Jake Trask, foreign exchange research director at OFX, explains the wide range of global events that have the power to move currencies.
When trading with the EU, exports are clearly important. But cheap, reliable imports keep prices low and give consumers a wider choice.
Last week’s interest-rate rise was something of a non-event. But be warned, says John Stepek – Mark Carney isn’t finished. The real fireworks are yet to come.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the most powerful man in Saudi Arabia, is cracking down on the kingdom’s top officials and businessmen. John Stepek looks at what that means for investors.
It’s very small and long overdue, but the Bank of England’s interest-rate rise offers hope that central banks are beginning to grasp that their extreme policies have serious consequences.
China’s President Xi has consolidated his power. His focus may now switch to the nuclear crisis.
We shouldn’t fear a splintering of Europe into mini-states, says Matthew Lynn. We should actively encourage it.
It’s been an eventful week in central bank land, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at how this week’s events have affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine, where Xi Jinping may take China next; emerging Europe funds for the brave; and why it pays to plan ahead for your old age.
John Stepek looks at what really happened in the Dutch tulip mania of the 17th century, and asks what it can tell us about the financial system today.
Catalonia’s bid for independence has caused jitters in markets recently. But the standoff with Madrid looks unlikely to cause a major correction.