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# currencies - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

The pound is taking a battering as Brexit fears set in

“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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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