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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Currencies

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The pound is taking a battering as Brexit fears set in
“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water”.
How the world's currencies got their names
The Euro is pretty obvious, but other currency names have more interesting origins.
Bitcoin or bit-con? Meet the crypto-currency that's taking over the internet
We explain the online-only currency that’s been making waves this week – and meet some Irish people with a lot to lose…
G20 finance ministers meet to avert 'currency wars'
Ministers from the world’s most developed countries are meeting in Russia hoping to agree not to devalue their currencies.
Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone
The Eurozone house of cards has a solid roof – but the foundations are very rocky.
Panama wants to adopt the euro as legal tender
President Ricardo Martinelli is in Germany – and has told Angela Merkel he wants to use the euro alongside the US dollar.
Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark
Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.
Markets dip over eurozone worries after S&P downgrades
The ratings agency said it doesn’t believe European leaders are doing enough to tackle the ongoing crisis.
Lagarde: The euro will survive 2012
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.
Stock markets close up on first day of 2012
Will today’s solid performances be a good omen for the rest of the year? Investors will hope so.
Euro falls to 11-month low against dollar
Investor concerns about the stability of the eurozone have yet to be allayed by EU moves to strengthen the currency’s support system…
Asian markets fall on Greek debt fears as eurozone inflation hits 3 per cent
The eurozone inflation jump suggests the ECB may hold off on cutting interest rates this week.
European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote
US markets finished in positive territory last night, but a European rally faded – while Asian markets were flat this morning.
Dour US opening sends European markets back into the red
It seems the worst is over for the stock markets, as Europe’s markets all make modest gains in morning trading.
A crash course in everything Economics – Part 1
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?
Bond yields dive, and Euro up, as markets embrace Brussels deal
The cost of borrowing for Europe’s strugglers is falling this morning, after leaders struck deals on gentler bailouts.
Japan asks G7 to devalue rising yen
Finance officials for the world’s major economies help Japan lower the value of its currency in order to help it get exporting.
Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality
The price of government borrowing – and the Irish-German spread – falls back, but AIB shares crater.