Category Archives: Currency

Euro zone a car crash: best keep your eyes on the road

You know how most of the traffic created by a car crash is not the crash itself, but everyone slowing down to have a rubberneck? Well, the same thing can happen with economies. And fair enough, the unfolding car crash … Continue reading

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The US debt crisis explained

Getting to grips with the long term implications of the sovereign debt debacle unfolding in the United States Congress involves understanding a lot of “d” words. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help get you up to speed. The US … Continue reading

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our lucky currency

As economic power shifts to the East, Australia’s turbo-charged dollar may be a mixed blessing, writes Jessica Irvine. Predicting the next move in the Australian dollar has become something of a national pastime since our dollar dazzler struck parity with … Continue reading

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