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# currencies - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

The pound is taking a battering as Brexit fears set in
# Taking A Pounding
# Taking A Pounding

The pound is taking a battering as Brexit fears set in

Jul 6th 2016, 8:04 AM 39,378 Views 112 Comments

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water”.

# currencies - Saturday 19 March, 2016

How the world's currencies got their names
# A Weighty Issue
# A Weighty Issue

How the world's currencies got their names

Mar 19th 2016, 10:30 AM 22,595 Views 36 Comments

The Euro is pretty obvious, but other currency names have more interesting origins.

# currencies - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Bitcoin or bit-con? Meet the crypto-currency that's taking over the internet
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

Bitcoin or bit-con? Meet the crypto-currency that's taking over the internet

Apr 13th 2013, 9:15 AM 52,883 Views 42 Comments

We explain the online-only currency that’s been making waves this week – and meet some Irish people with a lot to lose…

# currencies - Friday 15 February, 2013

G20 finance ministers meet to avert 'currency wars'
# Currency Wars
# Currency Wars

G20 finance ministers meet to avert 'currency wars'

Feb 15th 2013, 2:13 PM 4,731 Views 27 Comments

Ministers from the world’s most developed countries are meeting in Russia hoping to agree not to devalue their currencies.

# currencies - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone
# 1000 Words
# 1000 Words

Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone

Dec 1st 2012, 3:56 PM 18,013 Views 10 Comments

The Eurozone house of cards has a solid roof – but the foundations are very rocky.

# currencies - Monday 15 October, 2012

Panama wants to adopt the euro as legal tender
# Currencies
# Currencies

Panama wants to adopt the euro as legal tender

Oct 15th 2012, 6:45 PM 13,831 Views 37 Comments

President Ricardo Martinelli is in Germany – and has told Angela Merkel he wants to use the euro alongside the US dollar.

# currencies - Monday 16 April, 2012

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark

Apr 16th 2012, 11:21 AM 1,751 Views 9 Comments

Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.

# currencies - Monday 16 January, 2012

Markets dip over eurozone worries after S&P downgrades
# Markets
# Markets

Markets dip over eurozone worries after S&P downgrades

Jan 16th 2012, 8:01 AM 1,081 Views 4 Comments

The ratings agency said it doesn’t believe European leaders are doing enough to tackle the ongoing crisis.

# currencies - Friday 6 January, 2012

Lagarde: The euro will survive 2012
# Euro
# Euro

Lagarde: The euro will survive 2012

Jan 6th 2012, 10:24 PM 5,241 Views 41 Comments

The IMF chief says the debt crisis – which has dragged the euro to its lowest for over a year – will not kill the currency this year.

# currencies - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Stock markets close up on first day of 2012
# Markets
# Markets

Stock markets close up on first day of 2012

Jan 3rd 2012, 9:37 PM 2,998 Views 9 Comments

Will today’s solid performances be a good omen for the rest of the year? Investors will hope so.

# currencies - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Euro falls to 11-month low against dollar
# Euro
# Euro

Euro falls to 11-month low against dollar

Dec 14th 2011, 8:27 AM 2,005 Views 14 Comments

Investor concerns about the stability of the eurozone have yet to be allayed by EU moves to strengthen the currency’s support system…

# currencies - Monday 3 October, 2011

Asian markets fall on Greek debt fears as eurozone inflation hits 3 per cent
# Markets
# Markets

Asian markets fall on Greek debt fears as eurozone inflation hits 3 per cent

Oct 3rd 2011, 7:47 AM 167 Views 3 Comments

The eurozone inflation jump suggests the ECB may hold off on cutting interest rates this week.

# currencies - Friday 30 September, 2011

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote
# Greek Tragedy?
# Greek Tragedy?

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote

Sep 30th 2011, 9:43 AM 155 Views 4 Comments

US markets finished in positive territory last night, but a European rally faded – while Asian markets were flat this morning.

# currencies - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Dour US opening sends European markets back into the red
# Markets
# Markets

Dour US opening sends European markets back into the red

Aug 10th 2011, 3:55 PM 185 Views 1 Comment

It seems the worst is over for the stock markets, as Europe’s markets all make modest gains in morning trading.

# currencies - Saturday 30 July, 2011

A crash course in everything Economics – Part 1
# Easy Economics
# Easy Economics

A crash course in everything Economics – Part 1

Jul 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 928 Views 10 Comments

Stephen Kinsella’s new book, QuickWin ECONOMICS, answers 100 questions you might have on the subject. In this excerpt: Why don’t Big Macs cost the same in every country?

# currencies - Friday 22 July, 2011

Bond yields dive, and Euro up, as markets embrace Brussels deal
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Bond yields dive, and Euro up, as markets embrace Brussels deal

Jul 22nd 2011, 10:13 AM 405 Views 0 Comments

The cost of borrowing for Europe’s strugglers is falling this morning, after leaders struck deals on gentler bailouts.

# currencies - Friday 18 March, 2011

Japan asks G7 to devalue rising yen
# Currencies
# Currencies

Japan asks G7 to devalue rising yen

Mar 18th 2011, 9:46 AM 803 Views 0 Comments

Finance officials for the world’s major economies help Japan lower the value of its currency in order to help it get exporting.

# currencies - Thursday 30 September, 2010

Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality
# Black Thursday
# Black Thursday

Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality

Sep 30th 2010, 11:57 AM 153 Views 0 Comments

The price of government borrowing – and the Irish-German spread – falls back, but AIB shares crater.