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Euro wobbles as ECB hints at intervention to curb its strength

Last week, following the euro’s stellar gains in January, I asked the question, how high will the euro rise? Well, this week it seems we have an answer, as the euro not only stabilises but actually falls against the pound and US dollar.

February 9th, 2013 | Posted in Expats, Spain News | Read More »

To be or not to be: Catalonia as an independent state

The Catalan independence flag.

The growing distance between Catalonia and the rest of Spain is becoming problematic, and could now be considered one of the most important tail risks facing the euro. When Spain finally asks the EU for a rescue, Europe’s leaders must use the opportunity to promote dialogue and search for viable solutions.

November 5th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

US dollar loses out after ECB unveils its rescue scheme

The US dollar was the biggest loser last week, shedding almost 1.00% against the UK pound and euro, and continuing a trend that started in early August.

September 10th, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

Exchange rates in holding pattern as markets await central bank action

The euro has held more or less the same rate against the pound and US dollar for six weeks now, as the markets await ECB and Fed action. So what’s keeping them, and how will that affect you?

August 17th, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

Euro plunges as Spain cuts deeper

Rajoy announces new cutbacks

The euro sits at multi-year lows against both the pound and US dollar this week on the back of Spain’s latest batch of tough austerity measures.

July 13th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Expats | Read More »

ECB interest rate cut sends euro to 2012 low

The reversal in the euro can be attributed squarely to the European Central Bank, after the bank’s president, Mario Draghi, cut Europe’s benchmark interest rate -0.25% to just 0.75%, a record low for the ECB.

July 6th, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

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