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An investigation has accused British airports of profiteering from bureau de change operators, with many forced to sell euros at rates far above the market

British airports wring the rent from forex operators

An investigation has accused British airports of profiteering from bureau de change operators, with many forced to sell euros at rates far above the market

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A new sub-zero interest rate environment has sparked panic among the global economy and given rise to new risks and opportunities

Living in the era of negative interest rates

A new sub-zero interest rate environment has sparked panic among the global economy and given rise to new risks and opportunities

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On February 24, online currency broker OANDA announced an agreement to acquire all of the forex accounts for IBFX, also known as TradeStation Forex

OANDA acquires IBFX forex accounts

On February 24, online currency broker OANDA announced an agreement to acquire all of the forex accounts for IBFX, also known as TradeStation Forex

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Fears over Britain leaving the EU have resulted in a spike in options protecting against a falling pound

Brexit spooks currency traders

Fears over Britain leaving the EU have resulted in a spike in options protecting against a falling pound

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Ex Citigroup trader Carly McWilliams is suing the bank for unfair dismissal in the midst of forex rate rigging scandal

Former FX trader battles Citibank in tribunal

Ex Citigroup trader Carly McWilliams is suing the bank for unfair dismissal in the midst of forex rate rigging scandal

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The Riksbank, in attempt to meet inflation rate targets, has pushed interest rates further into the negative

Sweden’s central bank cuts rates further below zero

The Riksbank, in attempt to meet inflation rate targets, has pushed interest rates further into the negative

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China’s forex reserves are down again as the central bank struggles to manage investor expectations and stabilise the currency

Chinese forex reserves slip to three-year low

China’s forex reserves are down again as the central bank struggles to manage investor expectations and stabilise the currency

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Despite pressure from US monetary policy and Chinese economic performance, Hong Kong’s central bank is confident it can defend its currency peg

Hong Kong hopes to placate fears over future of its dollar peg

Despite pressure from US monetary policy and Chinese economic performance, Hong Kong’s central bank is confident it can defend its currency peg

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The Australian dollar hit a seven-year low against the US in January, although the weak exchange rate has Australian business breathing a sigh of relief

Australian dollar hits seven-year low

The Australian dollar hit a seven-year low against the US in January, although the weak exchange rate has Australian business breathing a sigh of relief

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The south pacific island nation offers forex brokers low operating costs, along with quick and easy regulatory registration, say experts

Vanuatu grows popular among FX brokers

The south pacific island nation offers forex brokers low operating costs, along with quick and easy regulatory registration, say experts

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With currency reserves running low and an oil price recovery nowhere in sight, Venezuela looks increasingly likely to default

Venezuela nears default

With currency reserves running low and an oil price recovery nowhere in sight, Venezuela looks increasingly likely to default

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Since the financial crisis sent ripples throughout the global monetary system, a new place has been carved for China. With the RMB now on the rise, could it eventually displace the USD?

A leader on the rise

Since the financial crisis sent ripples throughout the global monetary system, a new place has been carved for China. With the RMB now on the rise, could it eventually displace the USD?

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As the euro continues to weaken and analysts are forced to revise their forecasts for parity, what is causing the two currencies to converge?

Euro-Dollar Parity: what it all means

As the euro continues to weaken and analysts are forced to revise their forecasts for parity, what is causing the two currencies to converge?

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Risks ahead for traders after RMB added to the IMF's reserve basket of currencies

Renminbi and individual currency traders

Risks ahead for traders after RMB added to the IMF’s reserve basket of currencies

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The German economy continues to grow, with GDP rising by 1.7 percent last year

German economic performance bolsters euro

The German economy continues to grow, with GDP rising by 1.7 percent last year

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China’s slowdown has profoundly influenced the global economy, though there are positives to be taken from the situation

What’s going on with the Chinese dragon?

China’s slowdown has profoundly influenced the global economy, though there are positives to be taken from the situation

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The rise of mobile trading has given investors better tools to navigate today’s often-volatile and always-challenging forex market

Mobile developments revolutionise the face of forex trading

The rise of mobile trading has given investors better tools to navigate today’s often-volatile and always-challenging forex market

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Japan’s central bank’s stimulus programme coinciding with the Fed’s move in the opposite direction shook markets on October 31

Yen slides to seven-year low against US dollar

Japan’s central bank’s stimulus programme coinciding with the Fed’s move in the opposite direction shook markets on October 31

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Rousseff’s main opposition in the presidential race has promised to let the market dictate the country’s artificially strong currency if he is voted into office

Brazil’s Aécio Neves pledges to float real if elected

Rousseff’s main opposition in the presidential race has promised to let the market dictate the country’s artificially strong currency if he is voted into office

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A new law prohibiting the use of cryptocurrencies has laid the groundwork for a new state-backed digital currency to come into effect alongside the dollar in Ecuador

Ecuador to introduce state-backed digital currency

A new law prohibiting the use of cryptocurrencies has laid the groundwork for a new state-backed digital currency to come into effect alongside the dollar in Ecuador

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Videos

Meanwhile, in India // Video

The rupee is jumping, but business interest is offset by long-term doubts

The rupee is jumping, but business interest is offset by long-term doubts

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FBS Middle East update // Video

Anastasia Diakova from FBS Markets advises on investment opportunities in the volatile region

Anastasia Diakova from FBS Markets advises on investment opportunities in the volatile region

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