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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Pound rising against euro, dollar, but storms lie ahead
    the government s cuts The effects will indeed be wide ranging In a serious public relations gaffe the Tory government accidentally revealed that it expects to cut about 500 000 jobs from the U K public sector workforce which will undoubtedly swell unemployment A weakened U K economy should result in a falling pound On the other hand some see the U K s welfare state as overgrown and riven with fraud local councils alone lost 135 million 216 million to fraud last year Trimming the fat may result in a leaner healthier budget which would boost the pound It s clear there s plenty of volatility left in the dollar pound and euro pound trades and companies should manage their risk accordingly 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 Pound gains against euro falls against greenback The English pound climbed in value against the shared currency of the European Union on Tuesday but Pound rises against euro seeks to gain with dollar As the English pound hurtled toward its first increase against the dollar in 21 days the monetary u Pound s gains against euro dollar might be temporary The pound gained in value against the euro as the performance of service industries in Great Britain 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

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Pound-rising-against-euro-dollar-but-storms-lie-ahead.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Surging demand taps out Hong Kong's yuan supply
    in some scarcity of the yuan in Hong Kong and to ease that scarcity the HKMA has tapped the swap facility China has strict rules on currency purchasing and speculation but enforcement is somewhat laxer in the semi autonomous city of Hong Kong That s made it a favorite location for foreign exchange traders who believe that the currency of the world s second largest economy will have to appreciate in the future The very rapid rise in yuan demand is probably also motivated by expectations of renminbi appreciation Baig told Bloomberg 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 Hong Kong dollar rises as greenback falls The Hong Kong dollar gained in Thursday trading driven by demand for local shares on the Hong Kong Hong Kong dollar performs strongly against greenback The monetary unit of Hong Kong gained in value against the U S dollar for a second consecutive sess Yuan slips against dollar as pact with Japan set to start The value of the monetary unit of China dropped against the world s reserve currency on Tuesday pus 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/Surging-demand-taps-out-Hong-Kongs-yuan-supply.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - U.S. seeking "responsible policy" from China on currency
    for companies in the Sino American trade and these days that s practically all of them If for some reason China did choose to release the yuan the consequences would be swift and astounding The currency would almost certainly rocket up against the dollar which would instantly make the Chinese people richer and the U S poorer Any company which relies on inexpensive Chinese manufacturing and labor would find itself in a tricky position as its margins would get swiftly eroded by a rising yuan U S exporters would enjoy a new found competitive advantage but U S consumers would get sticker shock at a sudden rise in the prices of computers iPads and thousands of everyday consumer items from desks to diapers Despite the rhetoric neither country really wants to remove the dollar yuan peg the consequences would be too uncontrollable Effectively the U S wants more access to Chinese markets while limiting its rival s cheap imports China wants to lock out any imports from the U S while continuing to grow the U S deficit Of course consumer behavior also plays a role that is somewhat independent of political maneuvering As I talk with business leaders across our own nation I hear how important it is for the United States to expand our exports and our investment opportunities in the dynamic markets of Asia said Clinton in a recent speech reported by Reuters These are essential features of the rebalancing agenda of our administration A more likely outcome could be the start of a mild tariff war where the U S counters Chinese subsidies for solar panels and turbines with tariffs on imported green products Alternatively China could bend to pressure and revalue the yuan slightly as it did earlier this year a move which would companies should prepare for with exchange rate risk management solutions For now all eyes are focused on the Federal Reserve The Federal Open Market Committee meeting next week will determine the size of any asset buying program from the central bank and that s going to set the tone for the dollar in the coming months 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 Loonie s lift continues as strong U S data benefits the currency The value of the Canadian dollar gained against the world s reserve currency on Thursday in response Bank of Ireland sells off U S based foreign currency payments subsidiary to Wells Fargo On Monday San Francisco based banking firm Wells Fargo obtained Foreign Currency Exchange Corporati 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 Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/US-seeking-responsible-policy-from-China-on-currency-800201163.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - As Rousseff nears victory, focus on Brazilian economic future, currency
    said today that it had posted a 15 percent increase in profits but that growth was being hurt by the expensive real Because investors have such a high demand for real denominated assets its value has increased making Brazilian exports more expensive while encouraging imports Usiminas says that imported steel is making the market more difficult and competitive However efforts to stem the real s rise like increasing the tax on foreign inflows have had a minimal effect For investors in Brazilian assets and companies working in Brazil much will depend on how Rousseff ends up structuring her economic team and whether she will keep outspoken Finance Minister Guido Mantega on the team 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 Currency market shifts focus to fundamentals Traders in the currency market are focusing more intently on individual countries economic developm Companies focus intently on currency volatility Businesses large and small are more attuned to currency volatility than they were before the financi Economic factors will impact currency market in 2011 strategist The performance of the global economy will determine the direction of the currency market in 2011 O 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

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/As-Rousseff-nears-victory-focus-on-Brazilian-economic-future-currency-800200626.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Global currencies arena now "every man for himself"
    markets have little reason to listen to developed nations in this regard even as they preach monetary moderation the United States Britain and the European Union have all engaged in quantitative easing while saying they d be open to doing more The upshot is that any firm conducting its business across borders is entering a period where it s important to be extremely wary of exchange rate shifts which can quickly turn profits into losses Currency markets are likely to get more not less volatile moving forward and that means carefully gauging the markets and hedging against currency movements 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 Western Union and The Chronicle of Philanthropy Offer Free Webinar for Non Profits on Managing Global Money Movement The Western Union Company NYSE WU a leader in global payment services today announced that Weste Herald Sun Hedging Savvy Way to Manage Risk From Shift in Currencies From the Herald Sun AS Australian businesses continue to take advantage of international markets Increased demand in Asia for manufacturing commodities The past six months have shown that the manufacturing industry in the United States has expanded as 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

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Global-currencies-arena-now-every-man-for-himself-800162188.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Emerging markets struggle with currency appreciation
    inflows from 4 percent to 6 percent It s unclear however how much the tax will do Brazil s growth story remains compelling and its interest rates are some of the highest in the world the legacy of a brutal battle with inflation On the flipside India appears to be welcoming the foreign investment reasoning that it benefits local economies even as it hurts big exporters like the garment industry Two considerations have guided our policy Duvvuri Subbarao the governor of India s central bank told the New York Times First that our policy should be as stable as possible without flip flop moves Second our use of controls should be prudent Both countries though will get worried if economic crisis prompts another flight of hot speculative capital like the one that helped melt down Asian economies in the 1990s 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 Emerging markets act to limit capital inflows MarketWatch Investors are pouring money into emerging economies in a bid to capitalize on their rapid growth and Report Poland running away from other emerging markets in foreign exchange strategy Poland s moves to help raise the value of the zloty place it in sharp contrast with the rest of the Royal Caribbean struggles with currency swings Miami based cruise line Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd is heavily exposed to currency swings in its li 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

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Emerging-markets-struggle-with-currency-appreciation-800159838.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Rising Australian dollar pressures some, boosts others
    aircraft in U S dollars The higher the Aussie dollar goes the cheaper these imports are The appeal of the Australian dollar stems from its relative stability and the high interest rates that investors can earn in the country The central bank has ratcheted up its benchmark borrowing rate from 3 percent to 4 5 percent over the past year Compared to negative real yields on U S inflation protected Treasury notes those numbers look pretty appealing to returns starved investors 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 Wall Street Journal New Zealand Dollar Up Late Following Moves in Australian Dollar From Wall Street Journal The New Zealand dollar was trading slightly higher Tuesday against the gr NZ Dollar Up Late But Australian Dollar Draws Interest Away The Wall Street Journal recently quoted Western Union Business Solutions Corporate Dealing Manager C 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

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Rising-Australian-dollar-pressures-some-boosts-others-800156588.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Dollar Moderates Losses; Pre-G-20 Safety Sought
    Western Union Company quoted on US dollar in Wall Street Journal READ FULL ARTICLE Wall Street Journal login required Category Media Coverage 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 Wall Street Journal New Zealand Dollar Up Late Following Moves in Australian Dollar From Wall Street Journal The New Zealand dollar was trading slightly higher Tuesday against the gr Canadian dollar rises against Australian New Zealand dollars Currencies competing with the Canadian dollar lost value Wednesday following news about increased Ju 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 December 51 November 109 October 97 September 76 August 78 July 79 June 61 May 82 April 81 March 87 February 74 January 87 2011 December 84 November 82 October 78 September 70 August 57 July 76 June 77 May 58 April 47 March 65 February 46 January 54 2010 December 47 November 45 October

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/WORLD-FOREX-Dollar-Moderates-Losses-Pre-G-20-Safety-Sought.aspx (2012-12-22)
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