-well.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Dollar's November performance reduces yearly loss to 1 percent
    hasn t been a bad bet whether you re on the safe haven side or you see signs of life in the economy Despite the strong November performance the U S dollar fell in value against the shared currency of the European Union on Wednesday the month s final trading day according to MarketWatch The sovereign debt crisis has victimized Ireland Greece and Portugal all of whom have received bailout aid for their beleaguered banks and public finance systems Italy and Spain are believed to be on the cusp of insolvency Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Canadian dollar s losses against greenback continue Spain falling under the duress of the sovereign debt crisis contributed to the monetary unit of Cana Low figures for May job development in U S reduces dollar s value The value of the dollar increased against South Africa s rand following May job creation figures tha Aussie Kiwi cut into weekly losses against greenback South Pacific dollars were on the rise on Friday as the monetary units cut into losses earlier in th Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Dollars-November-performance-reduces-yearly-loss-to-1-percent.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Euro climbs for second consecutive session
    yesterday by the major central banks That s given risk sentiment a boost in the near term The euro s gains on Wednesday were 1 percent the largest one day climb since November 11 Reuters reports Mario Draghi one month into his tenure as president of the European Central Bank indicated the institution he leads will more vigorously confront the sovereign debt scourge should political leaders in the euro zone commit to stronger budgetary restraints next week Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Euro marks fourth consecutive session of strong performance Wednesday saw the common currency of the European Union continue its rally against the U S dollar Euro climbs as leaders work toward keeping Greece among the euro zone The value of the shared currency of the European Union advanced against the world s reserve currency Yuan climbs maximum allowed for fourth consecutive session Optimism about new leadership exercising more efforts to spur growth in the globe s second largest e Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Euro-climbs-for-second-consecutive-session.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Euro climbs but debt scourge rages on
    liquidity problem that is due to continued crisis in Europe Reuters reports the markets regulator of Italy said the 17 nation bloc is in peril of splitting should the ECB remain unchanged in its role during the sovereign debt crisis Analysts also were fearful of the uneasy state in the euro zone as minimal advancement to resolve the debt scourge would not be good for the value of the euro Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Spain becoming flashpoint of debt scourge as euro swoons Government bonds of two euro zone nation s long rumored to be on the cusp of being snared by the tal Euro falls as Italy emerges as debt scourge flashpoint The common currency of the European Union dropped in value on Monday against the U S dollar and the Euro climbs amid optimism of European officials Brussels meeting The common currency of the European Union showed signs of life on Monday morning despite a bleak sit Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Euro-climbs-but-debt-scourge-rages-on.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Japanese yen endures global consequences of its strength
    disasters on March 11 an earthquake that spurred a tsunami has reduced as the Japanese yen s strong value against the world s reserve currency has eroded exporters profits The economy of Japan is based on the sale of electronic devices and cars so October shipments represent a slowdown since May The natural disasters also have pulled down the confidence of consumers in Japan where pre disaster levels have not been within reach according to information from the nation s government The Wall Street Journal reports Toyota s top official is considering the possibility of relocating production of compact cars beyond Japan as one strategy of preserving the competitive level That is an option if the yen stays high in value when held against the U S dollar Keeping the yen at the current rate when shipping compact cars doesn t make sense president Akio Toyoda with Toyota told The Journal on Monday though he did not note a time frame So that is why we might take various steps such as shifting production overseas using different suppliers and increasing local procurement methods As the yen has risen in value against the dollar exports from Japan are less competitive overseas Adding to the nation s economic challenges is a high level financial official calling into question the pace of the recovery from the March disasters according to Agence France Presse Masaaki Shirakawa governor of the Bank of Japan told business leaders in the central Japanese city of Nagoya that the coutnry s severe situation is likely to continue amid the sovereign debt scourge in the euro zone Japan s economy is likely to continue to face a severe situation for the time being especially with respect to exports he told the audience October saw the nation slip to a trade deficit which controverted the surplus from October 2010 Thailand home of Japanese auto and electronic plants endured significant flooding which hurt production The governor did say the nation s economy has bounced back more quickly than anticipated from the March 11 natural disasters But he did say the disasters damage will have a lasting impact Japan s economy is expected to be impacted by the adverse effects of these negative events for the time being Shirakawa told AFP The slightly more long term perspective is that Japan s economy will eventually return to a sustainable growth path with price stability Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Yen s strength Japanese carmakers production are intertwined In addition to recovering from damages caused to Japan by early March natural disasters the Pacific New Japanese leader sets sights on controlling yen Officials in Japan are attempting to minimize damage caused by the ever vital yen onto the nation s Japanese yen remains strong as nation s recovery continues

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Japanese-yen-endures-global-consequences-of-its-strength.aspx (2012-12-22)
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