Currency Corner

Currency Corner: what’s next for the pound sterling?

Currencies crave stability. But there’s precious little of that around right now, says Dominic Frisby. So what hope is there for the pound?

The trouble with Scotland's plan to launch its own currency

A Scottish currency makes sense for the nationalists dreaming of independence. But will it work, asks Matthew Lynn.

Beware: the trade war between China and the US could just be the beginning

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China and the US appear to be making progress in their trade war. But investors shouldn’t get too relaxed about prospects for global trade, says Jake Trask, research director at forex company OFX.

The charts that matter: the US economy shows no sign of wilting

The US economy looks in better shape than many thought this time last month.John Stepek looks at how it’s affecting the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Welcome to Currency Corner – your weekly guide to the world’s biggest market

Forex is by far and away the biggest market in the world, with an average daily trading volume of over $5trn per day. Here, Dominic Frisby looks at the factors that can influence such a vast market.

Markets are ignoring Mark Carney – but for once, they shouldn’t

Mark Carney has hinted that interest rates are likely to be higher than the market expects. The market shrugged. But if Brexit is even a little less awful than expected, investors could end up wrong-footed.

How to make Brexit work for your business

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The precise nature of Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU is yet to be determined. But the current state of flux represents a good opportunity for businesses, says Hamish Muress of forex company OFX.

Argentina is reverting to type

The Argentine peso has been the worst-performing currency against the dollar this year, and more misery could be in store.

The charts that matter: the US economy’s big surprise

US economic growth absolutely hammered expectations for the first quarter. John Stepek looks at what that means to the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

The biggest threat to investors right now is the strong US dollar

The year so far has been epic for investors. But with the US dollar hitting a two-year high, things could be about to change. John Stepek explains why.

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