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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Euro zone leaders advocate for Greece, European Union
    to make payments on the first bailout Dangers to the euro zone include a collapse of the euro monetary system which is likely to happen if a member nation defaults on its loan obligations Germany and France the second largest economy in the euro zone hold significant authority given their economic might in the region Their leaders speeches often carry lots of weight Irish problems are Slovak problems Greek problems are Dutch problems and Spanish problems are our problem Merkel told her audience on Monday Our responsibility does not end at our borders Business Insider reports two strains are growing momentum in Europe Either the European Union will divide into two or development and growth in the region will be used to pay off debt The debt scourge permeates the region which seems to suggest the continent will remain as it is or it will be divided The new governments now being formed in Greece and Italy are being crafted with the express purpose of confronting the debt scourge but their prospects for success remain unclear Though both nations are led by accomplished economists how their ideas will play out remains to be seen CNN reports Lucas Papademos the new prime minister of Greece conducted conversations with the leaders of Germany and France The Saturday conversation included the ceremonial congratulations offered by Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy one day after Papademos took the oath of office But then Merkel and Sarkozy started tightening the screws Both leaders insisted Papademos follow past agreements that were orchestrated by the Greek leader s predecessor late last month for that second bailout Papandreou finalized negotiations with additional leaders of Europe for the bailout on October 27 but later openly spoke about leaving the issue up to the Greek people via a referendum That proved to be the beginning of the end for him about halfway through his four year term as prime minister The Aegean nation will not be awarded the second bailout since June 2010 until additional steps are followed according to the office of Sarkozy Papademos who was sworn in this past Friday has said the government he leads plans to execute austerity measures to in order to acquire the bailout funding Merkel and Sarkozy whose adamant defense of the euro is very clear are fully supporting of the October 27 agreement for Greece 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 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 Euro zone finance leaders convene to discuss default prevention Finance leaders in euro zone nations are preparing for two days meetings so they may compare notes a Draghi urges euro zone leaders to step up The leaders of the

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Companies focus intently on currency volatility
    emerging market currencies plummeted as nervous investors sought safe havens and the volatility continued last years as concern mounted over Europe s debt problems Prior to the crisis currencies generally would stay within an 8 percent range over the course of a year but now a double digit trading range is entirely possible McGrath said And he added a 2 percent change could wipe out a firm s profit Currency volatility is not likely to abate any time soon though so managing currency risk will remain a priority for companies around the globe 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 volatility comes into focus in Thailand Emerging market nations like Thailand and its neighbors have been heavily affected by currencies gy Currency volatility a worry for foreign exchange traders Companies with exposure to the global markets and speculators in foreign exchange and currency der Companies hedge more currency exposure JPMorgan says American European and Japanese companies are hedging more of their foreign exchange exposure as a r 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

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - U.S. economy slowed, Fed set to act to boost it but stops short
    source They re saying Hey things are not good and we re an inch away from easing Set to convene again in six weeks the U S Federal Reserve is likely to pore over economic reports about unemployment for July and this month in preparation for the September 12 meeting Reuters reports As Bernanke stopped short of committing to economic stimulus to spur the economy the U S dollar gained in value against the shared currency of the European Union and the Japanese yen shortly after the FOMC adjourned 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 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 Kiwi fall against greenback after U S Fed meeting South Pacific dollars lost value against the world s reserve currency on Wednesday after the policy Aussie climbs against dollar as U S labor report set for release The value of the monetary unit of Australia pushed to its top rate in more than four weeks against t 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

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Yen climbs against rival currencies as pivotal European elections await
    the expectations going into it but it does show that the U S economy is moderating currency strategist Mark McCormick with Brown Brothers Harriman Co in New York told Bloomberg People are already looking past the jobs report ahead to the elections that are taking place in Europe this weekend That s going to make some of the market responses muted The yen was barreling toward its top value against the U S dollar since mid late February Reuters reports additional discussion is likely to ensue about further efforts by the U S to spur growth in its economy While the chatter is likely to drive toward the U S Federal Reserve implementing additional phases of monetary easing the leader of the European counterpart did not disclose any intentions Mario Draghi top official with the European Central Bank did not indicate any likelihood of deploying additional measures to stimulate the economy in Europe Borrowing costs will remain at 1 percent with the ECB and a bond auction on Thursday in Spain delivered results considered mediocre leading investors to eye Sunday s elections But the jobs report by the U S Department of Labor is likely to spur conversations about a third round of quantitative easing more colloquially known as QE3 We ve gone back to that situation where when the weaker data comes out we start to price in more chance of QE3 and therefore the dollar goes weaker FX strategist Rob Ryan with BNP Paribas in Singapore told Reuters The Wall Street Journal reports one outfit still considers the yen weak Analysts with Nomura indicated that the weakness is due to it still being a safe haven for investors even after unexpected rounds of monetary easing We do not agree with the view that yen has become a risky currency analysts with Nomura wrote Rather we believe the yen has depreciated against major currencies since it still trades as one of the safest We attribute the yen s weak performance this year to weakening demand for safe assets The firm is under the impression that focusing on the sovereign debt crisis is likely to enhance the amount of pressure that the Pacific Rim nation s monetary unit is enduring which would translate into the monetary unit becoming more strong But Japanese markets were closed on Thursday and Friday in observation of Golden 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 Yen climbs against majority of rival currencies The value of the Japanese yen achieved gains against all but one of its primary counterpart currenci Yen gains in value against rival monetary units The value of the Japanese yen climbed on Monday against its counterpart currencies driven by econom Yen gains against greenback as Bank of Japan opts against strengthening stimulus program The value of the

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie, Kiwi benefit from Japanese stimulus announcement
    bias over the coming months is definitely higher The Kiwi gained in value after the country s statistics bureau indicated New Zealand s current account shortfall was 4 9 percent of the gross domestic product for year ended June 30 That figure was 4 5 percent in the one year period that led to March Gains to the Aussie come after the monetary unit benefited from the U S Federal Reserve last week announcing a third round of quantitative easing The Wall Street Journal reports 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 kiwi benefit from spark of light in Greece South Pacific monetary units gained in value on Friday against the U S dollar amid optimism that in Aussie Kiwi benefit from Bernanke announcing QE3 The value of the Australian dollar rose to its top value in four weeks on Friday in the aftermath of Aussie Kiwi perform strongly against Japanese yen South Pacific currencies increased Wednesday against the Japanese yen tracking the upward drive of 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

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie, Kiwi lose value against greenback as Greek election nears
    below parity because of these concerns At play for the two time bailout recipient in the euro zone is the election of leadership who will abide by deep austerity measures to ensure the Aegean nation receives the tranches of aid Otherwise Greece faces the prospects of defaulting on financial obligations and its membership the 17 nation bloc will fall under further scrutiny Stevens advised businesses to redouble efforts of increased generation as one strategy of dealing with the high value of the Aussie ABC News reports 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 loses value against greenback for first session in past three The value of the Canadian dollar edged down against the U S dollar on Tuesday one day after rallyin Aussie Kiwi fall against greenback after U S Fed meeting South Pacific dollars lost value against the world s reserve currency on Wednesday after the policy Aussie Kiwi drop to lowest value in seven weeks against the dollar South Pacific monetary units scraped their lowest values in 49 days against the U S dollar on Thurs 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

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie, Kiwi climb against counterparts
    the global market sentiment The likelihood of the European Central Bank lowering interest rates is poised to continue benefiting the Aussie which was near its record high against the common currency of the European Union on Wednesday TVNZ reports the New Zealand dollar tracked the upward drive of the Australian dollar on Wednesday noting that weakening U S stocks and prices of commodities also benefited both monetary units akin to the consumer confidence report in Australia 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 Kiwi Aussie climb against counterparts South Pacific currencies gained in value Thursday against their top rivals amid European and U S ec Aussie Kiwi climb against dollar following release of stronger Chinese data China s stronger than projected industrial production and retail sales proved to be beneficial the A Aussie Kiwi hold climb against yen South Pacific monetary units preserved two straight bullish sessions on Friday against the Japanese 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

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie, Kiwi perform strong after manufacturing data
    the commodity currencies The risk currencies are reacting positively on that news In Europe the metric for manufacturing employed by Markit Economics increased to 48 8 in January after notching 46 9 during the month of December Agence France Presse reports the leader of Australia said on Wednesday that the value of the Australian dollar is likely to stay at high levels for many years to come since it is considered a safe haven while world markets struggle with upheaval debt crises and additional turmoil 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 Kiwi climb against dollar following release of stronger Chinese data China s stronger than projected industrial production and retail sales proved to be beneficial the A Aussie Kiwi climb amid strong U S economic data South Pacific currencies achieved their highest values in 12 weeks against the world s reserve curre Aussie Kiwi climb after strong Chinese data released South Pacific monetary units gained in value against the U S dollar on Friday after having kicked 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 EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY

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