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Euro weakened by indecisive German election result

By HiFX  /     Sep 25, 2017  /     Germany  /     0 Comment

The Euro came under pressure on Monday after Angela Merkel’s ruling CDU/CSU party remained the largest party in Germany’s parliament but with its worst result in almost 70 years, taking 33% of the vote. Currency markets worried by shift in German politics Forming a coalition is not unusual in German politics. But these election results […]

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Third round of Brexit talks: “no decisive progress” but “an important stepping stone”

By HiFX  /     Aug 31, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

Michel Barnier and David Davis have spoken at a joint press conference following the conclusion of the third round of Brexit talks. Both sides acknowledged that progress has been made in some of the key areas, but there are also areas of tensions between the two teams. Barnier warned that “time is running out”, while […]

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Could the German election deliver a surprise result?

By HiFX  /     Aug 10, 2017  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

With a political system designed to ensure balance and stability, German politics tends to remain fairly free from surprises. Despite doubts about the reliability of opinions polls after the unexpected election results in the UK and USA recently, it is reasonable to expect German politics to remain relatively uneventful. But with national elections due to […]

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Second round of Brexit talks: “points of convergence and points of divergence”

By HiFX  /     Jul 21, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

After the pleasantries of the first round of Brexit talks in June, both sides stated that the second meeting this week is where the real work would begin. The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, stated on Monday morning that the talks would “now delve into the heart of the matter”, while his UK opposite, David […]

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In Conversation: Protecting your bottom line from the impacts of currency fluctuations

By HiFX  /     Jun 14, 2017  /     Global  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments. For more on effective foreign exchange risk management, join us at our free CIMA Bitesize Briefing events in London (21st June) and Bristol (22nd June).   The foreign exchange markets have become more and more […]

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Macron wins French election; Euro breathes a (small) sigh of relief

By HiFX  /     May 08, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

Emmanuel Macron has emerged triumphant after one of the most closely fought French presidential elections ever. The official result shows that Macron beat his far right opponent, Marine Le Pen, by 66.06% to 33.94%. At 39, he now becomes the country’s youngest president. Euro stable after ‘Frexit’ risk averted After weeks of political uncertainty in France, […]

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How are elections in the UK and France influencing exchange rates?

By HiFX  /     May 03, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

The conclusion of the French elections is fast approaching. Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron will face each other in a second round run-off on 7 May as part of a very unpredictable French election. Meanwhile, Theresa May surprised the markets on 18 April when she announced a snap election to be held three years ahead of […]

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