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Is European Peace in Danger of Being Crushed?

Posted by Allison on 18 October 2012

Remember when the Euro was first thought of, and launched amid a fanfare of how good things would be? Times have certainly changed since then, and today we are facing a very different situation indeed. Where will things go from here?



Could the Gold Standard Make a Comeback?

Posted by Allison on 17 September 2012

Most people have at least heard of the Gold Standard. While it is consigned to history at present, there have been rumblings going on that it could make a comeback. Could this actually happen, or is it just a notion that will never see the light of day?



Plan Ahead to Avoid Holiday Currency Woes

Posted by Allison on 13 August 2012

How organised are you when it comes to getting the holiday currency you need? Whether you want dollars, Euros or francs, it is always best to plan ahead to get the best deal.



Can a Single Currency Ever Work?

Posted by Allison on 20 July 2012

There have been other times in history when a single currency has been attempted. However there has yet to be an occasion when such a currency could be mooted to be a resounding success.



Greek Vote Accepts Euro – But Does it Change Anything?

Posted by Allison on 19 June 2012

The news has been rife with the results of the second Greek vote to try and elect a new government, which seems to have been won by New Democracy, albeit by a narrow margin. But what does this say for the Euro?



Should We Ditch the Pound and Accept the Euro?

Posted by Allison on 23 May 2012

All the talk is of the Euro collapsing – it seems to be more a matter of when rather than if. But still there are those Euro lovers who want Britain to join the Euro. Should we?



Will We Ever Get the Two Dollar Pound Back?

Posted by Allison on 19 April 2012

Back in 2007 – if you can stretch your memory back that far – we had a period of time where the British pound would have got you two US dollars if you were to exchange it for that currency.



Why Watch the Daily Exchange Rates Between the Pound and Other Currencies?

Posted by Allison on 21 March 2012

This is a question you have probably asked yourself once or twice before. The truth is that it all depends on how you view the currency markets. Some people only ever have an interest in other currencies when they come to book their holiday each year.



Are We Throwing Money into a Black Hole?

Posted by Allison on 22 February 2012

At the time of writing there have been news headlines announcing the fact that Greece has finally been bailed out of its debt hole by a total of sixteen countries in the Eurozone.



The Euro is Still Afloat – But for How Much Longer?

Posted by Allison on 15 December 2011

This is getting particularly painful to watch. Every day we read the newspapers and the online news reports and still the Euro is there. Today we read about its failing ability to perform well against the likes of the British pound and the US dollar.



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