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Increased stagflation risk following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Market Commentary March 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war has disrupted Russian oil and natural gas exports, triggering a surge in energy prices, which will reduce the growth potential in Europe. Oil prices have increased over 50% YTD and are now above US$100/bbl.

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March 2022 FX Commentary: Currency volatility rises sharply fueled by the war in Ukraine

Surging energy prices: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disrupted Russian oil and natural gas exports, triggering a 60% increase in energy prices, which will reduce the growth potential in Europe.

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Currency management workshop for SMEs: How to increase your profit margin and reduce costs

This workshop is by invitation only for business owners and general managers of SMEs engaging in cross-border business. During this workshop we will discuss: ...

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January 2022 FX Commentary: Rising US interest rates fuel the dollar’s ascension

December figures for US GDP growth (+4.9% YoY annualized in Q3), unemployment (3.9%), and inflation (7.0%) caused the Fed to plan earlier rate hikes than initially expected.

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Why companies should pay their Chinese suppliers in RMB (instead of USD)

The development of the offshore RMB (CNH) and the subsequent roll-out of USDCNH Futures contracts have been a game changer for non-Chinese companies doing business with suppliers based in mainland China. As a result, an increasing number of companies have already switched their payment currency from USD to RMB.

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Omicron triggers higher volatility and equity profit taking: November 2021 Monthly Market Commentary

Global markets have reacted swiftly to the new Omicron variant, with an equity market sell-off in end-November. Nonetheless, economic growth remains strong around the globe amid central banks’ accommodating monetary policies, which we believe will support equity markets as countries and businesses adapt to a post-Covid world.

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