What is Quantitative Easing?

Posted by Allison on 28 October 2015, 15:44

After the events of the last few years, you cannot fail to have heard of quantitative easing. Sometimes abbreviated simply to QE, this process has been used in recent times to try and perk up the economy. But what exactly is it?



Ever Heard of the ScotPound?

Posted by Allison on 14 September 2015, 15:23

You may well do soon, if proposals for a new Scottish digital currency actually come into force. We look into reports of this currency and what it means for Scotland.



Do You Cut Currency in Half? They Do in Part of Canada

Posted by Allison on 28 August 2015, 20:03

Something strange is going on with the local currency in one part of Canada. If you visit Gaspe with a twenty dollar bill and you want change, you might be surprised at what you get in return.



Huge Plunge in Value for the Venezuelan Currency

Posted by Allison on 27 July 2015, 18:42

You may have missed this in the news recently, what with the news about the Greek crisis and the euro. However it looks as though the people of Venezuela have an even bigger problem on their hands.



The Return of the Drachma?

Posted by Allison on 30 June 2015, 10:03

At the time of writing the talks between the EU and Greece are going right down to the wire. Are we about to see Greece default on their loans and crash out of the euro as a result?



Could Asia End Up With a Single Currency?

Posted by Allison on 18 May 2015, 17:04

Think of a single currency and you probably think of the euro. However, could other parts of the world such as Asia end up with a single currency at some point as well? The truth might surprise you.



Is Greece About to Leave the Euro?

Posted by Allison on 28 April 2015, 12:43

Many have speculated about this before – sometimes many months ago – but it seems the issue is back on the table. Could we be on the verge of seeing the first country ever to leave the euro?



Britons Look Forward to Opportunities of European Summer Holidays

Posted by Allison on 20 March 2015, 16:13

Few Britons may be keen on being in the European Union, and fewer still may want to join the euro. Indeed, retaining the pound is currently favouring us with great exchange rates abroad.



Will We See a Grexit and the Return of the Drachma?

Posted by Allison on 23 February 2015, 14:26

If you’ve been reading the news recently you will almost certainly be familiar with the word Grexit. This is the word coined to describe the prospect of a Greek exit from the Eurozone – and the euro. But will it happen?



The Best Sites For Finding Historical Exchange Rates

Posted by Allison on 10 February 2015, 14:38

There are plenty of websites online that are able to give you a quick and easy conversion from one currency to another, but sometimes that doesn't meet your needs. It is fine if you want to know what the exchange rate is today, but supposing you want to find out what the exchange rate was between the Algerian dinar and the Indian rupee on the 15th May two years ago?

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